[All Discussion}Your S Pen... Use It? /Help/features ect...General

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  1. iPigz

    iPigz Member

    just curious. if ya use it. what for?

    almost 2 months now i've had my note 2. the S pen has yet to come out. lol

    so for those that use it... school me on the what for, please. :D

    Sent from my SGH-I317M using Tapatalk 2

  2. TheOtherBill

    TheOtherBill Well-Known Member

    Quick notes while you're talking, jotting down ideas w/ sketches or diagrams, annotating pictures, just plain doodling, and the Spen is much better than your finger for many games.

    I don't think I'll want another phone without it. It just makes things easier.
  3. opalfrog

    opalfrog Well-Known Member

    Same here. I love the S pen.
    Sometimes I use it on web pages. I don't accidently click the wrong thing with the pen like I sometimes do with my finger. I also love that I can take a screen shot of anything I see on my phone and make notes or draw on it. I have made many mustache pictures lol.
    Lately I've been using it for school. I have an OCR program to turn some of the stuff in my books to pdf files and I can edit and highlight stuff with my phone. I can study anywhere and don't have to drag all my books with me.
    I'm still looking for a good app for taking handwritten notes in class. As soon as I can find one like the Note Taker HD app I have on my iPad I think I'll retire it.
    I use it for taking general quick notes too. I never seem to have a pen and paper when I need it but I always have my phone.
  4. Kibbster

    Kibbster Well-Known Member

    I use the s-pen for messing about really, the only real use for it I find is in the native video app.
    Being able to hover over the bar for thumbnails is great.
  5. Veritas4420

    Veritas4420 Well-Known Member

    I use the Spen for taking notes at work and playing games. Love the Spen!
  6. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Quick notes and games.

    Nice name for the device... the Note. ;)
  7. digital0verdose

    digital0verdose Active Member

    I write on a lot of SMS images, jot down notes, games like Plague Inc. and sites that have small links and buttons.
  8. HTTR

    HTTR Well-Known Member

    Not a lot, but the ability to take a screen shot and write on it is really nice. I have used that several times and think that is the easier way for a screen shot.
  9. Phoenix1974

    Phoenix1974 Well-Known Member

    Quick notes, shopping list, games, photo editing, cropping pictures from the Web to put in emails

    I love the pen and wish i could use it more but I've no idea what else for
  10. R4nd0mJ0k3r

    R4nd0mJ0k3r Well-Known Member

    With my GN1 I'd say I used the S-Pen about 30% of the time, with this, it's more like 80%. The only time I use my fingers now is when I'm using my phone briefly and usually while on the move. If I'm note-taking or planning on using the phone for more than a minute, the S-Pen almost always comes out.

    I find it perfectly comfortable for all operations. It navigates perfectly well and is superior to a finger in almost every way. It has the button for extra functionality, has air view for additional information and using it keeps my screen squeaky clean, fingerprint and smudge free. Also I find that when navigating menu's etc, the S-Pen glides across the screen far better than a finger.

    To summarise with the G-Note 1, my fingers were the norm and the S-Pen was optional... with this, my fingers are optional, the S-Pen is the norm.
  11. Captain53

    Captain53 Well-Known Member

    Got it out to see if it worked when phone was new and it worked fine but never pulled it out since. Might be useful for doodling in a boring meeting but otherwise I don't have a lot of need for it that I can see.
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Just finished using it a whole lot in my meeting. So glad I purchased the s-pen w/ the eraser. Makes edits much faster. Can't wait until I can use it on the Note 8, whenever it's released!
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  13. Phoenix1974

    Phoenix1974 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that Drex, i was thinking of ordering myself an s pen with eraser for my birthday present to myself. After your brief review I'm convinced :thumbup:
  14. NJRonbo

    NJRonbo Well-Known Member

    I would be interested in what S-PEN with eraser you guys are ordering. Please link (unless you did already and I missed it).

    I use the S-PEN for everything!! My fingers do not touch the screen of my phone. That's a good thing as I don't have smears or fingerprints everywhere.

    The best thing about the S-PEN is the Samsung Keyboard handwriting to text feature. Gets some getting used to, but once you get the hang of how to carefully handwrite your messages, the conversion to text is almost always perfect.

    Again, if I am using the Note II, the S-PEN never leaves my hand. I use it for every function of the phone. Just wish it would work with the menu/back buttons on the corners of the phone.
  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    S Pen W/ Eraser (8PI), Black

    There ya go! Just use the 50% off coupon and you're good to go. I wish they offered the BT S-Pen because I would've bought that one also. Nontheless, this thing is awesome for me, while I'm at work. I have my S-Pen ready to use, since my Note 2 is on the battery charger/stand and when I see a notificaiton come in, I'll just take the phone off standby, pull the notification bar down using the s-pen w/ eraser, check the message or whatever came in and put the phone back on standby. Of course, in order to do that, I use Widgetlocker which allows for the notification bar to be pulled down when the lockscreen is enabled (It has been my most favorite option on Widgetlocker, which isn't an option on the stock locker).

    If you don't have a coupon, you can try the one that was posted on slickdeals recently:
  16. iPigz

    iPigz Member

    all these replies are awesome. just what i was looking for.

    can i say i'm kinda scared to take it out from the holster. lmao scared of loss or breakage perhaps. lol my way of "protecting" the device as a whole. don't know what it is.

    but with all the replies here of how to use it/get the most usage of device. just may have to try it. lol never thought of it for replacing my fingers and the smudges. thought thats what the screen film protector was for. but screen protector & S pen sounds like a possible pb'n'j type of must have. lol

    thanks all :thumbup:

    Sent from my SGH-I317M using Tapatalk 2
  17. phonedroid

    phonedroid Well-Known Member

    I use the pen at work and some navigation. Lately I'm using a note taking app called papyrus instead of s note. I think hand writing is important and I'm happy to be doing it again. Typing text is one way I gather my thoughts. Hand writing is another. It is a benchmark of being civilized. We shouldn't stop doing it.
  18. biker74

    biker74 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I used to just much about with it. However, I have actually began using it for it's intended purpose. Take notes, highlight on emails and calendar etc. Think I would be lost now without it.
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I've mentioned it before in some other threads, but the X-factor for me to get this phone was based on the S-pen and the software that Samsung built that works with the S-pen (must specify, that the software for Android because it's not possible to do the same things on their new ATIV Windows tablets). Now, after having the phone for over 2 months, the use of the S-pen has more than paid off.

    I was more tentative using the S-pen, at first, until I had my SGP screen protector on there. For some, they don't like any marks on their screen (whether screen protector or naked). I personally will mark the heck out of my screen protector, so long as it means the glass on the phone stays immaculate. Once I installed my SGP protector, I'm using the S-pen as often as I possibly need.

    For me, it goes way beyond just taking notes in meetings. In my line of work, I use so many things with the S-pen, which is why I'm likely to get the Note 8 tablet, as well.
  20. SixtyDashOne

    SixtyDashOne Well-Known Member

    I use mine to jot down my shopping list for the week. I have a "shopping list" note saved on the phone, and whenever I realize I need something, I jot it down in the list.

    Have considered taking meeting notes with the S pen but haven't tried that yet.
  21. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    The one thing I recommend is writing in landscape, rather than portrait.
  22. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Honestly could care less about the S-Pen. Coming from the S3 buying this device was all about the bigger screen.
  23. Notetwo

    Notetwo Member

    I use the Spen for EVERYTHING. (even answering calls)

    Because I dont like finger marks on my screen.
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  24. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member

    I use the hover feature for certain websites to view submenus. Don't use the S Pen as much as I thought I would.
  25. Kibbster

    Kibbster Well-Known Member

    Hovering over menu is cool but it's just as quick for me to tap on the item and open it.
    I don't use the Samsung keyboard so can't use writing to txt.
    I use Swiftkey and tbh it's faster than I could write anyway so the s-pen uses are limited for me.

    Add to that my phone is generally in it's cradle on the desktop so I can't get to the pen anyway.

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