Work Smart & Play Hard

4 Ways to Make Bet­ter Use of Your Sam­sung Galaxy Note Pro (12.2” Dis­play)

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SE­RI­OUS MULTI-TASK­ING The Multi Win­dow fea­ture we saw on the GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edi­tion) gets a boost on the new GALAXY Note Pro (12.2” Dis­play), and now opens up to four win­dows (re­siz­able too!) at the same time. Want to watch a video, re­ply an email, check your up­com­ing ap­point­ments, or take a note? There’s no need to cy­cle through the apps one screen at a time, as you can now see all of them at once. You can even open mul­ti­ple in­stances of the same app (a cou­ple of sup­ported ones in­clude Email and In­ter­net), and copy and paste con­tent across win­dows. Used in con­junc­tion with Pen Win­dow that al­lows sim­pler apps like Cal­cu­la­tor to ap­pear in smaller popup win­dows over­lay­ing other apps, and you’re in for some se­ri­ous multi-task­ing treat.

To bring up the Multi Win­dow side bar, you can ei­ther long-press the Back ca­pac­i­tive but­ton or swipe in­wards from the right edge of the screen. Then, drag an app and drop it in any of the four quad­rants. 2. COM­BINE WI-FI AND MO­BILE DATA FOR FASTER DOWN­LOADS WITH NET­WORK BOOSTER The GALAXY Note Pro (12.2” Dis­play) has an in­no­va­tive fea­ture called Net­work Booster, which is de­signed to im­prove your down­load speeds by bond­ing both Wi-Fi and cel­lu­lar data con­nec­tions so you can get that al­limpor­tant file faster.

The Net­work Booster tog­gle is found un­der Set­tings > Con­nec­tions. By de­fault, it is turned off. Be­cause you may in­cur additional cel­lu­lar data charges, this func­tion should be used ju­di­ciously; the GALAXY Note Pro (12.2” Dis­play) has sen­si­bly im­posed min­i­mum file size op­tions (se­lectable from 30MB to 500MB) for trig­ger­ing Net­work Booster. In other words, you can put your mind at ease that Net­work Booster is only ac­ti­vated when you re­ally need it. There are also vis­ual cues when Net­work Booster kicks in, such as a two down­wards-point­ing ar­rows icon in the no­ti­fi­ca­tion panel and data us­age no­ti­fi­ca­tions. Sure, the Sam­sung GALAXY Note Pro (12.2” Dis­play) shares many sim­i­lar­i­ties in terms of in­ter­nal com­po­nents and ex­te­rior de­sign with the GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edi­tion), but you couldn’t be more wrong to as­sume that it’s just a big­ger ver­sion of its 10.1-inch sib­ling. We tell you how the big­ger screen and the new soft­ware fea­tures make all the dif­fer­ence.


US­ING IT AS AN OF­FICE PRO­DUC­TIV­ITY TOOL While the GALAXY Note Pro (12.2” Dis­play) is great for both work and play, Sam­sung is clearly mak­ing a play for busi­ness users with var­i­ous pre-in­stalled of­fice pro­duc­tiv­ity apps. The key one is Han­com Of­fice, which lets you view and edit documents (Hword), spread­sheets (Hcell), and pre­sen­ta­tions (Hshow). You should be able to open most stan­dard of­fice doc­u­ment file for­mats. In our test­ing, we found Han­com Of­fice to be pretty pow­er­ful and easy to pick up due to its in­ter­face sim­i­lar­ity to Mi­crosoft’s pop­u­lar pro­duc­tiv­ity suite. Fur­ther­more, use it with Multi Win­dow, and you can drag and drop text or im­ages from one win­dow with an­other. Need­less to say, Han­com Of­fice also sup­ports di­rect S Pen draw­ing.

The GALAXY Note Pro (12.2” Dis­play) also comes with a Re­mote PC app (2-year sub­scrip­tion), for get­ting to your con­tent on your home or of­fice PC; Sam­sung e-Meet­ing that con­nects up to 20 people over a wire­less ac­cess point, for greater col­lab­o­ra­tion in lo­cal meet­ings; and Cisco We­bEx, for re­mote video con­fer­enc­ing and screen shar­ing. 4. PER­FORM­ING CRE­ATIVE AND EV­ERY­DAY TASKS WITH EASE US­ING S PEN Un­like other tablets, the GALAXY Note Pro (12.2” Dis­play) has an ac­tive dig­i­tizer that sup­ports true dig­i­tal pen in­put, in­stead of re­ly­ing on a ca­pac­i­tive pen that’s of­ten not re­spon­sive enough. Along with sup­port for pres­sure sen­si­tiv­ity and palm re­jec­tion, writ­ing with the S Pen in the S Note app feels like you’re writ­ing with a real pen on a real piece of paper.

Go­ing hand-in-hand with the ex­cel­lent S Pen hard­ware is Air Com­mand, which brings up a ra­dial menu of other S Pen fea­tures when you hover the pen over the screen and press the but­ton on the pen. You can scrib­ble some­thing on screen and search the In­ter­net in a seam­less flow (Ac­tion Memo); cir­cle con­tent and send it to a scrap­book (Scrap­booker); per­form screen cap­tures and take notes di­rectly on them (Screen Write); per­form sys­tem-wide smart searches (S Finder); or fire up an app, use it, and then min­i­mize it to a cor­ner of the screen for later re­call (Pen Win­dow).

Net­work Booster en­hances down­load speeds of large files by us­ing both Wi-Fi and mo­bile net­work con­nec­tions si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Cal­cu­la­tor, Gallery (min­i­mized) - now that’s what we call multi-task­ing.

With Air Com­mand, S Pen fea­tures like Ac­tion Memo and Scrap­booker are just a pen hover and a but­ton click away.

Han­com Of­fice can be down­loaded for free if you buy a Galaxy PRO se­ries tablet. For most people, it’s an ad­e­quate of­fice pro­duc­tiv­ity pack­age.

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