4 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2011 12:51 AM by Sarah_Stegall

    Nook Reader for Mac?

      I just got my new Macbook (OS 10.6.6) and downloaded the B&N reader. But my library is no where to be found. On my old Windows pc the reader sync'd up with my library, but my Mac does not.

       

      Is this a glitch? I've uninstalled and reinstalled. The only way I can get a book on the reader is to completely download load it to my Mac. I have to find the book, enter my B&N user name, then enter my credit card info (which I hate doing!). It then downloads my book as a PDF with a file name that is along number, not the title of the book. It won't even let me rename the book so I know how to find it. 

       

      Can anyone tell me if this is right or what I am doing wrong?

       

      Thank you so much!

       

      Edit - Just downloaded NookStudy which at least shows my library. I hope they get a reader for Mac's however like the one that is used on a PC.

        • Re: Nook Reader for Mac?
          ProfReader

          Your only choice is Nook Study. I  think B&N thinks that Apple's share of the computer market is too small  to make it imperative to update the reader program.


          DFen911 wrote:

          I just got my new Macbook (OS 10.6.6) and downloaded the B&N reader. But my library is no where to be found. On my old Windows pc the reader sync'd up with my library, but my Mac does not.

           

          Is this a glitch? I've uninstalled and reinstalled. The only way I can get a book on the reader is to completely download load it to my Mac. I have to find the book, enter my B&N user name, then enter my credit card info (which I hate doing!). It then downloads my book as a PDF with a file name that is along number, not the title of the book. It won't even let me rename the book so I know how to find it. 

           

          Can anyone tell me if this is right or what I am doing wrong?

           

          Thank you so much!

           

          Edit - Just downloaded NookStudy which at least shows my library. I hope they get a reader for Mac's however like the one that is used on a PC.


           

           

          • Re: Nook Reader for Mac?

            Nook for Mac Beta is available now. Pretty close to what I remember of the Windows version. Definitely not just a reader like the old one and defintely not Nook Study. 

              • Re: Nook Reader for Mac?
                Sarah_Stegall
                The NOOK for Mac app does not run on contemporary Macs. According to the tech specs, which are buried deep in the customer service site, it requires Mac OS 8.6. Yes, that's right, the NOOK for Mac app runs only on a version of an operating system that has been obsolete since the turn of the century. I downloaded the NOOKStudy app. Still the same problem. It will not run on my Intel Core 2 Duo iMac running Mac OS 10.5.8. Ridiculous. It would be more honest of Barnes & Noble (pause for hysterical laughter) to simply admit that they don't support Macs and be done with it, rather than lie to their customers.