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Use a pen with your Windows 10 PC

Hand writing notes on a Samsung laptop

Save paper by taking notes on your Windows 10 PC. With Air Command and Microsoft Ink, writing on your PC is easier than ever. There's also a lot of helpful features for notes and screenshots. Hooray for the trees!

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by software version and model.

Air Command on Windows 10

Note: The Air Command app may only be compatible with the Samsung S Pen.

Why carry around a notebook when you can write directly on your Windows 10 PC?

To do this, first download and install Air command from the Microsoft Store. Once it's ready, open the app and use the different features with your S Pen.

You'll be able to use the following features:

The Air command menu in Windows 10
  • Create note: Make a new note in Samsung Notes and write your ideas directly on the screen.

  • View all notes: View any existing notes you've created in Samsung Notes.

  • Smart select: Quickly and easily take screenshots using your S Pen.

  • Screen write: Write and draw on the current screen, and then save it as an image.

  • Show Window: Display a portion of your screen on an external monitor.

Windows Ink

Windows Ink is the name of Microsoft's pen support. It gives you all kinds of cool and useful features to use with your pen and lets you write right on the screen.

If you don't have a stylus or a pen, you write on the screen with you fingers! But please be aware that Microsoft Ink is only available on select PCs. To access Microsoft Ink, click the pen icon in the your taskbar.

From here, you can access its different features:

Windows Ink menu open
  • Sticky Notes: Write directly on digital sticky notes! It's very similar to the regular Sticky Note feature on Windows 10 but with pen support.

  • Sketchpad: Write, draw, or sketch your ideas in a digital workspace.

  • Sketch Screen:  Create a screenshot, write directly on it, and then share it with friends or colleagues.

  • Suggested apps: View other apps that are compatible with your pen.

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