Adequate Audible tool

Manage your Audible downloads, but don't expect much in the way of features.

AudibleManager is a simple way for users of Audible, an online audio bookstore, to organize their purchased books, podcasts, and other media. The program works just fine, although people who already use programs like iTunes to manage their Audible downloads will find that the AudibleManager doesn't offer anything particularly useful.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, and it's quite easy to use. Users simply import media that they've downloaded from Audible and then use the program to transfer the files to a variety of portable devices. The program also functions as an audio player and CD burner, allowing users to listen to Audible content on their computers or burn the files to CDs. Overall, we thought that the program worked fine, but we didn't find any compelling reason that a user might want to switch from another media manager to this one. We've been using Audible with iTunes for years and don't have any complaints, and AudibleManager doesn't look like it would be much of an improvement. If the program allowed users to access Audible and make purchases from within the interface instead of using a browser window we might be more impressed, but that's not the case. The program doesn't have a Help file per se, but it does link to a list of Audible's FAQs.

AudibleManager is free. The program installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program with reservations; there's nothing functionally wrong with it, but it certainly doesn't offer any unique features.

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