Chromebooks are getting a new ‘cursive’ app for handwritten notes


Google has tested its new “Cursive” note-taking app on select Chromebooks, and it’s now officially available on all Chromebooks that support pen input.

The Cursive app first came to the HP Chromebook X2 11, as a Progressive Web App (PWA) built from the ground up for Chromebooks – it’s not an Android or Linux app running in a container . Google has made other drawing apps for Chrome in the past, like Chrome Canvas in 2019, but Cursive is designed specifically for handwritten notes. It’s a bit like Evernote or Microsoft OneNote.

Google is now rolling out the Cursive app to “all Chromebooks that work with a stylus,” so if you don’t have one of the best Chromebooks with a stylus, you’ll have to use another app. Some pen-enabled models include the Asus Flip CM5, Acer Chromebook Spin 314, Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2, and Lenovo 10e tablet (almost complete list here). It’s also worth noting that some Chromebooks support USI pens, but don’t come with one in the box.

Google plans to pre-install the app in the future, but you can also use it now by going to and tapping “Install” on the toolbar. There are also more features coming in the future, as the company said, “In the coming months, we will also introduce features for more customization, such as changing the thickness, style, and thickness more easily. pen stroke color.”

Source: Google


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