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One of the things I assumed the Android OS could do was let me use a stylus and just record notes in my own handwriting (without handwriting recognition). The goal being that I could remove the need for a notepad and mechanical pencil on my desk.

I found that the Samsung Galaxy Tab sells a cheap stylus that does exactly what I need, but I need to know what app is out there (even if I have to pay for it) that lets me store long notes in my own handwriting. Have you heard of any?

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Have you used the stylus yet? I have one (a pogo) and have found that capacitive styli leave something to be desired. They tend to be jumpy and weakly responsive. Also, annoying, you can't write with your palm wresting on the screen like you would a notepad. – Matt Dec 19 '10 at 20:01
Closely related:… – Al E. Dec 19 '10 at 21:38
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Sparx's suggestions seem pretty good. Here are a few more (also untested):

  1. Genial Handwriting
  2. MyLetter (this one seems if-y)
  3. Graffiti for Android (very cool if it works because it converts the handwritten notes to text)
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Seemed among all suggestions that Genial Handwriting would be most suitable. Maybe eventually in my Android programming I can get to a point where I can code some kind of notepad, and also make it not react to most people's handrests -- only working with stylus. – Volomike Dec 19 '10 at 20:19
That would be a sweet app, although I don't know if it's possible to isolate the stylus from the hand in a capacitive screen. How has the stylus worked for you? – Matt Dec 19 '10 at 20:29
Stylus finally arrived in the mail. Got a red Boxwave brand -- red so that I can find it easier if I misplace it. It came with a pin you push into the earplug socket if you want to keep it handy. Anyway, it works as designed, but not like a thin stylus. Ended up using Graffiti for Android to get what I want. – Volomike Jan 4 '11 at 23:14
Genial is good, but looking for an input method, Graffiti is decent, but have to learn it's "language" – David Lozzi Nov 15 '11 at 12:51

Untested by me, but check out:

Finger Letter handwriting

There's also HandwritingNote, but it seems a bit limited.

QMemo also seems like an alternative, based on what you require.

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It's my creation, but you may be interested: Antipaper Notes

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Jotter is very good, but it is specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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