There doesn't seem to be any way to search "mynook" on the website. Obviously once you have a lot of items, this is a problem. Having to scroll through 100 books to find something is just crazy.
It would also be nice to be able to sort by date purchased. This is needed on the website, apps, and nooks. Currently sort is a little erratic, but it puts anything at the top of the list even if you just opened it to see what it was. This way I could easily find something I bought last week or last month. Or I could do a reverse sort to find things I bought a long time ago.
Example: Taunton Press publishes Fine Cooking magazine. Fine Cooking has a website with features that are provided to subscribers. HOWEVER, they have no record of my subscription, therefore, I am not treated as a subscriber. When will Barnes and Noble, share the information (after asking of course) to provide them my subscription so I can also have the same features as a regular subscriber? NO OTHER PLATFORM has this issue, but Nook.
This suggestion applies to both the Nook apps on Android (which I use on my tablet) and the Nook reader devices (I own a Nook Glow light).
As someone who purchases books, magazines, newspapers and comics. It is fairly easy to get around with the exception of Comic books which often get lost in my library. A new pulldown tab to view only "Comic books" would be greatly appreciated.
I would love to see interactive magazines added to the B&N catalog. My wife uses Google Play as her source for magazines and a number of these are "interactive" where you can scroll through portions of the page or enlarge pictures with descriptions in the same page. These same magazines do not have this feature in the Android Nook app and are simply scans of the original magazine.
It would be nice to allow an export of the information for all the books in my library to a CSV file, or something similar, to allow uploading on book cataloguing sites like LibraryThing and GoodReads. The information like title, author, publisher, page numbers, size of book, ISBN, etc is all available on each books product information page. Doing it book by book can take a while, so having an export option would be very nice.
Spritz (http://www.spritzinc.com/) has been in the news lately. There are others that have similar takes on speed reading. I would love to see something in the smartphone/tablet/desktop apps like Spritz where you can crank it up to 500 wpm.
Magazines and comic books can take up a lot of space (especially if you subscribe to many). Adding an option to save to SD card memory would be great on Android devices. I can not think of any competitor (Sony, Amazon, Kobo, Zinio) that currently allows this and could give B&N an advantage in this competative market.
Magazines currently perform very poorly on Android devices in comparison to competitors such as Google Play and Zinio. Device speed does not appear to impact performance of magazines as new top of the line devices also perform poorly in this app.
Poor performance can be demonstrated by scolling, page turning, zooming and text view, all of which stutter along with finger input.
Google play magazines and Zinio magazines scoll and zoom very smoothly creating a better experience when reading magazines.
Libraries and 3rd parties already do this. Why not allow customers a lease to own program or "rent a nook" This would be profitable at airports, hotel chains, travel services, or even a crazier idea at BN stores. Also partner up with major airlines to have the device embedded in the back seat of a bus, train or airplane. Obviously security may be a risk, but some simple coding to devices to allow temporary account or allow devices to be used for "one time use" so customers can swipe a credit card to download content.
I have purchased a number of reference books for my Nook account. One issue I am finding is an easy way of flipping though the book to find what I am lookng for. With a physical book I usually end up choosing a relatively close section where I have found the information before and then flipping from there. Much of it is a visual look of the pages that help the most especially in the O'Reilly Nutshell books.
I have seen on your screen shots of the Nook HD pages an exploded view of the book which seems to be only for catalogs. I would be nice to see something similar to that with regular books as well to make it easier to find the pages I am looking for. Maybe something that could show a number of page pairs and a page slider might make it easier than trying to flip page by page to find what I am looking for.
Another suggestion that might allow for a simliar thing to what you have for the Home view on the Nook HD+ where you can swip though books. Maybe something like that where you can swipe though pages of a book.
Just a couple ways to help book navigation a little easier for books that you really shouldn't read from cover to cover.
Thanks for a great product.