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Great Nook Apps for Libraries


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Several of my favorite Nook Color apps related to books and reading, office and productivity, children and early literacy, and just for fun.

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Great Nook Apps for Libraries

  1. 1. Great Nook Apps for Libraries Becky Corning, Presenter Colorado Association of Libraries Conference Technology Petting Zoo Loveland, Colorado October 2011
  2. 2. Apps for: • Books and reading • Office/Productivity • Children/Early Literacy • Just for Fun
  3. 3. Apps related to books and reading
  4. 4. Goodreads <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Social network for readers </li></ul><ul><li>Rate books, mark books you have read or want to read, see others’ reviews </li></ul><ul><li>More than 140 million books </li></ul>
  5. 5. Authors <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>See tweets by authors </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube content (Video interviews) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Office/Productivity
  7. 7. QuickOffice Pro <ul><li>$14.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations </li></ul>
  8. 8. (QuickOffice screen shots)
  9. 9. Pulse <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>News feeds, feeds from social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Loads news stories while online, so you can read while offline </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly share news stories to Facebook, Twitter </li></ul>
  10. 10. Children/Early Literacy
  11. 11. Going to Bed Book <ul><li>$3.99 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Read it myself” or “The big guy reads it” </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive features such as a bathtub that fogs up the screen, clothes popping out of drawers, boat rocking as you move the Nook </li></ul>
  12. 12. (video)
  13. 13. Shape Builder <ul><li>$1.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Move shapes and they snap into place </li></ul><ul><li>Letters, numbers, animals, fruits, vegetables, music instruments, sound effects </li></ul><ul><li>Letters spoken </li></ul>
  14. 14. (ShapeBuilder screen shots)
  15. 15. TikaTok <ul><li>Free to make and read books, charges if you want to download your book or have it printed </li></ul><ul><li>Write your own content, use clip art or art/photos from your Nook </li></ul>
  16. 16. Just for Fun
  17. 17. Angry Birds <ul><li>$2.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Addictive </li></ul><ul><li>Use Mighty Eagle while in the Barnes & Noble store to crash through to new levels </li></ul>
  18. 18. Epicurious <ul><li>$4.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Recipes, categories, search by ingredient </li></ul>