08-30-2015 08:09 AM
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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This is my first note. I'm sure I will discover so many uses for the S-pen. Earlier I decided to make a list of the movies I'd like to see. So I used smart select and made a category in scrapbook for movies.
    Hovering over the movie will give me a full view of the image I captured. This S-pen is a really cool tool.
    Is that the scroll select? That is a new feature.
    08-26-2015 05:55 PM
  2. tanson1011's Avatar
    Is that the scroll select? That is a new feature.
    Yes the long screen shot was scroll select. Another cool tool. This app reduces the resolution of image uploads terribly. If I were to email or text it to someone it would be really clear.
    08-26-2015 06:11 PM
  3. ccpopham's Avatar
    What app is it that you have from the Samsung app store to convert handwriting to text?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-26-2015 06:16 PM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    What app is it that you have from the Samsung app store to convert handwriting to text?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The keyboard while handle that. Most all keyboards have handwriting modes.
    08-26-2015 06:20 PM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    You can tell it to recognize the pen is out.
    Attached Thumbnails S Pen : Actual uses-1440631422872.jpg   S Pen : Actual uses-1440631438805.jpg  
    08-26-2015 06:24 PM
  6. bsod6's Avatar
    Download a pdf. Your phone will automatically let you annotate it... Unless it's a read only pdf.
    Gotcha, thanks!

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    08-26-2015 06:34 PM
  7. debdroid1a's Avatar
    What app is it that you have from the Samsung app store to convert handwriting to text?

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    There's an extension pack
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=570829

    You can find it by opening up the S Note App, choosing More, then choosing More Features. It apparently has in the extension pack that includes advanced tricks like a heartier toolbar and shape recognition, handwriting "transformation" and the ability to record sketches.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    08-26-2015 09:02 PM
  8. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I had a Note 4 and didn't take advantage of the S-pen before I sold it last year. I promised myself, i would use the S-Pen every single day with the Note 5 and so far I have kept my word. i'm trying to discover new features and all the cool things this magical pen can do. Really separates itself from all of the "BIG" phones out there.
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    08-26-2015 09:14 PM
  9. lorsban's Avatar
    I used mine for quick note taking and photo editing.

    Not that often tho. But very helpful when the occasion arises.
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    08-26-2015 09:33 PM
  10. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I started graduate school this week and I've found many uses for the S Pen while at school, such as writing down contact information, writing down homework assignments, and marking up PDFs.
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    08-26-2015 09:46 PM
  11. Katrina White1's Avatar
    I think if we all just took the time to really learn how to use all the features correctly, we'd use them all the time.

    my 1st Note was the 3. I was so excited by it that I watched videos for weeks. I'd watch on my tablet and perform the actions on the Note.

    I got lazy with the 4, but I'm determined to get the full use out of the 5. I just can't let all the functionality go to waste. It really Can make things easier.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-26-2015 10:52 PM
  12. jrisch's Avatar
    Not a Note 5 user as Samsung has not released it in Europe :-( but I use my Note 3's s-pen every day. Set to automatically launch action memo.
    08-27-2015 02:50 AM
  13. Laserbutt's Avatar
    I haven't signed any PDFs with mine yet. Soooo many PDFs are sent read only, so you can't actually sign them without resaving them first as a PDF that isn't read only, and frankly, if I'm going through that much trouble I can have someone at my office add a picture of my signature to the document.

    BUT - right now I use the pen all the time. First its great for navigating big webpages with lots of little links on them instead of my sausage fingers. Second, I take notes in evernote, or in S-Note (synced to evernote) and convert them. I downloaded an extension from the samsung app store (yes, it does exist) that allows S note to recognize my handwriting and convert it to text. So, when I do a screen off memo, if I write legibly enough, It can be converted into text and then it syncs into my evernote account automatically. This is great for writing down phone numbers, email addresses, etc.

    I also use the stylus to type a lot faster on a swype keyboard than I could with my fingers...

    Its great for drawing on screenshots - I really like taking a selected portion of the screen, writing on it, and texting my message to people. Very cool functionality, though definitely not essential. At this point I feel like the note taking functions of the S Pen are pretty essential to how I organize my business.

    One big advantage of the S Pen is if you are in a job where you are in meetings, people with their phones out look like disrespectful jerks, even if they are actually typing notes. With the S Pen, it looks like you are taking notes even if you are actually not.
    Is actually really easy to sign a PDF, if the PDF is read only use screenshot/ screen write. You can share straight from Adobe via email. It's the same concept as using Adobe as your printer on a computer..

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    08-27-2015 06:43 AM
  14. boufa's Avatar
    For me, the screen write without having to turn on and unlock the phone is the note 5 killer feature. I go through a ton of sticky notes, most for quick, temporary things (I also sometimes write on my hand) the phone needs to be a faster, easier option, and it is now.

    The only thing I wish it would do is have a double tap or something to start up the feature when the pen is out and the screen is off.
    08-27-2015 06:46 AM
  15. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I don't have a Note 5, but from my time using a Note 3 and Note 4, my favorite feature has to be the screen write.

    I can take a screenshot and write on it. So if I want to show my friends a meetup point, I can take a screenshot of the location in Google Maps and write whatever I need.

    On the Note 4, I really love using it like a mouse to select multiple items the same way I would on my PC. I also love how you can copy multiple lines of text separately instead of it having to be one long selection.
    08-27-2015 06:53 AM
  16. tanson1011's Avatar

    The only thing I wish it would do is have a double tap or something to start up the feature when the pen is out and the screen is off.
    Tap the home button, than double tap the lock screen with S-pen button held in. Works if you have password or any other form of security.
    08-27-2015 06:03 PM
  17. callderek's Avatar
    I use it plenty, but accidentally discovered that if you pull the pen out while the phone is asleep you have an instant note pad!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-27-2015 06:35 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I use it plenty, but accidentally discovered that if you pull the pen out while the phone is asleep you have an instant note pad!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Oh you didn't know that? That is one of the main features I wanted to upgrade for. I have to take a lot of notes with work and meetings and that makes it so much easier.
    08-27-2015 06:36 PM
  19. Connert's Avatar
    For me, the screen write without having to turn on and unlock the phone is the note 5 killer feature. I go through a ton of sticky notes, most for quick, temporary things (I also sometimes write on my hand) the phone needs to be a faster, easier option, and it is now.

    The only thing I wish it would do is have a double tap or something to start up the feature when the pen is out and the screen is off.
    Try the home button one click when the screen goes to sleep. This starts the screen write function back up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-27-2015 07:36 PM
  20. jdfry15's Avatar
    How is everyone signing pdfs? I know their are 3rd party apps but I thought it would be built in. If it is indeed a 3rd party app I need, which one is best?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I use goformz. Great app but it's a paid subscription. I can take any contract and upload it to their website and make text box or drop downs anything that I would use on my contract to eliminate paper then I can sign it and have customers sign it and email it straight to them.
    08-27-2015 08:30 PM
  21. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I find the S-Pen stylus great for navigating through web pages, as the air command features allow me to screenshot, or cut a few items out of the webpage and send/save them. This is extremely useful when I am multitasking, I am able to quickly select a picture of something that I like, and then drag it into messages to send to my friends. I would love to utilize the screen "off" memo a little bit more, but at the moment I am using the official S-View cover.
    Pretty much what I use it for... Easy for navigation and I love screen capture and drawing things to point things out to friends or just he silly

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5!
    08-27-2015 08:36 PM
  22. barry99705's Avatar
    I use it to annotate blueprints.
    S Pen : Actual uses-building-u0025252520layout-u0025252520-u00252525208-18-15-u0025252520v1.jpg
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    08-27-2015 08:56 PM
  23. linzgeneral's Avatar
    Just found one. Say you are in an app like the Android Central app. If you hold down the button on the S-pen and drag the cursor on a word, a menu pops up with an option to define the word among others. I think this is pretty cool because normally you would not be able to define words in apps like AC or Flipboard. You can also use the same method to copy and paste words and paragraphs into whatever and to send them in text messages, emails, etc.

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    08-27-2015 09:34 PM
  24. kodos's Avatar
    Today I had to run to Costco to pick up our weekly groceries, but my wife hadn't made the list yet. She texted it to me, and I grabbed a screenshot of it, and then "marked off items from the list" as I picked them up. Ended up being a much easier way to "manage" the list rather than pulling the list into Google Keep or something so that I could click them off. It ended up being shockingly much like a real shopping list, and worked great! I even added a couple of items to it by scribbling on it. Sometimes a hybrid old-school approach works great!
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    08-27-2015 09:35 PM
  25. andross77's Avatar
    My brother called me when he was out car shopping and asked me the KBB value of a 2013 Ford Escape with 30k miles. So I quickly google searched it and KBB has many informational pages but one in particular is a nice graph showing you what the private party value is, what the retail value is, average price paid etc.

    So instead of typing all this crap out (like I'm doing now :-)) I just took out the S-pen, cut out the graph and texted it to him. Oh and the graph was not a click able jpeg so you couldn't do it with your finger. This was like day 1 of having the note 5. Love that this phone can be used like every other phone with the pen put away and also like no other phone with the stylus out.
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    08-27-2015 10:36 PM
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