We searched for great new apps, with two can’t-miss results.








The new NOOK App Izik from Blekko is described as, “the first search engine that is optimized for the tablet. With Izik, the practicality of the web unfolds at your fingertips in a fun and playful manner. Still, I wondered, “Why would I need a different search engine for my NOOK?”


Yet I was intrigued, and it turns out that Izik on your NOOK really does give you an enjoyable and fresh way to search. To start, results are laid out in a newspaper-like format. For example, when I searched for “Fiscal Cliff,” the results were divided up into “Top Results,” “Images,” “Latest,” “Money,” “News,” “Congress,” & “Colleges.” Then when I searched for “Lindsay Lohan” (purely for the purposes of demonstration), the categories included “Quick Answer,” “Top Results,” “Images,” “Latest News,” “Gossip” & “Social.”


I was glad to see there wasn’t a Gossip category for the Fiscal Cliff, and Lindsay is not generating much talk in Congress. The guys at Blekko say they have spent a lot of time working out how to categorize results and they are doing a great job; it certainly helps you find the right type of result—offering an innovative way to search that can save you time.


Swiping horizontally allows you to move between the results, which are laid out as articles; pinch-zooming (start from a pinch and then move the two fingers apart) expands the article a little; and tapping takes you off to the full article. In the expanded view you can also share the article via Facebook or Twitter.


I’m a convert and I’m sure you will be, too. And since Izik is free, it’s easy to give it a try.


Tell Me: Did you ever have a pet hamster? What was its name?




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by moontan on ‎01-28-2013 09:10 AM

I did, but it's been so long ago I don't remember his name.

by Haejok on ‎01-28-2013 10:12 AM

I'm running software version 1.4.3 on my Nook Tablet (model # BNTV250).  I'm getting a message that Izik is not supported on this Nook.  Is there a software update avaible for my Tablet so I can run this app?

by pgquilter on ‎01-28-2013 10:32 AM

His name was Charlie.


by JeremyCesarec on ‎01-28-2013 12:20 PM

Hi Haejok,

Izik is currently only available for NOOK HD & NOOK HD+.

by Debbydoll on ‎01-28-2013 03:44 PM

Well, now isn't that just great. Typical of buying the latest and greatest, and in less than six months, you are outdated and can't get new additions such as Izik. I just can't understand how Amazons Fire has so many free apps, AND Facebook application and I have to go on the web to see Facebook with my Nook color tablet. Still cannot write on it to reply, however. If only...I would have bought a Kindle Fire HD.

by dottyw on ‎01-29-2013 09:53 AM

I am very, very displeased with B&N and Izik. Not only is this NOT for the Nook tablet but the article above really states it IS for the tablet. I am quoting "The new NOOK App Izik from Blekko is described as, “the first search engine that is optimized for the tablet." The writer of this blog should be more careful in describing which Nook apps are written for. Blekko should and will take some of my wrath because nothing in their description said that the app was only for the HD and HD+. This just adds insult to injury. It is bad enough that I see waning support for my Tablet bought just over a year ago.