Top 10 Apps for the Samsung S Pen

Make the most of your Samsung Galaxy Note® and its S Pen™ with Samsung apps tailored to take full advantage of your device's advanced features. Personalize, create and share content on your Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy Note 10.1 with apps that are designed to offer the very best experience.

What is the S Pen?

The S Pen, introduced with the Galaxy Note, is faster and more accurate than conventional stylus pens. It is an input tool that provides a similar feel to an actual pen by detecting the pressure applied on the screen with great accuracy. Now you can experience the many advantages the S Pen offers with these award-winning apps.

Samsung Apps

Samsung apps are optimized for Samsung mobile devices and thoroughly tested to deliver the highest quality user experience. To access these S Pen apps, go to the Samsung Apps store on your device and select the S Pen Apps category.

AutoCAD 360

AutoCAD 360 enables you to view, edit and share AutoCAD drawings with anyone, anywhere using your Galaxy Note device. Optimized for the S Pen, AutoCAD 360 allows you to draw and edit shapes with accuracy using S Pen. Annotate and revise drawings in the office, in the field, or in a meeting. AutoCAD 360 facilitates design creation, review and approval using powerful, built-in collaboration tools.


CameraAce allows you personalize and pre-organize your photos with default themes. You can also create and manage images by assigning specific filters and applying enhanced effects such as photo collage.

PicsArt-Photo Studio

PicsArt-Photo Studio lets you unleash your creative soul with the S Pen. This full-featured toolkit wraps the best of what desktop photo and image editing suites can offer in an amazingly intuitive and easy-to-use user interface. Apply an incredible array of photo manipulations, collages, borders, stickers, clipart graphics, color adjust and more. You can also share your work and connect with a global community of other artists through social networks like Facebook, or SMS and email. Enhance your creativity with the accuracy and versatility of the S Pen.

SketchBook Mobile

SketchBook Mobile by Autodesk is a professional-grade paint and drawing application designed for Android devices with screen sizes of 7” and under. Sketchbook Mobile offers a full set of sketching tools and delivers them through a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Use it to digitally capture your ideas as napkin sketches or produce artwork on-the-go. This app is designed to take full advantage of the S Pen with pressure sensitivity support so you can draw and create with accuracy and versatility.

Photo Desk

Photo Desk offers a user-friendly gallery with multi-split screen interface for photo management and editing. You can edit and use the image editing tool using the S Pen and touch feature simultaneously. Now you can enjoy the freedom of creating your own story with both photo editing and photo managing capabilities.


NewsAce is a one-stop multimedia news reader with 400+ recommended news channels. Use the S Pen on your Galaxy Note to annotate articles, make notes and highlight important passages. Subscribe to and browse through all types of news formats including video, podcast and radio, all in one place.

Infinite Painter

Infinite Painter brings fresh, innovative features that help unleash your creative imagination. This S Pen Apps Winner helps you create poster-sized paintings or ideate with more than 20 different brushes to express your style. Use the built-in brushes in a special mode designed exclusively for S Pen users.

Sketch 'Em

Sketch 'Em is a drawing tutorial for aspiring artists. With advice from professional artists and a fun and challenging scoring system, Sketch 'Em encourages you to master your technique. This S Pen Apps Winner will put all the creative tools you'll need at the tip of your S Pen. Start with basic human anatomy and work your way up to perspective drawing, then share your work with friends on Twitter and Facebook.


Paintrala is a drawing app that can turn almost anyone into an artist. This S Pen Apps Winner gives you powerful tools to help you trace photos from your phone’s gallery so you can turn those into hand drawings or paintings. Compete in drawing contests and surprise friends with your inner artist.


Skitch helps you share ideas, take notes, or sketch out concepts to communicate visually with colleagues and friends. Use it to illustrate your ideas with the S Pen by marking up photos, screenshots, or web pages. Take snapshots of people you meet and annotate it with their names. Add highlights to images or markup text to illustrate your point.

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