Samsung embraces users’ creativity with Pen.Up for Galaxy Note models


There’s no denying that the S Pen from Galaxy Note models is a great little stylus, and between its hardware and the software Samsung makes available, it’s become a pretty useful tool. Watch any of Samsung’s videos extolling the S Pen’s virtues and you’re sure to see plenty of productivity-focused features: taking notes, annotating media – all that jazz. That’s all well and good, but lets be honest with ourselves; for as much time as we might want to spend note-taking, how often do we end up doodling in the margins instead? If you’ve been itching for a chance to stop repressing your artistic side and really use the S Pen to embrace it, Samsung might have just the thing for you, announcing availability of its Pen.Up app.

Pen.Up is all about drawing, sharing, and fostering an artistic community amongst Galaxy Note users. The app comes pre-installed on the Note 3, and is now available for download on the Note II.

It all sounds great, and our only problem at the moment concerns that very limited compatibility; why shouldn’t Samsung make Pen.Up available for the original Galaxy Note, as well? What about the tablet-sized Notes? Surely they’d be even more useful for artistic expression, with their larger input surfaces.

In any case, it’s good news for Note II owners, at least. Let us know what you think in the comments if you manage to check out Pen.Up for yourself.

Source: Samsung (Google Play)

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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