Google Handwrite lets you perform mobile searches using natural penmanship [VIDEO]

Google has announced Google Handwrite, a nice new tool for those who have something against the keyboard when they perform mobile searches. Google Handwrite will allow users to input search terms using penmanship instead of typing it out on a keyboard.

It would seem rather inefficient to prefer this method over the traditional QWERTY, but it could become very useful for those with disabilities who can only use one hand or for those who need to operate the phone with one hand while doing something else with the other.

You’ll have to enable the feature in your search settings, but that’s only a hop, skip, and a jump away from going to Go ahead and give it a try (Android 2.3 and higher only) just for fun. [Google]

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  • Philip Warren

    You should be able to enable different languages from the American site, I had to go to the Japanese site to try it in Japanese. This may sound like it makes sense but I’m a native English speaker so I want my interface in English but would still like to be able to switch input languages. Its like, you don’t have to switch the whole interface to Japanese when you want to type in Japanese on Android, you just switch keyboards. UGH…

  • James

    The Nexus 7 should of came with a stylus.

  • Chris Chavez

    This is pretty cool! Now I can Google Search better while I’m driving.. O_o

    • No_Nickname90

      I was thinking this exact same thing. LoL!!

  • Robabobbob

    So what happens if I draw a boob… [rushes to phone]

  • Joshua Saunders

    “those who need to operate the phone with one hand while doing something else with the other”. Am I the only one who went to the gutter here?

    • RavenFox

      yup. only one.

  • Nigel Harrison

    I think Apple has a patent on “…the use handwriting as a means to initiate or respond to communication…” that a “friendly” judge, sporting an Iphone5 prototype, approved to be effective retroactively from 1500BC.

    • Chris Ruble

      I believe you’re right, from back in the Newton days

  • Daniel Tiberius

    Should be fun to try on my Galaxy Note!

  • Insight spinner

    Wow, just like my old palm. diversity is the spice of life.