Google Handwriting Input: New Keyboard App to Handwrite Messages

Posted on Apr 17 2015 - 2:20pm by Pavithra Manisha
Google Handwriting Input

Google Handwriting Input

Google Handwriting Input, a new keyboard app was recently released for Android devices. The app simply allows you to draw your messages. Instead of typing them on the keyboard the app lets you draw out your messages. Google Handwriting Input supports 82 different languages and what’s even more wonderful is that it works with absolutely any existing Android app. It is available on Google Play for free!


Do Away with Typos by using Google Handwriting Input

With phones being the greatest communication asset and text messages used for communicating, smartphones play an important role in everyday life. But what if your phone’s keyboard is too small typing is a little too hard. With keyboards dictionary offering autocomplete options and occurrence of typos are a common thing now. Would it not be a cooler option to draw out your messages irrespective of your screen size instead of typing them. Google Handwriting Input replaces your device’s keyboard and is used for texting, web browsing  and all other basic phone features.

Google Handwriting Input

Google Handwriting Input


Google Handwriting Input- Similar Apps

There have been many products that have struggled with solving this problems on touchscreen keyboards. There is the Typo a Bluetooth keyboard that attaches itself to iPhones and iPads and lets you type with physical buttons. Apps like Swype are also available that provide an alternate method to typing.  But all these alternatives cannot make up to the natural handwriting of humans.

Google Handwriting Input is not the first handwriting keyboard app that for mobile devices. There is the MyScript tool available on iOS and Android. There have been plenty of downloads of this tool over the time.  With Google Handwriting Input  offering support to so many languages  after so much research in place, Google has offered a robust option.  The best part of the Google Handwriting Input is that it does not require you to be online for the tool to work. There are also other products of Google like Translate Apps, Mobile Search and Google Input that have used this handwriting recognition.


Take a Look at the Google Handwriting Input


Google Handwriting Input: Pros & Cons

The Google Handwriting Input recognises even emojis. Though the hands-on users of the Google Handwriting Input seem to feel that it quite struggled with capitalization here and there, with also some spacing issues it perfectly transcribed the words to text from the handwriting strokes. The only issue was that the app struggled with cursive. Users suggested that print seemed to be the only wat that greatest level of accuracy can be achieved. Adding punctuation marks is also an easy option.  Google strongly believes that Google Handwriting Input is useful for ideographic languages like Chinese.

Google Handwriting Input

Google Handwriting Input


Google Handwriting Input:Rating & Availability

The app was rated 4.7 stars out of 5. The score indicates that the users find the app highly useful and functional.  Android users using Android 4.0.3 and up can use this instantly.

Try the keyboard here


What to expect from Google Handwriting Input?

How productive this app will be in daily use remains to be seen. With modern swipe keyboards, text input is very fast and accurate on Android at this point. Google Research team states that the new app combines features to allow Google Handwriting Input to recognise handwriting on-device and cloud-based character recognition. But cloud-based character recognition requires an internet connection.


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