How much do you use the S pen on your Galaxy Note?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Wether it's 1,2 or note 8.0

    You use it to text, browse or just for the odd note taking? Does it get a lot of usage?
     
  2. stevenlangley1 macrumors regular

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    I had a feeling I wouldn't use it much when I got my Note 2 and I was right. I might use it once every two weeks or so.
     
  3. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    I rarely used it on my Note 1 or 2. I kind of felt like I had to force myself to use it since it was such a big feature of the phone.
     
  4. maximus96 macrumors 6502a

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    i use it to write down quick notes since s-note pops up when i pull the pen out. quick simple things like an address or something. faster than typing.
     
  5. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    When i had the note 2 I really didnt use it much, but its was nice to have the few times I did.
     
  6. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    I got frustrated by the recognition on my Note 2 and kind of stopped using it. It wasn't terrible, but it was annoying enough where I just looked around for a piece of paper and a pen half the time.
     
  7. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I rarely used it when I had my note 1. Now that I've got an S4 z miss it a bit lol
     
  8. Timechaser macrumors member

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    I use my S-pen all of the time - scrolling through web pages, quick views of emails, texting, and games. I am spoiled by it and can not imagine going back to a phone with out a S-pen or some sort of stylus that functions in a similar way.
     
  9. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I didn't expect to have much use for it, then one afternoon I decided to give it a fair trial. I went slow and deliberately, within thirty minutes it became fun, after an hour it was fast accurate and very useful.
     
  10. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I use it from time to time but not as much as I thought I would. Still enjoy it and glad to have it though.
     
  11. narutoninjakid macrumors 6502

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    What phone do you have now ?

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    I usually don't use it to much but it is nice to have.
     
  12. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Had the HTC One for a few months but missed the larger screen so I got the LG Optimus G Pro. Plan on using this one until after the One Max and Note 3 come out. Still not sure which of the two I'll go for, but I'm leaning towards the Note 3 because I miss the spen and multi-window support.
     
  13. dkersten macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Note 8. Maybe its because I have a larger screen on my Note 8 but I use it a lot. As of right now I use it with swipe on Swiftkey quite a bit, and for general scrolling and interacting with the OS. When I start back to school I'm hoping I can use it for notes all together but we'll see.
     
  14. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    I use the S-Pen a lot. (Surprisingly). I use if for texts, emails, S-Memos, internet……etc. it works wonders. I even use it for drawing either on S-Note or Photoshop.
     
  15. flameproof macrumors 6502a

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    I just got a Note 8.0 last night for a 1 week test run. For now I use the pen a lot. Also for things like browsing the web. On the smaller screen it's easier to point to the exact location.

    For handwriting recognition I probably have to read the instructions. For now 'test' often comes out as 't e s t'. Letter i often becomes '
     
  16. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    On both my Note 1 and my Note 8, I use it extensively. They're great for not only navigation, but also, for writing down ideas, taking notes, and doodling. Samsung really did a superb job in integrating the s pen software with the hardware. That's why, for me, if they don't have a stylus with good software, the new phablets coming out don't interest me.

    There's less than 2 weeks before IFA! GNote 3 ftw.
     
  17. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    Almost never on the Note2. But I use it frequently on the Note 10.1.

    I am trying to figure out the best way to take notes on the 10.1. SNote has some pretty amazing capabilities. The only problem I have is when I'm in class writing on the provided PDF notes I end up hitting the notification bar with my palm by mistake and it screws me up. I wish SNote would have an option to go to full screen so I could avoid that.
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    When I had a note 2 I used it a lot. Mostly when sitting on the couch and Web browsing.
     

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