36 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2011 7:36 AM by Atin

    Wish List for next Color Nook software upgrade?  Post what you want here.

    yocalif

      Maybe there is already a thread on this topic, I did some paging through threads and didn't see it.

       

      Ok what do you want included in the next Color Nook software upgrade?

       

      º The music Icon that appears when playing a MP3 needs to launch the MP3 players screen that is playing the song.  I hate having to click a couple of menus to get back to the music player when that icon is sitting at the bottom of my screen.  Make it an active link please!

       

      º When I'm trying to zoom in on the browser, why does the "find on page" popup keep showing, I just want to click the plus+ in lower right and zoom, not have to either repeat the zoom tap or pinch enlarge a second time.

       

      º I like the swipe on bottom left of browser "status bar" to go Back, that way I don't have to scroll to top of web page to hit "back".  However "Forward" needs a swipe also so if you have to go forward you don't have to scroll to top of page and open the menu and select "forward"

       

      There are many other fixable things, but these are little annoyances easily fixed...  PLEASE

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          Guyon

          Non Barns and Noble book on the home page.

           

          CBR (Comic Book reader)

           

          Fix Crossword and Chess games. Crossword does not pick up touch on the far right. Chess King and Quees are messed up.

           

          Better PDF support like the Kindle

           

          Better (more knowledgeable) Tech support,

           

          More technical tutorials (how to make magazines, create article view, scan, etc. Tell us how to create things.

           

          Fix cover on Side load books ( have to do it manually now)

           

          More Customization - Pick order for shelves

           

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            ~ Copy/paste feature for web-based text/URLs

             

            ~ Basic note taking app/text editor

             

             

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              I would most like to see some cover images for my ebooks checked out from the library--and to be able to add cover images for books which simply don't seem to have one. I've looked into this issue, and haven't found a fix for it using calibre or another program (at least not for the coverless books I've tried to fix).

               

              I would also very much like to have some avatars show up in the nookcolor's "contacts" app. It looks like you should be able to see avatars because of the gray humanoid figure next to each individual contact, but if it is possible to use My B&N avatars, I don't see how to do it.

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                I want it to quit rebooting itself when wifi is on. That is the only thing I want when the upgrade comes around.

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                  Fix the 2700 book limitation from preventing the library view from showing 0 books.

                   

                  Seriously, we have 5gb of space but it's useless if we can't browse our library...

                   

                  and PDF support.

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                    I received my NC for Christmas and I absolutely LOVE it!  I am eagerly anticipating the upgrade and Nook App Store! 

                     

                    My wish list...

                     

                    - Calendar (one you can edit and receive reminders from)

                    - Calculator

                    - Sticky Notes (that you can stick on any screen, including in books!)

                    - Note Pad (with physical writing ability also *see below)

                    - To Do List (with physical writing ability also *see below)

                    - Journaling (with physical writing ability also *see below)

                    - Flash

                    - physical writing capability, with a stylus/pen would be absolutely fantatic!!!!  I had this on

                      my previous Windows based smartphone and I miss it terribly.  I know there is probably a

                      google app for it, but everytime I think I found one, it isn't it :smileysad: not that I have looked all that

                      hard :smileytongue:

                     

                    I have a Google phone and I love it and the app store. I realize B&N doesn't plan on opening the NC up to the whole Google app market, which I get, but if we could get some basic functionality for organizational tools that would be a wonderful enhancement. 

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                      ***Ability to highlight pdfs

                      ***Ability to remember where I last was reading a pdf

                      *Ability to edit word documents or type a new one (***notepad of some sort)

                      ***Ability to put whatever I want on the home screen

                      *Ability to clear all of the books that I have looked at in the Nook Shop (searches can be cleared but not the list of the books that you have looked at)

                      *Ability to change or add images to books easily

                      ***Ability to delete files as well as rename them while using the NC (I dislike having to connect to the computer to delete files or to rename them)

                      **Ability to organize photos and movies into files (I have them organized on the directory but on the NC, they are lumped into one big hodgepodge)

                      *Ability to have multiple "windows" of books available on the home screen (example: Chapter 2 page 2, Chapter 10 page 11, on the home screen, so I can select either for reference.  Nice function for research reading as well as religious text)

                      ***Flash player

                      *Fix the crossword puzzle for better accuracy

                      *Functional music player icon on the lower left

                      ***Calandar (reminders, schedule)

                      **Password protected books
                      *Horizontal book reading
                      *Easier to view multiple windows that are open in the web browser
                      I believe that a few of things will be taken care of with the upcoming update (2.2) or so I have read.  However, I really want a more functional reader.  I am just waiting for the update.  If it is not what I was expecting, ,then I guess I may try rooting.  That will really open it up.  I just don't want to mess it up!
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                        What would I like to see added to the NOOKcolor ? First of all, I understand this is a ebook reader and not advertised as a fully functional tablet, but since we already have the hardware, why not add extra functionality ?

                        Android 2.2/FLASH support

                        display side loaded books & files to home page, better integration of B&N and sideloaded books

                        A dictionary interface. I want to be able to type in a word and get the definition instead of just waiting until I stumble upon the word in a book.

                        Basic notepad for notes, to-do lists, etc.... with save to file. (I have lots of random thought while reading)

                        Read ePub in landscape

                        PDF and doc bookmarks/search

                        Support/integration for Nookstudy books

                        File Manager with rename, delete, and support for organizing my files with sub-folders

                        A simple address book and calendar (with sync to Outlook, Google, etc.). Possibly pop-up calendar reminders.

                        Ability to rename book titles from my files (as opposed to simply file names).

                        Ability to open locally saved HTML files in the browser, and copy/paste/save pictures, text from the web.

                        email client (pop/iMap)... non-web based

                        The ability to password protect individual books/files/documents for added security, especially when sharing one B&N account between multiple family members.

                        eWallet for Android app.

                        Better, selective Gallery. I want to choose what is displayed, possibly using folders.

                        MP3 playlists

                        Support for CBR/CBZ, CHM, PDB

                        Adjustable keyboard sensitivity. Some way to calibrate sensitivity.

                        pop-up battery/Wi-Fi status warnings

                        Charge from USB

                        And, of course, an app store !

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                          BayLido

                          yocalif wrote:

                          º When I'm trying to zoom in on the browser, why does the "find on page" popup keep showing, I just want to click the plus+ in lower right and zoom, not have to either repeat the zoom tap or pinch enlarge a second time.

                           

                          Did you ever find out about this?  How do you get rid of it?  I have to choose one of the options on the menu, and then go back to the page I am reading.  No tapping or way to close it that I have found.  Very annoying.  This began with the last update and I've been blaming myself for having a lazy finger on the touchscreen but not being able to close it has me wondering if it's an issue of some sort.

                           

                          Thanks,

                           

                          Marsha.

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                              phoneboy

                               


                              Did you ever find out about this?  How do you get rid of it?  I have to choose one of the options on the menu, and then go back to the page I am reading.  No tapping or way to close it that I have found.  Very annoying.  This began with the last update and I've been blaming myself for having a lazy finger on the touchscreen but not being able to close it has me wondering if it's an issue of some sort.

                               

                              Thanks,

                               

                              Marsha.


                               

                              I had the same issue. The last update fixed it 

                               

                              Chk SW version. --> bring up menu, hit settings, hit device info, hit About your NOOKcolor, make sure Software version is 1.1.0

                               

                              link to update ----> From your PC/mac follow this link

                              http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nookcolor-support-software-update/379002520/?bnit=H&

                              bnrefer=EBOOKS&cds2Pid=35758

                               

                              Click on "Get Version 1.1.0 today " for intructions

                               

                              If your at 1.1.0 then I haven't a clue. 

                               

                              Let us know

                               

                               

                               

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                                  1. I would like for the magazine scrolling two page preview which also gives the magazine table of contents at the bottom of the screen to work properly.  I find it's very hit and miss to get it to display, and I really don't know what the trick is to get it to show...one tap, two taps, middle of screen, center of screen, there is no method to getting it work, from what I can see.  Magazine controls in general like two taps to zoom seem finicky.  Make them rock solid like the book controls please.  Pinch seems to work great btw.

                                  2. I would like a "Go Backwards" option to be added to the tap and hold menu for a webpage.  Right now, it seems that I have to scroll all the way to the top of a webpage to get the "Back" option.  This is inefficient and more than a little irritating.

                                  3. Ability to read book in landscape mode.

                                  4. If you can make office files load a little quicker, that would be great.

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                                I started a thread on this a month or two ago myself - glad to have stumbled across this thread.

                                 

                                Can view my list of small fix requests below

                                http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOKcolor-General-Discussion/Nook-Color-Suggestions-Improvements/m-p/864944/highlight/true#M8759

                                 

                                Having used my NC for almost 2 months now: I have 2 large gripes: If I am viewing a pdf in landscape mode (NC rotated) and I hit the return arrow to take me back to my library, the library is still in portait orientation - the library needs to respect the rotation of the nook, or at least have that option. Same thing should apply to ebooks - I want to view an epub rotated from time to time, should be an option.

                                 

                                Lastly, anyone know if it is possible to zoom in on a photo in an epub? I could do away with many of my pdfs if I could simply be able to zoom charts/photos embedded in the epub... if not thats another request.

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                                    1. Adding sideloaded content to home screen

                                     

                                    2. Better PDF reading

                                     

                                    3. Rotating library

                                     

                                    4. I would like to be able to delte content driectly from my NC without having to go online to BN and do it there or plug it into my computer.

                                     

                                    6. Please fix the issue of the NC wigging out when plugged into a power source. It makes it unusable.

                                     

                                    7. I would like it if saved images from the inernet show up in my galleries without my having to reboot so I can use them as wallpaper.

                                     

                                    8. I would also like it my photos have thumbnails inside the folder rather than a picture of a flower.

                                     

                                    9. In fact please fix the whole gallery thing, it's weird sometimes, wish I could think of an example right now but coffee is brewing.

                                     

                                     

                                    10. This is my BIGGEST wish, please fix the issue of sideloaded book covers not showing up so that users don't have to jump through hoops to make them appear in their library. and that goes for pdf. too!!!

                                     

                                    That's all I can think of right now.

                                     

                                     

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                                      phoneboy

                                      "6. Please fix the issue of the NC wigging out when plugged into a power source. It makes it unusable."

                                       

                                      If you have a B&N near you, take it in and show them what it is doing. They should replace your charger and/or USB cable.

                                       

                                      If you cant bring it in then call cust service and they should ship you new charger/cable

                                       

                                      A lot of people had the same issue and a new charger/ USB cable fixed it. From what I read here, B&N did not give anyone a hard time on this.

                                       

                                      Let us know

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                                          phoneboy wrote:

                                          "6. Please fix the issue of the NC wigging out when plugged into a power source. It makes it unusable."

                                           

                                          If you have a B&N near you, take it in and show them what it is doing. They should replace your charger and/or USB cable.

                                           

                                          If you cant bring it in then call cust service and they should ship you new charger/cable

                                           

                                          A lot of people had the same issue and a new charger/ USB cable fixed it. From what I read here, B&N did not give anyone a hard time on this.

                                           

                                          Let us know

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                          Thanks I will try that and see if it works. Mine is pretty miserable to use when plugged in.


                                           

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                                        likemynook

                                        Gallery organization is my number one wish.  My personal pictures are all mixed in with the side loaded book covers.  I can't find the movies for the same reason.  I would like to be able to use the slide show function to show people pictures, but they don't need to see all my book covers.  We really need folders in the gallery!!

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                                          I'd like the Color Note to be so useful that it would be hard to live without it. 

                                          It's not a replacement for the PC workstation but to augment it for mobility and capability.

                                          It should a convient replacement for my paper books, paper notes. 

                                           

                                          1) Color Nook could try to convert PDFs and HTML to ePub.

                                          2) Ability to email or print to Color Nook from PC workstation or browser.

                                          3) My library of files is starting to get huge.  Search requires knowledge of what I'm looking for.  I need a better way to organize large amounts of files, perhaps by categories. 

                                          4) It would be good to be able to password folders so that I can separate work from personal.  I could then let my kids use it too.

                                          5) Nice to be able to email document directly to a secure password folder for some files and another email address to public folder.

                                          6) Color Nook should use SSL as often as possible.

                                          7) Need a easy to use note taking application.

                                          8) Email App that can write emails offline would be good too.

                                          9) Facebook App

                                          10) Ability to securely write books for publishing at BN.com.

                                          11) Store and access Google Calender for offline.

                                          12) Store and access Google Maps for viewing offline.

                                           

                                          • In order of most to least important:   * Nookstudy suppor...

                                            In order of most to least important:


                                            * Nookstudy support. If my history textbook was viewable on my Nook, I might actually read it. Even if it was missing notetaking and text-highlighting features and I had to pinch and zoom a lot, any support at all would be appreciated.


                                            * App Store (Preferably the Android store, obviously)

                                            * Word Document Editor/Office Suite - I could be a lot more productive as a person if I could create/edit Word Documents (and to a lessor extent, any Office files) on my Nook.

                                             

                                            * Calendar w/ To-Do List (and system notifications would be nice)

                                             

                                            * Gallery Update - Currently, the two ways to view images are:
                                            (A) individually, one at a time, slideshow feature not working

                                            (B) all in one big jumble, with a slideshow displaying each image on the SD card without them being particularly organized.

                                            At the very least, users should be able view all the images in a particular folder on the SD card together as a slideshow. Basically, there needs to be a way to sort/filter images.

                                             

                                            * Dedicated Email App - This would be very nice. I love the Nook keyboard; it's so nice and big compared to my touch phone, and I want to use it!

                                             

                                            * Dictionary - If a notepad/Word editor were added, then a thesaurus would also be useful, and a spell check.


                                            * PDF/Image Rotation - Sometimes PDF files, for example, are not oriented right to be read easily, and I am trying to turn the screen to read them sideways, and of course the orientation auto-corrects to be wrong again. It would be a nice if the PDF/image viewing on Nook also allowed for an option to rotate pages/images and save files with that correction.

                                             

                                            * Notepad

                                             

                                            * MP3 playlists

                                             

                                            * Ability to change background and text color on books

                                             

                                            * PDF/Office file bookmarks/search


                                            * Video playback update - Thus far, I have not been able to make any video files play correctly on my Nook. If they played at all, their audio was missing.

                                             

                                            * Support for comic book (CBR/CBZ) and HTML files

                                             

                                            * Ability to add shortcuts to files, web bookmarks, and apps on the home page

                                             

                                            * Shelves on the home page

                                             

                                            * Battery charge from USB

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                                              I'd like full-screen, full-resolution MP4 video support.

                                               

                                              I'd buy one for my son if that were possible.

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                                                i was thinking that u could fix some of the glitches like the rapid page turning, random highlighting,etc... also comic books have became popular to children and some teens and adults if the next update could include a comic book section with comic books like the starwars comics. thank you

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                                                  I'd love to be able to download directly from Overdrive, instead of having to download to my computer and then transfer each book. I tried to download the app for Android devices from the Overdrive site, and they have a nice big picture of the nook on their page, but the app can't actually be installed on the nook color.

                                                   

                                                  For the kids books, it would be nice if the "play" triangles would always show up on the "fold side" of the window when we enlarge text. As it is, the ones on the far left often just take us back a page instead of playing. And as anyone with a preschooler can tell you, this is great fuel for either a bedtime meltdown or a premium stall tactic, depending on the tiredness of the child. I'd also love it if each image that can be interacted with would flash quickly when the page first opens, or something like that, so we know where to touch and don't have to spend time testing each one, or just miss them completely.

                                                   

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                                                      roustabout

                                                      I'd like the nook "library" reader app bundled with nook color to be as good as the standalone app, or else for the standalone app to also be available.

                                                       

                                                      - the standalone app actually supports deleting books.  The library app only seems to support pushing books to a shelf.  Perhaps you can then delete the shelf and the books with it?  I don't know, and the older woman at the store I tried to figure this out with couldn't get the BN staffer to show her a way to do it, either.  She (and I) are both frustrated with the amount of free things we don't want that are pushed onto our devices. 

                                                       

                                                      - the "library" needs to support fullscreen.  If it does support it, it's not obvious how.  Pinch zooming in it would be cool, but that's apparently hard.

                                                       

                                                      - the "library" needs a real night mode - the current one is not as satisfying as most night modes are. 

                                                       

                                                       

                                                    • Re: Wish List for next Color Nook software upgrade?  Post what you want here.

                                                      I would like to see a few things as well.

                                                       

                                                      • Get the wish list to work so that my nook and nook color share the wish list
                                                      • Start recognizing a series and group those books together automatically and in the right order.
                                                      • Improved email support (understand that is coming).
                                                      • PDF support like many...don't understand why this doesn't exist since the Adobe reader for android is way better and it is already written for android.
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                                                        I think most of the things on my wishlist have been mentioned by others already. But one thing I'd really like them to do is make the whole reading experience on the nook more like reading an actual book. It would be cool if you could tap the screen and see the page turn. Maybe even with an optional papery sound effect. And it would be great if your "shelves" had a spine view option (with the title/author running downwards) so that you could see your books lined up neatly next to each other like the real thing. Also, a customizable library feature where you could choose from several different styles like tradional wooden looking shelves, or a more modern metal look. Something a little spiffier than those plain white shelves it has now. I recently switched from regular books to an ereader (mainly due to the space issues that come with adding new stuff to my already massive library) and find that while there are a lot of advantages to ereading, some of the fun and charm is just missing. I think stuff like this would help old school booknerds like me bridge the gap between the printed word and the new technology and ultimately draw in a lot of new customers.

                                                        • Re: Wish List for next Color Nook software upgrade?  Post what you want here.

                                                          -better pdf support like bookmarks and highlighting

                                                          -ability to pick page bakground color, or page theme (it is a color ereader after all)

                                                          -an app for jotting down misc notes, thoughts

                                                          -and email app would be really cool

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                                                            1. A contacts app that will sync fully, not just email addresses.  Just like the one on my Droid.  Just because there is no phone on this device dosen't mean I might not want to find a number or address.

                                                             

                                                            2. A calander app that will sync with my gmail calander.  I can't get the current one to do that.

                                                             

                                                            3. A basic note taking app.

                                                             

                                                            4. Dropbox.

                                                             

                                                            5. Ecernote.

                                                             

                                                            6. Kindle app.

                                                             

                                                            I use my NOOKcolor as a tablet and the above items would make it perfect, for me at least. :smileyhappy:

                                                             

                                                             

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                                                              I would like to be able to choose the color of the highlight I want and keep it instead of having to change on each word.