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    1. Incredibly vast library of over 4,000,000 eBooks, magazines and more
    2. Personalize it! Change font styles and background colors, share items across social media and organize Library into custom collections
    3. Unique Zoom View™ gives you the all-immersive, guided tour through your reading experience

    Reviewed by Laura S on February 8, 2018

  • Not happy with the new update! Dec 13, 2018

    By JAMarsh65
    Before the update you could see the cover of all the books you had available to read in your library. Now you have to scroll through either by author or title and click on each to see them. Of course you can see recent ones that way, but I want to see all my books like it was before. Plus I have to do this with all my archived books also which takes forever if you can’t remember who wrote it or the exact title. I do not understand why they had to change that aspect of the app. Bring that option back, please!! Ok, they let me know I could view them that way by title or most recent, which is good, but why take away the choice by author? For those of us that read a lot this seems like a crazy change to make, this is a reading app after all, anything available in title should be available in author also(the same format). So, still no 5 stars because of that. Don’t understand why you changed that option:( Thank you for listening and adding back the choice to search by author or title with the book cover. I am very happy!! You get your 5 stars back:)
  • Dec 11, 2021

    By Ray D Long
    I love to read. My nook makes it so easy to read and re-read the books I enjoy. When I was young my Dr. discovered that I had an enlarged heart. I had to stay quiet and for a 12 yr old tomboy that was hard. I took up reading and the is history.
  • Alright performance, gets the job done. Dec 11, 2019

    By minttoann
    I used to have a Nook, but abandoned it after I saw that the App Store's nook app is better than the Nook itself. There's not as much lagging with page turn animations, it's more stable, the different color schemes look better, overall it's just better. Now I've also tried the Kindle app, and what really sells me on the Nook is the book stacking feature. I own Piers Anthony's series "Xanth" which is currently 34 books and running, and it definitely helps to have all those Xanth books in an automatic collapsable folder. Now some book series are filed under slightly different series names so you have a series split into 2 folders, but I see less and less of them with each update. Unless you're designing your own ebook reading app, I believe Nook is the best out there. 2019 update: Overall impressions unchanged. Nook has continued with quality of life and stability updates while Kindle on iOS lags behind. Series breaking greatly reduced. I don’t believe any in my current library suffer this issue. Kindle is no longer an option for me, even with Amazon’s occasional sales.
  • Will Not Keep My Place Feb 22, 2019

    By Vineyardtim
    I like Barnes and Noble. I’ve been a faithful customer for twenty five years. And I used to like the Nook App. But this new version is frustrating to the point of not being worth using anymore. Since the update, the app doesn’t keep my place in the book I’m reading. It freezes on one page in a book and returns to that page every time, no matter how far past the page I’ve read. If I turn the iPad, instead of changing orientation to landscape or portrait, it take me back to the page it’s stuck on. If I close the app or go to the library, when I return to the book it takes me back to the page. At this point I have to write down the page number to search for it or scroll for some time until I get to where I left off. I tried bookmarking the page, but it also clears the bookmark whenever I turn the iPad or get out of the book. It also isn’t syncing across devices. The updated app was supposed to make reading and keeping your place easier. It does the opposite. Very disappointing.
  • A good reader, but not flawless Jun 20, 2021

    By adj1949
    While I have had my Nook reader for several years now, I generally read on my iPad (iOS 14.6) which I use for many tasks. Lately, I have noticed some quirks in the Reader such as: 1) Turning a page to find the next page to be a previous page that I read several minutes ago. The following pages all repeat in order until…once again, the whole section of pages continues to repeat. If I continue to advance forward (hoping to arrive at the next page where I had departed from) the section of pages just continue to repeat. I don’t know if this is a problem with this book I am reading or the Reader, or the link to the B&N Website.(???) 2) Sometimes my attempt to turn a page will not work. I have made several following attempts immediately following, but have discovered the page will only turn after I have paused my attempts approximately 15-20 seconds. (again..???) These events have not been regular or predictable. I also have a newer model iPad and have high-speed wifi with good coverage around my home.
  • Very poor customer service Oct 10, 2020

    By hacienda57
    Buyer beware. So after who knows how many years of using the nook app, i can tell you i have downloaded 411 nook books from Barnes and Noble i finally got royally scr**** . I ordered a new book and it got stuck in permanent processing. Called customer support and was told their system was undergoing maintenance. Very well, i asked them to cancel my order. Was told they couldn’t as the order was “ already in processing” i stated the obvious, “how can it be in process if the system is undergoing maintenance”? They also couldn’t specify how long the maintenance would last. So, the upshot is i could have my nook book in 10 minutes, or 10 days, OR i could roll out to my local B&N which is 20 mins away and buy the paperback at the same price. Kind of defeats the online purpose i feel. I would have thought i could have gotten a pop up warning about the maintenance and my order could take longer than normal but I guess we all know why THAT didn’t actually happen.
  • So-called Improvements Jan 27, 2019

    By Not So Happy in Atlanta
    I enjoy reading on Nook, but really dislike a couple of the "improvements" that came with the upgrades. The first was a change in the dictionary feature - one can no longer modify a word to look up another, and the second, and much more aggravating, is the change in locating archived books. One used to be able to access all the archived books by simply changing the drop down box in the library to "archive", and there they all were. Now, supposedly, you touch "all titles", then "recent", then "filter" under that, but on my iPad, this does not do anything helpful. It merely gives you recently archived books. It certainly does not give you your entire archived library. I fail to understand why it seems that most upgrades in technology must then become less user friendly and require more step to get what was once easily available. "Irritating" is an understatement!
  • APP Support needs improvement Aug 20, 2017

    By Nemo Software Engineer
    I have had few problems with the app and I am relatively sure the they are acting on crashes that generate dump data but when I run into non-crash problems: there have been two recently (1) portion of text after end line hyphenation not displaying for certain font sizes, and (2) app freeze to an unresponsive colored screen that I had to reload the app to clear, the responses I get from support are canned. Yes, for most users it might be what they need to clear the problem but I already said I fixed the problem. I am giving information about the problem, for (1) how the app developers can reproduce it, and for (2) everything I tried and failed to clear the problem and as much information about the circumstances and behavior I can gleam. I have been a software engineer longer than probably any of the app developers have been alive and I know the importance of information rather than a simple it's broke or doesn't work. However, I do not get any feeling that my support e-mails are leading to to any bug investigation or fixes.
  • Not happy with the new update! Dec 13, 2018

    By JAMarsh65
    Before the update you could see the cover of all the books you had available to read in your library. Now you have to scroll through either by author or title and click on each to see them. Of course you can see recent ones that way, but I want to see all my books like it was before. Plus I have to do this with all my archived books also which takes forever if you can’t remember who wrote it or the exact title. I do not understand why they had to change that aspect of the app. Bring that option back, please!! Ok, they let me know I could view them that way by title or most recent, which is good, but why take away the choice by author? For those of us that read a lot this seems like a crazy change to make, this is a reading app after all, anything available in title should be available in author also(the same format). So, still no 5 stars because of that. Don’t understand why you changed that option:( Thank you for listening and adding back the choice to search by author or title with the book cover. I am very happy!! You get your 5 stars back:)
  • Dec 11, 2021

    By Ray D Long
    I love to read. My nook makes it so easy to read and re-read the books I enjoy. When I was young my Dr. discovered that I had an enlarged heart. I had to stay quiet and for a 12 yr old tomboy that was hard. I took up reading and the is history.
  • Alright performance, gets the job done. Dec 11, 2019

    By minttoann
    I used to have a Nook, but abandoned it after I saw that the App Store's nook app is better than the Nook itself. There's not as much lagging with page turn animations, it's more stable, the different color schemes look better, overall it's just better. Now I've also tried the Kindle app, and what really sells me on the Nook is the book stacking feature. I own Piers Anthony's series "Xanth" which is currently 34 books and running, and it definitely helps to have all those Xanth books in an automatic collapsable folder. Now some book series are filed under slightly different series names so you have a series split into 2 folders, but I see less and less of them with each update. Unless you're designing your own ebook reading app, I believe Nook is the best out there. 2019 update: Overall impressions unchanged. Nook has continued with quality of life and stability updates while Kindle on iOS lags behind. Series breaking greatly reduced. I don’t believe any in my current library suffer this issue. Kindle is no longer an option for me, even with Amazon’s occasional sales.
  • Will Not Keep My Place Feb 22, 2019

    By Vineyardtim
    I like Barnes and Noble. I’ve been a faithful customer for twenty five years. And I used to like the Nook App. But this new version is frustrating to the point of not being worth using anymore. Since the update, the app doesn’t keep my place in the book I’m reading. It freezes on one page in a book and returns to that page every time, no matter how far past the page I’ve read. If I turn the iPad, instead of changing orientation to landscape or portrait, it take me back to the page it’s stuck on. If I close the app or go to the library, when I return to the book it takes me back to the page. At this point I have to write down the page number to search for it or scroll for some time until I get to where I left off. I tried bookmarking the page, but it also clears the bookmark whenever I turn the iPad or get out of the book. It also isn’t syncing across devices. The updated app was supposed to make reading and keeping your place easier. It does the opposite. Very disappointing.
  • A good reader, but not flawless Jun 20, 2021

    By adj1949
    While I have had my Nook reader for several years now, I generally read on my iPad (iOS 14.6) which I use for many tasks. Lately, I have noticed some quirks in the Reader such as: 1) Turning a page to find the next page to be a previous page that I read several minutes ago. The following pages all repeat in order until…once again, the whole section of pages continues to repeat. If I continue to advance forward (hoping to arrive at the next page where I had departed from) the section of pages just continue to repeat. I don’t know if this is a problem with this book I am reading or the Reader, or the link to the B&N Website.(???) 2) Sometimes my attempt to turn a page will not work. I have made several following attempts immediately following, but have discovered the page will only turn after I have paused my attempts approximately 15-20 seconds. (again..???) These events have not been regular or predictable. I also have a newer model iPad and have high-speed wifi with good coverage around my home.
  • Very poor customer service Oct 10, 2020

    By hacienda57
    Buyer beware. So after who knows how many years of using the nook app, i can tell you i have downloaded 411 nook books from Barnes and Noble i finally got royally scr**** . I ordered a new book and it got stuck in permanent processing. Called customer support and was told their system was undergoing maintenance. Very well, i asked them to cancel my order. Was told they couldn’t as the order was “ already in processing” i stated the obvious, “how can it be in process if the system is undergoing maintenance”? They also couldn’t specify how long the maintenance would last. So, the upshot is i could have my nook book in 10 minutes, or 10 days, OR i could roll out to my local B&N which is 20 mins away and buy the paperback at the same price. Kind of defeats the online purpose i feel. I would have thought i could have gotten a pop up warning about the maintenance and my order could take longer than normal but I guess we all know why THAT didn’t actually happen.
  • So-called Improvements Jan 27, 2019

    By Not So Happy in Atlanta
    I enjoy reading on Nook, but really dislike a couple of the "improvements" that came with the upgrades. The first was a change in the dictionary feature - one can no longer modify a word to look up another, and the second, and much more aggravating, is the change in locating archived books. One used to be able to access all the archived books by simply changing the drop down box in the library to "archive", and there they all were. Now, supposedly, you touch "all titles", then "recent", then "filter" under that, but on my iPad, this does not do anything helpful. It merely gives you recently archived books. It certainly does not give you your entire archived library. I fail to understand why it seems that most upgrades in technology must then become less user friendly and require more step to get what was once easily available. "Irritating" is an understatement!
  • APP Support needs improvement Aug 20, 2017

    By Nemo Software Engineer
    I have had few problems with the app and I am relatively sure the they are acting on crashes that generate dump data but when I run into non-crash problems: there have been two recently (1) portion of text after end line hyphenation not displaying for certain font sizes, and (2) app freeze to an unresponsive colored screen that I had to reload the app to clear, the responses I get from support are canned. Yes, for most users it might be what they need to clear the problem but I already said I fixed the problem. I am giving information about the problem, for (1) how the app developers can reproduce it, and for (2) everything I tried and failed to clear the problem and as much information about the circumstances and behavior I can gleam. I have been a software engineer longer than probably any of the app developers have been alive and I know the importance of information rather than a simple it's broke or doesn't work. However, I do not get any feeling that my support e-mails are leading to to any bug investigation or fixes.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Laurie Brant
    As of one of the updates in October, the nook widget (larger one showing the top row of recently added/opened books) is wonky. The widget only displays the books some of the time, then goes blank. To get them back, I have to leave the home screen, go into my app drawer and open the app there to get the widget to work again. Please fix this bug. I'm an avid reader and like seeing my books at all times.
  • Nov 23, 2021

    By Tom Maddox
    The Nook app is clearly inferior to the Kindle app. It has frequent issues centering the book display appropriately, pop-ups (e.g. word definitions) can be impossible to get rid of, and page locations don't sync between the Web interface (which is just terrible) and the app. At least one book also has font rendering issues. Not a terrible app, but it has significant room for improvement.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Frank
    Using their gift card to purchase ebooks is a frustrating experience. It doesn't work. Further, their customer service has not returned my request for help. There are other choices you should consider.
  • Dec 6, 2021

    By Marissa Offutt
    I had paid for 3 books on this app. Due to work I haven't been on in a while. But now all my books are gone after the update. Free books and the ones I spent money on are gone. Would like my books back. At least the one I bought
  • Frustrating, riddled with bugs, counterintuitive Jun 20, 2019

    By KA Jiang
    I used to love my nook app - it was easy to use for all ages. There have been so many unnecessary changes rolled out so poorly that no one in the family wants to use their nooks because the app keeps changing, is counterintuitive, and frustrating - they’ve all downloaded kindle instead, and have asked me to simply buy paper books. Problems include: I can’t sort my archive - while it appears as an option in another family member’s profile, my profile does not have that option. With more than 400 books in my archive, it’s extremely difficult to find the books I want to read. Even if I know the author and exact title, the search function does not call up books we know are in the archive - they appear when I scroll through the archive, but not in search. Additionally, here’s the most ironic bug: the send feedback/report a bug feature doesn’t work - you can type, but the “send” button is grayed out and unavailable. Every time there’s an update I have to spend several hours scouring the FAQs to see if they took away functions or if we’re just seeing a bug, then analyze whose profile and account works correctly, then try it figure out why some family members have x function but others don’t. EVERY update at least one family member’s account or profile has a bug; and now, to even report the sorting bug, I had to go into one of my kids’ profiles since I couldn’t!
  • Dec 23, 2021

    By Clara Chao
    OK so I really rely on the Android version of the app bc the Windows version cannot open books with extra features like PagePerfect books, children's books that have read-out and recording options, and certain special edition books with features. This time I bought 2 books with features and the Android app opens only 1. Really need a feature where this app shows a book as "purchased - unable to display", otherwise I might just assume I haven't bought it, and try to buy it again.
  • Dec 6, 2021

    By Sonya Moe
    I used to love this app but whatever they have done in the last couple of updates has completely broken the shelves function. They just load and load and load, and not in the order you have it sorted. Adding books to shelves is absolutely impossible anymore because the shelves simply won't load. It's like the developers are TRYING to convince people to switch to Kindle! They really need to fix the app PRONTO for those of us with large nook libraries!
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Garry Garrett
    This was a good app. I used to use it to read epub files (on my SD card) and PDF files (on my SD card), and I could buy a digital book from B&N if I wanted to. But now, you tell your file explorer to open a PDF, and it does, for about 2 seconds. Then it prompts you to "sign in". No way to cancel. Can't get rid of that screen or go back. I neither want nor need to sign in to read a file on my SD card. Useless for the 1 thing I used it for. I'll just get another app.
  • Dec 16, 2021

    By Steven G
    I got this app so that I could read an ebook. I bought the book on their store and then tried to download the book. It won't, everything else will download but not my purchase. I contacted support and they just kept sending me the same links that I had already tried. I can read the book on the computer app in windows but on my Android I can't load it. I'm super frustrated with the app but mostly with the absolutely TERRIBLE support.
  • Dec 5, 2021

    By Mel Smith
    Keeps making me log in every time I use it!!!!And it keeps defaulting my font size to HUGE so I keep having to change it back!!! Really not liking the new update. Moving the search field for searching within a book was stupid. It's not like it was in the way. Now to search, you have to click in the middle of the page, go & backspace over whatever random word is highlightd, then type in your search word. Annoying app!!!!!
  • Getting better but still needs work Jan 3, 2019

    By Too old to tap
    When I started this review, I was more glad (see next paragraph) than I am now. Every update seems to decrease function and, today, no txt appears for any book I open. I may be finished trying to make it work. Sorry I recently purchased several new titles! Glad to have Nook on my iPad but wish maneuvering through the app wasn't so clunky. Not close to ease of Nook device but still better than earlier version. Why the app can't let you purchase but the device can is unfathomable. Other reviewers have mentioned the inconsistent sync function which appears to have gotten worse: why can't you fix this? Your tech support doesn't take the time to read the question being asked and makes useless, futile suggestions. Had thought I wouldn't change because I have too many titles to use different one, today's experience may have convinced me to move on. My final comment relates to the inability to utilize coupons for Nook purchases. The price fixing on e-books is a disgrace. The only advantage is portability and it does not outweigh the cost differential and the inability to lend any book I own to anyone I wish. Technology has bypassed common sense again!!
  • Oct 28, 2021

    By andrea gaspar
    I used to use nook a whole bunch in the past, then stopped due to getting busy and i finally want to get back into reading. Since my computer works as a tablet i thought to get it on there. The UI is just terrible. I have to click the bottom to even bring up the menu, which then risks turning the page and i can't even minimize it. So i got it on my phone instead and now the library won't even sync. I only rated it 2 stars since i could actually read the book technically. What happened to this ap
  • img Community
    You can earn money and leanr also
    img by Annarry
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. Incredibly vast library of over 4,000,000 eBooks, magazines and more
    2. Personalize it! Change font styles and background colors, share items across social media and organize Library into custom collections
    3. Unique Zoom View™ gives you the all-immersive, guided tour through your reading experience

    Reviewed by Laura S on February 8, 2018

  • Not happy with the new update! Dec 13, 2018

    By JAMarsh65
    Before the update you could see the cover of all the books you had available to read in your library. Now you have to scroll through either by author or title and click on each to see them. Of course you can see recent ones that way, but I want to see all my books like it was before. Plus I have to do this with all my archived books also which takes forever if you can’t remember who wrote it or the exact title. I do not understand why they had to change that aspect of the app. Bring that option back, please!! Ok, they let me know I could view them that way by title or most recent, which is good, but why take away the choice by author? For those of us that read a lot this seems like a crazy change to make, this is a reading app after all, anything available in title should be available in author also(the same format). So, still no 5 stars because of that. Don’t understand why you changed that option:( Thank you for listening and adding back the choice to search by author or title with the book cover. I am very happy!! You get your 5 stars back:)
  • Dec 11, 2021

    By Ray D Long
    I love to read. My nook makes it so easy to read and re-read the books I enjoy. When I was young my Dr. discovered that I had an enlarged heart. I had to stay quiet and for a 12 yr old tomboy that was hard. I took up reading and the is history.
  • Alright performance, gets the job done. Dec 11, 2019

    By minttoann
    I used to have a Nook, but abandoned it after I saw that the App Store's nook app is better than the Nook itself. There's not as much lagging with page turn animations, it's more stable, the different color schemes look better, overall it's just better. Now I've also tried the Kindle app, and what really sells me on the Nook is the book stacking feature. I own Piers Anthony's series "Xanth" which is currently 34 books and running, and it definitely helps to have all those Xanth books in an automatic collapsable folder. Now some book series are filed under slightly different series names so you have a series split into 2 folders, but I see less and less of them with each update. Unless you're designing your own ebook reading app, I believe Nook is the best out there. 2019 update: Overall impressions unchanged. Nook has continued with quality of life and stability updates while Kindle on iOS lags behind. Series breaking greatly reduced. I don’t believe any in my current library suffer this issue. Kindle is no longer an option for me, even with Amazon’s occasional sales.
  • Will Not Keep My Place Feb 22, 2019

    By Vineyardtim
    I like Barnes and Noble. I’ve been a faithful customer for twenty five years. And I used to like the Nook App. But this new version is frustrating to the point of not being worth using anymore. Since the update, the app doesn’t keep my place in the book I’m reading. It freezes on one page in a book and returns to that page every time, no matter how far past the page I’ve read. If I turn the iPad, instead of changing orientation to landscape or portrait, it take me back to the page it’s stuck on. If I close the app or go to the library, when I return to the book it takes me back to the page. At this point I have to write down the page number to search for it or scroll for some time until I get to where I left off. I tried bookmarking the page, but it also clears the bookmark whenever I turn the iPad or get out of the book. It also isn’t syncing across devices. The updated app was supposed to make reading and keeping your place easier. It does the opposite. Very disappointing.
  • Very poor customer service Oct 10, 2020

    By hacienda57
    Buyer beware. So after who knows how many years of using the nook app, i can tell you i have downloaded 411 nook books from Barnes and Noble i finally got royally scr**** . I ordered a new book and it got stuck in permanent processing. Called customer support and was told their system was undergoing maintenance. Very well, i asked them to cancel my order. Was told they couldn’t as the order was “ already in processing” i stated the obvious, “how can it be in process if the system is undergoing maintenance”? They also couldn’t specify how long the maintenance would last. So, the upshot is i could have my nook book in 10 minutes, or 10 days, OR i could roll out to my local B&N which is 20 mins away and buy the paperback at the same price. Kind of defeats the online purpose i feel. I would have thought i could have gotten a pop up warning about the maintenance and my order could take longer than normal but I guess we all know why THAT didn’t actually happen.
  • So-called Improvements Jan 27, 2019

    By Not So Happy in Atlanta
    I enjoy reading on Nook, but really dislike a couple of the "improvements" that came with the upgrades. The first was a change in the dictionary feature - one can no longer modify a word to look up another, and the second, and much more aggravating, is the change in locating archived books. One used to be able to access all the archived books by simply changing the drop down box in the library to "archive", and there they all were. Now, supposedly, you touch "all titles", then "recent", then "filter" under that, but on my iPad, this does not do anything helpful. It merely gives you recently archived books. It certainly does not give you your entire archived library. I fail to understand why it seems that most upgrades in technology must then become less user friendly and require more step to get what was once easily available. "Irritating" is an understatement!
  • Love the app but for one thing Dec 26, 2017

    By Twirlingirl
    I love the nook app I can read all my favorite authors when I want where I want as long as I have my phone!!! My only issue is that when I’m trying to group books that apart of the same series once you’ve reached your allotted regrouping number your not allow this bugs me because there are times when I purchase books they don’t always go into the already grouped series group and when you go to group sometimes you get a message that says the Nook team will look into the matter you sent us your concern about the next time the app updates well I don’t like this because there are times when the app doesn’t update so you have about 11 books that belonged grouped together but I have to wait until the new update comes out! But besides this I love this app and enjoy reading all the hundreds of books I have saved onto my account!!!
  • Love my nook Oct 4, 2017

    By Cjmhsssad
    I've had my nook for years. I found taking hard covers places difficult due to size and weight. I don't have a problem with the hyphenation or wrapping of text since I u sweats s that different font sizes will place differently in the viewing page. One suggestion to display by author is a good one since sometimes it alphabetizes by 'The'. For people who can't remember what they've read, they can try archiving books once finished. They are available to unarchive if they want. Keeps the volume down. The fact that I also have the app on my iPhone and tablet allows me to read anywhere. You can also archive a book from your phone or tablet. One suggestion I would offer is Xcode the reader to be able to group 'like' books together while still grouping by author, i.e. Mystery vs Horror vs Self Help vs Health, etc. I would recommend nook for everyone.
  • Dec 22, 2021

    By Justin Call
    Update: After nearly a month without my library I am happy to report that I finally got it back. Although at first frustrated and disappointed, I am now relieved. Other than the month long hiccup, I have been pretty satisfied.
  • Absolutely love nook!! Mar 27, 2019

    By Kgil5588
    I was always someone who swore I'd never use nook or read on my phone/tablet, because I loved feeling my book and holding it, turning the page, etc. But I'll honestly never go back! Lol! Nook is incredible!! Sooo easy and convenient to use. I eat all the time when I read, & it's soo much easier to just tap my screen to turn a page rather than try and hold my book down and turn a page while I eat and read. I also love how nook prices are so much cheaper than buying an actual, physical book. I love that I can read anywhere, anytime at just the touch of my screen. No bookmark required and I always have my phone on hand. I love it!!! I love how I can see what books are rated high and/or recommended for me. I honestly can't say enough good things about nook!!! Love it love it love it!!! The app is amazing!! 👍🏻 👌🏻 💞 🌟 ✨ 💖☺️🙏🏻😍🥰💝🤗😚💓
  • A good reader, but not flawless Jun 20, 2021

    By adj1949
    While I have had my Nook reader for several years now, I generally read on my iPad (iOS 14.6) which I use for many tasks. Lately, I have noticed some quirks in the Reader such as: 1) Turning a page to find the next page to be a previous page that I read several minutes ago. The following pages all repeat in order until…once again, the whole section of pages continues to repeat. If I continue to advance forward (hoping to arrive at the next page where I had departed from) the section of pages just continue to repeat. I don’t know if this is a problem with this book I am reading or the Reader, or the link to the B&N Website.(???) 2) Sometimes my attempt to turn a page will not work. I have made several following attempts immediately following, but have discovered the page will only turn after I have paused my attempts approximately 15-20 seconds. (again..???) These events have not been regular or predictable. I also have a newer model iPad and have high-speed wifi with good coverage around my home.
  • APP Support needs improvement Aug 20, 2017

    By Nemo Software Engineer
    I have had few problems with the app and I am relatively sure the they are acting on crashes that generate dump data but when I run into non-crash problems: there have been two recently (1) portion of text after end line hyphenation not displaying for certain font sizes, and (2) app freeze to an unresponsive colored screen that I had to reload the app to clear, the responses I get from support are canned. Yes, for most users it might be what they need to clear the problem but I already said I fixed the problem. I am giving information about the problem, for (1) how the app developers can reproduce it, and for (2) everything I tried and failed to clear the problem and as much information about the circumstances and behavior I can gleam. I have been a software engineer longer than probably any of the app developers have been alive and I know the importance of information rather than a simple it's broke or doesn't work. However, I do not get any feeling that my support e-mails are leading to to any bug investigation or fixes.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Laurie Brant
    As of one of the updates in October, the nook widget (larger one showing the top row of recently added/opened books) is wonky. The widget only displays the books some of the time, then goes blank. To get them back, I have to leave the home screen, go into my app drawer and open the app there to get the widget to work again. Please fix this bug. I'm an avid reader and like seeing my books at all times.
  • Losing all my books Mar 22, 2018

    By Waldo32
    I am absolutely sick and tired of the Nook app suddenly deciding I am running a little too low on disk space for its own comfort (2.26 GB available) and removing the books from my device and making me download them again. STUPID. No other app does this to me. So, on multiple occasions, I open my Nook app because I’m in the middle of no where (meaning “NO INTERNET ACCESS”) and low & behold ... all my books are gone. My books are the most important item on my iPad ... more than my music, movies, etc. I sure wish Barnes & Noble agreed with me, but obviously not. Nook really, really needs a switch where I can select “NEVER REMOVE A BOOK FROM THIS DEVICE WITHOUT MY EXPLICIT PERMISSION. I AM AN ADULT AND FULLY AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF MY DECISION.” If this is something Apple forced on you, that would be good to know too. Please get this fixed. I’m tired of lugging around a semi-useful paper weight when I’m traveling in remote areas. BTW, it’s also a pain to keep re-downloading my books over and over.
  • A small quibble May 14, 2018

    By annefj
    I’ve owned a Nook Color since they first came out, then continued to read on my iPad when it’s battery stopped taking a charge. I now also own a Nook Paperwhite and the problem I have with the device and the app is font size. On my iPad Pro, I can’t get the font size to increase as much as I need for my poor eyesight and on the Paperwhite, the largest font size is so big it seems only a few words fit on the screen, while the next size down isn’t quite large enough. I didn’t have this problem with my original Nook device and seem to remember being able to increase the font size further on the Nook app before it was last updated. This is why I read ebooks nowadays—because the print size on everything else, from books to magazines, is too small. It would be wonderful if an intermediate font size could be provided for the Paperwhite and the ability to further increase font size in the Nook app.
  • Nov 23, 2021

    By Tom Maddox
    The Nook app is clearly inferior to the Kindle app. It has frequent issues centering the book display appropriately, pop-ups (e.g. word definitions) can be impossible to get rid of, and page locations don't sync between the Web interface (which is just terrible) and the app. At least one book also has font rendering issues. Not a terrible app, but it has significant room for improvement.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Frank
    Using their gift card to purchase ebooks is a frustrating experience. It doesn't work. Further, their customer service has not returned my request for help. There are other choices you should consider.
  • Dec 6, 2021

    By Marissa Offutt
    I had paid for 3 books on this app. Due to work I haven't been on in a while. But now all my books are gone after the update. Free books and the ones I spent money on are gone. Would like my books back. At least the one I bought
  • Dec 23, 2021

    By Clara Chao
    OK so I really rely on the Android version of the app bc the Windows version cannot open books with extra features like PagePerfect books, children's books that have read-out and recording options, and certain special edition books with features. This time I bought 2 books with features and the Android app opens only 1. Really need a feature where this app shows a book as "purchased - unable to display", otherwise I might just assume I haven't bought it, and try to buy it again.
  • Oct 28, 2021

    By andrea gaspar
    I used to use nook a whole bunch in the past, then stopped due to getting busy and i finally want to get back into reading. Since my computer works as a tablet i thought to get it on there. The UI is just terrible. I have to click the bottom to even bring up the menu, which then risks turning the page and i can't even minimize it. So i got it on my phone instead and now the library won't even sync. I only rated it 2 stars since i could actually read the book technically. What happened to this ap
  • Oct 30, 2021

    By 215 Ministry
    This app is not easy to use and if you don't read a book for a while it just disappears from your library, even if you purchased it, and then it is a pain to try and find and re-add to your library. It just seems like a cheap attempt at a money grab by Barnes and noble. Only thing I like about this app is you cns find just about any book available at Barnes and noble for mobile reading.
  • Dec 21, 2021

    By Scott Bates
    I have been a Nook reader almost from the very first e reader, and have it on my phone. But my phone will no longer access my nook and I tried to download to my Fire Tablet and now to my Laptop, and I cannot find it on either platform. It claims it's downloaded to each of them, But if I can't find it, I can't use it!
  • Frustrating, riddled with bugs, counterintuitive Jun 20, 2019

    By KA Jiang
    I used to love my nook app - it was easy to use for all ages. There have been so many unnecessary changes rolled out so poorly that no one in the family wants to use their nooks because the app keeps changing, is counterintuitive, and frustrating - they’ve all downloaded kindle instead, and have asked me to simply buy paper books. Problems include: I can’t sort my archive - while it appears as an option in another family member’s profile, my profile does not have that option. With more than 400 books in my archive, it’s extremely difficult to find the books I want to read. Even if I know the author and exact title, the search function does not call up books we know are in the archive - they appear when I scroll through the archive, but not in search. Additionally, here’s the most ironic bug: the send feedback/report a bug feature doesn’t work - you can type, but the “send” button is grayed out and unavailable. Every time there’s an update I have to spend several hours scouring the FAQs to see if they took away functions or if we’re just seeing a bug, then analyze whose profile and account works correctly, then try it figure out why some family members have x function but others don’t. EVERY update at least one family member’s account or profile has a bug; and now, to even report the sorting bug, I had to go into one of my kids’ profiles since I couldn’t!
  • Dec 6, 2021

    By Sonya Moe
    I used to love this app but whatever they have done in the last couple of updates has completely broken the shelves function. They just load and load and load, and not in the order you have it sorted. Adding books to shelves is absolutely impossible anymore because the shelves simply won't load. It's like the developers are TRYING to convince people to switch to Kindle! They really need to fix the app PRONTO for those of us with large nook libraries!
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Garry Garrett
    This was a good app. I used to use it to read epub files (on my SD card) and PDF files (on my SD card), and I could buy a digital book from B&N if I wanted to. But now, you tell your file explorer to open a PDF, and it does, for about 2 seconds. Then it prompts you to "sign in". No way to cancel. Can't get rid of that screen or go back. I neither want nor need to sign in to read a file on my SD card. Useless for the 1 thing I used it for. I'll just get another app.
  • Dec 16, 2021

    By Steven G
    I got this app so that I could read an ebook. I bought the book on their store and then tried to download the book. It won't, everything else will download but not my purchase. I contacted support and they just kept sending me the same links that I had already tried. I can read the book on the computer app in windows but on my Android I can't load it. I'm super frustrated with the app but mostly with the absolutely TERRIBLE support.
  • Dec 5, 2021

    By Mel Smith
    Keeps making me log in every time I use it!!!!And it keeps defaulting my font size to HUGE so I keep having to change it back!!! Really not liking the new update. Moving the search field for searching within a book was stupid. It's not like it was in the way. Now to search, you have to click in the middle of the page, go & backspace over whatever random word is highlightd, then type in your search word. Annoying app!!!!!
  • Getting better but still needs work Jan 3, 2019

    By Too old to tap
    When I started this review, I was more glad (see next paragraph) than I am now. Every update seems to decrease function and, today, no txt appears for any book I open. I may be finished trying to make it work. Sorry I recently purchased several new titles! Glad to have Nook on my iPad but wish maneuvering through the app wasn't so clunky. Not close to ease of Nook device but still better than earlier version. Why the app can't let you purchase but the device can is unfathomable. Other reviewers have mentioned the inconsistent sync function which appears to have gotten worse: why can't you fix this? Your tech support doesn't take the time to read the question being asked and makes useless, futile suggestions. Had thought I wouldn't change because I have too many titles to use different one, today's experience may have convinced me to move on. My final comment relates to the inability to utilize coupons for Nook purchases. The price fixing on e-books is a disgrace. The only advantage is portability and it does not outweigh the cost differential and the inability to lend any book I own to anyone I wish. Technology has bypassed common sense again!!
  • HATE the changes. Nov 14, 2018

    By Jv wijrvberuifnjeornfojer
    The layout is overly complicated and annoying. The app deletes books from the device without permission. The “recent reads” are books I read three years ago and I have to dig for the actual book I am reading every time. Detail vs cover view does not toggle for the library list, only for shelves which I consider a waste of time and don’t use. The registered devices no longer show up on my account on the site either. It has become annoying enough that I have been using Kindle more and more, and the only books I have gotten through B&N in ages were from gift certificates people gave me. Also, downloads take forever. Kindle books, even illustrated ones, are ready to go in under a minute, usually in fifteen seconds or less. This thing is taking two to five per book, occasionally longer. Is it because it is updating all those stupid preview samples in the store first? It sounds silly, but when you are in a hurry to leave and the app has taken all the books off yet again, it adds to the frustration considerably to have to stand there and wait for the download to finish. If I could get the books I own from b&n into the kindle app I would pitch the nook app for good.
  • Dec 2, 2021

    By Katie Maher
    This app does not work. Keeps freezing and crashing. I would love to scrap this thing altogether and switch to Kindle but I've invested SO MUCH MONEY into this. Please just figure out how to make the app work again. I used to have no issues ever, and now every time I open it it's a disaster.
  • Jan 5, 2022

    By A Google user
    As good as the others when it works but you will soon find a book that won't download and support will be useless. This is obviously a common problem based on all the other reviews of people who can't download one or more of their books.
  • Nov 1, 2021

    By Gloria Chandler
    I loved this app when it was working, but it no longer works on my chromebook. I get a black screen where the text should be when I try to read a book. All other functions appear to work properly, but what good is a reading app if you can't read with it.

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