How to use Scrapbook on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3


Samsung has a new feature that debuted on the Galaxy Note 3, and it’s called Scrapbook. It’s actually quite useful. It allows you to save content into “Scrapbooks.” This can be a screenshot from an app, a Web page, or a YouTube video. When you grab a Web page, the link is saved along with it for future reference. You can also categorize your scrapbook with different folders and add tags and/or Notes to each item you have clipped.

To add something to your Scrapbook, just open Air Command by hovering your S Pen over the display and pressing the button on the S Pen. Choose the second option, Scrapbooker. Then draw a circle around the contents you want to save. You will then be given the opportunity to add tags and/or a Note as well as choose the folder you would like to add it to. When you are all set, just tap on the checkmark at the top right to save it. There is also an option to add an item to your scrapbook bypassing Air Command. Just press and hold the S Pen button and draw a circle on the screen and select Scrapbook. For whatever reason, it doesn’t grab as much information, but it will still capture the URL link. Lastly, you can sync Scrapbook to your Samsung account so it’s accessible on other devices.

Hit the break for a video showing you how it all works. Also, be sure to check out our other Galaxy Note 3 guides.

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • Justin Caynon

    I really like using this is a way to save how characters look and locations for my writing.

    • tee O

      you’d do better using Evernote or Springpad for that (more flexibility). Scrapbook is a nice idea that’s not fully developed…

      • AnonGuy

        What is wrong with you people? Who cares about Evernote? He says he likes this app. Deal with it.

        Evernote also has a retarded sync limit just less you pay. This app has no such limits and integrates fabulously with S Finder where you can search by tags and everything.

        Hardly under-developed. It’s really useful and a huge value for those who need this sort of functionality. If you’re a heavy user it will save you $60/year over Evernote.

        If you need more long-form note taking, then one note is superior to evernote, anyways, if we’re playing title for tat.

        • yeah, I agree. I use scrapbook for making medicinal herb notes, saving the websites as an image, then adding a heading of the herb name and adding a cool note with hand drawn symbols, so when I hover over that herb in scrapbook, it shows my hand drawn symbols so I know the general medicinal properties of that plant, which parts are edible, and what they are used for (which part of the body and such). then I can also tag my herb with the properties that they have (toothache, antidepressant, laxative, sedative, etc.). these are all extremely useful functions for easy categorizing and searching. I haven’t found great use for Evernote, I use s note instead.

  • newbie

    is it possible to add more than one youtube video or link? or is it set to be only able to save one of each?

    • Meeimei

      I wonder that too… does anyone have the answer?

  • SevenThunders

    Utterly useless crap. When there is a universal way to to take content out of the scrapbook into most applications like a clipboard I will pay attention.

  • Ling

    I don’t understand why the app doesn’t let us save a full webpage. Not sure if I’m doing anything wrong, but when I used the air-command, selected the scrapbook option and draw a circle on the whole screen, it only saves that portion as an image instead of a full webpage.

    • marius santos

      Scrapbook native app can Only save 3,100 words from a webpage. You could visit the link though

    • bree

      You can alway bookmark a web page to save it :)

      • yeah, but then you have a million bookmarks and they aren’t categorized and you can’t search for the one you want, so they get lost and become useless. also, they don’t have the nice functionality of adding notes that become visible when you hover over the image and other functions.

  • Li

    I just got my note for 2 weeks. Using scrapbook a lot but suddenly when I open the app it says unfortunately scrapbook has ended. I can save things but thats it. Tried it several times, restarted the phone 2 times, took the battery in and out. It just says the same … Does anyone know the problem?

  • keef21568

    When I use spen for scrapbook it does not allow me to circle just what I want inapic. Just the entire thing

  • pdqgp

    Note 3 Running Kit Kat and everything shown here works EXCEPT, the URL Link. Mine doesn’t offer nor show the URL and the images captured do NOT link to the original web page. What am I missing? without that it seems less than useful.

    • yeah this is happening with me also. I have to manually enter the Web a dress by going into the scrapbook app and clicking what I saved, then pasting the url into the text section, which only appears when you manually go into scrapbook or afor you already saved the selected object.

  • Dianne

    When I save a photo from gallery to scrapbook there are #’s across the bottom…why?..

  • Piper

    I circled and saved to scrapbook and can not find what I saved

    • it should be in the scrapbook app. in your apps button. if it isn’t inside there, then I don’t know. . probably need to restart tablet or Uninstall and reinstall scrapbook app.

  • moreen

    i upgraded to a lolipop and my scrapbook stooped working what can i do