Easy to use application to download and transfer Audiobooks from local libraries which use the RBdigital lending platform.
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Extremely buggy and unstable
When it works, this app is great - it’s a great distractor from traffic. But it is terribly buggy and unstable. I have to turn off my phone to go to my office. Invariably when I do this, the RB app dumps the book completely when I turn the phone back on, and then I have to redownload the book… and sometimes the app too (which seems to be the only remedy the support staff can offer). Now, I can’t even get the book to download after deleting and redownloading the app into my iPhone. Can someone make this app work for a week without dumping the book off my phone?
This is a terrible app
I have been a happy user of Hoopla for a long time and unfortunately my library decided to migrate many of its holdings to RBdigital. I was saddedened—if it ain’t broke, why fix it? I liked browser based media playing—there’s no earthly reason this needs to be another dumb app. But I had no choice so I duly downloaded RBdigital and tried to load an audiobook.
In the menu all the chapters seem present, but when I go to play them half of them are repeats. Chapters are all mixed up, the tab for “Chapter 23" plays the audio file for chapter 22. The tabs for “Chapter 24” and “Chapter 25” both play the audio for chapter 23. “Chapter 26” plays the audio for chapter 25. Nowhere in the files does chapter 24 seem to exist.
The idea of breaking an audiobook into chapters is reasonable added functionality. The issue is that it is terrible implemented and that this is an awful app. Do yourself a favor and avoid if you have a choice. RBdigital is bad and there’s no way around it.
won’t hold bookmarks - problems d/l books
I depend on bookmarks. Other apps I’ve used for audiobooks always automatically placed a bookmark and took up again at that spot when I re-opened a book (because you don’t listen to the whole book at once). This app rarely goes back to where I’ve left off and occasionally has totally wiped out the bookmarks I set.
I also have a great deal of trouble downloading books. I get an email from the library telling me the book is available (often after weeks or months of waiting), but when I go to Holds on the app, sometimes the book is marked “19th in line” and I can’t download it. A couple of times this sort of thing has happened and then, suddenly, the book is downloaded, but I have no idea how.
The mobile app also wants me to constantly sign in and when I attempt to, it prompts me to reset my password! Over and over again ...
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.