Updated Nook for Windows 8.1 app launches

Yesterday marked the official launch of Windows 8.1 as a downloadable product for users of the Windows operating system. Today the Windows 8.1 operating system will be available on DVD and on new computers and other products from retailers. The launch of Windows 8.1 has also brought with it a rash of updated applications specifically designed for Windows 8.1 operating system, such as the Facebook app from yesterday. Barnes & Noble has announced an updated Nook app for Windows 8.1.

Barnes & Noble says that the app brings with it a streamlined user interface, improved performance, and a number of new features designed to highlight the functionality of Windows 8.1. The app supports snap view and portrait orientation. The Nook app for Windows 8.1 also supports the ability to import files from SkyDrive and an enhanced search feature.

The enhanced search feature allows users to discover content in the app with a streamlined search results page. The SkyDrive capability allows users to import ePub and PDF files from the cloud storage service and from "My PC" with those imported documents appearing in the Nook library.

The organization of the library category has also improved with groupings by content type and integrated library search access. Support for snap view allows the application to adapt to changes in device orientation. When used in portrait orientation the Windows 8.1 version of the app has been improved to provide a better reading experience. The updated app also has enhanced in app customer support, support for small and large live tile sizes, and improved access to archived content. The app also now supports interactive magazines. The Nook app for Windows 8.1 is available now as a free download in the Windows Store.

SOURCE: Barnes & Noble