5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2013 6:03 AM by bobstro

    Somewhat unusual uses for Nook HD

      I thought it might be interesting to start a thread where people can list some of the more unusual things they do with their Nook HD/HD+.

       

      Tonight we set up a shared grocery list that we can both edit.  I can edit on my computer, Nook, and iPhone, she (SO) can edit on her computer, iPad, and iPhone,

       

      First, I downloaded Dropbox on my computer and the app on my Nook.  (Both are free.)

       

      I set up a shared folder and sent her an invitation to share it.  She then accepted.

       

      I can then open a txt file using the built-in txt editor in Dropbox.  Whatever I type (Eggs, milk, etc.) shows up in the file in the shared folder.  She can read the file and make edits (bread, etc.).  We both can then access the updated list.  Then we can argue over whose turn it is to shop.  (Just kidding)

       

      It's all free and an easy way to leave notes and lists for each other that we can both edit.

       

      What are some of your more unusual uses?

       

       

        • Re: Somewhat unusual uses for Nook HD

          Maybe the most unusual thing I've done with my HD+ is to make it my more-or-less sole audiobook machine, as well as my backup mp3 player (my smartphone has been without a charger cord for a week or two). The HD+ speaker is just barely adequate in my bedroom and often enough it's easier to pick up where I left off on the tablet whether I'm home or commuting. 

           

          It's hard to say what would be truly unusual--synced shopping lists, for instance, are a thriving app market unto themselves. Using them on a Nook device is only unusual if you consider using your device as an actual tablet unusual. 

          • Re: Somewhat unusual uses for Nook HD

            I use mine for reading.  Considering that it seems no one actually uses it for reading anymore, I find it highly unusual.

              • Re: Somewhat unusual uses for Nook HD
                Schwa

                danBOOKe wrote:

                I use mine for reading.  Considering that it seems no one actually uses it for reading anymore, I find it highly unusual.


                You must have missed the numerous news articles recently touting that more people read on tablets than dedicated e-readers then :smileyvery-happy:

                 

                Assuming your reply was meant to be humourous, I think most people here talk more about wanting other features because ebooks are already pretty well covered by the Nook already (putting wished-for software improvements aside)

              • Re: Somewhat unusual uses for Nook HD

                That's a tough question.

                 

                Most of my uses would fall into 'things Tablets are supposed to do'.

                 

                Tablets are so multi-purpose there aren't that many unusual things left.

                 

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                ONe app I had on my iphone (Sleep Cycle) let you put your iphone under the bedding and monitor your sleep and then wake you up when you were not in deep sleep. That I thought was pretty unusual and cool. And it worked amazingly well.

                • Re: Somewhat unusual uses for Nook HD
                  bobstro

                  sflawguy1 wrote:

                  [...] Tonight we set up a shared grocery list that we can both edit.  

                   

                  Back when the NOOK Color was new and considered cheap at $250, there was a guy who posted over on XDA that he'd picked up a couple of devices, loaded modified firmware on them, then stuck one, literally, on his fridge with magnets. He set up a shopping list and notepad that sync'ed the two devices automatically. While the synchronizing of devices wasn't new, I thought  the fridge magnet angle was unique. He'd worked out how to route a charging cable so as not to be overly obvious.

                   

                  There was another guy who picked up hundreds of NCs to wipe and load as custom store kiosks for sales associates in their shops to use. 

                   

                  These used the NC as the basis, but there's no reason similar things can't be done with the HD.