Leave it to Google to revolutionize mobile search.
Instead of using your QWERTY keyboard, Google has unveiled the ability to conduct mobile searches by keying in the search term with the swipe of your finger. One word: Brilliant. How many times have you tried typing a search feature on the Google search box on your Smart phone or tablet and wished there were some way that you could do it faster and quicker?
Enter Handwrite. It lets you conduct searches using your finger (kind of like finger painting in Kindergarten, LOL) instead of having to type it out or use a voice search feature on your mobile device. Genius, ain’t it? Now, why didn’t I think of that?
“We designed Handwrite to complement rather than replace typing: with the feature enabled, you can still use the keyboard at any time by tapping on the search box,” wrote Google software engineer Rui Ueyama on Google’s blog. “Handwrite is experimental, and works better in some browsers than others—on Android devices, it works best in Chrome.”
No surprise, I guess, that the feature works better in Google Chrome.
To enable it, select the “settings” button at the bottom of Google.com in your mobile browser and enable “handwrite.” It’s available for iOs and higher, Android 2.3 and higher, and Android 4.0 and higher tablets and works in 27 languages.
Or, check out this video.
What do you think about Handwrite?