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Sparx's suggestions seem pretty good. Here are a few more (also untested): Genial Handwriting MyLetter (this one seems if-y) Graffiti for Android (very cool if it works because it converts the handwritten notes to text)
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.
There isn't a native notes app for the Nexus S because it doesn't have TouchWiz UI. I'm quite certain the voice action 'Note to self' actually sends an email to yourself (I don't personally use that action, not sure it likes a British accent) There are loads of third party apps though. For example Scribb.it is full to the bursting with features, AK Notepad ...
RepliGo Reader ($5) allows you to copy text and to make annotations. Also, if you convert them to epubs the Nook app allows you to make notes. It may let you copy text on a non-DRM'd book but I don't have any of those so I'm not able to test it. (Just note that while the Nook lets you read PDFs the Nook app currently doesnt.
Evernote's Skitch (free) and Autodesk's Sketchbook (Express and Mobile Express - Free, Mobile - €1.50, Pro - € 3.76) may do it. Perhaps other Evernote apps may help you. Evernote's apps are note taking apps and Sketchbook is more a Paint-like app. Have also a look at this Android Enthusiasts question and especially at this answser.
The most complete solution for private contacts and calendar sync seems to be installing the CalDAV-Sync and CardDAV-Sync apps on your phone and setting up a CalDAV / CardDAV server. Several open-source solutions are available; check the list on Wikipedia. I've been a happy user of a DAViCal installation.
Install Titanium backup - (this requires root access) from Play store and you can backup thinks like sms/call logs/apps and app data. In your case, you might want to backup the app and the app data for that particular app, save your backups. Once you restore the phone, you can use Titanium to restore that app and data.
The general rule is to make sure you touch your device with your stylus first then rest your palm, it helps big time. Unfortunately, I have not seen an app with a dead area, but that means its not the "whole page". Samsung are the leaders for true stylus technology on android with their new Galaxy Note phone/tablet which may be the best choice for this ...
You should try Scribb.it which offers a few of what you asked for, and offers alternative features. Its free and you can do stuff like make a todo list or make a note with the news headlines or word of the day. Its a very new app to the Play Store but very promising. I use it for work and its increased my productivity by quite a bit, I highly recommend you ...
Make device as root Go to xda-developers.com - Seeder Topic Install last Seeder apk on your device Run it And then your device should work better.
There are plenty of note taking apps on the Play Store : Evernote, its Android Widget and all the official Evernote apps (like Skitch) are available on the Play Store. If you do not want to use Evernote you have got the same thing with Catch.com. There are its Catch Notes app and all the other on the Play Store. You can use the official Microsoft OneNote ...
You can configure Note Everything to do regular backups of all your notes (they will be stored on SD card then). If you additionally want to have those data sync'd with "the cloud", you might want to take a look at specific synchronization apps, like e.g. FolderSync. This way you can keep the app you are already used to (and which is wonderful, by the way -- ...
Try NitroNote - it offers syncing for Outlook Notes. You'll need to install apps on your desktop as well as the device. There's also the more powerful TouchDown client which will sync email / contacts / tasks from an Exchange server. Finally, lots of users claim to find gSyncit to work well for them, but YMMV.
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