The note-taking app from Samsung has transitioned into a standalone app in the Play Store, and you won’t need a device from the Korean company to download and install it.
On Tuesday, Samsung’s S Note became available through Google Play for non-Samsung devices. The catch is that not all devices will be capable of using everything the app has to offer as the required S Pen is made by Samsung and exclusive for its own devices. In addition to welcoming outsiders, spinning off S Note allows the company to push out future updates with ease.
These are the features Samsung lists:
- Freehand writing and drawing using S Pen or Finger, with various pre-defined pens and styles
- Insert charts, sketches, pictures, voice notes and set custom background in notes
- Supports up to 500 pages in a single note
- Supports searching of text with different filters
- Categorization of notes
- Ability to print, expore and share note as spd/image/pdf/text file
- Import and edit pdf files as notes
- Sync notes between multiple devices using Samsung/Evernote account
Users of the fresh S Note app can also install an extension pack to add features; however, only owners of Galaxy Note phones and tablets get access to the Easy Chart and Idea Sketch features. The consolation prize for everyone else is the S Note widget.