on 10-08-2012 11:33 AM
Perhaps I am missing something (I probably am!) ... I am not the type to have old copies of magazines lying around because they each have 1 or 2 articles or ads which interest me or would be future reference material. So I cut them out, scan them, and save them in MS One Note.
I have subscribed to a couple of magazines in B&N Nook Reader format, but don't seem to have any way to electronically save individual articles -- or even copies -- ito a usable database. Have I missed something?
on 10-09-2012 10:59 PM
While this feature "sounds" good, I would be reluctant to recommend this feature as a reason to purchase a new device until we see how it actually works. Unfortunately, B&N has a history of introducting features that fall into the "good idea, poorly implemented" category. Case in point: the "comments/notes" feature of ebooks. When I purchased my NC, you could easily find your notes with their software. Upgrade 1.3 or 1.4 "broke" this feature and now you have to flip through the book to look for the little post-it note to locate a comment. The device no longer offers the functionality that it did when I purchased it.
Questions that come to mind when I saw this feature are:
1) Is this "named folder" on the hidden partition or can I see it? So I can subsequently email to myself or create a back up.
2) If it's on the hidden partition, is B&N going to back this up for me? Reason I ask is because erase & reregister is, unfortunately the only solution to some "issues". If I've gone through the trouble to save something, obviously some kind of back up is important.
3) If it's on the hidden partition, what kind of "naming" functionality will users get? I can just see a list of notes all titled with the magazine name and issue/date, with "note 1", "note 2", etc. after them. And no way to easily locate that recipe or whatever it was you were saving.
Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised by the feature. But am going to wait and see how it works first.