yes, you are right, it is GMD SPen Control.. it works. sad that the developer does not update it, I sent him a message, suggested if he can have an action for hover spen click, with details, but he did not reply. anyway the app works perfectly as is.
it has in the menu, S Pen Settings, in there you can setup sound and actions for S Pen attachment or detachment
I made a video here, shows how it is set up, watch it first.
now you can download the programs, set them up the way you want, if you want my setup:
I am going to share that tasker project below and explain below how to use it, if you want you can import it, edit it to your liking and use it.
if you have tasker, you can hold tap on one of the projects at the bottom, click import and then use the .xml file(inside the zip file).
it will import 3 events and a bunch of tasks. below i will be explaining how to use them, if you want.
just make sure that the tasks and events dont have (red triangle caution sign) which means there is an error, could be a program is missing, it will say, but if you dont fix it, the task might stop when it gets to this error line.
after importing you have to do afterwards so setup with the programs
so I am using:
- GMD SPen Control
for the spen events and sounds, I linked them with the tasker,
if you dont have tasker and dont want to use it, you can link these actions to xposed edge custom menu that you will make. (as simple as that, and ignore most of what i have written below)
I linked them to tasker: to use it to know when my spen is out so if i start walking i get the reminder. another thing is to have different behavior if i would have clicked the bixby button while doing it. also if you are using the overlay it will turn it off when the pen is back.
Attach action: shortcuts > tasker > Spen attached
Detach Action: shortcuts > tasker > Spen deattached
once this is done, the event S Keeper would automatically work, ( notification if you leave the spen and move)
I also have a gesture Pen hold linked to Xposed Edge, Pen Shortcut
- Xposed Edge
i first made a custom menu shortcuts panel, i added what i needed,
then i remapped the bixby button to my liking, click: the shortcut panel from xposed edge and long press: tasker task R_AssistButtonLong, with it i have inside stop media shortcut(you can change it), and it has a variable i use to determine if the button is clicked or not, if it is then the spen is pulled then it does different behavior. so if you dont care about two behaviors then just customize them in xposed edge app
I have made a left sided panel too
- Swiftly Switch optional
you can use any pie/edge shortcuts app you want, i personally like this one, and i have also links to the menus i have done above.
- Tasker obviously
I also use autoshortcuts plugin, download it from playstore, it has to be installed.
again you can edit it to your liking.
if you want to add the HDMI rotation quick tile, go to Tasker > preferences > action tab > select task: HDMI is Off . back, apply changes.
then open the status notification menu, edit quick tiles, then find it and drag it up
for notes, it is really good with the spen, it uses the button too, and has palm rejection.
if you will use the tasker project then download it because it is linked to one of the tasks
floating widgets and shortcuts that would show on top of any app
note taking app, well done, and can also minimize to show on top.
also btw, I have contacted one of the app developers that created nRF Connect, (it is an app that you can interact with BLE devices, in our case the SPen, it is mainly made for developers of apps). I suggested having a tasker event to BLE devices so regular joes like us can utilize the app, he replied positively but said it might take time cuz they are short resourced, so maybe one day we will be able to use the spen from distance on AOSP, link it to actions, through this app and tasker. very good news as an AOSP user. in fact it would work for if you have a smartwatch too.
hope this helped, let me know if you have found handy tips yourself.