Google Docs, Gmail get in touch with written word via handwriting support

Summary:Available immediately, handwriting input is supported in Google Docs for over 20 languages and in Gmail for over 50 languages.

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If you ever though Gmail lacked a personal touch, say compared to a written letter, now your problems have been solved.

Google announced on Tuesday that it was adding handwriting input to both its flagship communications product as well as Google Docs.

Available immediately, handwriting input is supported in Google Docs for over 20 languages and in Gmail for over 50 languages.

Users can take advantage of this new feature by selecting the handwriting input (represented by a pencil icon) of the desired language, and then use a mouse or trackpad for the actual inscription.

Handwriting input can also be applied to Google Mobile Search, Google Translate (on both desktop and mobile devices), and in Chrome.

For a closer look at Google's handwriting tools, check out the promo clip below:

Image via Google

Topics: Software, Apps, Google, Google Apps

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