A wonderful player for your M4B/M4A/MP3 based audiobooks.
– Using AirDrop from your Mac or iOS device
– From Files and other apps on your device
– Via File Sharing in iTunes on your Mac or PC
– Zip files with your folders and books
– Maintain and see progress of your books
– Mark books as finished
– Drag & Drop to sort your library
– Create playlists
– Automatically play items in turn
– Play the first unfinished file by tapping on the playlist artwork
– Move files to playlists from the library or import them directly
– Control audio playback from the lock screen, control center or from the companion app on the Apple Watch
– Play and navigate books with Chapters
– Jump to start of the current book
– Change playback speed
– Smart rewind
– Volume Boost
– Support for remote events from headset buttons and the lock screen
– Sleep timer with adjustable duration
– CarPlay support
– VoiceOver support
– Dark mode for night owls
BookPlayer is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0. The source code and a list of all its contributors can be found on the GitHub page of this project at www.github.com/TortugaPower/BookPlayer
For help and ways to contribute to the project see the support section in the Settings screen of BookPlayer or visit www.bookplayer.app
If you enjoy BookPlayer, we would be glad if you consider writing a review.
– Fix audiobook artwork not showing
– Fix size of Add button
– Hungarian translation (Thanks Gábor!)
– New generated default artwork
If you'd like to contribute with translations to other languages, please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ratings and Reviews
Finally, an app for my audiobooks
Over the years I have downloaded Overdrive books as well as audiobooks on cd’s with the intent of listening to them eventually on an iPod. With the advent of Bluetooth earbuds, it has become much more convenient to listen wirelessly while working in the yard or working out. I wanted to use my old iPhone 5S like an iPod, but Apple only offered Apple Music as a player when I copied my books from iTunes on my MacBook to my old phone. But that app didn’t allow bookmarks, faster listening speeds or certainty that your place in the book would be the same if you stopped listening, then started again the next day. So often, Apple Music would start up at the beginning of your current file, which file could be 70 minutes long. It’d be a pain in the neck to have to keep fast forwarding the audio to find the place where you had left off. I started to screen shot the player so that I could more easily regain my position if Apple Music had decided to go back to the 0:00 position. Thankfully, with BookPlayer, I have an app that solves all of the problems with Audiobooks that Apple Music ignored.
Simple, bugless, no annoying ads or pop ups.
This app is extremely simple. There are no ads, no glitches, and no pop ups. Pretty much nothing that annoyed me about the other 5 apps I tried. I have audio book files that I pulled off of CDs and uploaded to my google drive. They imported to this app from there easily. There are a million features that people might like which are missing from this app (pause from iPhone headphone button, select multiple files at a time, separate files from different books into their own folders, FFW/RWD) which I would've liked, but the features that it has work flawlessly. Namely, it remembers where you left off, allows control from lock screen, and doesn't have annoying bugs or ads. The worst annoyance that OTHER APPS tend to have is that they forget where I left off or skip around in between listenings. This app played exactly where I left off perfectly every time I opened the app. That reliability is my favorite thing about it. Following that, its simplicity and playback speed control make using it a very pleasant experience. As long as they keep these characteristics, this will be the only app I will ever use again for audiobooks. I very much enjoy how it is designed and functions. If they can add any of the missing features that I mentioned above while maintaining all of the positive characteristics, I'll be changing my review to five stars.
Developer Response ,
While folders are not available yet, BookPlayer now has support for playlists and remote controls as well as a brand new interface for adjustable forward and rewind. We hope you enjoy the upgrade.
Chapters need work
To preface, I love this app because it’s very promising. But: Chapters should really work the same way they work in iBooks. When an audiobook is broken up into multiple parts, the player should detect them and merge into one title. Accordingly (although this can also be implemented separately) the table of contents should be the concatenation of the contents of all parts, otherwise it’s not much of a table of contents. Also chapter marks in mp3 files aren’t being detected at all (meanwhile IINA on Mac is able to do this). This is very inconvenient because manually extracting chapter marks from mp3 is very difficult to say the least. Right now there is very little that distinguishes this app from a standard audio player. If it really wants to be a book player, it has to work flawlessly with chapters in ALL audio formats, including mp3, aax, cue files etc. I’m also definitely experiencing the bug where unpausing the playback of a large file can take a few seconds, and where rewinding while on high playback speed can lead to silence. This bug is actually present in pretty much all audio players I’ve tried, including iBooks. Finally, the speed control needs to be more continuous. Why would it go in 0.25 increments until 2x, and then suddenly jump to 2.5x? Either add more granular options or make a continuous slider.
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- Gianni Carlo
- 19.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
English, Czech, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Gianni Carlo
- In-App Purchases
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