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Introducing Google Tap- Tap into the future of Technical Writing

Technical Writers often burn midnight oil typing long, lengthy, and often boring documents for their bored employers.

Let’s face it- typing is hard work considering that you need to work with 26 characters keys and five helper keys (alt, spacebar, shift, capslock and shift). Wouldn’t it be cool if you can reduce your work by typing from only two keys instead of 31 keys, usually required for normal typing?

Google, once again, comes to your rescue by providing a technology called Google Tap (aka Gmail Tap) that can make your dreams come true. With Google Tap, it’s time to move beyond the QWERTY keyboard. Google Tap allows you to type tap a letter, email, or a user manual with just two keys!

This means that you can reduce your workload by 29 keys and increase your efficiency to almost double (actually 93.54%) by using this charismatic application. Not only that, you can type tap those procedures and lengthy instruction on your android phone while taking that smelly subway back to home. There is no need to stay late at work anymore!

With Gmail Tap on your phone, you’ll be able to:

  • Tap without looking at your screen.
  • Replace 26 keys with 2 [not including the helper keys].
  • Double your productivity by typing two user manuals at once.

How Google Tap Works?

Google Tap turns each key into a dot or a dash, thereby allowing you to type by Morse code.

Watch a Video about Google Tap

Learn Google Tap

Gmail Tap is a binary language that only uses two characters — dots and dashes, making it easy to learn:

Yippy, you got fooled!

My sincere apologies for joining hands with Google to trick you on April Fools’ Day. As this CNet article reports, this is a hilarious prank by Google! I have to admit that I got fooled by it as well :(.

On a second thought, this idea is not that bad. Would you consider using Google Tap to write those long user guide and online help? Leave a comment and let me know!


11 responses to “Introducing Google Tap- Tap into the future of Technical Writing

  1. Preeti Banerjee April 3, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I don’t think so….especially after going through the grind of learning typing and being able to type without looking at the keyboard.

    • Gurpreet Singh April 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      I`m sure Preeti that you will never need to learn the morse code for typing user guides. I once tried to learn typing with all fingers but then reverted back to the two key typing 🙂

  2. Felice April 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

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  5. Elwood Gipp April 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I undoubtedly didn’t know that. Learnt one thing new nowadays! Thanks for that.

  6. Shweta Hardikar April 25, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Not Tap, but I wouldnt mind of tomorrow our computer keyboards have the SWYPE feature that Samsung Galaxy phones have!

  7. Pradeep MG May 14, 2012 at 3:45 am

    I was so excited when I read about typing with only two keys but excitement was short lived when I learnt it is just a April fool’s trick. I wish there was possibility of achieving this but the concept is great though.

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