nookStudy Usage Questions
nookStudy is basically a glorified PDF reader. Here are some of the features you'll find useful for study material.
- Tagging & Searching
- Side-by-Side Reading
- Organization by Course (you can put books in self defined courses)
- Note-taking directly in the book
- Importing of local documents such as your syllabus, lecture notes, etc to view and organize
- The ability to look up terms immediately in Wikipedia and Google
B&N claims because of the DRM rules from the publisher you can ONLY download it twice! Pick your computer well? The point is if you are going to use nookStudy for school put it on the computer you use the most. I think this is very restrictive and hope that de-registering your computer resets the number.
If your computer is lost or stolen you can contact support for assistance should you be unable to download your eTextbook.
nookStudy Installation Questions
No, the iPad is not yet supported as a platform. Unfortunately the nookStudy application was developed on an Adobe platform (maybe Air) and will likely be a barrier to the iPad. You will see books you purchased on the nook application for the iPad but they won't download. I suspect this is due to the fact nookStudy uses your Adobe account and not your B&N account for licensing.
nookStudy Content Questions
B&N may not carry the eTextbook of your required textbook but it is more likely that the publisher hasn't released and eTextbook version. The textbook industry is resisting the move away from hardback books for several reasons, most of them benefit them and not you! My advice? Write the publisher a letter (real honest to God paper letter).