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  1. Frisco

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    We're seeing the N2 stylus mentioned here and there in various threads. Would you N2 users mind posting about your use of it (or lack of use of it ;))?

    As for me, I would have purchased the Note 2 stylus or not, but I'm still exploring and maybe it'll turn out to be more than what seems to me a gimmick at the moment.
     

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    i use it instead of my finger sometimes.....so far no real use
     
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    I found that it's great for enetering data on spreadsheets. Much easier to write it including a few symbols than typing it. I use a keyboard on the forums though because for long strings of characters. I find the auto correct a time saving feature. =)

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    I use mine for writing sms,e-mail and doing my shopping list saves having to carry a piece of paper around which I often forget......lol
     
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    So do you the s note app or a different app?
     
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    I use mine to plug the hole in the bottom edge of the phone.
     
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    I just use the S note and create a shopping list then write things down as I think about them
     
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    I use mine for writing on my ipad as a stylus, works well too!
     
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    Nice I never used one on my ipad cause I never had a place to keep it...
     
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    I use it to keep my screen fingerprint free when I can. And I do use the Snote app too. It also use it to swype the samsung keyboard. I type the fastest that way.
     
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    Yeah, keeping the screen clean on that lean mean machine makes it glean I have seen.

    :p :D
     
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    I work very early in the morning and its always so cold now in winter. I wear gloves and I find the stylus to be so useful whenever I use my phone when I walked from the parking lot to the building. The pen works great as I dont have to remove my gloves. There are touch screen gloves out there, but they work like crap. Nothing beats the stylus.
     
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    I use it primarily as a smaller and more accurate replacement for my finger. Works much better than a finger for anything where precision is required, like typing on a virtual keyboard. My only complaint is that it has to be somewhat perpendicular to the screen to register, which means keys on the left hand side of the keyboard don't always get recognized if I'm holding the stylus casually in my right hand. I miss resistive screens.
     
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    Primarily on SNote and editing pictures ... plus when playinf Paper Toss, I think w/ SPen it is more accurate compared to fingers :)
     
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    I use it to play Oregon Settler lol.

    It also gets used to take notes every so often and as a finger replacement.
     
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    To write " redrum" over and over and over and show it to my co worker
     
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    Oh.. forgot all about Drawsome!

    I am not very good but using the stylus makes me feel invincible.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Take notes at meetings. Preview emails. Checking notifications while it's on the stand at work. Add notes on the back of pictures.
     
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    I used it a lot for my calc homework last semester. In S note there is an option to input formulas and then search them on wolframalpha.

    I was able to do integrals and everything since you can actually draw the whole function out with the integral symbol and everything.

    Good shit :)
     
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    I don't have one specific usage for mine- use them for everything.
    I use the one that came with the phone when my BT S-Pen is charging up.
     
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    I have popup note enabled - when I take the s pen out, even if the phone is locked, I can make a quick note and save it.

    I use it for my to do list, and just jotting down all the lists / notes you need to make. Also doodle sometimes on sketchbook pro, but I wouldn't say I'm artistic so......

    There's always that time when somebody wants to use your phone for something, and it's great if they use the s-pen so it keeps their nasty fingerprints off! Can't stand smudges or any sort of muck on it.


    I honestly don't think I'll get a phone without a stylus now. I think I'll be getting Note's for a while now! And they look like they're here to stay.
    Seen this?
    Samsung announces Exynos 5 Octa, an A15 and A7 hybrid SoC - GSMArena.com news

    Announced at CES. Looks like the s4 / Note 3 will be the most powerful smartphones next year. Note 3 will still be 11 months away, as usual, since Samsung have a 1 year gap.

    I couldn't possibly get a smaller screen now!
     
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    I only use it for taking notes in meetings and when I reminisce on my Handspring Visor and Palm Pilot days.
     
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    Primarily I use it S-Note and scribbling down shopping list items or random thoughts. Every once in awhile I'll screw around with it with some drawing app but, for the most part, it's gimmicky for me. I haven't really found a good use for it.
     
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    Write down the license plate number of the car(s) next to me when parking is tight at the mall.
     
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    LOL! Wouldn't just taking a picture of the license plate be faster? :p One time I saw a guy pulling into a parking space and hit the other car. He walked out, look at it, and pulled back out and park on the other side of the car! After he walked into the mall, I wrote a note with his description and license plate number and left it on the windshield of the car that was hit. :p

    On Topic: I only use my s-pen to write on photo and screenshots, and to play draw something.
     

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