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Bookmobile Audiobook and Podcast Player for iOS

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 21, 2013

Bookmobile Audiobook and Podcast Player offers an all-in-one podcast and audiobook experience that allows you to easily import files from the Web, your iTunes library, and RSS feeds. The result is a streamlined app that combines the functionality of multiple apps. While there are certain restrictions in the trial version of the app, it's well worth trying it to see how it stacks up against your current solutions.

After installation, you'll be shown the main menu screen and a list of things you can do with Bookmobile. You can access a library function where the app will connect with Librivox for free recordings of classic books, or you can import M4B audiobooks, download from iTunes, buy directly through iTunes, and much more. There is also a subscribe option so you can add the RSS feeds of your favorite podcast and create playlists. Playback is smooth and the interface is very mobile-friendly with a sleek, iOS 7-style layout and buttons. The use of bookmarks is perfect for quickly finding your favorite books, episodes, or parts of a file, and the app ran smoothly, without any hiccups during all of our tests.

If you are looking for a solid app to replace your combination of podcast and audiobook tools, Bookmobile is a good place to start. It is a paid app but you can try it for free with three audiobooks or podcasts to get a feel for how it works, and the paid upgrade is a fair price for unlimited playback.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.8.3

Bug fixes and enhancements:

- fixed crasher for users with Podcasts in iTunes Library

- menu item for deleting all audiobooks that have been removed from iTunes Library

- more episode information from podcasts in iTunes Library

- podcast episodes can be marked as seen at any time

- better table layout when reordering chapters or podcast episodes

- podcast episodes now show progress bar in episode table

- shorter time-to-play for long mp3s.

General

Release September 27, 2017
Date Added September 27, 2017
Version 7.8.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 439
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Simply Better. Easier-to-use, clean design, full control, and audio from more sources. Bookmobile provides a better experience for listening to audiobooks than any other app. Try it for free. Download the app as a FREE TRIAL of up to 5 audiobooks for 60 days. If you like it, an In-App purchase will allow an unlimited number of audiobooks for $3.99 USD. So, what do you get? An interface optimized for listening to spoken word content, especially while driving. No sliders, dragging or other controls that are nearly impossible to get right while you are driving. Easy access to the controls that matter most while listening. Get, play and manage audio content from a wide variety of sources: iTunes, Audible.com, Librivox.org, CDs, public library downloads, Rss feeds, Dropbox, and more. Auto-Bookmarks make it easy to find your place. Customizable, exportable bookmarks (name, color, and notes) to keep track of special audio passages. Complete control over audio files: Reorder parts/episodes. Change title of audiobooks, podcasts, parts, episodes. Cover artwork can be added or replaced. just a simple copy-and-paste of any image from web or photo library. Download/delete/re-download audio files whenever you want. Audio File Types Supported: DRM-enabled content (from Audible.com or iTunes Store). non-DRM content (from web downloads, CDs, etc). M4B audiobooks, including chapters, artwork. MP3 audio files, including artwork, ID3 tags. import individual audio files, folders of audio files, or Zip archives (including artwork image files). Audio Import Options: add from on-device iTunes Library. use your computer's web browser. use iTunes File Sharing (no syncing required). Open in. Bookmobile from other apps, including Dropbox, Mail or Safari. download from websites or local computer. Download straight into the app from iTunes Store, Librivox.org, and ListenUp Audiobooks. Sleep Timer. Easy access from main screen, Shake to add time before or after expiration, Auto-screen dimming, Stop at the current chapter end, or any number of minutes. Podcasts. easily search and browse through thousands of podcasts, import from Rss feed, import in mass from OPML file, check for new episodes in all your podcasts or each individually, customize artwork and titles, bookmarks fully supported with name, notes, and color, specify play order priorities (oldest, newest, next newest, etc) for each podcast, specify auto-download settings (limits, wifi-requried, replacement policy) for each podcast, specify skip amounts (opening, closing, driving mode) for each podcast. Playback Speed can be adjusted from slightly faster (10%) to double speed, with lots of options in-between. Bluetooth/Remote controls. Pause/Play. 30-sec skip (or your custom value). AirPlay support allows redirection of audio output. Mix audiobooks and podcast episodes in playlist. and more.