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Best Note 4 S Pen apps that need to get better

Andrew Williams


We love the S Pen but the Note apps need to get better. We pick the Android apps we hope will make better use of the Note 4's best feature

The Galaxy Note 4 is here, and once again it offers something very important that you just don’t get in its more famous brother the Galaxy S5 – a brilliant S Pen stylus.

This is a digitiser stylus that’s pressure sensitive and much more accurate than the capacitive styluses you can get for other phones. Of course, you need an app that really uses that extra hardware to make the S Pen stylus worthwhile.

Samsung has packed the Note 4 with its own ways to use the stylus, but there are others out there too. As the Note series has been around for years, there are plenty of apps that can make use of the phone’s drawing skills. Here are the top picks, and how they need to be improved for the next-gen Note gangbuster.


August 19, 2015, 12:38 pm

IMO the biggest fix needed for Infinite Painter is to stop the oil paint turning black. Same for Corel Painter Mobile. It's ridiculous.

Loqqy Free

March 12, 2016, 2:15 am

It could also use an auto save option and more brushes to choose from natively. I have a Note Pro and use the larger Samsung stylus for drawing, but keep looking for alternative pens that work better with Infinite Painter since it has so many options for one I can't see to get to fully work. I've also paid for this same app twice which didn't sit very well with me, then to pay for the extra modules as well. If that happens again I'm done with it. Once I've purchased the pro version of any app, that should be the end of it unless it's for specialized options far outside the spectrum of the original app.

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