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    Google Handwrite Brings Back Old School Writing



    Do you remember that long lost skill called writing that you learned back in Elementary School? Well it's back with Google's newest innovation called Handwriting. Forget bringing up your keyboard to do a search on Google's search page, now you can just write anywhere on your screen with your finger and it will be automatically entered into the search box.

    To activate the feature, you'll need to go to Google.com in your mobile browser and enable the Handwrite option in settings. After you save it and back out, a Handwrite icon appears in the bottom right corner of the screen; tap it and it activates the writing surface. Place your finger anywhere on the screen and begin to write. Your beautiful handwriting appears on the screen and gets translated to standard letters that appear in the search field. Autosuggest will be cued up to make the search even faster. Check out the video of Handwrite in action. Enjoy!


    Source: CNet
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    Neat.
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    Time for Apple to file for a patent.
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    Pretty cool, if a bit impractical on a small screen. I'd love to see something like this for the desktop browser.
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    This would probably be more useful on tablets.

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    Very nice. Takes me back to the Palm OS with its Graffiti writing (which I got pretty good at and liked), but without learning the unique aspects of Graffiti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigZig View Post
    Time for Apple to file for a patent.
    ROFLOL, Yeah, a patent on block letter writing with the finger...dude - you made me choke!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfang77 View Post
    Pretty cool, if a bit impractical on a small screen. I'd love to see something like this for the desktop browser.
    Well, yes and no. Certainly you would have difficulty searching for a long phrase or a highly technical description with that method, but the video shows how with just a few letters, even partial words, it can search and be fairly accurate with the results for the simpler searches. Pizza D (delivery) was a good one, and so was cupc (cupcakes). Ski Lessons had me laughing, but of course that was a tablet.

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    Too cool just checked it out
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    It works fabulously on even a small screen. You can write one letter on top of the other if you give it a half-second to recognize each letter. I would certainly never type on my screen as I drove down the road with my Thunderdolt in the dashdock...but if I did, this would make it so much easier...
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