6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2013 4:04 AM by NookGardener

    New NOOK for iPAd app has many requested features.

    LarryOnLI

      This is probably old news, but I'm downloading the updated NOOK for iPad app right now.

       

      The what's new information the app store indicates it now supports NOOK comics, animated page turns, and best of all to me, the ability to zoom in on images in books.

       

        • Re: New NOOK for iPAd app has many requested features.

          Thanks for the update Larry.

           

          Support to zoom in on images is great. I've been wondering whether I should get an iPad Mini. Perhaps I will, though there are lots of rumors of a Retina iPad Mini coming out soon.

           

          How do you find the overall reading experience on Nook for iPad.

           

          I downloaded the Windows 8 Nook App for my Surface RT and it was a bit lacking in the overall experience.

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              keriflur

              5ivedom wrote:

              Thanks for the update Larry.

               

              Support to zoom in on images is great. I've been wondering whether I should get an iPad Mini. Perhaps I will, though there are lots of rumors of a Retina iPad Mini coming out soon.

               

              How do you find the overall reading experience on Nook for iPad.

               

              I downloaded the Windows 8 Nook App for my Surface RT and it was a bit lacking in the overall experience.


              I'm not Larry, but I think the experience is great.  I did miss the animated page turns when I first downloaded the app, but not only are they there now, but they're done rather impressively.  You can actually see the backside of the text as you fold down, as you would with a real page (that was a thin quality of paper, and that was only printed on one side, but you get the picture).

               

              I also like that if you tap in the middle of the screen, you get all the available options, as opposed to having the settings button as in the android app (which annoys me as they're not following the new standard, so it creates an annoying black bar on the bottom of the app on my phone).

               

              I would not buy an ipad mini until the retina version comes out.  Apple have no idea how to render text on a non-retina screen.

              • Re: New NOOK for iPAd app has many requested features.
                LarryOnLI

                5ivedom wrote:

                Thanks for the update Larry.

                 

                Support to zoom in on images is great. I've been wondering whether I should get an iPad Mini. Perhaps I will, though there are lots of rumors of a Retina iPad Mini coming out soon.

                 

                How do you find the overall reading experience on Nook for iPad.

                 

                I downloaded the Windows 8 Nook App for my Surface RT and it was a bit lacking in the overall experience.


                5ivedom,

                 

                I was a NOOK first edition (with 3G) user at the time my employer provided me with an iPad.

                 

                Reading on the eInk NOOK is much easier than on the LCD iPad (I have the iPad2, so no retina display).

                 

                I find that on eInk I can read faster and longer, with less eye strain. However I HAVE to carry the iPad for business reasons and the difference is small enough that it is not worth the hassle of carrying 2 devices (actually 4, iPad, NOOK, and 2 phones).

                 

                Also after reading for a few ours the weight difference between the iPad and my old NOOK becomes really noticeable.

                 

                  • Re: New NOOK for iPAd app has many requested features.
                    MacMcK1957
                    LarryOnLI wrote:

                     

                    Also after reading for a few ours the weight difference between the iPad and my old NOOK becomes really noticeable.

                    A few hours?  I'd say a few minutes.  I read on my NST one-handed, swiping the page turns with my thumb, while if I want to read on the iPad I put it in my lap.  There are some things I read on the iPad just for color pictures, or because I happen to have it with me, but I also find that I can read much, much longer without eye strain on the e-ink than on an LCD screen.

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                      thanks for the feedback Larry, and everyone else.

                       

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                      Keriflur - aha, it makes sense now.

                       

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                      With 4 Nooks and 4 Kindle Fires (and that's just the Tablets) I think it's time to add an iPad.

                       

                      I'll wait for an iPad Mini Retina because it would be strange/ridiculous to own an Apple device without the biggest thing they keep crowing about (Retina Vision with SuperDuper Eye Massages).

                  • Re: New NOOK for iPAd app has many requested features.
                    NookGardener

                    LarryOnLI wrote:

                    This is probably old news, but I'm downloading the updated NOOK for iPad app right now.

                     

                    The what's new information the app store indicates it now supports NOOK comics, animated page turns, and best of all to me, the ability to zoom in on images in books.

                     


                    "...the ability to zoom in on images in books."

                     

                    This is a great improvement. Thanks for the info.