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    Am I the only one not really using the S Pen??!?
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    I don't really use mine a lot it's more of a when I needed it's their kind of thing.

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    I find myself using it more and more. I had to force myself to start using it on my note tablet but as I got more familiar with it the more I liked using it. Now on the Note II, I find myself using it for anything and everything.

    I think the key is just using it and finding how it helps you in the talks that you use most often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoneguy108 View Post
    Am I the only one not really using the S Pen??!?
    I hope you discover what you're missing. The s-pen is the power of the Note. Most people do not instinctively reach for their phone when they need to write something, but if you challenge yourself to do just that for a week or so you will soon wonder how you ever got along without it.

    I was a lunch with a new friend today, and she was sharing with me a website she has with some of her artwork. Instead of asking the waitress for pen, and scribbling the web address on a napkin, I just used my phone.

    It's become an integral part of my life.

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    I have only had the phone for about a week so. So far though I haven't had much use for it, but that could change with time.
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    99% of the time, I just use it for Draw Something.
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    I feel like an ***** because this morning I needed to write down a series of numbers and instead of using my note 2 I used a pen to write it on my hand.... /facepalm

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAS View Post
    I hope you discover what you're missing. The s-pen is the power of the Note. Most people do not instinctively reach for their phone when they need to write something, but if you challenge yourself to do just that for a week or so you will soon wonder how you ever got along without it.

    I was a lunch with a new friend today, and she was sharing with me a website she has with some of her artwork. Instead of asking the waitress for pen, and scribbling the web address on a napkin, I just used my phone.

    It's become an integral part of my life.

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    Yeah that can be useful but I think many have become accustomed to picking up their devices and typing the info so people have to retrain themselves and that's hard because let's face it we won't have this device forever and it's no guarantee that the next device people get will have these capabilities. So it can be challenging to integrate something Inc your life especially if it's not used that often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDroidLurker View Post
    I feel like an ***** because this morning I needed to write down a series of numbers and instead of using my note 2 I used a pen to write it on my hand.... /facepalm

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    Lol. I often write it down and then enter it on my phone. When I'm at work its still easier to grab and pen and paper.

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    I use mine all the time. I agree with one of the above posters, when you force yourself to use it, it really becomes apart of your daily routine. I love using it.

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    But still no REAL suggestions on how to use it... I mean, sure, note taking is 'cool' I guess, but I still haven't found an app that TRULY takes advantage of the S Pen... And no one seems to be giving any other suggestions than note-taking and (oddly) Draw Something... Mine is still neatly tucked behind the device most of the time...
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    But still no REAL suggestions on how to use it... I mean, sure, note taking is 'cool' I guess, but I still haven't found an app that TRULY takes advantage of the S Pen... And no one seems to be giving any other suggestions than note-taking and (oddly) Draw Something... Mine is still neatly tucked behind the device most of the time...
    It's a pen. What else do you use a pen for? It is meant for writing.

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    I have had mine for a week and just came home from a meeting where I used it all of the time for taking notes. I bought the S pen with eraser and I keep it in my shirt pocket. For me at least it makes a big difference because it is more like pulling out a pencil to write a note. I have not used the pen in the body of the phone very much.
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    I would use my S-pen on a regular basis if I had a NUMBERED LIST template I could select as the default. Or even a not-numbered LIST template.

    If I could quickly make lists on the spur of the moment, I'd use it many times most days! Grocery lists, student supply lists, project/event to-do lists, etcetera . . . So, am I missing something here? I mean, is a LIST template available? If so, is there an option to make it the default popup when I extract the S-pen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook81 View Post
    no one seems to be giving any other suggestions than note-taking and... Mine is still neatly tucked behind the device most of the time...
    Other than note taking what else would you do with a note pad and pen?

    The device is called the Galaxy "Note." The ability to take electronic notes on the go, at anytime, is the whole point of the device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    So it can be challenging to integrate something Inc your life especially if it's not used that often.

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    Without the s-pen all you have is a smartphone with a large screen. What distinguishes this phone from any other is that you have a full featured smartphone, an adequate sized tablet display, and an electronic notepad all in one device.

    On every billboard advertising the Note, you always see the pen. That's because it's the pen that sets this device apart from any on the market today.

    Countless times a day I need a quick pen and notepad. Sometimes to jot an idea; to write down a phone number; remember a task etc.

    I was in the UPS store the other day, and I needed to jot down the tracking number of my shipment. The clerk asked me if I needed a pen to write down the number, I said no thanks. I pulled out my s-pen and jotted it down on my phone.

    I was at a conference out of town last week and a colleague asked if I had a piece of paper to write down the name of the restaurant a group of us was planning to meet up at after the last session. I said sure and pulled out the s-pen and wrote down the information.

    I was at my desk on Friday, the phone rang and instead of grabbing a traditional pen a paper, I jotted down the number of a customer using the s-pen of my phone. Later, when I went to call the customer back I didn't have the number scribbled on a post it note in my pocket, but rather right with me in my phone.

    If you really think about how many times you scribble little thoughts or ideas on a piece of torn paper, napkin, back of a business card or whatever, and just switch those times to using the convenience of the Note 2, you'll be amazed how truly useful having the s-pen with you all the time really is.



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    I wish my S3 had the S-Pen. There are many instances in my daily life where I need to jot things down. I usually type it in my phone, but writing it accurately would be much better.

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    The notes themselves don't mean anything to you per se, but this is an example of how I use the s-pen and Galaxy Note at work.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DAS View Post
    Without the s-pen all you have is a smartphone with a large screen. What distinguishes this phone from any other is that you have a full featured smartphone, an adequate sized tablet display, and an electronic notepad all in one device.

    On every billboard advertising the Note, you always see the pen. That's because it's the pen that sets this device apart from any on the market today.

    Countless times a day I need a quick pen and notepad. Sometimes to jot an idea; to write down a phone number; remember a task etc.

    I was in the UPS store the other day, and I needed to jot down the tracking number of my shipment. The clerk asked me if I needed a pen to write down the number, I said no thanks. I pulled out my s-pen and jotted it down on my phone.

    I was at a conference out of town last week and a colleague asked if I had a piece of paper to write down the name of the restaurant a group of us was planning to meet up at after the last session. I said sure and pulled out the s-pen and wrote down the information.

    I was at my desk on Friday, the phone rang and instead of grabbing a traditional pen a paper, I jotted down the number of a customer using the s-pen of my phone. Later, when I went to call the customer back I didn't have the number scribbled on a post it note in my pocket, but rather right with me in my phone.

    If you really think about how many times you scribble little thoughts or ideas on a piece of torn paper, napkin, back of a business card or whatever, and just switch those times to using the convenience of the Note 2, you'll be amazed how truly useful having the s-pen with you all the time really is.



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    This exactly.^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    Yeah that can be useful but I think many have become accustomed to picking up their devices and typing the info so people have to retrain themselves and that's hard because let's face it we won't have this device forever and it's no guarantee that the next device people get will have these capabilities. So it can be challenging to integrate something Inc your life especially if it's not used that often.

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    Exactly
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams#AC View Post
    This exactly.^^^

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    Haha after I posted "exactly" I saw that you posted the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAS View Post
    Without the s-pen all you have is a smartphone with a large screen. What distinguishes this phone from any other is that you have a full featured smartphone, an adequate sized tablet display, and an electronic notepad all in one device.

    On every billboard advertising the Note, you always see the pen. That's because it's the pen that sets this device apart from any on the market today.

    Countless times a day I need a quick pen and notepad. Sometimes to jot an idea; to write down a phone number; remember a task etc.

    I was in the UPS store the other day, and I needed to jot down the tracking number of my shipment. The clerk asked me if I needed a pen to write down the number, I said no thanks. I pulled out my s-pen and jotted it down on my phone.

    I was at a conference out of town last week and a colleague asked if I had a piece of paper to write down the name of the restaurant a group of us was planning to meet up at after the last session. I said sure and pulled out the s-pen and wrote down the information.

    I was at my desk on Friday, the phone rang and instead of grabbing a traditional pen a paper, I jotted down the number of a customer using the s-pen of my phone. Later, when I went to call the customer back I didn't have the number scribbled on a post it note in my pocket, but rather right with me in my phone.

    If you really think about how many times you scribble little thoughts or ideas on a piece of torn paper, napkin, back of a business card or whatever, and just switch those times to using the convenience of the Note 2, you'll be amazed how truly useful having the s-pen with you all the time really is.



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    Maybe it is just me but I didn't buy the phone for the pen feature. If the pen didn't come with this phone, I still would have bought it. The phone was a no brainer for me due to the large screen, fast processor, beautiful display, jelly bean, camera, large removeable battery, and a few Samsung software features I like such as "blocking mode".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoneguy108 View Post
    Maybe it is just me but I didn't buy the phone for the pen feature. If the pen didn't come with this phone, I still would have bought it. The phone was a no brainer for me due to the large screen, fast processor, beautiful display, jelly bean, camera, large removeable battery, and a few Samsung software features I like such as "blocking mode".
    @ Phoneguy108: I'm so sorry, I, along with a few others, obviously miss understood the reason for you starting this thread. I personally was under the impression you were looking for some real life examples of how the s-pen is used in everyday life because so far you hadn't seen a need to incorporate it into your daily routine. My fault!

    I'm glad you enjoy the device even without using the s-pen. As you mentioned the Note 2 has some impressive hardware and software features irrespective of the s-pen. However, for me without the s-pen I could have chosen any number of impressive Android phones. In fact, for a brief while I even owned the Gs3 and HTC One X. But the s-pen is so vital to my personal needs that I will never buy another device without one.

    But again, sorry for misunderstanding the purpose of your thread. I was just trying to be helpful.

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    @DAS:
    Actually, your list of various ways to use the S-pen is helpful. I just wish I could select a default note style that would pop up (instead of the buddy page) each time I pull out the pen. Sometimes during work, I have no time to consider which style of note I need to use, and a list format is always appropo for my needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hummingbirdhill View Post
    @DAS:
    Actually, your list of various ways to use the S-pen is helpful. I just wish I could select a default note style that would pop up (instead of the buddy page) each time I pull out the pen. Sometimes during work, I have no time to consider which style of note I need to use, and a list format is always appropo for my needs.
    Thank you hummingbirdhill. I appreciate at that.

    Oh yes. I can see how your suggestion would be useful. It is a little annoying to always have to choose the template. In my case if it just defaulted to the frequently used template it would save me a step.

    However, having more to choose from like a list template in your case would be really helpful.

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