Scribble and mark your search query on your iOS devices using Google Handwrite feature for tablet and mobile web browser. You don’t need the keyboard for input. What’s more, you don’t need a stylus pen to make a mark.
Google offers this new feature for convenience and not for replacement using the keyboard. Since Google Chrome for iOS was launched, we have found a variety of ways on how to interact with the search engine. Speak and it will automatically search using voice control; automatic fill for search queries before you finish typing and the use if images, plus the jailbreak tweaks developed for specific functions.
To set up your Google Handwrite feature, simply go to your default mobile web browser, visit Google.com and tap on “Settings.” It’ found at the bottom, and enable the Handwrite feature.
Tap Save and refresh your home page to see how it works.
Once Handwrite feature is activated, you’ll see the Handwrite icon on the bottom right corner of your screen. Write a few letters and you’ll see the automatic fill of search keywords.
Let’s write the word, “latest.” You’ll see the words on the search box. If one of the keywords is what you’re looking for, tap the search icon magnifier.
You can write longer search queries since you can scribble the letters anywhere on the screen. You can continue writing and use the arrows for automatic fills.
Google Handwrite is intended to complement search feature rather than replace typing as stated on their blog post. If you prefer to use the keyboard, you can freely type your query on the search box as you wish.
Google Handwrite is available for both Android and iOS devices, and it works best in Chrome. You can change your default browser to Google Chrome with BrowserChooser. To learn more about Google Handwrite, watch the official video demo to see it in action: