The recent update added several nice new features and fixed a few interface issues. Pros: This reader app is very lightweight on memory/CPU which is is a big plus. You can put any ePUB books that aren't DRM'ed in your "My Files" folder and read them in Nook Reader, so you aren't restricted to just B&N-purchased content. They also changed the bookmark feature to be more like how it was on the Nook device: much easier to set a bookmark now. (Before the icon was so small that it was almost impossible to press on my hi-res screen.) Cons: books not purchased from the B&N store are kept in a separate category, though you can add them to your shelves like the ones you buy from B&N... takes some getting used to.
**Please fix crash issue that occurs after highlighting a word, going to the definition, then Google search, then back to Nook and using the back button to return to reading. When Google searching a selection, returning to the Nook app causes a crash to force reload. Will update to 5 star when fixed. Asus Zen Tablet P01M.** Thanks! Even though I do everything Amazon, I chose Nook for my go to eReader app because I liked its style and feel. I would like more app ereading benefits from B&N for being a member on the Nook side. I would reconsider pay subscribing again. Inclusion of more file formats like MOBI or PDF would be awesome. Keep the updates coming and I'll never stray from B&N. Overall: Best Ereader app.
Overall I enjoy the app. My tablet is used primarily for reading, so this app I use mainly for e-magazine subscriptions, for I feel it is superior to the Kindle app in that regard. I also use the Kindle app, Google Play Books, Moon+ Reader Pro, and the Calibre Companion app. That may seem like overkill, but each app has it's strengths . This app is the best for magazines in my opinion. For managing ebooks use Calibre on PC in conjunction with the Calibre Companion app, so you can upload and read your e-books on Moon+ Reader Pro because of the huge variety of cutom backgrounds and fonts. Moon+ Reader Pro also syncs your reading position with the Dropbox App. Makes for an enjoyable experience. Kindle app is nice if you have Kindle unlimited or an Amazon prime membership.
Solid reading app for epub. It is easy to purchase directly from the app. If you are using more than one device then it will sync current position and bookmarks across all devices as long as you have internet access. The reasons for not giving a perfect rating have to do with the limited background colors (5) and the inability on some devices to sort the library by list rather than grid. I do use the app daily. While most of my books are from BN and the now defunct fictionwise I can easily add nonDRM epubs from any store. Smashwords books can be side loaded from a computer and many Smashword titles purchased through the app from BN.
I really like this app. I wish there was a better way to organize the books. Also, I have one book from a series that isn't combined with the other books in that series. It is very annoying that I have to search the author to find it. I wish books could be organized by genre. It would be so much easier to choose a book that way since I have over 300 on the app. Pretty please work on this!
Overall a good application, and the way it now groups series of books into a single entry that opens up to the individual books is a wonderful improvement. The problem is that the dictionary feature is currently broken, at least on Chromebook (Acer C100 Flip). When highlighting an entry to do a lookup it informs that you don't have one, and provides a link to download a dictionary. Clicking it sends you to the appropriate point in settings, with another download button next to "English." Clicking this provides the confirmation to download the dictionary, but both the OK and Cancel buttons have the same effect: the confirmation window closes and then nothing else happens. This happens when using the touch screen, using the touchpad to click it with the mouse cursor, and when using the keyboard's arrow and enter keys to navigate to and click ok. While not a big deal most of the time (I have an above average vocabulary, and what few gaps I have can usually be figured out via context), but on those rare occasions where I'm stuck, and worse, don't have an internet connection, I'm left unable to look up a word. I've installed a separate free dictionary from the store page, but there's no apparent way to link this to the look-up function, forcing me to exit the book I'm currently reading and look it up manually in the separate dictionary book, then return; needless to say, this is far from ideal and really hurts the flow when reading a good book.
• Quote Sharing! Create custom Quote Cards from your favorite highlights. Choose a background and share via social media, email, or text message
• Search by Voice feature added. Tap the microphone in the search bar, and tell NOOK what you're looking to read
• Enhanced Product Detail Page in Bookstore to help find your next book
• Multi-Select: Move multiple Library items to an SD card at once
• Improvements to My Shelves
• Improved support for Android 7.0 Nougat
• Bug fixes and improvements
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