Contractor Learns How to Handwrite on his iPhone in Less Than a Minute

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Contractor Learns How to Handwrite on his iPhone

in less than a minute!

 

As a general contractor it is not always easy using a smart phone while in the middle of something messy. Using the keyboard can be a bit cumbersome when trying to do a Google Search. Google has come up with Handwrite that allows you to use your finger to write on the screen as if you were handwriting a note.

No more hunting a pecking on the little keyboard! It can be used in both the mobile and tablets devices, can be switched off and on with one button, and has the same auto complete functions as the regular Google search. Handwrite is still in the experimental stage.

 

The set-up is extremely easy and takes less than a minute. Here’s how I set it up using my iPhone.


 



First, use your phone browser and go to Google.com. The screen should look similar to this photo.

 










Scroll down and tap on “Settings”

 








At the next screen find “Handwrite” and “Enable” it.

 








Scroll down to the bottom of the page and save the settings. You will be brought back to the Google Search page, refresh the screen by clicking Google.com again.

 





 

 


You will now see the Handwrite button in the lower right-hand corner.

Tap it.


Now you can write on your screen!

 





You are done, less than one minute!


If a general contractor can do this in less than a minute, anybody can.  J

 

Give it a try, it’s kinda cool.

 

 


To disable Handwrite, just tap the button again.

If you do not want it, go back and “Disable” it in settings.

To enable Handwrite on your tablet, the screenshots will be different but the procedure is the same.

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John McCormack
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Morning Tom.... Right when I thought I knew the features of my iPhone I learn something new.  Time to check it out.  Sounds like winner to me! 

Have a great weekend my friend.

August 03, 2012 06:56 AM #5
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Hey Tom, cool app. It's amazing what the technology allows us to do...the big issue is learning about all the technology available. Thanks for sharing this one...i had no idea. 

August 03, 2012 06:57 AM #6
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Give it a try John, doesn't take long to do.

Thanks for the comment today.

August 03, 2012 07:04 AM #7
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You are right Debb, it is good to keep up with what is available. We don't have to use all that is out there but at least check out what may help in some way.

Great to hear from you this morning.

August 03, 2012 07:06 AM #8
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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What if you've got long fingernails? How do you write on your phone's screen then?

August 03, 2012 07:08 AM #9
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Elizabeth, I can honestly say that I do not know that answer.

August 03, 2012 07:25 AM #10
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Hi Tom - I'll have to give this a try but I'm skeptical, since I regularly got D's in penmanship back in elementary school - way back when they used to teach that. Even I can't read my writing.

August 03, 2012 07:49 AM #11
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You don't need to read it Dick, Google does!  :)

It takes a little getting used to but perfection is not required.

August 03, 2012 07:52 AM #12
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Thanks for the pointer Tom, I've been working with the Iphone for almost a year now and never knew this feature even existed. I don't know what Siri thinks she's doing but she needs to fill me in on these types of things.

August 03, 2012 08:16 AM #13
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Too funny Eric.

Maybe it has something to do with job security, IDK.

August 03, 2012 08:33 AM #14
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Tom - thanks for this info. I'll go get my iPhone and check it out. Something new and easy-I like it.

August 03, 2012 09:12 AM #15
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I write so fast now, it is a challenge for me to ready my own writing from time to time. lol

August 03, 2012 09:14 AM #16
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Chris Smith
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Tom, thank you, if I can learn to do this now, it will be the most important thing I learned this week.

August 03, 2012 09:15 AM #17
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I am getting some good feedback from this application Toni, let us know what you think.

August 03, 2012 10:17 AM #18
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Let Google do the translation for you Mike.  :)

August 03, 2012 10:17 AM #19
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I think your week will be a success Chris, good luck!

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Hi Tom,

This is really neat and I am going to sign up for it right now on my iPhone. Does it work on the iPad too? Google is my hero!

August 03, 2012 10:39 AM #21
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Google is pretty cool Kristin, I do not have an iPad but it should work the same there too!

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Tom It was great talking with you this morning about this new feature! Kristin, it does work with the iPad and I love it and thank you Tom for sharing.

Margaret

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It was great hearing from you this morning Margaret, I love your enthusiasm!

I hope that others also find it useful.

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