Google releases handwriting recogniser for Android


Google releases handwriting recogniser for Android

Google has released Google Handwriting Input, an Android app that lets you write in any other Android app.

While you can use the on-screen keyboard, and voice input in some cases, Google feels there is still a place for handwritten inputs. “Using handwriting as an input method can allow for natural and intuitive input method for text entry which complements typing and speech input methods,” said one of Google’s team.

The app works in 82 languages, and allows users to swap to other input methods if desired. We’re wondering if they tested the app with doctors. Can it decipher their scrawl? Smartphone users may still prefer to stick with the keyboard, but those on tablets, especially ones with a stylus, may appreciate the added choice.

If you want to put it to the test, you can download the Google Handwriting Input from the Google Play Store for free.

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