The day is finally here! You can now copy and paste handwritten notes from your phone to your computer- but only if your handwriting is neat enough.
Google has added this useful feature to Google Lens, but to be able to use the new feature, you need to have the latest version of Google Chrome as well as the standalone Google Lens app. Plus, you’ll also need to be logged in to the same Google account on both devices.
To start, you can point your camera at any handwritten text, highlight it on the screen, and choose ‘Copy’. Then you can go to any document in Google Docs, press ‘Edit’ and then ‘Paste’. Again, make sure your handwriting is legible enough for the app to properly read it!
As an added bonus, Google also rolled out a pronunciation tool where you can highlight a word in Lens, and tap ‘Listen’ to hear how it’s pronounced. As of this writing, it’s available on Android, but it should be on IOS pretty soon.
This news is especially helpful now that most of us are multi-tasking: juggling home tasks and work/school assignments at the same time.