How to Draw – Art Lessons (Free)
There’s not much use in turning to SketchBook Pro or the Note 10.1’s own drawing app if you don’t know how to wield a stylus properly, but How to Draw will help you improve your skills. A series of tutorials takes you through the basics of drawing, leaving you something of an old master with an S Pen.
MX Player (Free)
Much favoured by video-obsessed Android users, MX Player works with almost any file type (not to mention subtitle formats) and unlike most video player apps features hardware acceleration and multi-core decoding, enabling it to take advantage of the Note 10.1’s powerful processor. It also features a “kids lock”, meaning you can start up a video and hand it off to your children safe in the knowledge that they won’t be able to quit out of the app and start making buying games at Google Play.
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A fantastic way to buy and read comics and graphic novels on a tablet, comiXology features over 45,000 items in its library including Batman, Spider-Man, Judge Dredd, The Walking Dead and Disney favourites. New comics are added the same day as the print edition is released. The reading experience is a notch above simply scrolling through pages of images thanks to Guided View, which scans through pages intelligently, zooming into bubbles and scenes to add an almost cinematic feel.
SIGNificant Signature Capture (Free)
Ignore the terrible name – this is a genuinely useful app and well suited to the Galaxy Note 10.1’s specific set of abilities. It allows you to add your real signature to important documents, even PDFs, and can forensically verify your John Hancock by its acceleration, speed and rhythm.
Dragging the humble flip book into the 21st century – and from your biology textbook to your tablet – FlipaClip was designed specifically with Samsung’s S Pen in mind. Make a series of drawings and animate them, and unlike with that textbook it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake, because you can easily edit any of the individual frames or add extras. Finished clips can be shared via Facebook, Vine, YouTube and Instagram.
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