Technology is improving day by day. Old type-writers are now completely replaced by computers. Even methods for Typing text over computers and smartphones is also changing very fast. Smartphones which were equipped with just virtual keyboard are getting different alternatives for text input. Experts were trying for handwriting and voice input method for last several years. Now handwriting input tool has reached to a mature level where users can conveniently use it.
Several smartphone users find problem in using virtual keyboard as the keys are quite small. Similarly voice input has problem of picking surrounding noise. So the handwriting input method looks most challenging alternative to all other methods. Handwriting input is quite a user friendly method for text input.
Now Google has a given a next level of text input method , i.e Google handwriting input. It is more intuitive and fast for text input. At present it support 82 languages .After installation Google handwriting input tool becomes part of Android system so you can use this input method on any application and it works with or without internet connection.
What is Google Handwriting input
As the name suggest, handwriting tool works same as we write on paper. Only difference is that we write on some touch sensitive electronic device which read the written text and convert it to print text. The Google handwriting input tool is intelligent and sensitive tool for reading handwritten text.
You can install Google handwriting input tool in your Android phone and activate it. Once you configure , you get one more option to input text in your Android smartphone. Generally people use android keyboard to input text by using virtual keys of keyboard. In Google handwriting input, you don’t have to push virtual keys. You just need to write text with your finger or stylus on the touch screen. Your handwritten text is interpreted by Google handwriting input application and displayed on the screen.
Google handwriting input tool is quite fast in recognizing handwritten text. There is no noticeable delay. It is designed quite intelligently so that it can recognize and interpret different types of handwriting properly. It recognizes independent characters and cursive writing also.It is quite useful for complex languages like Hindi and other south Asian languages which use complex script for keyboard input.
How to use Google Handwriting input in Android smartphone
First check that your Android smartphone has Google Handwriting Input installed or not. If Google handwriting input is not installed then go to Google play store and download it. After downloading and installing Google Handwriting Input, your smartphone gets capability of handwriting recognition. For using this app, first activate the Google handwriting input method.
One important thing to keep in mind is that Google handwriting input converts handwritten text into active language of your android system. If system language is English, handwritten text is interpreted as per English vocabulary. If android system language is Hindi then handwritten text is interpreted as per Hindi vocabulary. If the vocabulary for particular language is not available in system, then Google handwriting input downloads additional package.
Activate Google handwriting input
Go to “Settings -> Languages & input -> Google Handwriting Input”. Select Google Handwriting Input option to activate it.
How to switch between Google handwriting input and other input method?
If Google handwriting input is active then you can press globe button to open keyboard option.Alternatively you can long press space-bar to open keyboard options.
If other keyboard is active then long press space-bar to open keyboard options.
How to use more languages?
In the settings section, go to Input Languages. You can turn off system language and choose any other language.Google handwriting input will now recognize handwritten work of other language.
How to enter spaces between words?
You can enter spaces between words by tapping the space-bar. The recognizer automatically inserts space also based on understanding of previously entered text. This works efficiently for commonly used words.
Advantage of using Google handwriting input tool
Google Handwriting input tool is result of technological advancement and it provides a latest convenient way to input text in the smartphone.
- You can enter text in your style of writing text.
- You need not to switch between virtual keyboards for entering different types of character like numeral, small and capital alphabets , comma, slash etc .Google handwriting input understands all type of characters which were part of virtual keyboard.
- Your speed of text input can be better by writing text on touch screen instead of moving finger for different virtual keys.
- People who find inconvenience in typing over virtual keyboard will be highly benefited as they just need to enter text as they write on paper.