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  1. mickmel's Avatar
    I'm using Samsung Notes quite a bit already, given how convenient it is. However, I see that the old "S Note" app is installed as well, though notes from "Samsung Notes" don't show up in there.

    I'm wanting a way to see these notes on my computer, and Samsung seems to have an "S Note" Windows app, but nothing for "Samsung Notes". I use Google Keep quite a bit, but the Keep interaction with the s-pen is not nearly as good as it is with the native Samsung apps.

    So:
    1 -- Is there any need for the "S Note" app anymore?
    2 -- Is there any way to see the "Samsung Notes" notes on my PC?

    Thanks!
    08-19-2016 08:55 PM
  2. mcook1670's Avatar
    S note is the note app, S Notes is all your notes, quick memos, etc

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-19-2016 10:51 PM
  3. sicunder36's Avatar
    S note is the note app, S Notes is all your notes, quick memos, etc

    Posted via the Android Central App
    He is taking about the new app that samsung has replaced snotes and other applications with i.e samsung notes. He knows what Snote is. Samsung notes was released with note 7.
    08-21-2016 08:32 AM
  4. boufa's Avatar
    I was a believer in the change to Samsung Notes, and combining all of those separate features... until I tried to use it.

    Samsung Note does not do Photo notes (the kind that converts a photo in a line drawing you can edit), also the Action memo is gone. I initially didn't mind this, but after using it, the notes that Samsung Notes creates are much more limited, and wierd. Samsung went back to day 1 on this app, and ruined it. It is very under developed compared to S-Notes. Biggest mistake that they made with this device was crippling Notes.

    So I reloaded S-Note (the one from the play store, NOT the one from Galaxy Store) I use it for notes, and action memo's. Saddly screen off notes only go to Samsung Notes, so I have to keep it around just for that.

    If you want them all in one place, you can import your s-note data (including action memos) into samsung notes, from within the same device, as you need to. I'm not sure I am going to bother.

    I hope with all of the extra features being separate from the OS and able to be updated without carrier interaction, maybe we can get Samsung Note fixed.
    08-21-2016 10:29 AM
  5. mickmel's Avatar
    Thanks all for your input. Any way to be able to view your notes online or via a Windows app?
    08-21-2016 02:03 PM
  6. Todds7's Avatar
    I agree 100%, for the life of me I can't understand why they would cripple the S Note app the way they have. As far as I can tell there are not extension packs for Samsung Notes like there were for S Note. These extensions allowed you to create shapes, create charts, transform items and so on. I'm not sure if they usage statistics that would indicate no one was using these things but I know that I was. The new Samsung Notes just seems to be a simple note app that many other apps can do. Don't know how to give Samsung feedback that would matter but the added features in S Note was what differentiated their app from the rest of the pack. I have recently installed an older version of S Note but it will not allow the charts extension nor the idea sketch on this device.
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    08-21-2016 03:19 PM
  7. sandra_17's Avatar
    Also no way to record an SNote as you create it. Tho I have a feeling that I, and about six other people on the planet ever used it. I've been so aggravated since getting this phone. It's absolutely stunning, but I couldn't wait to get rid of my Note 5 after losing the battery & SD card. Dealing with the battery by using portable ones, got back my SD cards, but this whole SNote dumbing down thing is p*ssing me off. What, were these features too complicated for the average Note user? I doubt it.
    08-21-2016 06:21 PM
  8. Ingeneious's Avatar
    SIAP, but you can download the s note from the Google play store and the extensions from the galaxy app store. That's what i did and it's been working out tremendously for me.
    08-21-2016 09:48 PM
  9. boufa's Avatar
    SIAP, but you can download the s note from the Google play store and the extensions from the galaxy app store. That's what i did and it's been working out tremendously for me.
    I agree, there is a 90% work around (the screen off memos only go to samsung note) but that doesn't necessarily excuse the complete stupidity of dumbing down, stripping clean the real productivity features of S Note.
    sicunder36 likes this.
    08-21-2016 10:28 PM
  10. Ingeneious's Avatar
    Agreed.
    sicunder36 likes this.
    08-21-2016 10:30 PM
  11. jdfry15's Avatar
    Thanks all for your input. Any way to be able to view your notes online or via a Windows app?
    I always had mine sync to Evernote and you can see them on your pc app or browser

    Posted via the Android Central App
    sicunder36 likes this.
    08-21-2016 10:56 PM
  12. sandra_17's Avatar
    SIAP, but you can download the s note from the Google play store and the extensions from the galaxy app store. That's what i did and it's been working out tremendously for me.
    Looks like it's now gone from the play store. Logging in from my PC it says incompatible with ALL my devices (I still have my Note 3, 4, & 5, plus the 7), as well as the Note 10.1 and 12.2. I'd hurry and get that copy from the XDA link that's posted, and save a copy, lol!
    08-22-2016 01:02 AM
  13. Ingeneious's Avatar
    Weird. Well it is still available in the Samsung Galaxy Apps store for anyone interested.
    08-22-2016 01:04 AM
  14. droidtgray's Avatar
    Does the version from the galaxy app store include action memo. Also if it does will it make a memo floating minimized when pressing the home button without saving?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-22-2016 01:50 AM
  15. ilordvader's Avatar
    S note is the note app, S Notes is all your notes, quick memos, etc

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I change and Buy New phones every 6 months
    will be getting S8 next

    Which of these will Sync so i have my important notes always & can use it in my Next phone

    Please
    wirelessgal likes this.
    08-22-2016 03:00 AM
  16. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    I change and Buy New phones every 6 months
    will be getting S8 next

    Which of these will Sync so i have my important notes always & can use it in my Next phone

    Please
    New phone every six months? Well...
    08-22-2016 03:07 AM
  17. Ingeneious's Avatar
    Does the version from the galaxy app store include action memo. Also if it does will it make a memo floating minimized when pressing the home button without saving?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Unfortunately, action memo is no more.
    08-22-2016 08:07 AM
  18. boufa's Avatar
    There are plenty of places to get the Action Memo version, check XDA, there is a guide to getting it back.
    08-22-2016 09:16 AM
  19. sandra_17's Avatar
    There are plenty of places to get the Action Memo version, check XDA, there is a guide to getting it back.
    Yes, be sure to get it from XDA's link (that's the same version that WAS in google play. The one in Samsung's Galaxy Apps is newer, and as shown in one of the youtube videos, Action Memo only works a few times then got buggy. Works fine with the XDA version.
    08-22-2016 11:03 AM
  20. adkhkr's Avatar
    The new version of notes is such a step backwards. I hope they offer some upgrades soon. Even backgrounds have been taken away.
    woohoo22 likes this.
    08-22-2016 12:48 PM
  21. Cmikos's Avatar
    I did the same thing here. Action Memo was the most used feature on my note 4. Had to have it. I was glad to see adding back an older version of S Note brought it back. I hope Samsung fixes this. I set my play store not to automatically update for fear the S Note will update and lose the functions I use most.
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    08-22-2016 01:42 PM
  22. sandra_17's Avatar
    Wow, check out the the reviews in the play store for Samsung Notes. Lots of pissed people. Samsung is actually replying (I haven't posted a review yet, but I did post on their fb page & twitter, with no acknowledgement).

    "Thank you for using Samsung Notes. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will carefully review your feedback, and improve it next version to resolve your discomfort."

    Some of those canned replies were two days ago, and some folks are sharing how they downloaded the old SNotes as a workaround. Prob why it's missing now :/
    Connert likes this.
    08-22-2016 09:05 PM
  23. TJA3500's Avatar
    What happens when you press the button on your S Pen on double tap on the home screen?
    08-22-2016 09:19 PM
  24. Connert's Avatar
    What happens when you press the button on your S Pen on double tap on the home screen?
    If you have the xda listed version it will pull up the Action Memo. Even double tapping while in an app.
    08-22-2016 09:23 PM
  25. Inevitable Flux's Avatar
    What happens when you press the button on your S Pen on double tap on the home screen?
    Wow! Thank you so much for the reminder of the feature I thought was gone forever. Strangely, this wasn't working a mere two days ago but it seems to work now.
    08-22-2016 09:27 PM
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