The 2014 edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has one of the sharpest screens of any tablet around, its 2560 x 1600 resolution besting even the iPad Air's Retina display on pixel count. Like any Note device, it also comes with Samsung's smart S Pen stylus. We've selected ten fantastic apps and games that make great use of the tablet's screen and pointer combo, so if you've just got your hands on one, these are the software nuggets you should be installing straight away.
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SketchBook Pro (£3.03)
AutoDesk’s drawing app is probably the best available for a tablet, and works particularly well with the Note range thanks to its ability to detect pen pressure. The brush library offers over 100 presets, you can create large canvases (up to 6.5MP in size) and it supports an incredibly “dynamic symmetry” feature – check the video above to see it in action.
Deus Ex: The Fall (£4.99)
The first Deus Ex title for mobile, The Fall is strikingly similar in gameplay and graphical quality to Xbox 360 and PS3 title Deus Ex: Human Revolution – no mean feat on a tablet. Expect deep-running conspiracies, augmented humans punching each other through walls, cover-based shooting action and lots and lots of crawling around in ventilation shafts. Well, it wouldn’t be Deus Ex otherwise, would it?
Map Note (£Free)
A brilliant app for quickly sharing directions with your friends, Map Note allows you to scrawl directions (or words, or faces, or naughty pictures) over a live view of Google Maps’ map and satellite views. The resulting image can be shared with friends via email, SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp and more. It’s designed to work specifically with the Galaxy Note range’s S Pen stylus.
One of the first apps anyone should install on a tablet, particularly a large one like the Galaxy Note 10.1. In exchange for a monthly fee of £5.99, Netflix gives you access to hundreds of movies, documentaries and television shows, including excellent original series like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. The film selection isn’t amazing, but you probably won’t care: the best thing about Netflix is that it lets you binge-watch TV series all weekend long. In bed.
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Scribble Racer (£Free)
The object here is simple: keep your S Pen (or finger) on the track while the screen scrolls faster and faster, and try to collect bonus pick-ups while you do so. Surprisingly addictive, it was designed specifically with Galaxy Notes and S Pens in mind.