The Barnes & Noble Nook app for Windows 10 is one of the best to use when it comes to managing your books, magazine subscriptions and anything else that is related to reading!
Barnes & Noble released their Nook application for Windows 10 operating system quite a long time ago.
Back in 2012 when the app first landed in the Microsoft Store, many users were expecting it to be released earlier, especially because rival reading apps were already lurking in the Store.
One such application is the Kindle Fire. But rest assured, Barnes & Noble didn’t disappoint anybody with their Nook release, not even Microsoft, who invested more than $300 million in the Nook Media subsidiary for a 17.6 percent stake.
But you’ll find plenty of goodies inside the Nook application from Barnes & Noble. Everything is very well organized and you will be able to browse books, comics, magazines, and newspapers. The fresh Nook application works for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 devices.
With more than 3 million titles available in their database, Nook wants to keep its loyal fans and also to attract new ones. So far, they successfully manage to achieve that.
For more information about this awesome app, check out our review below.
Nook for Windows Windows 10 review
Nook has been updated with new features. Now you can :
- Highlight and share your favorite quotes from Nook via social media
- Voice search: Tap on microphone and tell the app what you’re looking for
- Multi-select : You can move multiple items on a storage device
- ArticleView option so that you can quickly move between magazine articles
- Add notes and highlight words using various colors
- Import ePub and PDF files.
It also received fixes for various bugs and support for the latest Android versions
Right from the beginning, you’ll be asked to sign up in order to use the app at its fullest. Which is being done properly – you don’t have to leave the application and the sign up is performed right “on stage”.
Also, I’m not sure if you’ll find too many free books around (besides the Windows 8, Windows 10 teaching book on the My Daily Shelf tab), so you should also input your credit card credentials.
Only residents of United States and Canada will be able to buy from the app.
Here are the sections of the app and what they do:
- My Daily Shelf – here, you will find recently read items. When opening for the first time, it will be populated with sample items provided by the application. When you hover the mouse over the books or you touch them, there’s a slight movement which is quite a pleasant visual aspect. So, on your Daily Shelf will go the books, magazines, newspapers and even comics. All under the same place.
- Just For You – my guess is that this category is made according to what you’re currently reading. So, if you bought a book by Aldous Huxley, you’re likely to see more from him. If you’re bought history books, you’re likely to see more history books there. In order to get more of what you like, head over there.
- Library – in your library you will find Books and Comics that you have purchased. It looks very nice once it’s filled up with the books and comics that you have bought. Also, it’s a very useful feature and it’s assuring to know that the books and comics you’ve bought aren’t lost and safely stored in a single place.
- Shop – here’s where you buy your books, obviously. There are more than 3 million titles there to suit your needs, so don’t worry – you’ll find what you’re looking for. Searching for titles is done with the same universal Charms bar. Press Windows logo + W or move the cursor, hand at the right corner and just type in what you’re searching for. From my experience, the app responds to my query pretty fast. There are books that offer free samples, so you can have a “look inside” before bying the book. You can also buy magazines, newspapers, comics and kids’ books which are available in the near tabs.
- Popular lists – this is the place for those that are looking for something interesting to read. If your pending lists with books to read has been cleared, then you might be interested in the tops that are there. Also in that category, you’ll find Nook books under $5, which is something that budget-conscious buyers will find useful.
- Nook Channels – this is Barnes & Noble’s own way of seeing how books should be categorized. The Nook Channels section is a mixture of trending topics and well-picked monikers for books that share common specifications. For example, one of the most interesting channels for me have been “Survival Stories”, “Paranormal Love”, “History by Plot”, “Help Yourself” and many others. A very inventive way to discover new reads.
Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in November 2017 and was revamped and updated in December 2019 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.