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 like a feature where I could plug in an ear plug into the Nook and have it read to me. It would be especially helpful to be able to plug the Nook into a jack in the car and allow the reader to use the car radio/stereo to read the book much like an apple Ipod performs its music functions.
I fyou were driving on a road trip, it would be nice if the book would read the words in the story to you.Listening to books while you drive is a very enjoyable experience and you should support the process
I wish Barnes & Noble had something similar to Amazon's BookMatch. Essentially a service where if you buy the physical book from B&N you can get the Nook Book version for free, 1, 2, or 3 dollars depending on the book. Basically the book version of digital copy movies.
I have an HD+ and have a couple of suggestion for the next firmware update.
With age my eyes have gotten to the point that I can no longer comfortably read printed material, the nook platform is a blessing. There are eight choices of font size and I am currently using number six and would like a slightly bigger font but number seven is too big. There should be one in between them.
The font size for the dictionary is too small and can't be adjusted, this should be corrected.
While I certainly hope that nothing ever happens to B&N, having purchased several hundred BN ePub books I would like to be able to have a local backup. Yes, it is easy to download any one book. But it is tedious to do it for many.
Being able to download an entire library, and/or a shelf or any particular filter (e.g. author, etc.) would be a nice addition.
In any event, keep up the good work.
If I am shopping at a Target or Walmart and notice a book that interests me I would like to be able to scan the bar code of the book, and have it automatically open the browser on my phone to the NOOK title of the same name. That way I can easily add it to my wish list or buy a Barnes and Noble book right there in a competitors store!
Wouldn't that be awesome?
These forums are an excellent place to collect good ideas for improving the nook experience and I would like to contribute as well. I have had the 1st generation nook and now the nook simple touch. The e ink readers are by far my favorite method of reading novels old and new. I have some requests I'd like to make of the next e ink reader Barnes and Noble create.
First I would like an e ink reader with a screen bigger then 6 inches. As much as I like being able to slip my nook simple touch into a large coat pocket, I am able to get my 10 inch Samsung galaxy 2 where ever I go with out difficulty. Amazon offers a 10 inch e ink reader but it does not support the formats that nook traditionally supports and I would have to rebuy the library I have already purchased from Barnes and Noble. A 10 inch nook ereader would be a perfect addition to the nook family for those who not only want a larger screen for the fun of having one but also for those whose eye sight has deteriorated with age.
My second request would be at least one set of page turning side buttons. The newest nook addition was created with out them. From what I see on the forums that isn't necessarily a popular decision. The side button's have been useful in my nook simple touch and can be designed without adding a great deal of bulk to the nook.
It may go without saying but the nook product has been able to absorb accidental abuse that other tablets don't survive very well. I certainly hope you continue the trend.
Finally if it can be economically incorporated (I know I am talking to a business here) I would like to see a keyboard attachment of some kind for the e ink readers. There seems to be demand for it, and even the most basic text file can be copied and pasted to word or the more advanced document programs. A key board that works on e ink readers would be a welcome accessory.
Thank you for your time
Please bring Nook online store to Australia and New Zealand. At present it is very hard for me to be able to buy Nook ebooks online as it checks the ISP domain and block the sale fo the item outside US.
I have a nook simple touch which I really like. However, I have seen almost no real software enhancements and too much emphasis on hardware.
My suggestions on *necessary* enhancements that are causing me to reconsider the new kindle:
1. The nook needs password protection. (not wifi password) password to log into the nook. kindle has it. I have kids and I read trash and I like trash, but I don't want my kids reading it.
2. Better book organization software on the simple touch. Right now to add a book to a shelf you have to bring up the shelf, go through all your books to add the new book. If you have many books, this is a very tedious process. It would be great to be able to go to the book and then add it to the self you want. It would be great to have better book management software.
I have been trying to buy cookbooks on my NOOK to save space in my kitchen. It would make my life so much easier if there was a way for me to tag recipes that I like in a variety of different books and have a "custom book" be generated that included all the pages I tagged. That would allow me to have one super cookbook. I am sure there would be other uses for this feature besides recipes. This would be a great enhancement for a new Nook or for the application, I would happily pay for a Nook application that included this feature!
WHY is it there is no place I can go on the web site to see WHEN my Nook subscritpion is next being charged? All my bank's web site shows is B&N and the amount. All YOUR web site shows me is a date and an amount - NO item. Seriosuly? In the area where you show all the subscriptions, you tell us how much each issue is and the subscription price along with when the next issue comes out. WHY can't it also list when the next billing date is? I even tried calling CS and ask for the info but even they couldn't figure it out! Now that's just crazy and really, just unacceptable. Can we PLEASE do something about that??????
1. Why not build an App which allows a customer to take a picture of product/UPC Code in a store and add the item to their wish list.
2. Also for those who loved their recent purchase, allow them to take a picture of the book/item/UPC Code, login to their BN Account, and complete a purchase for gifting.
This is using the same tech that banks are using to deposit checks directly in to your bank account.
I know it's been said before, but I want to add my voice to the mix. Wireless sideloading is almost a necessary feature. I've got a NST, and often, I get books from Project Gutenberg or Manybooks, because they are formatted better than what's available on the nook store. I want to be able to send one of those books to an e-mail address (or through some other, similar action) and have them automatically sent to my nook without having to connect a cable. I can't believe that it would be that difficult of a feature to implement.