The Nook Color is more than an e-reader – it’s a extremely fun gadget! While most use their Nook Color as a way to read not only regular books but illustrated children’s books, magazines and PDF files, there’s more to this handy device than you might think. Some of the main perks of the Nook Color are the free apps that come pre-installed.
Game Apps for the Nook Color
Game apps will work even if you cannot access wifi, making them great for times you are stuck in a no communication zone and need something to do. The game apps pre-installed on your Nook Color include:
- Chess. The app for chess is still available on the Nook Color: you can play against the device with three levels of difficulty.
- Crosswords. The Nook Color also includes multiple pre-loaded crossword puzzles with varying degrees of difficulty.
- Sudoku. Nook Color owners will be happy to see that Sudoku is still a pre-installed app, with four levels of difficulty.
Music Apps for the Nook Color
Both streaming music and uploaded music can be played on the Nook Color. The two pre-installed apps include:
- Music. This is a great generic music player for playing MP3 and AAC music files that you upload to your Nook Color.
- Pandora Internet Radio. The mobile app for Pandora’s radio music streaming service is pre-installed on your Nook Color. It can even run in the background while you use your Nook Color for reading or other things!
Photo and Video Apps for the Nook Color
The Nook Color has a staggering 8GB memory which can be expanded to 32GB with a memory card. This means plenty of storage space for videos and photos!
- Media Gallery. This app is perfect for viewing and organizing photos that you upload to your Nook Color. You can also find a variety of Nook Color tutorial videos here to make using your Nook even easier!
- Netflix and Hulu Plus. These also come pre-installed, on the Nook Color. although you have to have a subscription to the services to use them for streaming movies.
Sharing and Social Apps for the Nook Color
Your Nook Color can be used to keep in touch with the people in your life via email, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and even lend books to your friends:
- Contacts. This management app lets you quickly and easily view your email contacts and add new ones so you can share book quotes and recommendations in real time right from your Nook Color!
- LendMe. Barnes and Noble is allowing Nook owners to lend books to and borrow books from other Nook Color owners via their LendMe software.
More Free Apps for the Nook Color
All of these pre-installed functions make your Nook Color a joy to carry with you everywhere you go. In addition to the pre-installed apps, check out these other free apps favorites from B&N’s Online Store:
- Goodreads. The biggest social network for readers is now easy to access from the Nook Color so you can share your reviews and read those of others in real time.
- Springpad. This handy app lets you take notes, make lists, and look up movies, products and places online – plus it organizes and syncs them for you!
Bestselling Apps for the Nook Color
- Angry Birds. This game app is madly popular, and lets you release frustration by slingshotting indignant feathered bullets in all directions. Cost: $2.99.
- Friendcaster. This Facebook oriented app makes staying in the loop on your Nook Color easy! Cost: $1.99
- Scrabble. You can play against any friend with a Nook Color or random online opponents with a wifi connection. Cost: $2.99
The B&N store has even more free and reasonably priced apps for your Nook Color. Buy your Nook now and see how handy your new gadget can be!