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Yes, capacitive screens just need something that alters their capacitance: something conductive or a dielectric. As per usual, Wikipedia has more information.


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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)


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Unified Remote could satisfy your desire in another way. It can make your Note run as a touch pad and as soon as you have a stylus pen you can open Photoshop on your PC and start painting in it with your stylus. Unified remote has a free and a full version.


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The HTC Sensation uses a capacitive touchscreen, so any standard capacitive stylus will work for touch-based input. Simply be sure you don't purchase a stylus designed for a resistive touchscreen.


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For a start, you can't install "vanilla Android" on a non-Nexus device. See Flash a smartphone with vanilla Android ROM for more. The closest you can get is a custom ROM that was originally based on AOSP and then ported to your device, such as Cyanogenmod. The custom ROM's documentation should say whether it has the drivers for the stylus, and if so, it'll ...


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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 is true. But not all touch screen phones work well with this. The capacitive touch screens that we find in most android phones these days work by detecting electrical disturbances from our body. The 'sponge' used in these DIYs are electrically conducting foam and they transfer the charge of our body through it, thus registering touches. On the other ...


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Here's a video on how to create a capacitive stylus for free (as long as you have an anti-static bag laying around). From the page: In this video we show you how to create a free capacitive touch screen stylus out of a common piece of antistatic film. As many people know capacitive touch screens use an electrical impulse created by the operator's body ...


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Thin styluses are usually for resistive screens, they don't work with Droid X's capacitive screen. The difference between capacitive and resistive touchscreens


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I have a Pogo Stylus which was originally meant for the iphone although I see they have an Android version now. It works ok, but I feel like I have to push down harder than I want to to get it to work. It is accurate, more so than my finger, however if I don't maintain enough pressure when drawing a line for example, there will be gaps in the line. I have ...


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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 ...


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Use Galaxy Note as digitizer or graphics tablet for PC (small project of mine) - maybe this could be relevant, but not exactly what you are looking for. But I found this post based on my search query, so maybe it could be interesting to someone else.


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Capacitive and resistive touchscreen technologies Today's multi-touch screens are capacitive, unlike the resistive touchscreens from a decade ago. They work a bit like the way you can feel a static charge with the hair on your skin. The screen has a charge inside it, and when your finger comes near it, the capacitance of your finger attracts this charge. ...


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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.


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In my experience, using your fingers or a stylus does not make any a difference in responsiveness. On Skitch, the drawing matches with what you swipe / touch / move, but the responsiveness is slow. Quill is faster (try it, if you still haven't), but it slightly changes what you draw; still faster than Skitch though. All in all, I think this is probably a ...


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Although this may be of no use, I found this amusing and thought I would throw it out there anyway. I was sitting at the dining room table, working on my home computer (Dell Aio with touch screen). My cat jumped up on the table and was in my face, begging for attention. When he walked in front of me in one direction, I would lean the other way to see the ...


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I tried various metal (pins, tubes and foil) and plastic (antistatic bags and foam). I found nothing that was satisfactory. You have some level of control but it is not the same as your bare finger. My advice would be to keep it metal and keep it short. Not all screens are equally sensitive so you have to play around. I have not tried a commercial stylus.


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


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I remember seeing someone do tests on the accuracy of capacitive screens and in reality, they're terribly inaccurate. Unlike resistive screens, a stylus won't make much difference for you. I believe it was said that a fine stylus would provide just as much accuracy as using a hot dog.



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