The latest update to Nook for iOS, which brings the app to version 4.0, delivers a number of notable new features and improvements.
First up, Nook 4.0 introduces a new design in accordance with the flat and simple visual style of iOS 7 and iOS 8. The redesigned app allows for full-screen magazines and PDFs, faster performance, and an enhanced library interface including pull-to-refresh support for syncing.
Nook 4.0 also features a new My Stacks section where you can organize your books, magazines, and other files into collections or “stacks.”
Barnes & Noble also boasts the following improvements in Nook 4.0:
- Sample Search: Search our eBook catalog and read free samples
- Notifications: Get informed when new books and magazines arrive
- Shake to send feedback: Shake your device from any screen to automatically take a screenshot and open a feedback form
- Log out on launch: iOS setting that enables you to start the app fresh without uninstalling
- Explore the App: Test drive the app even before you sign in, includes three free books and three free magazine issues
- Bug fixes
Moreover, Nook has been updated with optimizations for Apple’s latest iOS devices (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3) and support for iOS 8.
Just yesterday, Amazon updated the official iOS app of its Kindle e-reading service with a new Book Browser feature, Goodreads integration, and other enhancements. And earlier this month, Google updated Google Play Books for iOS with a Material Design refresh, support for uploading books, and more.
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