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List of apps known to have worked when installed via ADB or other ways into the NookColor.

Also see: Nook Color Nonworking apps

Note: The default NookColor browser seems to report its user agent as Safari on Mac OS X. This will break some sites that attempt to detect Android-ness, including AppBrain. There are reports of Dolphin not working with the AppBrain application install either. Your mileage may vary.


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Games

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Freeware/Malware/Paid Downloads
Air Control Lite Perfect Malware [adware] (Paid Version Available) Via Market on Phone
Abduction! Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Abduction! 2 Perfect Paid ($2.13) Via Market on Phone
Abduction! World Attack Paid ($2.13) Via Market on Phone
Ancient Archer Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Angry Birds Physics based game - launch birds from slinyshot to destroy structures. Perfect Malware [adware] AngryBirds_1.4.2.apk or Via Market on Phone
Angry Birds Seasons Perfect (Can be slow on some levels) Free Via Market on Phone
Angry Birds Rio Movie tie-in of popular game Good. A little slow to load at times Malware [adware] Via Market on Phone
Alchemy Works OK. Much easier to keep elements on the screen than with a low-res phone. Unable to read info in popup screens, including previous combinations Free Via Market on Phone
aTilt 3D Labyrinth Free or Paid (no ads in paid version Roll a ball in a maze Perfect Free/Paid Via Market on Phone
Basketball Shot Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Bubble Buster Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Cribbage Pro Cribbage card game Perfect (Doesn't re-size to screen but plays OK) Free Via Market on Phone
Crusade of Destiny Paid ($4.99) Via Market on Phone
Doodle Jump Perfect: Swipe at the bottom very close to the center to change game modes. Paid ($0.99) Via Market on Phone
Downhill Bowling 2 Bowling simulation Feint won't load, press back or have WiFi disabled. Game loads / plays properly. Free Via Market on Phone
Dungeon Hunter Game loads, first level plays properly. Paid ($4.99) Via Market on Phone
Fruit Ninja Slice up fruit with sword OK - Feint Loading won't load. Press Back. Game loads / plays properly. Paid ($.99) Via Market on Phone
GameBoid Nintendo Game Boy Emulator Perfect. Also paid version. Free Via Market
Gem Miner: Dig Deeper Plays fine. Paid ($2.13) Via Market on Phone
GT Racing Motor Academy Plays fine Paid ($4.99) Via Market on Phone
Flight Frenzy Perfect Free/Paid Via Market on Phone
Guitar Hero 5 Play rock band instruments along with popular music Free (Paid version available) Via Market on Phone
Jewels Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Labyrinth (Lite) Ball navigates maze Perfect Free (Paid version available) Via Market on Phone
Ninja Rush Seems good Free Via Market on Phone
Paper Toss Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Penguin Golf Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Plants vs. Zombies Perfect $1.49 Via Amazon Appstore
Pocket God Perfect Paid ($0.99) Via Market on Phone
Puzzle Blox Arcade! Free Via Market on Phone
ROMGripper Capture ROM data from Game Boy games, so the game may be played on an emulator Perfect (for use with GBA Emulators like GameBoid) Free Via Market on Phone
Scumm VM OK Free Via http://forums.scummvm.org/viewtopic.php?t=9469
Slice It! Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Shortyz Perfect. Must have SD card installed, otherwise it hangs. Free. Most daily and weekly puzzles are free, a few like NYTimes require paid subscriptions Via Market on Phone
Skies of Glory Loads and Plays fine Free/Paid ($4.99) Via Market on Phone
Speedx 3D Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Solitaire Free Pack Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Tower Raiders Lite other than not being able to unpause a suspended game works great, kill the app and the menu gives a resume (unpause sortof) Free
Tank Hero Perfect Malware [adware] Via Market on Phone
Wordfeud Free Perfect. Skip the advertisements by waiting until a small "menu" button appears at the bottom left, click it and then you can press skip. Free Via Market on Phone
Classic Tetris Sorta. Main field appears small in the lower left corner of the screen. The normal border appears at the bottom of the screen in the middle. Game is playable, but border obscures the field partially. Free Via Market on Phone
Unblock Me FREE Sorta. Touch to move blocks is off. Game is playable. Free Via Market on Phone
Laser Reflections OK Free Via Market on Phone
Dungeon Defenders: First Wave Perfect. $2.99 Via Market on Phone
GalaxIR Perfect. Free ($1.99 for Paid) Via Market on Phone
HomerunBattle3D Free Does not remember online account between sessions. Free ($4.99 for Paid) Via Market on Phone
Robo Defense Doesn't use all the screen with compatibility mode off (unplayable with it on). Free/Paid ($2.99) Via Market on Phone
Rope Cut Plays fine, some menus/text is squished (check image). Free Via Market on Phone
EA's Tetris Perfect if you turn off compatibility mode $0.99 Via Market on Phone
Uniwar Perfect $4.99 Via Market on Phone
psx4droid Perfect $5.99 Via Market on Phone
ZENONIA Loads and Plays fine Free/Paid ($4.99) Via Market on Phone
3D Game Spelling Animal Loads and Plays fine Free Via Market on Phone

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Communication

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
andchat IRC Client IRC Client Good (Input boxes for configuring

a server are very cramped)

Free (Donation version available) Via Market on Phone

or Andchat download link (under "No Market Access")

BeeJiveIM IM Client Perfect Paid Via Market on Phone
FaceBook Social Networking Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Foursquare Social Networking Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Meebo for Android Multiprotocol chat client Free Market or APK download
Plume (Touiteur) Twitter Client Perfect Free Via Market
Plume Premium (Touiteur) Twitter Client Perfect $2.73 Via Market
Skype Voice over IP Free Via Market on Phone
TweetDeck Twitter/FB/Buzz/4Sq Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Twitter Twitter Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Yaaic IRC Client Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
AndroIRC IRC Client Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Yahoo! Messenger Instant Messaging Perfect Free Via Market on Phone

Reading

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
AdobeĀ® ReaderĀ® PDF Reader Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Aldiko Book Reader eBook Reader/Market Perfect Free (Premium version available) Via Market on Phone or Aldiko Support Site
Android Comic Viewer Reader for compressed comic files Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Calibre Library Connect wirelessly to your Calibre server Perfect - books may take a minute to show up after download - set download directory to /sdcard/My Files/Books Paid ($2.99) Via Market on Phone
Kindle for Android eBook Reader/Market (giggle) Perfect Free Via Market on Phone

or mediafire download

The Kobo Android App eBook Reader/Market Errors that prohibit functionality. "We couldn't open this item. We're working to fix the problem -- please try again later." Free Via Market on Phone
ezPDF Reader PDF Viewer Perfect Paid ($0.99) Via Market on Phone
Google Books eBook Reader/Market Works but sometimes it can't find your Google account. Free Via Market on Phone
RepliGo Reader PDF Viewer Perfect Paid ($4.99) Via Market on Phone
NOOK for Android eBook Reader/Market Stock: using autonooter: Not Working (crashes to home screen) using monster root pack: works! but breaks onboard shop.

Nookie Froyo: Perfect

Cyanogen 7: Perfect

Free Via Market on Phone

Keyboards

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
Better Keyboard Keyboard Perfect Paid ($2.99) Via Market on Phone
Smart Keyboard Pro Keyboard Perfect Paid ($2.73) Via Market on Phone
Graffiti Pro for Android Keyboard Perfect Paid ($2.99) Via Market
Thumb Keyboard Keyboard Perfect Paid ($1.65) Via Market on Phone

Launchers / Home Screens / Widgets

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
ADW.Launcher Replacement Launcher Almost Perfect
(If you have trouble placing shortcuts, click the App Drawer and drag and drop to the desktop)
(cannot create custom shortcuts)
Free Via Market on Phone
Alarm Clock Plus Clock/Alarm app + widget Slight problems with the screen sizing, but other than that seems to work. Free Via Market on Phone
Animated Weather Clock/Weather app + widget Slight problems with the app screen sizing, but other than that seems to work. Free Via Market on Phone
Beautiful Widgets Clock/Weather/Toggle Widget Almost Perfect
(date/temp of home widget don't stretch for large screens)
Paid ($2.04) Via Market on Phone
ADW.Launcher Replacement Launcher Almost Perfect
(If you have trouble placing shortcuts, click the App Drawer and drag and drop to the desktop)
(cannot create custom shortcuts)
Free Via Market on Phone
Home++ beta Replacement Launcher Free Via Market on Phone
Go Launcher EX Replacement Launcher Almost Perfect
(app names on the Go Launcher app drawer screen don't fully display. Use Nook Color "Extras" tab to launch, or a desktop shortcut)

Free Via Market on Phone
LauncherPro Replacement Launcher Works but restarts when trying to change shortcuts on dock or add folders to home screen. A workaround is to make a backup on another android device and recover it on the nook. Free (Has Premium key available) Via Market on Phone
Zeam Launcher Minimalistic Replacement Launcher Perfect
(If you have trouble placing shortcuts, click the App Drawer and drag and drop to the desktop)
Free Via Market on Phone

Web Browsers

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
Dolphin Browser Web Browser Perfect (supports multitouch with no other mods) Free Via Market on Phone
Dolphin Browser HD Web Browser Perfect (supports multitouch with no other mods)(V4.3 Broke Multitouch, works again with v4.4.1 and higher) Free Via Market on Phone
Dolphin Browser Mini Web Browser Perfect (No multitouch) Free Via Market on Phone
Opera Mobile Web Browser Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Opera Mini Web Browser Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Skyfire Web Browser Works fine, but seems slow. Free Via Market on Phone
Firefox (beta) Web Browser Free [1]
Inbrowser Incognito/private Web Browser Perfect Free Via Market on Phone

Multimedia

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
Autodesk Sketchbook Express Painting Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
arcMedia Media Player (Movies, DIVX) Works well, large movies take half a minute to load, good performance. Free Via Market on Phone
Cubed Music Player Seems good Free Via Market on Phone
DoubleTwist Media Player Multimedia Player Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
DoubleTwist AirSync Desktop Media Sync Perfect $4.99 Via Market on Phone
myPlayer Catchup TV / Digital Radio Streamer Seems good Free Via Market on Phone
SlingPlayer Mobile Video Streaming Paid ($29.99) Via Market on Phone
Winamp Music Player/Streaming Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
PowerAMP Music Player Perfect (fixed with latest update) Paid ($4.99) Via Market on Phone
MixZing Music Player Perfect Free (Paid version available) Via Market on Phone
Live Music for Android Streams Concerts from Archive.org Perfect Free (Beta Version) Via Market on Phone
MortPlayer & MortReader Music Player & Audiobook Reader Perfect Free Via Market on Phone - two separate apps
Amazon MP3 MP3 Market/Crapware Fails
Appears to work, but unable to authorize device on purchase.
Free Via Market on Phone
Official XBMC Remote HTPC Remote Control Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Moviefone Movies & Showtimes Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Relax and Sleep Ambient Sound Generator Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
XFinity Mobile Comcast On Demand

Digital Voice, Email, and TV Features

Good, video does not scale well Free Via Market on Phone
TV.com Television Get video from CBS, The CW, CNET, ET, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Sports and much more! Watch your favorite shows anywhere, anytime on TV.com Aspect ration incorrect on played back videos, but works fine. Free Via Market on Phone (Protected App, no ADB install)
rhapsody Streaming Music Good Free Via Market on Phone

Must have an SD Card, not working with internal memory

Rock Player Lite Plays just about every video format out there including AVIs of various codecs Slight audio lag on AVI/Xvid. No hardware acceleration. Video looks good, though. Free (Ad Supported - Pay version available) Via Market on Phone
Zebra Paint Zebra Paint Coloring Book for kids Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
MoboPlayer Media Player (Movies, DIVX, MKV) Works Very well, must set rendering mode to software only otherwise it will freeze on .avi files. Seeks very fast after initial 15 second load time. Playes MKV with subtitles smooth with no issues (400p encoded video, slow frame rate on 720p, 1080p). The only issue is that the selection highlight is misaligned when a video is selected. Other than that one of the best performing video players. Free Via Side Load; for Nook Color download "High-end version of V7 Neon"

Reference

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
Google Maps Map App Ok. Since the Nook Color has no GPS, all GPS features fail. However, all features that don't rely on GPS work PERFECTLY. Free Via Market on Phone (or preinstalled)

TetherGPS required for GPS features

Google Earth Map App Most recent version is not working. However, older versions tailored more for 2.1 or older seem to work. Free Via Market on Phone(doesn't work). Working example: http://sites.google.com/site/droidlife10/home/google_earth.apk
Google Sky Map Astronomy Ok. Since the Nook Color has no GPS, all GPS features fail. However, manual mode works. Free Via Market on Phone
Movies (Flixter) Movie database/Cinema Times Seems fine Free Via Market on Phone
XDA-Developers Forum Browser for XDA Developers Forum Works well, but you have to sign in evertime you go back to the home screen Free Via Market on Phone
Reddit is fun Browser app for for Reddit Free (Pro version available with widgets) Via Market on Phone
Wikidroid Wikipedia reader Perfect Free (Pro version available) Via Market on Phone
The Bible Bible Application (multiple translations) Works for on-line. Requires SD card for download of offline translations. Free Via Market on Phone
Olive Tree Bible Bible Application (multiple translations) Works if SD card installed. Aborts if not installed. Free Via Market on Phone
LDS Scriptures App LDS Scriptures Works if SD card installed. $14.99 Via Market on Phone

Utilities

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
adbWireless** Use ADB Wirelessly Great - Wifi is turned off when the device sleeps Free Via Market on Phone
AndroFTP FTP Client Perfect Free Google Code
AndroZip Un/zipping software with File Manager, App Manager, Task Killer Perfect Free FreewareLovers
AndTorrent Android Bit torrent Client Perfect Free
Advanced Task Killer Process Management Free Via Market on Phone
aLogcat Log Viewer Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Astro File Manager File Manager Perfect (also AstroSMB Plugin) Free (Pro version avaiable) Via Market on Phone
Better Terminal Emulator Pro Terminal App Perfect Paid ($3.99) Via Market on Phone
Cachemate for root users Cache Cleaner Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
ConnectBot SSH/Telnet/Terminal App Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
drocap2** Screenshots OK. Sometimes it freezes

or doesn't display properly. Reboot fixes it

Free Via Market on Phone
ES File Explorer File Manager When using the image viewer, full screen mode locks you into the image. No software "back" button is available (Button Savior works fine and will provide back functionality (see second image), if you are referring to the Nooks "stock" back button anything full screen will remove the back button. ~ Rexxin). Free Via Market on Phone
ES Task Manager Task Manager/Killer Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Multitouch Visible Test Functionality Test Free Via Market on Phone
Quick System Info System Information Free (Free Pro version avaiable) Via Market on Phone
RootExplorer** Device Explorer Perfect (Requires Root) ~3.95$ USD Via Market on Phone
SetCPU** CPU Clocking Utility Free Via Market on Phone
Sky+** Sky+ Recording and Guide Seems to work Free Via Market on Phone
Speedtest.net Bandwidth tester Perfect Free Via Market on Phone

or APK download

System Panel Lite System Panel & Task Manager Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Transdroid Remote Bittorrent Client (Controls Bittorrent apps) Perfect Free (Donate version available) Via Market on Phone
WebSharing Web Sharing/Media Sync Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Wifi Analyzer Show wireless channel usage Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
WiFi Scanner Wifi Scanner (duh?) Free Via Market on Phone
Wyse PocketCloud Access RDP/VNC/VMware View hosts Perfect

(Reinstall if it keeps force closing)

Free (Paid Pro version available) Via Market on Phone
Dropbox Web-based File Hosting Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
PicMe ** Screen Capture Perfect (Requires Root) Free Via Market on Phone
AdFree Android ** Removes Most Ads in the Browser and Other Apps Perfect (Requires Root)

(If not working press revert or reinstall)

Free Via Market on Phone


Note: Items marked with (**) require root, not just ADB access which means you need /system/bin/su and superuser.apk. For instructions refer to Installing su and the Superuser app guide

Productivity

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
K9Mail eMail client (based off the stock EMail.apk) Perfect Free (Premium version available) [2]
FeedR RSS Client Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
NewsRob RSS Client - Syncs with Google Reader Perfect Free - Pro Version Available Via Market on Phone
Mint Personal Finance Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
PageOnce Personal Finance PageOnce Personal Finance Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
JunOS Pulse SSL VPN Client Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Yahoo Finance Stock Market App Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Evernote Note Taking/Syncing No Camera/Microphone Access Otherwise Perfect. Free FreewareLovers
OI Notepad Notepad Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
Chase Bank Mobile banking for

Chase customers

FAILS

"Requires" hardware camera

Free Via Market on Phone
Bank of America Mobile banking for

Bank of America

Usable

Formatting is weird/ doesn't match phone

Free Via Market on Phone
PayPal PayPal payments Usable

No ability to create PIN due to not having a mobile number.

Free Via Android Market
Wells Fargo Wells Fargo banking Perfect Free Via Android Market
Jorte Personal Organizer Perfect Free Via Android Market
Tippy Tipper Tipping calculator Perfect Free Via Market on Phone
RealCalc Scientific Calculator Perfect Free Via Market on Phone

Other

App Name Description Rating Screenshots Free/Paid Downloads
ESPN Score Center Real-time sports scores & stats Marginally. Problems saving favorite teams limit usability. Free Via Market on Phone
Personal tools
Navigation
Nook Classic
Nook Simple Touch
Nook Tablet
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