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App of the month May

Type efficiently on your smartphone or tablet with Google Handwriting Input, and challenge your friends in a classic game with the app of the month. 

Google Handwriting Input

Typing on a virtual keyboard takes some getting used to, and no matter how quick you are, some still prefer handwriting to typing. 

Handwriting on touch screens has previously been quite tricky. In my personal experience, I have had to modify my handwriting to make it more legible and easy for the software to understand. 

This is not the case with Google’s new software as it is able to understand print, cursive and pretty much everything in between. 

If you haven’t quite got the hang of smartphone keyboards, or you miss handwriting, why not give it a shot? It’s particularly useful on larger devices and accepts handwriting with a finger or stylus. 

Google Handwriting Input is currently available for free on Android. It is not yet available on iPhone or iPad. However, MyScript Stack is an impressive alternative for Apple devices, and it’s free

Words With Friends 

Unquestionably one of the most popular mobile games in the world, Words With Friends has been around since 2009 and six years later, it continues to gain popularity. 

Very similar to Scrabble and just as simple, the app allows you to challenge friends (or strangers) to a quick word game over the internet. 

Each player is given a selection of random letter tiles and turns are then taken to form words on the virtual board, joining them with previous words and hopefully landing on some bonus score spots. 

You have a few days to complete each turn so there’s no rush to think of a good word. It’s great for killing a few minutes’ time here and there. Be warned: it is surprisingly addictive so this ‘every now and again’ play style might not last long and you may find yourself pestering your friends to take their turns so you can get on with the game. Luckily, you can challenge millions of different people over the internet, so you shouldn’t have much trouble finding new opponents.

As the game is also connected to Facebook, you might be surprised to find that some of your Facebook buddies are already Words With Friends veterans. 

Available for free on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and through Facebook

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