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Google Lens can now copy and paste handwritten notes to your computer

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Google has added a really helpful function to Google Lens, its multipurpose object recognition instrument. Now you can copy and paste handwritten notes out of your telephone to your pc with Lens, although it solely works in case your handwriting is neat sufficient.

To be able to use the brand new function, you should have the newest model of Google Chrome in addition to the standalone Google Lens app on Android or the Google app on iOS (the place Lens might be accessed by means of a button subsequent to the search bar). You’ll additionally must be logged in to the identical Google account on each units.

That carried out, merely level your digital camera at any handwritten textual content, spotlight it on-screen, and choose copy. You’ll be able to then go to any doc in Google Docs, hit Edit, after which Paste to stick the textual content. And voila — or, viola, relying in your handwriting.

Copy and pasting with Google Lens.
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In our assessments, the function was fairly hit and miss. If you happen to don’t write neatly, you’ll undoubtedly get some typos. Nevertheless it’s nonetheless a cool function that’s particularly helpful at a time when lots of people are actually working from house and counting on limitless to-do lists to convey some sense of order to their day.

Along with the brand new copy-and-paste function, Google can be rolling out a pronunciation instrument. Simply spotlight a phrase in Lens, and faucet “Pay attention” to listen to the way it’s pronounced. (That is accessible in Android now and coming to iOS quickly.) You can even now search for ideas with Lens, trying to find phrases like “gravitational waves” to get in-line Google search outcomes. That’s doubtlessly very useful in the event you’re doing schoolwork or serving to your kids with theirs.

These are welcome additions to Google Lens, which has at all times promised greater than it actually delivered. Having a visible search instrument that may determine something you stick in entrance of your telephone is the dream of Lens, but it surely’s by no means fairly been quick or dependable sufficient to make it a actuality. These newest updates definitely push it in the proper path.

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