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Help Make User Friendly for Business Use

Status: New Idea

First time doing this.  I like the product, the following would help me.  I recently took my wife's nook HD overseas with me to the middle east for a business trip,  I chose to take it because I was able to add applications that could work with the exchange server of my business.  So business e-mails and microsoft compatible items worked fine.  Especially the ease of connecting to wifi.  I did this also because of fears the climate of the country could cause review and damage to the years of items I have on my work laptop.  The nook HD worked so well, upon receiving the coupon to purchase the HD+, I bought one anticipating the updates and ease would go further to my incorporating the tablet's use in my everyday work as a senior level manager.  Keep in mind our family account is under my wife's name and in research I believed the profiles would offer seperationand security to my business need for confientiality and assuring HIPAA information is not shared.  I also chose it due to the ability to access the Android market.  Thisis a bonues as the wife and I have Android phones and accounts.  So I ask that:


1.  The current marketing of seperate profiles for family use is misleading and needs to be corrected.  As well please find a way to seperate the profiles by individual accounts and PIN/Password protections for all including each adult.  At this point to truly use it for work purposes, I now need to "lock" my wife completely out of the tablet.  She has to ask me to unlock it for her, as my security control in terms of business use.  Please donot hear this as untrusting my wife, but any accident can happen and why place her/or me in that situation.  I felt nook has been working to gain stride in the business market and due to the prior performance and ease of the product wanted to continue, but in reality, I just should have bought it knowing I would create a completly new account and not for purposes of family.


2.  I like the access to Android.  Thanks for that.  It took some getting used to, such as twitter from android "erasing" the twitter from nook.  I know in the end some of the results are fairnly straight forward, but if you are not used to it, extensive time is wasted with on-going questions, etc.  I have made several trips to our local B&N and know certain persons by name now. 


In fact one was the person that asked me to provide the feedback in efforts you make a stronger product through your updates.  So in those updates, please address the profiles issue and provide more user friendly language and processing instructions for setup and use options for the tablet itself and accessing the android market.  Thanks.





by NookGardener on ‎06-10-2013 07:57 AM

"I just should have bought it knowing I would create a completely new account and not for purposes of family."


You know you can erase and reregister the device under a new account, right?  Rather than lock your wife out of her device? Let her keep the "family" account - if you want to read books too, download nook study and sideload any books to your device.


This is a question. After you came back from your trip, did you uninstall your email and business accounts from her device? Or are you saying that you uninstalled from your profile on her device, got your new device, installed your email etc on your profile on the new device, and they've magically reappeared on her device? 

by NookGardener on ‎06-10-2013 08:37 AM

Another question: The passcode lock is supposed to be specific for each HD device, not tied to the B&N account. Have you seen some kind of syncing of the passcode lock between the devices?(Could see how that would be a big issue, if that was the case.)

by ‎06-10-2013 01:54 PM - edited ‎06-10-2013 01:54 PM

If the OP registers the device to a new account, he will have to repurchase all the apps.


It seems like the solution here is to simply buy the wife a matching device (given the new low prices, this isn't too much of a stretch), so that they each have their own and don't need to share, so the wife being locked out of his doesn't make a difference.

by NookGardener on ‎06-10-2013 03:26 PM

The way I read the OP's first post was that he borrowed his wife's HD and added some stuff for himself to use on his trip. He liked it so much that when they received the coupon, he went out and bought himself an HD+ ALREADY.


As long as he took all his personal accounts (VPN, passwords etc) off HER device, she should be able to use hers, and he should be able to use his without an issue. And then they just csn share books/magazines/apps. Right?

by on ‎06-10-2013 03:34 PM

Right, but if she likes the form factor of the HD+, then she'll want to use his (we have this going on in my house, spouses are like siblings, it's just easier if they each have their own).

by NookGardener on ‎06-10-2013 04:27 PM

Fine, they're inexpensive these days, each get an HD and an HD+.  (You might have nailed it there though; if he's still trying to use both devices, that is where problem seems to be.) I read it that he was using his new HD+, and she was only using hers when she got permission (ie he unlocked her own device for her.)  And as a wife, if I lent my DH a toy to use, and now I needed to ASK anytime I wanted to use it, I would be pretty ticked off at my DH about now:smileywink:

by on ‎06-10-2013 05:42 PM

Ahh, I see what you mean.  Hopefully the OP will come back and clarify.  If he's saying that he has to lock her out of both devices, since the HIPAA info will appear in his profile on her device, then yeah, they need to have separate accounts, and he'll just have to buy all the same apps.

by NookGardener on ‎06-10-2013 07:49 PM

Hopefully he will come back and clarify!

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