Maybe you have steadier hands than I do. But when I\u2019m in a cab or a streetcar or standing on the corner and want to search for something with my iPhone I find it very difficult to use the virtual keyboard. A bumpy ride and teensy keys add up to a plethora of annoying typos. Wouldn\u2019t it be cool if you could just write on the screen the way you would on a piece of paper? Now you can -- sort of.\n\tGoogle has just added a feature called \u201cHandwrite\u201d to its mobile search. Handwrite allows you to write on the screen of your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet when you're on the Google search page. Unlike the old Graffiti language for Palm devices, you do it with your finger using natural gestures. No special characters required.\n\tThe best way to understand this handy little feature is to watch this short Google video below: \n\tTo use Handwrite you\u2019ve got to enable it in your mobile browser. It\u2019s simple. Just go to the Google search, scroll down until you see "Settings," and click on it. There are lots of choices on the menu, but the one you want is Handwrite. Click on the button and you've got it.\n\tYou may need to close your browser after you\u2019ve enabled Handwrite, but after that it will work until you disable it.\n\tTwo caveats: To use Handwrite you have to be the Google search page; it won\u2019t work using the search Window that appears next to the address bar. On my iPhone it worked just fine using Safari, but not using OperaMini, and I suspect it won\u2019t work on other alternative browsers.\n\tWhen you're ready to search, go to google.com and look in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. You'll see a little box with a cursive g in the middle. Touch it and you're in Handwrite mode. The screen will no longer scroll, so you can write anywhere on it in nice large letters. It seems to work best if you use cursive and don\u2019t lift your finger until you\u2019ve completed the letter. As you finish each letter, it will automatically appear as a typed letter in the standard search box. There's a space key and a backspace key that do just what you think they do.\n\tHandwrite isn't perfect; you'll still make some typos. But it's so simple, and such an obvious enhancement to a touch-enabled device, that you'll wonder why someone didn't think of this sooner.