Top 10 S Pen apps for the GALAXY Note 8.0

As you'd expect from Sudoku, it has a simple interface that anyone can get to grips with in no time flat. You start off by writing the numbers one to nine, so the app can learn to recognise what you're writing.

Once that's done, just choose your difficulty level and simply start playing! Being free, downloading this app really is a no-brainer for any Note 8.0 owner – unlike the puzzles within.

ezPDF Reader

ezPDF reader

£2.55 Buy it here

If you picked up your Note 8.0 for work and play, then ezPDF is one of those apps you didn't realise you needed until you tried it.

Aside from being one of the best PDF-creating apps, able to format documents brilliantly nine times out of 10, it's also one of the few apps that allows PDF editing.

Thanks to the accuracy of the S Pen, you can squiggle all over a document, sign a contract digitally and highlight text with pinpoint precision.

If you just want a PDF reader, or want to get a taste of the app before you commit to buying, there's also a free trial version available.



Free Get it here

If you like the idea of signing documents on the fly but don't need a fully-fledged PDF-editing suite, then you should definitely check out DocuSign.

It lets you sign documents quickly and easily from your Android device and supports popular services such as Dropbox, Evernote and Google Drive, giving you quick access to your files wherever you are.

You do need to create an account to use it, but once you've done this it's quick, easy and free, and works with PDFs, Word documents and most image files.

MyScript Calculator

MyScript Calculator

Free Get it here

Anyone who's used to writing mathematical formulae knows that when you revert to a phone calculator, your brain needs to re-jig to a new way of doing things.

Not with MyScript Calculator. Not only does it boast more specialist features than the bundled Note 8.0 calculator, it also offers complete S Pen support.

Write your equations in a paper and pen format and MyScript will convert the symbols and numbers into digital text in real time, as well as computing the correct answer.

Paper Artist

Paper Artist on the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0

Built-in on the GALAXY Note 8.0

First seen on the Samsung GALAXY Note II, Paper Artist now brings its effect-laden artistry to the larger display of the Note 8.0.

Start with a photo from your Gallery, or take a new one using the Note 8.0's impressive camera. Then choose from more than 20 filters to create an artistic effect, ranging from newsprint through to a light cotton candy look.

What makes it an S Pen app is the fact that drawing on your image scratches away at this filter, to create unique and professional-looking bespoke images.

The results are saved to your Gallery, from where it's easy to share them with friends via email, Facebook and more.

Sketch 'Em

Sketch 'Em

Free Get it here

Ever wanted to learn how to draw? Well it's never too late, and with the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 paired with Sketch 'Em, art classes have never been so on-demand.

Start by pulling out your S Pen and choosing your style and skill level. The app then operates like a game: showing you a blue line drawing that you have to trace in black, as accurately as possible, with the help of the on-board guide.

It's a fun and fulfilling way to master not only your S Pen technique but also your wider drawing skills. Like all the best S Pen apps, it narrows the gap between how you work on- and off-screen, for an easier, more intuitive mobile life.