Have a lot of contacts? Wishing for a better way to locate something? Tired of having to take time out of your busy on-the-go lifestyle to type out a word? Today is your lucky day, if you have Android 2.0 or higher!
Gesture Search from Google Labs lets you search your Android-powered device by drawing alphabet gestures on the touch screen. It allows you to quickly find a contact, a bookmark, an application, or a music track from hundreds or thousands of items, all in one place. It is fast and fun to use.
Gesture Search currently supports English and requiresÂ Android 2.0 or above.
Still not convinced? Here’s Google’s explanation:
Say you want to call your friend Anne. Just open Gesture Search and draw letter â€œAâ€, and Gesture Search returns a list of items that have words starting with â€œAâ€. If your handwriting isn’t all that neat, that’s okay. If the â€œAâ€ you draw looks a bit like an â€œHâ€, as seen in the bottom left corner of the screenshot, â€œHâ€ results will be brought up as well. If needed, you can also erase a query by crossing it horizontally: left to right erases the entire query, and right to left removes the last letter or space in the query. Now you can either scroll down the list to find Anne or write more letters to refine the search.