Are you a smartphone user, which is fully touchscreen enabled? Surely, you will face problems while typing on your phone. Sometimes experienced mobile users also face problems. Unlike searching on a desktop or laptop computer, when you’re searching on a touchscreen mobile device it’s often inconvenient to type. So Google strive to give you a variety of ways to interact with it, be it by speaking your queries, getting results before you finish typing, or searching by image. Now there’s a new way to interact with Google: Handwrite for web search on mobile phones and tablets.
Say you’re standing on a busy street corner, in a bumpy taxi ride, talking with a friend, or sitting on the couch with your tablet. You are unable or hate to type with virtual keypad. Handwrite enables you to search by just writing letters with your finger most anywhere on your device’s screen—there’s no keyboard that covers half of the screen and no need for hunt-and-peck typing.
Following steps will guide you to show how to enable and use Handwrite on your mobile or tablet.
Go to Google.com in your mobile browser, tap on “Settings” at the bottom of the screen and enable “Handwrite.” Note that after you’ve saved the setting, you may need to refresh the home page to see the feature.
On tablets, the Search settings are available as an option behind the gear icon.
Once the feature is enabled, tap the Handwrite icon on the bottom right corner of your screen to activate the writing surface. Write a few letters and you will see auto complete options appear below the search box. If one of the options is what you’re looking for, just tap it to search. For longer queries, you can continue writing and use the arrows next to the auto completions to move the right one into the search box. Since you can write anywhere, you don’t have to look back and forth repeatedly from the keyboard to the search box.
Google said:“Handwrite is experimental, and works better in some browsers than others—on Android devices, it works best in Chrome. For now, we’ve enabled Handwrite for iOS5+ devices, Android 2.3+ phones and Android 4.0+ tablets—in 27 languages.”
If you are tried Handwrite or going to try, add your valuable comments about your experience or expectation.