Barnes & Noble has announced an updated Nook App for Windows 8 with a new user interface, faster performance and the most requested user features, and the ability to sideload ePub and PDF files from their local drives.
Users can also now search for content in their library or the shop by simply starting to type.
Just yesterday, the company announced that it would stop manufacturing its own colour Nook readers, and will focus on software apps and licensing.
The software is being provided by a subsidiary company, Nook Media, which is also partially owned by Microsoft.
“Nook is the highest-rated reading and digital bookstore app for Windows 8 and we’ve added even more great features that were requested by our customers,” said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Nook Media. “With the Nook App for Windows 8, customers get an incredible reading experience and can choose from over 3 million Nook Books, including 1 million free titles, as well as magazines, newspapers and comics on any Windows 8 device.”
The Nook App for Windows 8 enables customers to sign in and shop using their Microsoft account, simplifying reading and shopping.