You can get more done quickly on your Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab when you know a few tricks. Here is an assortment of handy time-saving tricks for you to keep in mind while you use, abuse, or excuse your device:

  • Dictation! You can speak into the tablet as an effective and quick alternative to using the onscreen keyboard.

  • Quickly switch between two or more programs by long-pressing the Home key to display the Recent Apps list.

  • For fast access to your favorite icons, stick them on the Home screen.

  • Check to see whether an app comes with a widget, which you can affix to the Home screen.

  • Your tablet can make phone calls, but you must install the proper app. For traditional phone calls, Skype is a good idea. You can use the Hangouts app for video chat.

  • Whenever possible, try to use the tablets Wi-Fi Internet connection to avoid incurring data usage charges.

  • Look at the top of the notifications shade for the Quick Action buttons. They let you easily switch key tablet features on and off.

  • Keep the tablet's power cord with you and plug in when you can. You can most definitely use the tablet while it's charging.