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  1. fitcherama's Avatar
    Curious how people use their Spen. Using the S8+ at the mo and wondering what advantages the stylus brings?
    08-07-2017 12:36 PM
  2. owensch1's Avatar
    Mostly editing pictures and note taking
    jimd1050, rsmin, nuangel2 and 1 others like this.
    08-07-2017 01:37 PM
  3. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    I'm a notorious note taker. I fill up these little paper notebooks in a month. Grocery lists, food plans, self motivation things (stop eating, fatty!). I've never been comfortable taking notes and tasks with text. That being said, there are other things you can use the pen for: cropping screenshots was a favorite of mine. I know the pen on the 7 could translate (but I did not have it long enough to figure it out)

    Also could write a text, write in calendar. I found these things useful because I just like writing. Some people don't.
    08-07-2017 01:38 PM
  4. jimd1050's Avatar
    On my Note 5 and 7, I had S-Note, an App that allowed you to take quick notes with the pen like a sticky note. Very handy! I also had several drawing apps that I used on a regular basis - even an electronic circuit design app that I could use to draw quick modifications to circuits at work when we needed to do work-arounds for some reason. The Note 7 was the best (for the short time we had them) you could clip a piece of an article you were reading and paste it into an email, or draw an irregular line around a portion of an image and grab that and paste that into an email or another document for use elsewhere. Enough said?
    08-07-2017 01:40 PM
  5. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Grocery lists, to do list, phone #s , notes, SCREENSHOTS. I HATE having to press home and power or whatever. I've hod Notes for years, so yeah. 1st world problems. I find using my SPen quicker than opening up the contacts and typing #s , addresses, etc.

    I sure hope Action Memo is back. It was so quick to pull out my pen, write a #, email, etc and link it to add a contact automatically. Notes are just beasts! Man I can't wait to get back to business!
    08-07-2017 01:49 PM
  6. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Oh... And the pen is so handy to annotate PDF. I could go on extolling the virtues of the SPen!
    08-07-2017 01:50 PM
  7. jimd1050's Avatar
    Grocery lists, to do list, phone #s , notes, SCREENSHOTS. I HATE having to press home and power or whatever. I've hod Notes for years, so yeah. 1st world problems. I find using my SPen quicker than opening up the contacts and typing #s , addresses, etc.

    I sure hope Action Memo is back. It was so quick to pull out my pen, write a #, email, etc and link it to add a contact automatically. Notes are just beasts! Man I can't wait to get back to business!
    "Action Memo" BETTER be back!
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    08-07-2017 01:52 PM
  8. debdroid1a's Avatar
    Oh... And the pen is so handy to annotate PDF. I could go on extolling the virtues of the SPen!
    One of my favorite features. I modify crochet patterns a lot and this is helpful to me.
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    08-07-2017 02:52 PM
  9. 21538940075's Avatar
    I have longish nails, so i do everything with it. I type faster with the penthan without it. I used the lil sticky notes to do a monthly budget on a 2nd home screen. I love to be able to scroll through fb, or any website and cut out a pic, funny saying, or meme and send it to whoever. The note 7 let me make my own gifs. I have my notes programmed to let me in the phone if i pull it out, skipping around all security.

    For those of us who constantly lose the pen, there is a reminder if you get up and your phone doesnt sense the pen..

    As a pet owner.. the dogs have come to have respect for the lil thing that jabs their nose when they are too far in my personal bubble.. and i have several videos where the spen is a glorious bird scritcher.. lol
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    08-07-2017 03:23 PM
  10. sandra_17's Avatar
    All of the above. Everything you would use your fingers for, and then some. I despise touch screens, lol (former Blackberry user). I use it even for dialing. Been using Note phones since the N3, have the Note 10.1 & 12.2 tablets. The longer you have the S-Pen, the more you find to do with it.
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    08-07-2017 04:27 PM
  11. sandra_17's Avatar
    "Action Memo" BETTER be back!
    Right?!

    We did have a workaround on the N7 to install S Note vs the awful Samsung Notes. I read somewhere tho that it was blocked from being installed on the newer Samsung tablets. I will be incredibly pissed if that's the case with the N8. I have five years of info within S Notes/Action Memo between all my devices.
    08-07-2017 04:33 PM
  12. rsmin's Avatar
    Right?!

    We did have a workaround on the N7 to install S Note vs the awful Samsung Notes. I read somewhere tho that it was blocked from being installed on the newer Samsung tablets. I will be incredibly pissed if that's the case with the N8. I have five years of info within S Notes/Action Memo between all my devices.
    I agree. S Note is a must have. I have had a note since note 2. Don't understand why they took that away.

    One other thing about using the spen is the screen stays "smudge free". I took the s7e last year after Samsung pried my old cold hands off the two note 7's last year that I had, and I can't wait to get my note 8. I am constantly wiping the smudges off the screen of my s7e.
    08-07-2017 07:49 PM
  13. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I also use it for games. Spider solitaire with the small cards. Word search.
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    08-07-2017 09:41 PM
  14. Katrina White1's Avatar
    I also use it for games. Spider solitaire with the small cards. Word search.
    YES, definitely word search!
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    08-07-2017 10:15 PM
  15. alwilliam's Avatar
    All of the above! I also do spread sheets and Excel applications. The pen really comes handy.
    I also like the fact when you're in a hurry, you can write something on the screen even when the phone is off and it saves it for you.
    It's also great for graphic artists as it comes with different pens/brushes/strokes and colors. A girl friend always borrow my Note Pro tablet when we're together and always create some cool art works.
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    08-08-2017 01:09 AM
  16. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Grocery lists, to do list, phone #s , notes, SCREENSHOTS. I HATE having to press home and power or whatever. I've hod Notes for years, so yeah. 1st world problems. I find using my SPen quicker than opening up the contacts and typing #s , addresses, etc.

    I sure hope Action Memo is back. It was so quick to pull out my pen, write a #, email, etc and link it to add a contact automatically. Notes are just beasts! Man I can't wait to get back to business!
    ACTION MEMO PINNED TO SCREEN and not the way they had it on the 8, I hated it, On the 5 I had 3 screens filled up with different action notes pinned to the screen- TBH that was the biggest heart break (but I could deal)
    Miscue likes this.
    08-08-2017 10:56 AM
  17. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Right?!

    We did have a workaround on the N7 to install S Note vs the awful Samsung Notes. I read somewhere tho that it was blocked from being installed on the newer Samsung tablets. I will be incredibly pissed if that's the case with the N8. I have five years of info within S Notes/Action Memo between all my devices.
    I just bought the Tab S3...sadly samsung notes is installed and S note no where to be found. Still the awful half a$$ pin to screen ugliness.
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    08-08-2017 10:59 AM
  18. sandra_17's Avatar
    I just bought the Tab S3...sadly samsung notes is installed and S note no where to be found. Still the awful half a$$ pin to screen ugliness.
    Have you tried this ("slightly" wordy) way to install S Notes? It worked on the N7, and you do not need to uninstall (even if you could) Samsung Notes. Would love to know if it works on the Tab S3.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...ng-s-note.html
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    08-08-2017 12:18 PM
  19. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    Have you tried this ("slightly" wordy) way to install S Notes? It worked on the N7, and you do not need to uninstall (even if you could) Samsung Notes. Would love to know if it works on the Tab S3.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...ng-s-note.html
    Worth a try!!!! If I could pin action notes to the screen (they way the 5 sued to) that would give my life meaning. I'll let you know how it works
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    08-08-2017 02:56 PM
  20. Allnicksgone's Avatar
    One of the things I used it for on the Note 7 that hasn't been mentioned yet was the magnify feature.
    08-08-2017 05:16 PM
  21. Katrina White1's Avatar
    One of the things I used it for on the Note 7 that hasn't been mentioned yet was the magnify feature.
    YES! Another awesome feature of the SPen.
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    08-08-2017 05:39 PM
  22. kirksucks's Avatar
    I do alot of art sketches and Doodles. The free sketchbook app in galaxy gifts is a great app for drawing.
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    08-19-2017 11:29 AM
  23. 21538940075's Avatar


    I use it for this too
    08-19-2017 05:27 PM
  24. jsk0703's Avatar
    I used it mostly for note taking, picture editing, doodling and annotations. Since I work in an architecture role, sometimes ideas just hit me and I need to jot it down.
    08-19-2017 06:05 PM
  25. rsmin's Avatar


    I use it for this too
    Awww.
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    08-19-2017 06:28 PM
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