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  1. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    @ 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.

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Android Central Forums
    I found your suggestions and examples helpful. :thumbup:

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2.
    12-08-2012 10:40 PM
  2. Phoneguy108's Avatar
    @ 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.

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Android Central Forums
    No need to be sorry. I was just trying to generate some good conversation and I was sucessful in doing so! Thanks again for all your input. I appreciate it!
    hummingbirdhill and DAS like this.
    12-09-2012 02:08 PM
  3. rapboymix's Avatar
    It's cool when you can text with your S-Pen I'm all for it.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Android Central Forums
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    12-09-2012 04:07 PM
  4. karsdroid's Avatar
    I love the spen...i use it all of the time. i am flashing back to the beginning of time when we all had pdas. try the handwriting recognition.....love it. i find myself making more quick notes in meetings and such than ever before.
    12-09-2012 05:04 PM
  5. Analyss14's Avatar
    I honestly didn't think I would use the spen as much as I have so far. I'm in grad school and I have to read a lot of articles and journals. I appreciate the fact that I don't have to buy a lot of books for classes because most of our reading is sourced through scholarly journals but sometimes I have reams and reams of printed articles and some of them are too thick to staple so it just becomes I giant mess. Since I got the note II, I've been using ezPDF for all my articles. I download it to the phone and mark it as I read. It's great and I love that it maintains the page info. I use this feature everyday.

    Also the other day, I drove past a house with a for sale sign and I know this is bad but I slowed down the car and pulled the spen out and scribbled the realtor's info all without looking at the screen. It wasn't the neatest note but it was legible and I didn't have to look down at the keyboard.

    One of the biggest things I love about the spen (not counting the above) was actually one I hadn't considered. I love gaming but I don't use my phone for graphic intensive games (I leave that for the consoles) and one thing I hate is that sometimes you play a game with touch controls but your fingers obscure what you're touching or dragging. Playing machinarium with the spen has been a pleasure. Dragging items from the inventory or selecting an item in the background that is very small is easier. It's great for most point and click games.

    Biggest Con:
    A lot of the apps I would like to use the spen with have not implemented any kind of palm rejection and with the screen size of the note II I find my wrist gets uncomfortable quicker when I try to write without resting my hand on the phone surface.
    12-09-2012 10:55 PM
  6. Megan Arlitz's Avatar
    I do not have this phone yet, but I am going to go pick it up today from a store that has it for $249.88, But every time I played with this phone, guess what, I took that little pen right out of it's little hiding space and played with it. I just can't wait till I get it. I'm so excited.
    12-11-2012 01:11 PM
  7. ItsaRaid's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    I think people are not using their s pens because they dont know how. Photo app is missing, ect. It would be be nice if someone could list step by step instructions on s pen usage
    12-11-2012 03:02 PM
  8. nlitenme's Avatar
    It would be be nice if someone could list step by step instructions on s pen usage
    Here's a start - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...samsung.note_2

    From there, check out the many YouTube videos & as always, ask your Noteworthy friends here.
    12-11-2012 03:31 PM
  9. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    I love the spen...i use it all of the time. i am flashing back to the beginning of time when we all had pdas. try the handwriting recognition.....love it. i find myself making more quick notes in meetings and such than ever before.
    Haha, I remember taking weeks to learn Palm Graffiti - even had the sticker on the back of my Pilot in case I forgot a letter - and this is SO much easier and faster. I haven't typed a text for days.

    The only downside is it gets the case mixed up, and the problem with L, l, I, and 1 getting confused. But I still need to do a little more work on my part.
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    12-11-2012 06:25 PM
  10. AustinTech's Avatar
    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.



    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    You could have done all those things with your camera. Take a picture of the info you need instead of writing it down. Or write it down and take a picture. Less errors also.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    12-11-2012 06:32 PM
  11. karsdroid's Avatar
    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...
    Samsung Interactive Tutorial
    specifically the spen section....gestures, scrolling, air view, handwriting recognition, i like the feature to write notes etc.on the back of pictures...i like the view of the calendar where you can write directly on the days.....i'm sure as we go on we will find even more.
    12-11-2012 06:54 PM
  12. DAS's Avatar
    You could have done all those things with your camera. Take a picture of the info you need instead of writing it down. Or write it down and take a picture. Less errors also.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    I could record meetings with a tape recorder instead of writing notes.

    I could collect business cards instead of writing down a colleagues number or email address.

    I could ask my assistant to print all PDF's and have me sign with a ball park pen instead of emailing them to me and I sign using Soonr Scribble when I'm away from the office.

    Or I could refuse to be brainwashed by technology companies altogether concerning smartphones/tablets/gadgets and use a simple flip phone with no added features.

    But while all those alternatives, and the ones you mentioned, are an option, what fun would that be? New technology is a joy to learn and use. I have used the Galaxy Note since the original came to the states in February, and have incorporated the s-pen into all of my everyday life.

    I also own the Note 10.1, and use the tablet just as extensively.

    So yes, while there is always more than one way to accomplish a task, when it comes to the Note 2, I will typically opt to use the S-pen as my preferred method to get things done.





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    12-11-2012 07:25 PM
  13. richdroidx's Avatar
    Im trying to get used to drawing on it. Takes some getting used to but I like and wouldn't give it up
    12-11-2012 09:52 PM
  14. Lee Hawkes's Avatar
    T3 tutorials: How to use the S Pen features in Samsung
    Best tips ive had for s-pen use.
    Let me know what you all think.
    Thanks.
    02-19-2013 04:05 PM
  15. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I don't use it other than to wrote a rare yet random note. I don't see a point to use it but its nice to have it either way.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    02-19-2013 04:40 PM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I use mine for writing posts, emails and many text messages.

    Sent from my AWESOME Note 2
    02-19-2013 04:49 PM
  17. Smileafayce's Avatar
    Excuse me, how do you free write at ANY time with your s pen? I know that's pretty vague, but for example in the middle of a call when you want to take a note, or when I have a bible app open and want to jot something anywhere on the screen. Is that possible. I know where I can write notes but I want to (for another example) in my bible app where the note option is it sort of forces me to select text letters with my pen but I want to use handwriting. hod do I go about that? Thank you!
    06-05-2013 05:10 AM
  18. LadiJae's Avatar
    Excuse me, how do you free write at ANY time with your s pen? I know that's pretty vague, but for example in the middle of a call when you want to take a note, or when I have a bible app open and want to jot something anywhere on the screen. Is that possible. I know where I can write notes but I want to (for another example) in my bible app where the note option is it sort of forces me to select text letters with my pen but I want to use handwriting. hod do I go about that? Thank you!
    If you hold the button on pen and double tap on the screen the mini s-note will pop up and u take notes and move it around...

    ~Jae, tap'n on my Sexy White Galaxy Note 2~
    06-05-2013 07:09 AM
  19. dj2big's Avatar
    I use it at work all day for work.
    Car sales I write customers names and info and stock numbers of cars they are interested in. Pretty handy. I also walk the lot and take notes on inventory :-D

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    06-05-2013 11:24 AM
  20. taniabonita52's Avatar
    I use it to draw, mostly. Got the device because I'm an artist... So it's like an "on the go" sketchbook. Amazing. The possibilities are endless with apps like sketchbook mobile.

    I also use it to take notes or jot down ideas when the inspiration strikes.

    Sometimes I take screenshots of certain things that I'm doing on the phone and I write on them for reference or to message it to someone.

    I can honestly say that the only thing that could replace my Note 2 is... Another Note 2 or a Note 3... If the latter isn't too ridiculously large.

    The s-pen is what brings a lot of versatility and power to this device. Force yourself to use it, and you'll never go back :-)

    Sent from my awesome Note 2!!!!!!!!!
    06-06-2013 02:38 AM
  21. taniabonita52's Avatar
    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...
    Sketchbook mobile takes full advantage of the s-pen. I don't know if there are any other artists commenting on this thread, but that is probably my most used app in terms of the s-pen.

    Sent from my awesome Note 2!!!!!!!!!
    06-06-2013 02:43 AM
  22. LadiJae's Avatar
    I just use it instead of using my fingers most of time..... I get tired of touching the screen all the time. And the short cuts of the pen I don't have to press menu or the back button anymore usually...

    ~Jae, tap'n on my Sexy White Galaxy Note 2~
    06-06-2013 06:21 AM
  23. shakeandbake20's Avatar
    In the very beginning... i wasnt the Spen that much.. because it was alittle bit tedious to find the Snote APP... and click create a note.....etc.... but once i learned how to change the option to open SNOTE as a pop-up whenever the SPen is removed.... maybe it sooooo much practical.... for copying notes..numbers.. ideas...etc.

    Some things i like to do with the SPEN


    My wife sends the grocery list on an email..... and i upload it on the SNOTE... and use the pen to cross out all the stuff i picked up.....just making it easier to see whats left to pickup etc....... Nothing worse than going home and bringing 3 lemons..instead of the 12 your wife wanted... (movie reference... lol)

    When i visit customers...i use the SNOTE to jot down notes and then email it to my work computer

    I also like using it when surfing the web sometimes on my phone...


    Amazing phone...
    06-09-2013 10:08 AM
  24. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    When I had my Note 2, I used the S-pen for note taking mostly. I didn't use post-its at all during that time. It was just a lot more convenient to have all of my notes in one place. I found d myself taking notes all the time. Other than that, I didn't really use the S-pen for anything else.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-09-2013 10:53 PM
  25. NewYorkChic's Avatar
    I use mine to play mahjong and maybe send a Facebook note... But that's it
    Sent from my SPH-L900 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-10-2013 05:21 AM
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