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Looking for a notepad that works with a stylus pen

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by SparxDS, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. SparxDS

    SparxDS Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'm looking for an app that will allow me to use a stylus to take class notes...anyone know of one/have one that works? It's for a galaxy tab.


  2. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Android Enthusiast

    You can try Genial Writing, or Handrite. Both support handwriting, so they should work with a stylus.
  3. Does a Galaxy Tab work with a stylus at all?
  4. wayrad

    wayrad Android Expert

    You can buy special styli for capacitive touchscreens, and I think I've seen instructions on the web for making a home made version.
  5. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Note everything and evernote both do handwritten notes, so you should be able to use your Stylus. NE backs up to the SD card and EN backs up to the cloud, otherwise both do the same thing.

    What I like about both is that they are multi purpose note taker: written note, type note, list, picture note etc.

    Just saw this while I was surfing the market: Freenote NoteEverything

    You can type AND write/draw in the app :)

    Just saw the youtube video for Genial writing (mentioned above) and I really like how easy it is to write on it.
    DaveSyd likes this.
  6. Does the Galaxy Tab have a capacitive touchscreen?

    A home made version of what? Of a stylus or of a capacitive touchscreen?
  7. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Capacitive touchscreen
    home made stylus is much much easier to make than a capacitive touchscreen so I think he/she meant a stylus ;)
  8. wayrad

    wayrad Android Expert

    Yes. Resistive touchscreens (like old PDAs had, the kind with a bit of give to them) are pretty rare these days. Needless to say, the styli that worked for resistive touchscreens will not work on a modern capacitive touchscreen.

    A stylus - a few moments googling "make a capacitive stylus" or similar terms will turn up various tutorials. There seem to be various methods, and I'm not in a position to know which works best.

    @Roze: She. :)
  9. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    ANYTHING can be a styli for a resistive screen. I found my nails the best ;) lol

    haha, figured I'd throw in it. I've noticed we have gotten a number of female member since Android has gotten quite popular ;)
  10. wayrad

    wayrad Android Expert

    I always used my thumbnail on my old Zodiac. ;) Figured I'd better mention that a special stylus would be necessary for the Tab since the OP didn't say what kind they had in mind.
  11. DaveSyd

    DaveSyd Android Enthusiast

    Have to say after I read this from Roze, I tried FreeNote out today. It has a bit of quirky interface, but the functionality is absolutely amazing. Like a mini OneNote you can put anything anywhere. Text of course, Insert Pictures, voice memos, checklist items, alarms, very neat way it handles handwriting buy compressing it down, urls etc etc. and it's all free! I'm hooked and talking to the developer right now... short on documentation though but worth it if you can get past the learning curve. I may not be upgrading Note Everything after all.
  12. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Good to hear that you like it :) I have Note everything and at the time I bought it, it was the best note app available. Now, I feel that it needs to improve on itself since there are so many good note apps out now.

    I am waiting on a visual widget that shows what you've written/listed. Email the team for the past year on this but I haven't seen any change :(

    That's the difference between a small dev and a company dev. The small dev is more accommodating and they are more open ears to suggestions offered and implementing them :)
  13. TulsaTime

    TulsaTime Member

    I like Pensupremacy (simliar to penultimate for the ipad but without the wrist protection) & TabNotes (which I am using a LOT on my phone too). I tried genial writing but it was always so small on the page. Maybe I'm missing a zoom tool somewhere in it but I could not find a way to zoom in on it (genial writing).

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