Market share of Chromebooks has declined in recent quarters. It’s not a hindrance to Google because it regularly rolls out new features for Chromebooks. Tech giants are currently working Chromebooks users to take notes among other things. Here are the main new features coming to Chromebooks:
Better stylus support for taking notes
Last year, Google launched the Cursive app on some Chromebooks. Now, Google is rolling out this feature to all Chromebooks that work with styluses. The Cursive app makes it easy to capture, edit, and organize handwritten notes on your Chromebook. Users can also sketch drawings or paste images into notes. With the Cursive app, users can also quickly copy and paste it into another application or send a PDF. Other features include erasing anything you don’t like by scribbling on it with a stylus. In the coming months, we’ll also introduce features for more personalization, such as making it easier to change the thickness, style, and color of your strokes, Google said in a blog post. .
Cursive will come pre-installed on all eligible Chromebooks. Users can simply tap the Everything button and search for the app. Or they can download.
Custom magnifying feature
Chromebooks now feature a magnifying glass that’s attached to the dock to create a split screen: the bottom half is your standard screen, and the top half is a magnified version of the screen. Google now allows users to control the size of the magnified portion of the screen. “You can make it larger if you want to see more content enlarged, or smaller if you want to see more on the standard screen. You can tweak it to suit your interests, or adjust based on what you’re viewing,” Google said in the blog post.
Furthermore, eligible Chromebooks will notify users if the USB-C cable they’re using doesn’t support the display or isn’t working ideally for the laptop. “You’ll also get a notification if the cable you’re using doesn’t support the same high-performance USB4/Thunderbolt 3 standards as your Chromebook,” Google added in the blog post.