Gadget Review – Every Note 8 S Pen Feature

Every Note 8 S Pen Feature

– [Instructor] In today's
video we're gonna talk about every S Pen feature on the Galaxy Note 8. Let's get started. Hey everybody, welcome to
Tech With Brett, where I help the S Pen work for you and
we have a lot to talk about so let's dive right in, but
first, make sure you check the description below as
that will have a time stamp to all the features I
talk about and exactly where you need to go to learn about this. So, first thing that
we're gonna talk about is the off screen memo.

So, to do this all you need to
do is have the screen locked and then you eject the S Pen
and that will automatically go into the off screen memo. I didn't have to open up
anything, just pull out the pen and this pops up. Here I can start writing my
note and here up at the top you can change the settings for how thick you want the S Pen. So, here is the thinnest
setting, but if you want it to be a bit thicker you just click on that and you can choose it right there.

If you have written
something and you messed up all you need to do is hold
down the button on the S Pen and it then becomes your eraser. You could click up here at
the top and erase line by line or you can click again
and click erase all, but the quickest way
is hold down the button and then you can erase. So, here we're going to finish
writing our little message. The next trick is if we want
to keep going, let's say we finish filling out this
page and we want to go to the next page all
we need to do is click this little down arrow.

Now, Samsung has said that
you can do up to 100 pages. I did test this out and
you can go more than that. So, you have plenty of
room to write there. Now, if you stick the
S Pen back in it will automatically save this note or you can click save in notes.

But, I'm going to save
this to my locked screen by clicking the pen right here. That will then pen this
to the locked screen and you can see that this is the current always on display pen
that I have, but this is going to be the new one
and here I'm going to say pin to always on display. Now, once I do that this
will stay on the screen for 10 minutes and after
10 minutes it will hide, just like this, so that you don't see it. But, if you wanna get
back all you need to do is double tap these little
circle icon right here on the screen and that will open up the always on display again.

Now, if I wanna delete that
message all I need to do is double tap the trash can right
there and that has deleted the pinned note. Now, next let's talk about
how to use the S Pen. So, when you pull out the
S Pen on the home screen it automatically pulls open
air command and you can scroll through this list
and I'll show you how you can add and remove
items there in a minute. So, air command is right
there, you click that button and it hides it.

A cool trick, if you press the button, you just click it once
while you're hovering over the screen, so there
you'll see that little dot that is underneath the pen. When you see that you can push the button, it will automatically
pull out the air command. You can push it again to hide
it so I don't always have to click this. If you want to use the S Pen
but hide that you can hold it down and remove it, but
if I wanna pull it back up I just click the button on the S Pen and that will pull up again.

So now the S Pen will
work within 10 millimeters of your screen. It uses electromagnetic
chip that's in the S Pen to sync with the phone. There's no batteries
required, it's really cool how it works and that's why
this phone is so awesome. Let me show you another cool trick.

When you hold down the
button on the S Pen and tap the screen twice that
will pull up your note, so you can create a note
at any time, you can be on any screen. Here I have all the pen options
and some different colors that I can make a note. I have erase, undo and redo
and then I can minimize. Let's say I want to hide
this note real quick, I can minimize it and it will
pop it up into this screen.

I can click on it again and
get it to be full screen. When I pull up this note it
will only recognize the S Pen, but if I want it to
recognize my finger I click the menu here and say turn off S Pen only and then I can write with my finger. So, that's really cool. It makes it nice if you
are trying to prevent extra things from being written.

Say I'm putting my palm on the
screen and I want to write, that way my fingers aren't gonna register when the S Pen only is on. So now, let's dive into more
of the air command features. So here you can actually
customize this to be any application that you want it to be. So, let's say I don't
want to have translate, I can just hold it down and
I can move it to any order I want or I can click remove.

Now, I have a new one and
you can add up to 10 icons here on the air command. If I click plus, this will
show all the applications on my phone so that I can
easily add them onto this list. And like I said, you can
choose anything you want, but here at the top it will
show you the S Pen features. So, let's say I wanna add
translate back and view all notes here it says you can only do 10 commands.

So, we're gonna go through
each of these real quick and show you what they can do. So, starting at the top
we have create a note. So, I just showed you
the quick way to do that by holding down on the
button and double tapping, but that is how you can
quickly pop that up. Next, let's go into smart select.

So, if you wanna see a full
version of smart select make sure you click the
popup on top of the screen, but there's a few things
that the S Pen can do that it can't do on the regular Galaxy S8. So, first I'm going to go
into a picture that I want to use smart select on. So here I have Batman I took
a picture of that I want to crop out and place
Batman in the bat cave. So if I pop open the air
command, select smart select and then I'm going to
choose rectangle and now I'm just going to rectangle
over Batman's face here.

So, what this is going to
give me is a new option, auto select, extract
text or pin to screen. So, pen to screen just pops
that up, so it's hovering at any time so now that
I have selected that area I wanna use the auto select feature. So, that is going to
automatically crop the image out on the edges of the object. So I'm going to click auto select.

So, here it has selected
the border of the screen, but I wanna add a little bit more. So all I need to do is
click the add and then I just drag around the
area that I want to add in, so there you can see that
it has added that section. This section is not added,
so I select that and then you can go through and
get the exact portion of the picture that you
want selected into your little image here. And you can get pretty precise
or you can just quickly go through it and select
the different areas and here we can add the ear back in.

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So then, what you can do is
click save and it will save that cutout or you can
click share and here I wanna share this into
a awesome application that works with the Galaxy
Note 8 Sketch Book for Galaxy. So, this is gonna add it as
a PNG file and you can see that I didn't get very
accurate, but you can easily go in and make that as
accurate as possible. Up here at the top of the
screen I'm going to click and add a new layer and
now I'm going to select import image. So then I'm going to find a
recent picture that I downloaded in my downloads folder.

Here we have the bat cave
already and I'm going to go and say, let's zoom in
on this so there we have the bat cave, and then
I'm gonna go to my layers and drag Batman up to the top layer and there we go, we have
Batman in the bat cave. If I come up here,
select the transform tool I can then change Batman around. Let's see, there we go,
Batman is in the bat cave. So you can do some really
fun stuff with this.

So there you go, that is how
to use the sweet smart select tool on the Galaxy Note 8. So, for the next feature
we're going to go into screen write. So, this will instantly take
a screen shot of your screen and then you have all the options up here to change the pen and settings. So you can go in and mark up any document.

Say I want you to
download this application, I can highlight information. It makes it really easy to show people what you're talking about. You can also come down here
and click the crop tool, so maybe you only want
one portion of the screen you can easily do that. And then you can click
save when you are done.

You can also click the
back arrow to cancel. The next feature we have
in air command is called live message. So, this is a new note
feature to the Galaxy Note 8. Here at the top we can
change our glow effects.

So, when you hover over with
the S Pen it's really cool. It will show you these
little popups so you can know what things are. Here we have ink, we have
glow and then we have sparkle. We can also change the
thickness of the pen.

So here we can choose how thick it is and then we can also change the color. And then over here we can
change the background. So here we can choose a color
background or we can choose any picture and then
we can write a message. So I can say done, I can align the picture where I want to and then
I can change the color, let's say pink here and we
can say, first day of school.

And then, when you send
this, so if I click done, it will save this as a
GIF file and the receiver will see it played out like this. So, it's a really cool animation. You can add lots of effects,
drawing on people, whatever you wanna do. So, a cool trick here is
when you draw up at the top you will see this little
bar going across the screen.

So, the slower you draw
the faster that will go, so once you hit the end
that means you have run out of the effect that you can
do, so there I was only able to draw a simple line. But, if I reset that and then
this time I drawer faster, so you can see that
I'm doing lots of lines and then let's say I stop right there. This is only half way
through and let's keep going and then now it has finished. It is good to note that
the longer you do it the higher the file size
will be and you may not be able to text it,
depending on your network.

So, I suggest just make your
note as quick as you can so that you have no problems
when you send this on. Now you can go down here
at the bottom and see the collection. So this will show all
of the different notes that you have done before. You can open them back up and then see what they look like and
here when you click share it will give you the option
to send it as a text, send it to any of the other
applications that you have available on your phone.

So that's a really awesome feature Next feature on air command
which is bixby vision. So, bixby vision allows
you to hover over any part of your screen and learn more about it. So, here when we just hover
over this part it pops up that we can get texts, we
can learn about the image or we can click shopping. So, I'm gonna click on
the image and it will then pull up Pinterest images and
you can see what it found.

So here we can see that
it found some different web articles about that picture. Now, if I go in and let's
say I go into my gallery and here I have something
that I took a photo of or something I downloaded
and I'm like hey, I wanna pay off a 256
gig SD card from Samsung I just hover over and bixby is
telling me I can search text again, images or shopping. So let me click shopping
and there it is going to pull up results in
Amazon and I can quickly see what the price is and go in
there and purchase that item. So, that's bixby vision with the S Pen.

Next, let's go into glance. So to use glance you first need to open up a application that you want to glance at. So, let's say I'm working on some finances and I want to quickly glance
back at the calculator often. First I need to go into
the app I wanna use, then I click on settings and click glance.

And now, it is going to put
that application down here in the bottom corner. And now, let's say I'm
working on a file or reading through the web and if I
don't wanna glance back at that application I just
hover over and it pops up that app and I have the full
control of the application. Then if I move the S Pen
away it hides that app. This is really good to be used when an app is not supported in a
multi window application.

So, some apps just don't do that. You can put it here maybe
Instagram or another app that's like that. You are working in one app,
you hover over, it pops that back up and you have
full control as long as your pen is hovering over
you have access to that app and as soon as you move
away it hides that. You can move this into any
corner that you want it to be at, but then when
you are done using glance you hold this down and you
put it in the delete bucket up at the corner and it
has turned off glance.

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The next item in air command is magnify. So, magnify allows you
to magnify your screen. So here you can quickly
see that the screen is being magnified and it is
set to 300 times right now. If I wanna change how
much it is magnifying I can go up here to 150.

There you can see it just
barely increases the size a little bit. I can go to 250 and do
that and then right here I have the option to expand,
so I can make the size of the window bigger or
I can make it smaller. There's the smaller one and
there is the bigger size on the screen and if you wanna close that you just come up here to this little box, you can move it around,
you just click on the box and that will close it. Next we have the coloring book.

So this option is really cool. To use this option you
will need to sign up for a PENUP account which is unique to the Galaxy Note 8. You can just use your Google account, your Samsung account, anything to sign up. So, here you already have 200
preset coloring book pages that you may want to use.

It's really cool that
they're already on here. You will need a network
to use them, but if I want to color an item, here I
can see what people have colored already, or I can
click and I can just start coloring and it will open up
this item and if I want to I can just come up here and
choose any brush setting that I want. Let's say I wanna color
with this oil brush which is really fun. When you color with that you
can also choose another option and kinda mix those together,
but let's say I want to be more accurate.

Down here in the bottom
I can click the fill tool and when I do that I can
zoom in here a bit further, when I click it automatically fills in so it makes it really easy to use. Now the great part about using
a S Pen when you're writing, so, say you have a kid that
doesn't know how to put their fingers off the
screen and they wanna draw sometimes when you're
using your finger to do it, it won't recognize your touch. With the S Pen no matter
what you do, the S Pen always overrides the finger that it's on. So, here you can see
Claire when she draws, she uses the S Pen for excellent accuracy to get her drawing just perfect.

So, that is how you use the coloring tool. When you are done you click
done and you can save it and post it to PENUP or
click save only and you can go back in and edit it later. Okay, so the next feature
on the air command is Samsung notes. So, when I go onto
Samsung notes it pulls up my notes application.

I can then click the plus
down here to add a note. This is a more fully furnished
note taking application. Here I can simply do text, so
I have the full keyboard here. One other thing that is
really cool about the S Pen that we'll talk about
right now is down here on the settings of the keyboard, if I hold down the settings it
pulls up a bunch of options.

Right there I can do the live
message, but right next to it is the T and the pen, so
when I do that now it has turned my keyboard into
a place where I can write with the S Pen. So, here if I'm taking my
note, I can write my note and it will automatically
convert that into text and I can keep writing
then it'll add the space and everything. So, it takes my handwriting
and converts it into text. If I wanna delete something
I can just click back and it'll erase that.

I can click these settings
right here to learn about all the quick commands,
how to overwrite a letter, how to delete something,
how to add a space, all those settings are right in there. And then if I wanna go
back to the keyboard I can just click the keyboard down here and I can type out my message or I can swipe with the S Pen. So that makes input really easy. Here I can go up to the pen
where I can just write my note and then if I want to go
and do brush I can color and it will make all these
different things you're doing into a new section.

So, here I'm gonna quickly
draw, you know, a sweet circle and it adds that in
there as another object. Let's say I wanna import
an image into this. I can go into my gallery,
I can go into my camera and add anything right here into my note. Then if I want to add a voice
input, okay, this is a test of voice input, you can do
that so if say you're doing a lecture, you're taking
notes, you can also add a voice note very easily with that.

And then, when I'm done with
my note I just click save and it has saved that in here. One thing that I suggest you
do, click the back arrow here and click settings and
then go into settings again and sync your Samsung account. That way it will back up all of your notes to your Samsung account so
in case anything happens you still have them available. Next feature I'm gonna
show you is the translate in air command.

So, here if I go into translate, up here at the top it shows what language I'm going to translate into
and what language it is from. So, here I'm using English
and I'm gonna translate it into Spanish. So, if I just hover over gallery here. Here it says gallery is
galleria, and then if I want to go into a web page and
hover over it will then just do one word at a time.

If I want to do the entire
sentence I just click the T. Up here at the top and then
when I hover over it will translate that entire
sentence into Spanish. So that's really handy to have. You can click on here and choose
all the different languages that are on this list to translate into and to translate from.

So, it kinda varies what
you use and then up here at the top you'll see the recently used. So, that is all the
features on the air command. So next let's dive into
a few more hidden tricks that you can find using the S Pen. Okay, so next I wanna
talk about inputting text.

So, I showed you how
to change the keyboard, so right here you can click
the text, but another option is whenever you see a text
box and you hover over it with the S Pen you'll see this T. So, that is the direct pen input. If you click on the T it
automatically pulls open the text box where you can write. And so, let's say I wanna
search for Tech With Brett and it will automatically
pull open that information.

So, you don't have to change
your keyboard to always be the handwriting keyboard. All you need to do again, is
hover over and click the T. And it pulls open the direct pen input and you still have all
those settings where you can go in, scratch things off
and everything right there. Here we can also click the
search and there it searches for that item.

So, let's say we want to change
it so instead of my keyboard popping up, whenever I
have the S Pen popped out you can actually have it
show your S Pen keyboard. So, here I can go into the
settings of my keyboard and then, if I go down here you will see pen detection. So, when I turn this on,
whenever I have my S Pen out it will now only show the S Pen keyboard. All right, so the next
feature I wanna talk about is copy and paste with the S Pen.

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So, like a mouse all you need
to do is click on a button and drag across the screen. So there are certain thing
that you can do this for. So here, I'm gonna click the
S Pen button and drag over. You'll see that my cursor has
turned into the text cursor, so now if I drag over
YouTube it is selecting that.

I can copy, share and go to dictionary. So now when I go on the
web page and I wanna copy some information all I
need to do is hold down and you'll see that it converts
here into the little cursor. I can then drag across
the screen and select all that information. I can copy, share, dictionary,
and do more with it.

Also, when I go into the gallery, so here I have a bunch of pictures. Maybe I wanna go through
and clean this up. I can just hold down
the button on the S Pen. You'll see that it adds
this plus, I can then drag across the screen and select
all those photos at once.

If I see another set of photos
I wanna select I can just select on those and you can
add that and then delete them and share them all. So, the S Pen makes it really
fast to get through your data. You can copy and paste
and you can do all that which you couldn't do
easily without the S Pen. So now I'm gonna show you
one called air command.

So, air command allows you
to be in any application and you can simply hover
over that app and you will find out more information. So, here in the email I'm
hovering over an email and it's showing me that info. I can easily go down here
and delete it or reply, whatever I wanna do with that. Now, this will need the stock
email application to work.

Next, let's go into video. So, in the video player I
can hover over any video and I can see that video. It'll automatically play. You do need to download the video player from the Galaxy app store.

If I go into a video I can
actually just hover over the timeline and it will
show me more information. So, I can find the
exact point of the video that I want to watch. Next, let's go into the gallery. So, when we are in the
gallery we hover over an image it will pop up that image so
that we can see more of it, then here I can edit, share
or delete the image right away with the air view.

Now last, we have calendar. So, in the calendar you can
simply hover over any day if you are on the stock
calendar application and then I can see some of
the information that is there and easily go in there and look at that. So then of course,
everywhere you hover over you will see the different
air command notifications pop up that'll tell you more
about what each feature does so that you can just look at
it instead of clicking on it. So next, let me show you
how to get into the settings and turn on and off a lotta
these if you don't want to use them anymore.

So here you can go into air
command and click the settings down at the bottom, or you
need to go into the phone settings and go under
the advanced features tab and here you will find the S Pen settings. So, here we have the air
view, so this will turn air view off so you don't see
those pop ups on the screen. One other cool thing the air
view does is it will scroll up and down when you're on a page. So, like say this website,
I can just go to the bottom and it will scroll for
me if I go to the top or the bottom of the page.

Here we have direct pen input. You can turn that on or off. Here we have the pointer,
so that will remove the pointer from being
shown on the screen. Here we have the screen
off memo so you can completely turn that off.

Here we have the shortcuts,
the floating icon. So, say we don't want to
see this floating icon when the S Pen is out, we
can have that be turned off. When we remove the S Pen we can choose what we want it to do, open
air command, create a note or do nothing. Here we have what's called S Pen alarm.

So, here if we leave our
S Pen and we walk away, let's say we go and we're
walking out to our car from wherever we are,
well, when this receives enough motion, so there
we have the notification that says we need to re-insert our S Pen and then it'll actually
tell us in the settings when we removed the S
Pen so that we can track our steps back to find
where we left the S Pen. So, that's really nice,
but just so you guys know, the S Pen is the same S Pen
that was used in the Note 7, so if you have any of those S
Pens around you can use those. They will fit perfectly. These can be purchased.

I'll leave a link in the
description for those if you need to buy more, but
here you can add some style and change up your phone a little bit, so there I have a different S Pen inserted and that was one for the Galaxy Note 7. Make sure you collect them all. So next, we have the power saver. So the power saving mode, you
would only need to use that when you're using another S Pen.

So, here I have a S Pen already
inserted, but it'll still allow me to use the S Pen. So, if you never need to
use two S Pens you wouldn't really need that turned off. You can get a nice S Pen that is more like a full pencil. I'll leave a description
to that in the link below.

So then, here you can turn
off the sound as well as the vibrations that the S Pen makes. If you wanna learn a bit more about S Pen you can go right there. So, one super hidden
feature about the S Pen and the Galaxy Note 8 is
if you place the Note 8 under water you can still use the S Pen. So, because the screen
in the Note and the S Pen work together you can still
use the pen under water.

So, here if I'm drawing
my little finding Dory, I can keep drawing and
I don't have to stop even if I want to take
a shower or whatever. I hope you guys enjoyed
this video all about the Galaxy Note 8 S Pen. If you have any further
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