S Pen is not just for creating notes, you can do more and more with the best S Pen Apps you can use on your Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone.
The S Pen on Galaxy Note series is probably one of the best things that have been introduced to the world, since Samsung first introduced it with Galaxy Note 1 -AKA Galaxy Note N7000 in 2011, it has become an essential thing in my life and I can’t even change my smartphone to any other brand due to the Stylus.
Best S Pen Apps for Galaxy Note
The stylus in Samsung Galaxy Note series allows you to do whatever you want whether to type or draw like you are writing on a piece of paper and luckily, it’s now supported with many Apps that allow you to do many more things than just creating notes with your Android phone.
In this article, I will help you get the best from your Galaxy Note smartphone by providing you with the 10 best S Pen Apps which can convert the experience of using stylus into a whole new thing.
Microsoft’s OneNote is one of the best S Pen Apps you could use to note your ideas and memorize them, along with providing you with the ability to create all types of documents and to synchronize them all with your PC using your Microsoft account.
You can use your keyboard and your S Pen to type on OneNote, and you can even attach photos with them and organize them all by creating categories.
Moreover, OneNote allows you to highlight the words you find most important, create shopping lists and edit them whenever you want.
Google Handwriting Input
Instead of using your QWERTY keyboard to type anything, you can use Google Handwriting Input to type it using your S Pen and it will recognize all the characters you type in many languages.
It also contains a speech-to-text function so you can type what you want without even using your hand, and it supports more than 80 languages along with many emojis so you can express yourself with them.
Another feature of Google Handwriting Input is the real-time translator that helps you to translate any word instantly just by typing or highlighting it, and it’s surely all for free.
S Pen Toolbox
S Pen Toolbox is an application that helps you to customize the options that shows-off when you take your S Pen off, and you can even change the sound of taking it out, create specific templates of activities to be done once you take it off like opening the note application and so on.
S Pen Toolbox is free with some in-app purchases and it’s compatible with all Samsung smartphones and tablets.
S Pen Keeper
None of us hasn’t faced the problem of forgetting to attach the S Pen, this application is made for those who forget attaching it back to their phone after using the S Pen.
S Pen Keeper Gives you a notification as a pop-up window to tell you not to forget attaching your S Pen into your phone if you have forgotten that, and it gives you a sound which can be changed to inform you that you haven’t attached the S Pen yet.
The best thing in the application that it always runs as a background application, but the worst thing is that it doesn’t notify you until you turn off the phone’s screen, meaning you may lose your S Pen if you have left it while your phone’s screen is on.
One of the best applications that allow you to grow your talent in drawing and colouring, created by Autodesk, the creator of AutoCAD and many other great applications, and it contains many great features and effects like Smudge, Splatter, and more.
Also, Sketchbook provides you with the ability to create multiple layers like Adobe Photoshop so you can easily modify any part of the drawing.
If you are planning for long-term usage of Sketchbook, you will need to sign up for an account, and you can follow many online courses to become a professional in using it.
If you have got a kid, this application will help you to grow his mind by learning how to colour and how to use the proper colours in the right places.
Colorfy allows you and your kids to colour many shapes and drawings like flowers, animals, famous paintings and more.
Colorfy offers two versions, the free one only offers one colouring option which is a paint bucket along with a set of filters to use, and the premium one offers more colour palettes, gradients and more features.
Since the creation of the first-ever smartphone, Adobe has been committed to creating PC-like applications to help designers and creators to unleash their creativity using their phones only.
They started from Adobe Fill & Sign, an application that allows you to fill papers on your phone and sign with your distinguish signature.
Along with many other Apps like Adobe Photoshop Sketch that allows you to draw and use many of the PC version of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator Draw which helps you draw like a professional to create logos and draw people, along with many other applications.
The best thing about Adobe Apps on Android is that they all support instant synchronization with your PC Apps via your Adobe account so you can easily open your mobile drawings in your PC using Adobe Creative Cloud.
Also, there is an application called Adobe Photoshop Touch, an Instagram-like App with more professional filters and tools that allows you to modify your camera taken photos with many tools to look like a professional.
MyScript Calculator 2
If you do make many calculations with your phone and want something that helps you to improve your process and increase your speed, nothing would be better than MyScript Calculator 2 which supports your S Pen and you can easily type an equation and get the solution instantly.
MyScript Calculator 2 is based on OCR that helps it in recognizing the equations you type and you can use it to solve a huge amount of equations including middle and high schools’ equations and even university level of math.
Also, you can copy and paste the equation and its solution from MyScript Calculator 2 to other applications to share it with your friends or your teacher.
GMD SPen Control ★ root
This application is for the advanced users who have no problem to root their phones to get more and better features of their S Pen.
GMD SPen Control allows you to create and assign gestures so you can open any application or do anything on your phone just by moving your S Pen around with the gestures you have created like launching Google Maps by drawing a circle and you can even reconfigure the options you see once you take your S Pen off from its housing.
Moreover, you can reconfigure the functions of the S Pen button using GMD SPen Control.
If you have ever thought about using your phone as a drawing tablet and connect it to your PC, VirtualTablet Lite will let you do that easily.
All you have to do is to download the application on your phone and download its companion which works on both Windows and macOS, and you will be able to use your Galaxy Note smartphone as a Wacom Tablet to draw and turn your drawings into a professional pictures using photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator or any other application.
You can also use your phone as a touchpad by using VirtualTablet Lite to move just like you want without having to use your mouse or the touchpad.
Having an S Pen on your phone is not just addittion that you might not need, as it provides you with some of the best features that you may ever see on smartphones, but all you need is to have the best S Pen Apps to perform what you need.
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