I have an Asus Transformer Eee Pad. I recently purchased a stylus that allows for pen-precise writing and wanted to utilize my tablet as a note taking device.

I have found several apps for this purpose, but none of them allow for recognition of my hand, which confuses the screen. If I rest my hand on the edges of the tablet I am fine, but that only works if I am writing on the outer edges of the "sheet", and I would ideally like to utilize the whole page for notes.

Does anyone know if there is an app for Android tablets out there that is capable of this functionality?

My friend's iPad had an app that allowed him to designate a "dead" area of his screen so he could rest his hand on it and the iPad ignored input from that area, allowing him to take notes with ease and I admit I was pretty jealous. I'm hoping there is some similar app out there for Android. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

  • Side note: what stylus have you bought that allows for pen-precise writing? I'm trying to find one for months... @chris Mar 13 '12 at 21:30
  • @RafaelS.Calsaverini though it's been a year since you left your comment, I just got an adonit jot pro that works very well: adonit.net
    – bsara
    Feb 2 '13 at 21:10

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 kind of thing.

May I ask what stylus you purchased? I have not seen any with pen-precise writing, it does not seem possible with the capacitive touch screen when you compare it to Samsung's stylus tech with pressure sensitivity and separate Wacom sensor.

  • At the moment (2019) there are still a couple of Android brands including a Touch Screen Digitizer on their phone. As far as I know just Samsung Notes and LG Stylus. Without a Digitizer handwriting has not quality and text recognition became to complicated Jan 10 '19 at 16:49

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