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  1. mike104393's Avatar
    Like the title says, the last time I've used my spen was around 2 months ago. Trying to find more reasons to use it. Anyone else?
    03-21-2018 12:23 AM
  2. chmun77's Avatar
    Hmm... I do use it now and then, especially when creating GIF cut from some movies scenes to share with my friends.
    03-21-2018 01:49 AM
  3. andytiedye's Avatar
    I use it for almost all interaction with the phone. Fingers too big and imprecise.

    The handwriting recognition works quite well most of the time too.
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    03-21-2018 02:32 AM
  4. Josh Grevous's Avatar
    03-21-2018 05:06 AM
  5. Lepa79's Avatar
    Use it probably 2-3 times a day. Can't have a phone without it. It's why I bought a Note.
    03-21-2018 05:50 AM
  6. jejb's Avatar
    I use it pretty much daily. It is the reason I got a Note, and it would be hard to give it up. But there are lots of great phones out there to choose from, if the S-Pen is of no value to you.
    sandra_17 likes this.
    03-21-2018 05:59 AM
  7. naturalguy's Avatar
    I don't use it everyday but when I do it's really handy
    BBSeattle likes this.
    03-21-2018 06:03 AM
  8. gernerttl's Avatar
    I don't use it all that much. Last night was the first time in weeks. To be honest, the S-pen wasn't a selling point for me. It was the overall quality of the phone. The Note 8 is a really good phone with or without the S-pen.
    03-21-2018 06:12 AM
  9. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    Nope you're not alone. I rarely use it as well.
    03-21-2018 06:35 AM
  10. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Use it probably 2-3 times a day. Can't have a phone without it. It's why I bought a Note.
    Same here!

    I went from a Note 4 to S7 Edge in 2016 and hated not being with the SPen, came back to Note with the Note8 on its launch, and I am never leaving unless we see some true competition from LG, Sony and Google Pixel with a Pen.

    Did you ever use the Sony Ericsson P series phones back in the day? To me the Note phones are like a modern Sony Ericsson P910i - IMO one of the best phones of its time even when you removed the keyboard and just had it all screen with the Stylus and Jog-dial.
    sandra_17 likes this.
    03-21-2018 06:56 AM
  11. con5150's Avatar
    I'm using it right now , I do like it for grabbing pictures etc.
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    03-21-2018 08:01 AM
  12. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I’m sure you are not alone as some people just don’t find it useful. I use it every day. Mostly when I just want to be more precise when using the browser or something, but I also use it to edit documents, pictures or make notes on a map or document. I’ll make lists and pen them to my always on display or home screen. I have other phones that I use occasionally and I miss the S-Pen almost immediately.
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    03-21-2018 08:34 AM
  13. sandra_17's Avatar
    All day, every day. Type with it, dial with it, scroll with it, use the calculator with it, write, draw, annotate, select/copy/paste text and images, "smart" select, magnify, etc., etc.

    But most importantly I use the original S Note/Action Memo app. I think that's a big divide in S Pen users as well. For those who came to the Note series with the N7 or 8 and unfortunately were introduced to Samsung Notes, it's hard to imagine the myriad features and functions of S Note/Action Memo. Even some who did use it in older Notes used only its basic features.

    Then there's also the fact that I really miss my BlackBerry physical keyboards, and typing on a touch screen sucked after that for me. My first Android was the Note 3 (and all Notes since), originally so I could use the pen to type/swype. Just exploded from there
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    03-21-2018 08:58 AM
  14. kitmo's Avatar
    I never use it as it was a new concept to me and a novelty. I think one would have to use it daily to try to develop the habit of using it. I tried in the first week or so that I bought the phone, but I gradually just forgot about it. I will try again since this thread has brought it to mind again. I honestly forget that I have it. lol
    03-21-2018 08:59 AM
  15. naturalguy's Avatar
    Once you use it to sign PDF documents, you'll never want to go back to a phone without it
    castone001 likes this.
    03-21-2018 09:02 AM
  16. Ryano89's Avatar
    I don't use it every single day, but when I use it for notes and documents at work I'm soooo grateful to have it. I won't say I'll NEVER switch to a phone that doesn't have a pen, but it's going to take one hell of an amazing phone to pull me away from it.
    koigirl likes this.
    03-21-2018 10:58 AM
  17. b.grdner's Avatar
    I don't use it that much; mostly to take notes. Rather than having to look for pen and paper to take a quick note I use the Screen off writing feature of the phone.
    koigirl likes this.
    03-21-2018 01:46 PM
  18. tadpoles's Avatar
    I don't use it much but it is very nice.
    03-21-2018 02:57 PM
  19. jwatson77's Avatar
    I use it several times a day with the phone. It's also good for scratching in your ear. 😉
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    03-21-2018 05:15 PM
  20. Thomasrope's Avatar
    About the only time I use it is when the wife sends me to the grocery store and I have to make a list. wish I had more opportunity to use it.
    03-21-2018 05:20 PM
  21. srgonu's Avatar
    may be you are the only one
    03-21-2018 05:29 PM
  22. applejosh's Avatar
    Rarely use it. Maybe to create silly gifs for sending in sms. Once I think I signed a PDF. Other than that, don’t use it. My notes are illegible by most people (a lot of time by me), so not overly useful for my purposes.
    03-22-2018 07:17 AM
  23. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    I might use it but it's situational but when it's needed it is truly a life saver.
    03-22-2018 07:34 AM
  24. rap1's Avatar
    I've always wanted a Note just for the Spen. If the Note 8 had more storage, I likely would have got it. It's the only phone I would have considered spending that much for. I still miss my Palm with the stylus. Instead I got an LG G6+ Amazon Prime edition with 128GB and saved lots of money.
    03-22-2018 07:36 AM
  25. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    I use it. It is really handy for annotating a screenshot.
    03-22-2018 07:38 AM
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