1. neil123456's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Looking into pre ordering a Note 7 but wanted to know if when using 3rd party launchers can you still use all the s pen & edge features?

    I am a long time iOS user but think the Note 7 could be the reason to change.

    Thanks in advance.
    08-20-2016 03:38 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Not sure if all work but everything I tried so far works.
    08-21-2016 10:04 PM
  3. boufa's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Looking into pre ordering a Note 7 but wanted to know if when using 3rd party launchers can you still use all the s pen & edge features?

    I am a long time iOS user but think the Note 7 could be the reason to change.

    Thanks in advance.
    The S-pen has noting to do with the launcher, so you will definitely be fine on that one. The edge panels I believe are also independent of the launcher, so you SHOULD be fine on those too.
    08-21-2016 10:24 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    As others have said the S-Pen will work with other launchers. I've tried a few and the features work with all of them.
    08-22-2016 01:33 AM
  5. the block's Avatar
    That's good to hear. I've been trying to TouchWiz out since I got the phone, but little things I can't control or don't like how they look have me tempted to go back to Nova. I'll give it another few days, but I'm glad to hear I won't lose any functionality if I leave TouchWiz.
    08-22-2016 06:55 AM
  6. vmmatty's Avatar
    That's good to hear. I've been trying to TouchWiz out since I got the phone, but little things I can't control or don't like how they look have me tempted to go back to Nova. I'll give it another few days, but I'm glad to hear I won't lose any functionality if I leave TouchWiz.
    I've been using Nova launcher and the S Pen features and edge panel features all work correctly. No difference when using another launcher.
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    08-22-2016 06:56 AM
  7. RichBrown68's Avatar
    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but there is one S pen feature that will not be available on any 3rd party launchers. Namely, once you create a note, in Touchwiz you can pin it to the home screen. Not so in any other launcher.

    --RICH
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    08-22-2016 07:16 AM
  8. calicocat2010's Avatar
    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but there is one S pen feature that will not be available on any 3rd party launchers. Namely, once you create a note, in Touchwiz you can pin it to the home screen. Not so in any other launcher.

    --RICH
    Ugh. I hate stock Android and use Nova Prime.
    Siighs. Thanks for the sad tip.
    08-22-2016 07:56 AM
  9. TJA3500's Avatar
    On my Note 5 with Nova Prime launcher I can pin a note to the home screen. I don't know why they would remove that on the Note 7.
    08-22-2016 08:06 AM
  10. RichBrown68's Avatar
    On my Note 5 with Nova Prime launcher I can pin a note to the home screen. I don't know why they would remove that on the Note 7.
    I already tested it. There is a little menu that comes up with touchwiz that includes pin to home screen. Do the same thing in noble launcher, and that item never appears on the menu.

    --RICH
    08-22-2016 08:36 AM
  11. TJA3500's Avatar
    I just looked at mine again and it will let me minimize an Action Memo but I guess there's no way to pin it to the home screen. Guess I've just never had a need to pin a note to the home screen because I've always used the S Note widget.
    08-22-2016 08:42 AM
  12. RichBrown68's Avatar
    I just looked at mine again and it will let me minimize an Action Memo but I guess there's no way to pin it to the home screen. Guess I've just never had a need to pin a note to the home screen because I've always used the S Note widget.
    And that's a good option too. Matter of fact, I was just experimenting with using onenote as my note app, I thought about the same thing: using a widget to keep it on the home screen

    --RICH
    08-22-2016 08:44 AM
  13. TJA3500's Avatar
    The S Note widget works well for me. I just keep it on an extra screen.Launchers and S Pen-1471873798620.jpg
    08-22-2016 08:50 AM
  14. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    As others have said, I haven't noticed any missing s pen or edge features with Nova launcher.
    08-22-2016 09:21 AM
  15. RichBrown68's Avatar
    The S Note widget works well for me. I just keep it on an extra screen.Click image for larger version. 

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    Where did you get that cool wallpaper?

    --RICH
    08-22-2016 09:35 AM
  16. TJA3500's Avatar
    It's the wallpaper than came with the theme I am using from the Theme Store. The Theme is " Gold Black"
    I'm using a different icon pack instead of what came with the theme. Launchers and S Pen-1471889959238.jpg
    08-22-2016 01:19 PM
  17. TJA3500's Avatar
    These are the wallpapersLaunchers and S Pen-1471890457233.jpgLaunchers and S Pen-1471890464153.jpg
    08-22-2016 01:27 PM

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