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By xperiacle, Recognized Developer on 9th September 2015, 12:05 AM
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It's been a while but here is another app I would like to share with those still using the Note 3 like me while waiting for the Note 6 perhaps.

Screen Off Memo is a feature I like on the Note 5 and so I decided to make one for my Note 3. I have not held a Note 5 yet so I don't know how the screen off memo works except what I saw on video reviews so the app may not be as perfect but it works for what I need it for. Any feedback would be welcome.

UPDATE - 21 Sept 2015
- fixed some issues with spen detachment starting the app even when unlocked
- toned the brightness of the icons as well as the pen strokes to reduce glare and offer more readability
- fixed issue with pen thickness in the v1.2 (some users like it thicker - I might include some settings to set user prefs in the future)
- adding new notes will trigger separate notification

Hopefully the issue specially on the Note 4/Edge has been solved.

Screen Off Memo version 1.3 can be downloaded below.

Install and RUN at least once from the app drawer so the app will be registered for the broadcast action when spen is detached. To enable the app to lock the screen when spen is attached, you must activate/enable it in Settings>Security>Device Administrator.

Based on user feedback I have retained the simplicity of the app. Just added ability to add new memo. Changed some icons for simpler ones. Cleaned up the code a bit to make it run faster and as little footprint as possible. Added option to turn off screen when pen is attached. And of course, it would now run on most Note devices (API 19 & above).


The app would also run on other Galaxy devices without spen but only when launched from the app drawer. But I am trying to find a way to trigger on the lockscreen maybe via a floating button but still a work in progress. I may work on it if there is demand but otherwise might just focus on the Note series.


At the moment I am testing an immersive mode version where no virtual buttons on the screen... just a whole screen of black space to doodle on and using sensors to toggle pen and eraser or the toolbar. Still a work in progress though but we'll see....

Anyway have fun and still your suggestions are welcome. But please keep the thread on topic.

It is a free app but please don't redistribute it nor modify it for redistribution. I don't mind if you include it in a ROM as long as the info page is intact.

Credits: BIG THANKS to @and2, @swiss420 and some others I don't know their xda usernames for their support.
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9th September 2015, 01:05 AM |#2  
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Installed it on my note 3 but it just crashes when tried to open app.
If you're trying to make it work like note 5 then it should work when you pull your s-pen out while the screen is off.
And you can start writing on the screen and save it to memo app or note app.

Tried this app but it didn't work will wait to try it out if updated to new version. I don't know how to give you crash log. Sorry.
Nice Try @xperiacle

Edit - I got it working by changing my model number in build.prop SM-N9005

You might also wana look into this app @oluwaponmile
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9th September 2015, 06:49 AM |#3  
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@xperiacle man you are amazing. I just installed and it works like a charm.

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9th September 2015, 07:17 AM |#4  
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Nice work!
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If you're trying to make it work like note 5 then it should work when you pull your s-pen out while the screen is off.
And you can start writing on the screen and save it to memo app or note app.

Yes, works fine as advertised
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9th September 2015, 08:15 AM |#5  
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One issue I have is that when I try to reach that note in S Note, I have to pull it down, open in action memo, and then click the S Note icon on the bottom right part of action memo to open it in S Note. Is it possible to make it simpler, so that just clicking in S Note would open it in S Note?
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9th September 2015, 08:43 AM |#6  
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@xperiacle I missed your genius mate. Thank you. Just a question is it possible to start the app while the screen is off or dont i just find it? Or because i use the Note 5 Air Command?
Do you have a bit more time now? I think ill buy a Note Edge and wait for the Note 7 maybe there is again a sd card slot and i wanne play with the edge.
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9th September 2015, 08:44 AM |#7  
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One issue I have is that when I try to reach that note in S Note, I have to pull it down, open in action memo, and then click the S Note icon on the bottom right part of action memo to open it in S Note. Is it possible to make it simpler, so that just clicking in S Note would open it in S Note?

But this is normal behavior for Action Memo and this is an Action Memo.
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9th September 2015, 08:59 AM |#8  
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@xperiacle I missed your genius mate. Thank you. Just a question is it possible to start the app while the screen is off or dont i just find it? Or because i use the Note 5 Air Command?
Do you have a bit more time now? I think ill buy a Note Edge and wait for the Note 7 maybe there is again a sd card slot and i wanne play with the edge.

As soon as I release Spen when phone is locked, it opens this app for me. Before this app, screen was unlocked when Spen was released

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But this is normal behavior for Action Memo and this is an Action Memo.

I agree, but when I write to full screen in this app, in action memo I can't see the whole text/image I have drawn in this app, I see it in a window only.
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9th September 2015, 09:14 AM |#9  
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Suggestion, would that be possible to prevent the screen to wake up when the S pen is dettached and re-attached back? Like in this video


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9th September 2015, 09:27 AM |#10  
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I tried this App and it is working perfectly. Great work dude.
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9th September 2015, 10:06 AM |#11  
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Quote:
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As soon as I release Spen when phone is locked, it opens this app for me. Before this app, screen was unlocked when Spen was released

Thank you ive forgot to reboot.
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