nook Software Update Version 1.5

I know a lot of genealogists have been using ebook readers to keep track of a lot of reading and even documents, and today the Barnes & Noble nook received a major update.

The first major feature added – staying in sync across multiple nooks or the nook app installed on multiple computers. The Kindle has had it for a while, so it’s good to see this feature added.

The organization has been vastly improved with the addition of “My Shelves” which you can use to organize your library and documents by topics.

Performance has been improved quite a bit – page turning is now, from what I’ve seen today, on par with’s Kindle.

Password protection has been added. Search has been improved, and there are other fixes/improvements.

You can install the update through a Wi-Fi connection either automatically or manually. It will no be avaialble over 3G – you’ll need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network to install it.

Source: Barnes & Noble