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Friday, January 18, 2019

Description of App

Get an incredible reading experience with NOOK for iPad and iPhone™. Choose from NOOK books, magazines, newspapers, and exclusive PagePerfect NOOK Books, which are specially crafted to retain all the precision and beauty of their stunning print versions.

NOOK for iPad and iPhone lets you choose from different font sizes, turn pages with the flick of a finger, and search for words in the downloadable in-app dictionary. You can also sideload ePub and PDF files. The app even comes loaded with free books.

And so you never lose your place, NOOK for iPad and iPhone syncs the last page you've read across your smartphone, tablet, or computer. No matter which device, always pick up right where you left off.

With NOOK for iPad and iPhone, read what you love, anywhere you like.


  • One of the largest digital libraries of books, magazines, and newspapers at your fingertips
  • Free samples of books and free trial subscriptions of newspapers and magazines
  • Syncs the last page you’ve read across your NOOK devices and apps, so you can pick up right where you left off
  • Adjustable font size lets you make the text as large as you want for more comfortable reading
  • Multiple font types allow you to read in the typeface you like best
  • Brightness control gives you easy legibility in any light
  • Search inside the book, add notes, bookmarks and highlights, and get an in-app dictionary
  • Customizable background and text colors, so you can use our themes or create your own
  • Easily transfer EPUB and PDF files to read on NOOK for iPad and iPhone


  • Entertainment & Celebrity – Us Weekly, OK! Magazine, Star
  • Health & Fitness – Weight Watchers, Women’s Health, Shape, Fitness
  • Food & Cooking – Eating Well, Food Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray
  • Sports & Recreation – Guns & Ammo, Runner’s, ESPN The Magazine
  • Business & Finance – The Economist*, Black Enterprise, Harvard Business Review
  • Family & Parenting – Family Circle, National Geographic Kids, Parents, Girls’ Life
  • Fashion – Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Vogue
  • Home & Garden – do it yourself, HGTV Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Living


  • COOKBOOKS - Charred & Scruffed; The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier; The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook; Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner; Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival
  • ARTS & CRAFTS - The Cardmaker's Workbook: The Complete Guide to Design, Color, and Construction Techniques for Beautiful Cards; 1000 Jewelry Inspirations: Beads, Baubles, Dangles, and Chains; Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts
  • GARDENING - American Grown, The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America; All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!
  • HEALTH/FITNESS - Dana Carpender's NEW Carb Counter--Expanded, Revised, and Updated: Your Complete Guide to Total Carbs, Net Carbs, Calories, and More; CarbLovers Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim for Life!; Good to Great Hair: Celebrity Hairstyling Techniques Made Simple
  • KIDS/TEENS - Big Nate: What could Possibly Go Wrong?; The Little Prince; A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles; Glee: The Official William McKinley High School Yearbook

* Only viewable on iPad and iPad mini



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Apple Watch Support

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Accessibility Comments

Now fully supports voice over and zoom. You must have a Nook account to gain access to the material.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

The only other e-reader for IOS other than iBooks is now totally accessible! A recent update has given this app full voice over and zoom support. This app works great!


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Submitted by Lulu Hartgen on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I usually look forward to reading entries about new apps which have caused a buzz around the social media universe on this site. I have to say, however, that this entry has left me with more questions than it gave answers. Here are my thre most pressing. Firstly, is the app available to people outside the US, as all the talk I have heard about this today seems to be on the other side of the pond from me. Secondly, I have heard that one has to have an account of some kind to be able to use this app. Do we do that from a website, or from the App itself? Thirdly, IBooks has improved vastly since I first started using it, both in the choice of books it has on offer and in its book navigability, so apart from the fact that more choice of EReader apps which are VO accessible is always good, why use Noonook? More books? Better Navigation? Easier to use? What? I would really be interested in hearing more about this before I rush to install it.

Submitted by Clare Page on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

In reply to by Lulu Hartgen

Hi! Having read this App Directory entry, I made use of the link to this app in the app store to find out more. Interestingly, the app was called Nook on the website, not NooNook, so I assume whoever submitted this app to AppleVis mis-typed the name, but it was obviously the same app, judging by the description. Anyway, the important point I wanted to make here was that I read on the app store website that this app supports British English and French, and some other languages too which I've forgotten, so I assume it's internationally available, although I haven't searched for it yet in the French app store myself. Hopefully someone else can answer the other questions in the previous comment.

As far as I know, this app is not yet available in Canada. Hopefully it will be at some point in the future, I'd really like to check it out.

Submitted by J.P. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The app is just called Nook. I'm not sure if international or. It's by Barnes&Noble. They are largest bookseller in U.S. there are definitely different books than Apple iBooks. For example; Nook has Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series'.

Submitted by Esther on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Nook app is available in the UK and US app stroes, but as far as I know it is not currently available in the app stores of other countries, such as Canada, Australia, France, or Ireland. I'll excerpt a section of an article from today's Wall Street Journal, which was part of a much longer post I made on the Mac-access list that discussed this in the context of other issues, like the possibility of reading Library downloads in this app. Source: • Barnes & Noble Unveils Nook Apps for Android, iPhone, iPad in the U.K. (November 27, 2012) Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) said its free Nook applications for Android, the iPad and the iPhone can now be downloaded in the U.K., a move that continues the bookstore chain's push into the region. "Our popular collection of reading apps have been downloaded millions of times in the U.S., and now U.K. customers can enjoy the flexibility to shop our vast digital catalogue and enjoy titles from their Nook Library anywhere they go," President of Nook Media LLC Jamie Iannone said. The free Nook reading applications allow customers in the U.K. to use their mobile devices and tablets to shop the store for over 2.5 million books, magazines, newspapers and comics. And Barnes & Noble's Smart Nook technology allows customers to sync their library on the go, including last page read, bookmarks, notes and highlights across all of their devices. The bookstore chain has been expanding its footprint in the U.K. over the past few months. In August, it named U.K. premium department-store operator John Lewis as the first retailer outside the U.S. to sell the Nook. That same month, it also selected three new U.K. retailers to sell the Nook: Home Retail Group PLC's (HMRTY, HOME.LN) Argos stores, independent bookstore Foyles and academic bookseller Blackwell's.

As the What's New section of the description of Nook on the app store webpage, for which there is a link above, mentions support for languages such as French and Italian, I assumed that meant that this app would be available in France. I was wrong about that: I just did a quick search for Nook using the App Store ap on my iPhone, and, although there were 18 search results, none of them was this app. I hope that one day this app will be available in other countries besides the USA and the UK: the more choice VoiceOver users have to read books on their i-devices, the better, as far as I'm concerned!

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