Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nook for Linux

I have Nook on my Android device which is okay but hard to read some tables and images.  On my Linux Ubuntu desktop I have been reading my Nook library via a web interface called Nook for Web from the Nook web site. The interface is okay but lacks some very handy features like searching and bookmarking.

Today I found out the PC version of Nook works on Wine.  Wine is a Linux program that runs a lot of PC programs.  I already used Wine for games and other stuff thus downloading Nook for PC was not a problem.

The good news so far is the Nook for PC installs and runs fine without any problems.  My library is also syncing with no problems.  One thing I have notice is the sync speed is rather slow but this could be a network issue on my side.

After syncing my library I was able to read the contents as normal.  I can also search the contents for key items which is very important.  What is missing is all my Android Nook bookmarks.  They are not migrated to the PC Nook app for some odd reason.  What a disappointment.

Overall I would say the PC Nook for Linux Wine is worth the time.  Much better than the Nook for Web provided online, adding the ability to search, highlight, and bookmark are tremendous benefits.  The lack of migration between Android and PC with bookmarks and notes is annoying but I can live with it.

To the left is a picture of Nook for PC running on my Linux Ubuntu system. And to the right is Nook for Web.