Update: you can also use these 3 methods to take screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. The methods works on all Galaxy Note family products.
Update 2: for Galaxy Note 4, the S pen method does not work. Please check this guide on how to take a screenshot on Galaxy Note 4.
yes, there are a lot of screenshot apps in the
Android market (Play Store). But do you know you do not need any of them in your Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 8.0 to take a screenshot? The following 3 methods are also applicable for Samsung Galaxy note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition.
With Galaxy Note, you have three different ways to take screenshot.
Method 1: use S pen
Holding the S pen button, then tap and hold to the screen. This is unique to Galaxy note. Other two methods apply to Galaxy S II and a few other Galaxy models. But this method need S pen, so it is exclusive to Galaxy Note. The best thing about this method is that after the screenshot is captured, you are prompt to edit this screenshot (as you are holding S Pen now). Quite smart design!
Method 2: use Home Key + Power Key
Tapping and holding Home key and the Power/Lock key simultaneously. In the practical operation, you can press and hold the Home key first, then quickly press the Power key. This method is mentioned in the Galaxy SII’s manual, but not in Galaxy Note’s manual. But anyway, it works. Actually it works on most Samsung Android phones.
This method does not work on Galaxy Note 10.1 because there is no Home button on Note 10.1.
Method 3: Use your palm
Sweeping your palm across the screen to capture a screenshot. This is mentioned in the Galaxy Note User Manual and it sounds quite new. In the practical operation, you need sweep slowly. Sometimes, the phone may think you are trying to touch some location.
So, now try it on your Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 8.0 to take some screenshots.
You can also try the same methods to take screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition.
More tips on Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy Note 10.1 can be found in Tips and Tricks page.
Galaxy Note 3 online manual (HTML edition) is available here.
If you want to download the PDF version of Galaxy Note 3, Note Ii, Note 8.0. Note 10.1, or read the PDF version on line, you can find all of them in this User Manual page.