The best thing about big screen phones or ‘phablets’ as we know it is the enormous space on the screen you get, utilize it for watching videos, movies, games and what not. Now, you have an additional excuse to stick to larger phones. Google has just launched its own Handwriting app for its Android devices which will allow you to directly sketch, scribble and write on the screen. So you don’t have to install or open any other third party handwriting app for the same.
The app has been designed by Google’s R&D team and is capable of identifying 82 languages as you scribble them on your screen. Moreover, it does not essentially require a stylus, you could use your fingers to draw too. It also has a support to identify emojis. While you draw, the app identifies the type of text, language or any gestures (including emojis) and convert your input into appropriate digital text in whatever app you are using it on. So it provides a quicker and effective way to jot down notes and ‘write’ emails.
“Using handwriting as an input method can allow for natural and intuitive input method for text entry which complements typing and speech input methods,” Google’s R&D team wrote in their blog post.
The app, Google’s handwriting input uses the app’s in-built interpretation engine as well as cloud processing to identify and interpret the handwriting given by the user. The cloud processing gives more accurate results but the user has the freedom to choose between the both.
The app is available in the Google Play store and supports Android 4.0.3 and up. It’s also free to download and use.