S Note moves into the Play Store, opens the door to non-Samsung devices


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.

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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.

  • Incompatible with a Nexus 6.

  • bmlsayshi

    Do you have a list of the non-Samsung devices supported? None of the many devices I use are supported. I have a feeling someone was guessing at extra support.

  • OlayTerry

    It’s disappointing that it only supports 500 pages.