The best S Pen apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, II, Neo, 8.0, 10.1 and NotePRO

The best S Pen apps for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, II, Neo, 8.0, 10.1 and NotePRO
With the Note family Samsung carved out an entirely new market niche in the great nothingness formed after the resistive touchscreens with stylus were replaced by capacitive ones where you use your finger for navigation.

It was a bold move that required two risks - introduce a giant screen phone in an era when the average smartphone display must have been about 4" or even less, and equip it with a stylus decent enough not to stay in the silo most of the time. 

The first Note proved that people were waiting on precisely such a combo, but the subsequent phones and tablets in the range really confirmed the latent demand, as they came with even larger screens in a more compact form, and a greatly improved stylus that can be put to a good use in more situations. Don't forget this year Samsung went mid-range with the franchise, releasing a budget Note 3 Neo phablet model, too.

We are rounding up some of the best Android apps that take advantage of the S Pen stylus in the family, apart from the excellent stock ones like S Note, in case you've grabbed a Note handset or tablet, and are heading for a Play Store window shopping spree.

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
GALAXY Note 10.1
  • Display 10.1 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    Other front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 7000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy Note3
  • Display 5.7 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Galaxy NotePRO 12.2
  • Display 12.2 inches
    1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 9500 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Display 8.0 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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