With Google Lens you can now copy and paste handwritten notes from your mobile to your PC
Google today announced new features for Google Lens that come with the goal of helping us improve productivity at home. Among them is a new feature that allows you to copy handwritten notes to your computer with a single click.
Google Lens is the Mountain View company’s artificial intelligence visual recognition system. This tool is able to identify the objects, animals and plants that you point your camera at, and can also translate the texts that appear in the images in real time, among other options.
Now, Google has added some very interesting features. The most notable is the ability to copy the written text onto a piece of paper and paste it onto the PC with a single click. All you have to do is take a picture of the text, select it with your finger and click the Copy to PC button. Once you have done this, the text will be saved to your PC’s clipboard and you can paste it into any document.
This feature works with printed or handwritten text, although it is important that the handwriting is quite clear, otherwise the system will not identify the words properly.
However, in order to benefit from this feature you have to meet some requirements. First of all, you need to use the Google Lens app in Android or the Google app in iOS (you can display Google Lens by selecting its icon in the search field). Second, you need to have the latest version of Chrome installed on your computer, and you also need to start with your Google account in the app and in the browser.
Another new feature that comes to Google Lens allows you to learn new words and their pronunciation, a feature especially interesting if you are learning languages.
Google Lens is an augmented reality application that is becoming increasingly popular. As its name suggests, it is developed by Google and is included in one form or another on many Android smartphones.
Now, if you see a word you don’t understand, you can take a picture of it with your mobile phone and click on the Listen button to learn its pronunciation or on Translate to find out its meaning.
The third feature of Google Lens that the company has introduced today is the ability to quickly search for concepts that we don’t understand in a text. Thus, if you are studying or reading the press and you come across something you do not understand, for example “gravitational waves”, you can take a picture of it, select the concept and consult the references available on the Internet.