App turns a Galaxy Note into a graphics tablet for a PC
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet comes with a pen that lets you write or draw on the screen using 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. That means you can use art apps to paint digital images directly on the tablet — but soon you may also be able to use the $500 tablet as a graphics tablet for your computer.
The folks at GIMP Usershave put together an app that lets you connect an Android tablet to a PC over WiFi and use it as an input device.
As you might have expected from GIMP Users, the idea is to use the Galaxy Note 10.1 as a graphics tablet for use with the open source GIMP graphics program.
The app consists of two parts: an app that runs on any device running Android 4.0 and up, and a PC app designed for Linux.
Technically you should be able to use any Android phone or tablet, but the Galaxy Note is an ideal option if you want to use a pressure-sensitive digital pen.
You could also use the Galaxy Note as a remote input device for other Linux apps, but since GIMP can handle pressure-sensitive input, it can take full advantage of the Note’s features.