Google Translate For iOS Revamped With Handwriting Support
Why does handwriting recognition matter if you’re already comfortable typing on your smartphone or tablet? Because you may find yourself needing to translate a language for which it would be easier for you to write by hand. (Restaurant menus come to mind.) The update also improves the interface, adds some new languages (Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, and Marathi) and readies the iPhone and iPad apps for iOS 7, which is available now.
For all the possible important uses of the updated Google Translate, the one we’re looking forward to the most is using the app to decipher people’s supposedly profound tattoos. Time to find out if that symbol really means “Serenity.” Tattoo artists, look out.