Google Input Toolsfor Windows



Google Input Tools: Free input tool transliteration software extension

Google Input Tools is a free transliteration software extension for your PC. The Windows extension allows you to enter text in your preferred language, even when your keyboard doesn’t have the correct characters. Google Input Tool supports over 90 languages. All devices that can access Google Translate, Google, Gmail, Google Drive, and YouTube can make use of this app. 

What is the use of Google Input Tools?

Google Input Tools is like a super helpful tool that lets you type in different languages easily. It's like having a magic keyboard that can turn your words into any language you want. This tool is cool because it works with more than 90 languages, making it easy to talk in different languages online. Plus, it remembers the words you use a lot and even learns new ones, making it super handy.

  • Support for Lots of Languages: You can use it with over 90 languages, so it's great for talking in your language.
  • Easy to Use: The tool is designed to be easy for everyone to use, with a simple layout that's not confusing.
  • Works Online and Offline: Whether you're connected to the internet or not, this tool has your back—it works both ways!
  • Works with Chrome: If you use the Chrome browser, you can make this tool part of it, making things even smoother.
  • Handwriting Feature: There's a cool feature that lets you write with your fingers, but right now, it only works if you're using the Chrome extension.

A multilingual tool

This multilingual tool is versatile, as you can use different input methods for other languages on your Windows PC or your touchscreen device. The input text methods include Input Method Editor, virtual keyboards, and handwriting. It also has keyboard shortcuts when changing languages in Google services. 


Google Input Tool is not available as a download for Windows anymore. However, you can install a Google Chrome extension, which works just as well. The Chrome extension allows you to use Google Input Tools on any website while in Chrome.  

You can also use this app on text document software currently available on Google Drive without the extension. To use it in Microsoft Word, download the Google Input Chrome extension, then change the default English language to your native one. You can change it in the language bar and continue to write in your native language. 

Input text methods

Transliteration is a process of changing a word based on phonetic sounds. The language editor converts the sounds of whatever word you type (in whatever language you select) into a similar-sounding word. 

Input Method Editors (IME) convert keystrokes of letters based on the letter sound. IME brings up a list of characters in your chosen language so you can select the character that fits the letter or syllable. 

The Google Chrome extension has a virtual on-screen keyboard where you can type in a variety of languages. You can click on the characters with your mouse if you’re using a PC, or tap on the touchscreen of smartphones, tablets, or laptops with your fingers. 

Additionally, you can use the handwriting tool to draw words with a mouse, touchscreen stylus, optical pen, or your finger. 

What are the 22 languages in Google Input Tools?

Google Input Tools is like a language superhero—it helps you type in 22 different languages without any trouble. You don't need to copy and paste; you can just type directly in your language in any app you're using.

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit
  • Serbian
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Tigrinya
  • Urdu

So, whether you're chatting online or working on a document, Google Input Tools has got you covered with its simple features and support for a bunch of languages.

Our take

The virtual keyboard for Google Input Tools for Windows lets you switch from one language to another with the on-screen keyboard and your PC keyboard. IMEs translate keystrokes from one language into another, matching their phonetic equivalents.

Should you download it?

Yes. This app is an excellent way to convert characters from one language to another. If you are frequently working in a space that needs transliteration, this Chrome extension for Windows is for you.


  • The process is straightforward
  • PC installation for the extension not needed
  • Several input methods
  • Input recognition for 98 languages
  • More than 90 virtual keyboards


  • Converting phonetics is not always accurate
  • No embedded option for translation

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