Barnes & Noble NOOK app for Windows 8.1 gets a major update

Microsoft's Windows blog has published the changelog for Barnes & Noble's NOOK app which received a major update alongside the Windows 8.1 release few weeks ago.

Barnes and Noble released the NOOK app for Windows 8 last year and have updated the app with many features since then. The new update which was introduced with Windows 8.1 makes use of the new features introduced in the Windows update. It includes search improvements such as an app-wide search and a streamlined results page. It now supports importing ePub and PDF files from "My PC" and SkyDrive which are automatically added to the current reading collection. Library organization has been tweaked for a better experience and discovery. The app now supports the new snap view introduced in Windows 8.1 with the ability to better adapt to screen orientation on different screen sizes. The app now supports interactive magazines as well.

Other small changes include the new tile sizes, in-app feedback option and improved sync across other devices using the NOOK app.

The blog post also highlights that NOOK for Windows 8.1 now supports signing in using the Microsoft Account. The app can be downloaded from here and the full changelog can be viewed here.

Source: Windows Blog | Image via Barnes and Noble

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Well, I did try to use the Nook app... but Windows Store is telling me the App has been removed and is no longer available... It does say I already own it and can be installed on my PC though. Strange.

Looks like I'll be sticking with Bookviser after all.

I'm in the UK, and Bookviser works for me on both stores.

Windows Phone version supports 12 languages, so I assume that at the very least is international. Windows store hasn't been out as long, but I'd assume it's international too.

The ability for this to import your local books/mags is what sets it apart from the poor Amazon Kindle app which doesn't, it forces you to go through Amazons online system for everything.