Coolest Feature,Tip,Trick or App you have found For the Note 2Tips

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  1. peter7769

    peter7769 Well-Known Member

    Hi All
    As a new Note 2 owner i thought i would start a thread so that people can add what they have found out about all the cool stuff the Note 2 can do, also any great apps that you have found, inc ones that use the s-pen.

    Please post away so that we can help all new owners get the most from their Phones

    Pete :D


    QUIXOS Active Member

    I find the S-pen nub quite a usable toothpick....


    actually I am still awaiting the phone, never say never though !
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  3. reburner

    reburner Member

    Put two fingers on the screen when using the browser and tilting the screen backwards and forwards zooms in or out on the page.
  4. peter7769

    peter7769 Well-Known Member

    I've just downloaded the user manual so i might have to use the screen as bedside light, going to be some late night reading!!

    QUIXOS Active Member

    • 2 note 2s in inside jacket pockets - stab proof vest :smokingsomb:

    • mirrors are so 80s - sniff some lines off the 5.5 inch screen

    • Disguise - hides most your face from the side while speaking

    • S-Pen can be used as stabbing weapon if you get cornered.

    • eat small meals off it

    • use it to b itch slap iphone users ( i have a 3gs for 1 more day)....:D
  6. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    Makes a great digital picture frame.
  7. chmodx

    chmodx Well-Known Member

    Works as a coaster for 2 drinks.
  8. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Coolest thing I've seen is the Note 2 with the Moga Mobile Gaming System. The racing game that will be on T-Mobile's Note 2 is optimized to work with it.

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  9. XstitchCowgirl

    XstitchCowgirl Well-Known Member

    Where is this manual?
  10. casarosa

    casarosa Well-Known Member


    MISS DIVA Well-Known Member

    The interactive user guide is available from the play store. Very useful.

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  12. peter7769

    peter7769 Well-Known Member

    Ok so we have had some very funny ones but here is a serious one, some of you may know already..

    If you have a lots of apps, did you know that rather than scrolling through them all you can click on apps button on the home screen and then use 2 fingers to pinch the screen together, all of you apps will now be shown on mini home screens :)
  13. kevano22

    kevano22 New Member

    When you're in your emails/contacts/lists and you're near the bottom, double tab the top of your phone and watch the magic happen!

    Also, when you're on a contact, whether it's on their message, a log, or their data file, just put the phone to your ear and it'll call them!
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  14. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    The standout feature is Google Voice Search. It was a bit iffy at first but it seems to be getting increasingly accurate and rarely misunderstands me, less than a day after I got the phone.
    The different layout to Gallery is improved, with a sidebar preview.
    It must have a better aerial or something because whereas with the S3 I couldn't get an internet connection in my favourite pub, now it works all the time.
    Oh, and the keyboard now has the numbers at the top of the letters - much more sensible.
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  15. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    I'm trying to visually see that in my head and I can't. Sounds cool though.

    I seriously need to remember coming back to this thread and try these things once I get the Note.

  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    This one is really intriguing. Any way you can get a screen shot of that?
  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    What does this mean?!!!...LOL...does it pull a david coperfield and start flying?

    Now that is cool and I'd use that for sure...well...maybe. I was going to try to use this phone, without ever having to put it up to my ear for a phone call, but just to try that function would be worth it!...hahaha
  18. peter7769

    peter7769 Well-Known Member

  19. Noob_Gamer

    Noob_Gamer New Member

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  20. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Interesting, so the app drawer has homescreen previews, like the top UI. If those can actually be organized, that's pretty cool... But, I'm not likely to use touch wiz.
  21. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    ??? so you will use a custom ROM?
    that does not have touchwiz...

    how will that affect the SPen?? and all the associated functions and apps? I would think there is some tie between Touchwiz and the SPen.
  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Nope, I don't root. I use 3rd party launchers and plan on using Nova. You don't need to root to have a different UI skin.

    That's why i never pay attention when there's criticism of the OEM UI. If that's the biggest complaint of a review, then I don't immediately rule out that phone unless there are things I don't like with the hardware.
  23. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    In Gallery you now have the ability to move pictures between folders and to create new folders as you do on your PC, plus write notes on the "back of the photo".
  24. Regnum

    Regnum Active Member

    Just made one myself - an easy way to add a photo to a contact without having to take their real-time picture. However, you still need to have their previously taken picture stored somewhere.
    1. Open the contact's picture in Gallery
    2. Take out the S-pen.
    3. Hold down the S-pen button and draw around the area of the picture that you want to use
    Note: draw a bigger area than needed and beware of the yellow square around the face!
    4. Dump the selected area in Scapbook
    5. Go to contacts and select the needed one.
    6. Tap on the place for photo, select "S-Note" from the pop-up menu
    7. Select Scrapbook and you'll find the selection
    8. Using S-Pen, refine your selection with the rectangle tool that appears (here you'll see why you had to select a bigger area)
    9. Click "Done"

    Sorry, it does not sound easy with so many steps, but once you try it, you'll find out it IS easy.
  25. Bodestone

    Bodestone Well-Known Member

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