Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Top 3 S Pen Apps

3 February 2013, 9:43 pm EST By Anu Passary email: Mobile & Apps

Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 is one of the best-selling smartphones in the market, and one feature that sets the handset apart from competing devices is its S Pen stylus.

Previously, we gave you a peek into some S Pen tips and tricks and now, we give you our pick of the top three S Pen apps for the Galaxy Note 2. These apps are not included in the Galaxy Note 2 by default and bring something unique to the table.

Here's a look at the top three S Pen apps for the Galaxy Note 2.

1. Papyrus

Considering the Galaxy Note 2 touts note taking, users will find a slew of note-taking apps that are optimized for the S Pen. One app that stands out from the crowd is Papyrus.

"Papyrus is a natural handwriting note-taking app that you use just like paper, but with the flexibility and advantages of modern technology. With Papyrus, you can go beyond paper!" notes the app description.

As the name suggest, Papyrus' interface has been designed in such a way that you will feel as if you're actually writing on paper and not jotting down on a smartphone screen. The Papyrus app is specifically optimized for the S Pen and ties in with the Galaxy Note 2 in such a way that only S Pen inputs are recognized.

This feature enables users to write with the S Pen and users can even delete entire sentences with a simple swipe of their finger!

The Papyrus app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. However, in-app purchases are available and add functionalities like PDF export, upload to Dropbox etc.

2. Sketch 'Em

Have you hankered for an app that would make sketching a breeze? Well then, Sketch 'Em is the answer to your prayers.

Sketch 'Em is an app for the "artistically challenged and the artistically aspiring. It is a drawing tutorial that gives users step-by-step instructions on how to sketch.

"Beginning with basic human anatomy, work your way up to drawing in perspective. With advice from professional artists and a fun and challenging scoring system, Sketch 'Em encourages you to master your technique. Its drawing interface modeled after the Galaxy Note's S Memo App will put all the creative tools you'll need at the tip of your S-pen," notes the app description.

Sketch 'Em app's menu gives users thre options i.e. Drawing Lessons, Free Sketching, or Crator Mode. As the name suggests, the drawing lesson is a tutorial and free sketching helps users enhance their skills. The Creator Mode enables users to create their own drawing lessons and upload them for other users of the app.

The Sketch 'E app is fun and while it won't turn you into a Picasso overnight, it gives a run through the basics.

The app is compatible with any device that runs Android 4.03 or upwards and is optimized for the S pen.

The Sketch 'Em app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

3. Scribble Racer

Scribble racer is a "paper racing game" which works well with the S Pen for the Galaxy Note 2. The game is specifically built for use with the S Pen and is a fun way to test your S Pen skills.

"A fun racer where you have to keep your pen or finger (if you have no pen) on the track while it's getting faster," notes the app description.

Users simply need to select their difficulty level by choosing from easy, normal, or hard. Place the S Pen on the screen and after a countdown the screen begins to scroll. The goal of the game is to avoid walls while collecting stars, candy, and fruit. These fill up a meter and let you press the S Pen button to slow down for a bit.

As the game proceeds, it becomes faster and faster. Even though the mechanics are relatively simple, Scribble Racer is quite addictive.

Scribble Racer is a free to play game and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Only downer is that the game is ad supported.

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