Amazon offers Whispersync for Apps, which basically allows users to resume their progress on apps across different Kindle devices. It's really exciting to get a new Nook, but that means you have to start over on all of the apps. I have a Nook Color and would like to get the next Nook tablet model as soon as it comes out (hopefully this fall). I have lots of apps that I've made lots of progress on and I would really appreciate it if Barnes & Noble could somehow release an update to all Nook devices that support apps to that they can transfer progress on apps. This feature would attract a lot of new customers.
It would be nice to have a list of all the books I have a bookmark set in, and jump straight to the last bookmarked page from that list.
The Library page could have a Bookmarks category in the drop down list. This could simply list all books with a bookmark, and selecting a book would take you to the last bookmarked page.
This would really help me keep track when I'm reading several books. It would be much simpler than managing the books in a shelf.
There should be more and better apps for the nook. You advertise that you have great apps, though, in all reality, the only really good ones are Angry Birds, Temple Run:Brave, Fruit Ninja, and somemore but THEY ALL COST MONEY. On the App Store for Iphone they have free version, so does the andriod market. Nook does not. I was really excited to get my nook for Christmas, but once I saw the app selection I was very disappointed. Bottom Line, More apps should be added. Or get the andriod market, something pelase.
Right now there doesn't seem to be a category for Libros en Español--or any other foreign language. Searching by a title will bring up a specific book, but it would be nice to be able to browse Spanish language books by category (Ficción, Biografía, etc). Searching just "libros" or "spanish language" brings up an uncategorized, incomplete list.
It would also be nice to be able to set a language other than English as your default in the shop
Things id like to see in the Nook HD+
Fixes for the native browser and email crashing, er "stopping"
Fix for scroll issue where browser gets stuck scrolling which resolves with a sleep and
refresh webpage.. (happens in native browser and Dolphin)
Better support for podcasting and music.. (pause in native player, offer Podcatcher or
such for sale in addition to the awful podcast player in the store)
Offer Tapatalk for sale so more forum sites can be navigated easier than with a browser.. (
Actually should add the plugin to your own site.. its not very tablet friendly..(or at least improve the formatting)
Allow users to add their own fonts..
Make a deal and somehow get Quickoffice updated and fully available for the HD+
Love to see the "dark/night mode" from Overdrive emulated in the native nook reader app..
Allow for some options for the taskbar, perhaps offer a slightly larger version as a choice,
enable the AM/PM indicator as an option,
Bring back the option for keyboard feedback/click emulation/feedback... Allow
users to choose if they want to hear a sound when they tap to acknowledge it.. makes it
easier to type on virtual keyboards. As an aside, offer support for Swiftkey and other
virtual keyboards and make them available for sale in the store
I really like that BN has made a strong stand against in app purchases, it seems to keep out
the junk/freemium apps.. And help prevent inadvertent purchases.. In android and IOS its
too damn easy to buy garbage, locks don't always stop it.. But perhaps make some deals with more
vendors, for possibly allowing "feature packs" but NOT IN APP.. You can get an entirely free
but upgrade keys in store are allowed.. Don't mind that apps are a little bit more if stuff
is included and its not gunked up with To get this you need to buy this in app.. BULL
Really think it might help if Nook updated the base Android OS on HD and HD+ devices, esp with
This may help with some of the multi-account issues and parental controls as an aside, as
well as updating some of the built in device drivers for touch/video/audio/etc
Improved PDF handling.. Allow to download the native Adobe Reader...EzPdf isn't bad but its
still not quite there..
Bring back the open source chess and crosswords from the tablet and color.. In addition to the
buggy Astraware version.. They are simple and elegant apps..
Id really like to see the email and web browser workedon..(andofcoursethereaderapp
itself, improvements to formatting and such) since other than books they are the main apps
on the nook, perhaps update the gallery app with some of the suggestions people have
mentioned.. its got to do the basics well..
Add the nook book clubs as a default bookmark when you update the OS so people know of their
existence.. Have no idea why this was overlooked
I will mention facebook integration, though im not a big fan of the app.. its mostly a
glorified webpage but would like to be able to use at least the messaging app (facebook has 3!
of their own apps, one just for messaging users).. and that alone with pop ups is most of
what I think people are looking for..For stuff such as this, you have to be the one opening dialog,
Have to insist you want these things, but without the garbage.. And stand your ground and not allow in app garbage..
Will you be updating the featured favorite in the Nook store section called "picked just for you?" Far From Heaven has been up there for a while and it would be nice to see other suggestions.
Wouldn't it make sense to add a Barnes & Noble catalog to the NOOK Shop. A catalog could highlight products from the website and stores. Also I would like to see a wider range of catalogs such as IKEA, Sky Mall, Tiger Direct, or Micro Center.
I've had a couple of ideas that would make the nook HD even more of a joy than it is to use now, I love the library setup that we have and the nook cloud is a neat system but it would be better if we also had the option to archive our books from the library. Even with the option to go online it would be more useful to archive and have our lists be smaller, another fun thing would be to have our wishlists from the online store be in the shop app on the nook. I would like to see the archiving idea show up in the next update.
I have the Nook Simple Touch and after just a few pages of looking at books, I get the "more" selector. Why is this? It would seem obvious since I select the down arrow to get to the next page of items that yes, I do want to see more. Can you please fix this in the next update? It's very annoying.
1. Battery status percentage on Status Bar.
I don't understand why still does not have Battery percentage option. It's really difficult to recognize.
2. 'Bluetooth on/off' option in Quick Settings window.
Is there a wish list for apps that are available on Google Play but not compatible with Nook HD+. I love all my Nooks and I am currently using Evernote on it, but Evernote Skitch is not compatible with my Nook HD+. If these productivity apps were available, then I wouldn't need to buy an Android Tablet which I considered just before Google Play became available on the Nook HD and HD+
Lately, I do almost all of my reading on my Nook app on my Android phone. It is very handy since I always have my phone with me, I can pull it out and read at any time. However, at night, when my wife turns the light off, I swtich my app to Night theme so its not so bright. This takes 5 clicks to get there, set it and get back to reading. (Menu | All Settings | Page Themes | Night | Go Back.) I always seem to be fumbling with it. Then in the morning, when the sun bright and I can barely see the dark screen, I have to fumble through these same options to get it back to Day mode, so I can see anything. I would gladly give up a little screen size for a spot to open a menu bar to toggle this mode, and adjust screen brightness.
Also, the app's image zoom is useless. It magnifies "Extremely Tiny" images to "Tiny" ... gee thanks. I read a lot of Fantasy which (thanks to Tolkein) almost always includes a map. The maps are unusable in your app because the text and images are too small. Just include a way to click on an image and open it in Android's browser or other image viewer.
I think that Barnes & Noble could really use some input from its customers to create a "perfect" Nook that would really please its customers (you!).
Reply with your ideas for Barnes & Noble on what there should be on the next Nook!
Patiently waiting for a WP8 app. The desktop Windows 8 app is superb and would love to see this brought to Windows Phone. This is the only think keeping me from making the switch from Android to WP. Unfortunately the WP version is quite slow (especially with scrolling and magazines). As of now the only good ebook software on WP is Kindle which I do not enjoy, unfortunately my wife is forced to buy though them as it is all that is available on her Windows Phone.
Things id like to see
Resolve having Google play trying to update the Nook versions of apps and fail... Leave my nook apps alone!
Really miss ArticleView and dislike Google Chrome as a default, tends to have some privacy issues with Google and doesn't work with Flash plugin.. Get that its probably mandated but bring back the native browser as an option. Or atleast have a feature like Articleview avalible
Larger tabs in Chrome.. (Ditto for Dolphin) since the usual tricks to enter Chrome's settings dont seem to work on Nook.. Used to be a option for Touch Screen compatibility which would enlarge the tab size...
Fix the native comic book reading app.. since its an ereader.. It should natively read comic book files, and not rely on a kludge like a third party reading app..
Have a separate app screen for Nook and Play apps, so you know what apps you bought from B&N vs Google in an easy format..
(Keep the mixed one as an option but allow me to select, Store, Cloud (for archived store apps) Play, or both as one view)
Allow apps to be filed in folder/groups similar to a true Nexus device?
Improve the battery management..
Seeing random white pixels near the Nooks app bar that dissapear if screen is refreshed or rotated
Fix the widget support.. Theres enough room for some widgets but the nook complains there isn't. Theres some funkiness with the sizing
Updates to the Quick Guide and User guide covering this version of the Nook OS/Android and the changes made
Really would like to see the the full time and date in the dropdown you get if you tap the clock, i.e
Friday, March 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM and 5/10/2013 (or selected date format in settings) as the first item on the settings dropdown
Cant the toolbar have a selectable transparency instead of all black, I get why folks didnt like it grey, but itwould give more display room if you could see *under* it slightly..
Ability to import or purchase additional fonts for ebooks..
Option to enable/disable tap on keypress on virtual keyboard.. Find its a bit flakey and sometimes theres a sound, and sometimes not...
Cant think of anything else yet.
I use our Nooks at school for Reading Groups and it would be a huge benefit to turn OFF the pageturns on the touchscreen for the younger kids. We spend more time making sure we are all on the correct page than actually reading a book. First graders tend to touch the screen accidentally more often and I would love for them to be able to only use the buttons to turn the pages.
Please consider adding "Europe/Bucharest" as a time zone in NOOK Software, which is GMT+2. This is valid all over Romania.