A new Google mobile search feature called Handwrite allows you to search Google using your handwriting rather than keyboard on your phone, tablet or other touchscreen device.
You can see how it works in the video above. To enable it for your device:
- Go to google.com
- Click the Settings link at the bottom of the page. (On tablets, settings are in the top right corner of the page.)
- Find and enable Handwrite in the settings.
- Click Save and reload the page.
You should see a new Handwrite icon at the bottom right of the page. To start using it, just tap the icon and start tracing letters.
The first thing you’ll notice is that it’s really not designed for writing full words. It’s more useful for just getting started with a query by typing a few letters. Google’s autocomplete feature is generally good enough that you’ll have a viable search quickly.