A new reason to write.
Handwriting apps are a real lifesaver for those of us with pudgy fingers but none does it better than Google’s Handwriting Input. It has the capability of recognising 82 languages, giving it a very cosmopolitan feel. It even works well with letters that are accented (such as the umlaut in some Germanic alphabets) or unusual symbols (by English standards of course), for instance, the upside down question mark in Spanish. The app doesn’t just cater to users of the Latin alphabet either. It supports 20 different scripts, including Simplified Mandarin, katakana and the Tamil script.
But admit it, you can’t send a text without including at least one emoticon right? Google has that covered as well. The app is smart enough to detect emoticons ranging from simple smileys to bicycles, allowing you to pepper your text with cute animals, exaggerated expressions and other random icons that you see fit to let your recipient gawk at.
And you don’t need to worry about the app misinterpreting your chicken scratch handwriting. Years of research at Google’s labs have given the app enough intelligence to decipher even the worst of scribbles. Conversely, if you consider yourself a fine calligrapher, you can even put your cursive handwriting to use here, as the app is programmed to read it.
Download the Handwriting Input from the Google Play store now and see how fun handwriting can actually be. Of course, typing is still quicker but when was the last time you drew a smiley and watched it turn into an emoticon? cs