Google Input Tools
Input Tools lets you type in the language of your choice.
What is Google Input Tools?
Google Input Tools is a Chrome extension that provides various language input options. With just a click of the mouse, it lets you alternate between different languages. The extension provides virtual keyboards for over 90 languages, full Input Method Editors or direct transliteration for over 30 different scripts, and handwriting input for over 40 languages. It is equipped with keyboard shortcuts for easier use and has several new updates and features. However, it has some limitations due to Chrome's security features.
By installing this extension, you agree to the Terms of Service at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/.
Switch to typing in a different language with the click of the mouse, and switch back just as easily. The Google Input Tools extension provides virtual keyboards for over 90 languages, full IMEs or direct transliteration for over 30 different scripts, and handwriting input for over 40 languages.
✓ Adds Hoocąk, Makah langauges. ✓ Updates some on screen keyboards.
When you first install the extension, click on the extension icon, then select "Extension Options" in the pop-up menu. A new tab will appear where you can select your preferred languages or input methods. The keyboards, IMEs or handwriting input you add to 'Selected input tools' can be enabled at any time from the extension itself. You can always return to this options page to add, remove, or change the order of your input tools.
input tool, simply click on the extension icon, select the desired language tool in the pop-up menu, then click on any text box on the web page. To turn off an input tool, click on the extension icon and select the "Turn Off" option.
User reviews summary
- Can type in different languages with an English keyboard
- Helpful for Cantonese input
- Provides offline version for some languages
- Not compatible with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp Web
- Limited support for typing in different languages
- No shortcut to toggle the virtual keyboard
- Not working on Facebook and Whatsapp Web
- No support for typing in social media
- Limited language options
Google Input Tools is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.
Google Input Tools has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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