New Google tool turns handwriting into text
Google says it can now take your handwritten scribble and turn it into text.
The company has rolled out a new feature to G-mail and Google docs.
Those tools now allow you to write out what you want to say with a mousepad or cursor and Google will do its best to create a typed version of your words.
The input box will show the most likely matches for your word, so below your handwritten “cats” it might display this list of possible words: cats, rats, Cats, oats, and carts. Click on the right one and keep on writing.
“Handwriting input makes the internet easier to use by people worldwide and is also part of a larger effort to break the barrier between languages,” said Google’s Xiangye Xia in a blog post announcing the feature.
To use the feature you have to first enable it in your settings tab.