Top 10 Apps For The Nook

By Sharon Dhanoa | May 4, 2011
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The Barnes & Noble Nook is an eReader but there’s a lot more you can do with it than just read books. Here are our picks for the best Nook apps for productivity and fun.


Use this app to easily jot down notes and create task lists. You can also bookmark products, movies, and more in one organized place.


One of the most useful Nook apps, Quickoffice helps you edit, create, and view Microsoft office documents from your Nook. You can access Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.


Bring your Nook into the kitchen with this virtual cookbook. Access over 30,000 recipes and save your preferred recipes to your favorites list. The app is also available for Android and Apple, check out our demo on the Retail & Shopping Apps episode.

Drawing Pad

We’ve written about great iPad apps for keep kids and this is a great one on the Nook. It includes virtual crayons, markers, paint brushes, pencil crayons, stickers, and you can save your art piece and work on it later.


Use this app to pull feeds from your social network sites. After the app “gets to know you” a bit it will organize your feeds in the order it thinks will interest you the most.


Who doesn’t love kicking back with a good read and then recommending it to friends. Use this app to rate and review books and let friends know how far along you are in your book.

Solitare Agile Fusion

The classic card game is the second most popular app being sold on the Nook. You can play on the go and change the cards themes and backgrounds, as well as check you stats.


A fantastic aggregator, Pulse takes the articles from your Google Reader account and displays them in a more fashionable manner. You can access your feed even when you’re offline and away from wifi access.

Flight Control

One of the top 20 apps downloaded for Nook, this fun game brings out your inner pilot, allowing you to try to land planes and avoid any accidents.

Lonely Planet

If you’re traveling with your Nook, download this talking phrase book app to help you recognize the language you’ll be surrounded by. You can hear audio phrases spoken by locals in the area you’ll be travelling so you’re able to recognize what they sound like.

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