General Do you actually use your s-pen?

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  1. Mavis Cruet

    Mavis Cruet Well-Known Member
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    I use mine a lot .. especially for messaging on a sliding keyboard, it's much easier and more precise than my finger. I also use it for Draw Something and Wordfeud, and occasionally for notes, but I often just jot those down on a bit of paper.
    I would miss it if I swopped to a phone without it.
     

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  2. mlk2

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    I used to but my pen makes these ugly "tracks" in the protective screen so I cant use it anymore.
     
  3. Howard Hopkinson

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    I use my s-pen quite a lot and find it extremely useful for taking notes and as another poster said, it's also very handy for navigating websites that have mouse over menus etc.
     
  4. fairycorpse

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    All my classes are online except one, I use it ti take notes in that one class. Then again when I'm using Smemo to edit pictures. And to write long emails, for me its faster.
     
  5. Pcrat

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    i use it to jot down notes, its easier to explain notes to myself when i write it rather than trying to type and make mistakes and forget what i was trying to type lol. but i dont use it for every day use taping on icons or nothing, nooo
     
  6. ebusinesstutor

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    I don't use it as much as I thought I would because it doesn't work with more than the few apps that came with it.

    I use Out of Milk as my grocery list and SpringPad for notes and would love to use the spen on these, but it won't work. :(
     
  7. edlps

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    always every day in s note, i must have 200 notes on my note
     
  8. bluenova

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    No, because every time I reboot the phone the s-pen reverts to right-handed mode (I'm left-handed) and I can't be bothered to change it back to left-handed in settings every time I want to use it. Hopefully JB will fix it.
     
  9. aidjek

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    Use in extra cause when need to write anything
     
  10. irieone

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    Im useing my s pen right now to Post this. I love the write to text feature!
     
  11. irieone

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    l am a Lefty also and mine never switches back to right handed
     
  12. dorrien12

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    What app did you use to scan on a note?
     
  13. bluenova

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    Really? The option will still say left-handed after a reboot but if you turn on 'Hovering pen icon' you see it's setup for a right-handed when you try and hover. So in order to correct I have to change it to right-handed then back to left. Can you try and see?
     
  14. ScandaLeX

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    This S-Pen has become an extension of my hand. I don't do anything on my phone without it except for the occasional button presses that require a finger.

    It's completely natural for me because I'm one who never wished the stylus into oblivion. There was a time when stylus was king until S Jobs decided capacitive touch screens would be the wave of the future.

    I'm delighted Samsung made it a come back in the form of the S-Pen. Sure some may never use it but there's a lot like me who embrace it's brilliance.
     
  15. fairhsa

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    I use mine all the time. I HATE the touch screen keyboard - I find just handwriting much faster and the recognition is fabulous. It's the reason I keep the Note and the reason I am considering getting a larger one as well!
     
  16. greggstroud

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    Thinking about getting this tablet as I'm getting an android phone, and I'm replacing my ipad 2. I'm thnking ill never use the s pen tho. Is it still worth getting if I don't?
     
  17. bluenova

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    From someone who rarely uses the S-Pen I'd say yes it's worth it. I'm so used to the screen real-estate now that using my wife's Galaxy SII is painful.
     
  18. Vipfreak

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    Only for Screen shots. If there was a less cumbersome note widget where I could quickly write down stuff I'd probably use it much more.
     
  19. fairycorpse

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    apparently I'm the odd Person who actually uses the stylus frequently. My only issue is the random capital letter that pops up while writting.
     
  20. bluenova

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    Why for screen-shots? Just swipe your hand across the screen.
     
  21. PiscesCloud

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  22. irieone

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    I tryed this and mine is still set for left handed even after reboot. It never changes
     
  23. Vipfreak

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    Are you pulling my leg... ? That doesn't do anything for me.
     
  24. Howard Hopkinson

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    The way I use my hand to take screen shots is I place the edge of my right hand on the right hand edge of the screen and simply swipe it to the left. It works every time without fail.
     
  25. ScandaLeX

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    How are you positioning your hand? The position should be like a karate chop from edge to edge.
     

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