Added Force Touch shortcuts. You can now quickly resume playback or navigate to your books or dramas list from the home screen.
Ratings and Reviews
Rock solid but too basic
This player has a lot going for it. Clean look, never crashes, handles chapters well, is very nimble and responsive and putting the radio plays in a second tab is a clever secondary feature. Note that I expect you could put any books you like on the second tab as long as you added the tag in iTunes to those books.
Now to the shortcomings. Note that this is my most used Player but these are the things that it really lacks. First, it really needs a swipe forward/swipe back/tap on the artwork for pause/play to make it useful while driving. Looking for the buttons is just too distracting when behind the wheel or when walking in bright sunlight. Second, since the sleep timer is most useful when going to sleep, why is it impossible to see at night after you've taken your glasses off? There has to be a way to make it more visible. In addition, the shake to extend feature is useless to those of us who dock the phone for charging at night. I've suggested better ways that have been used in the past in players. Hopefully some Dev will someday listen :-). The ability to have the entire screen rotate 180 when in a car dash slot or in your pocket would also be very welcome.
All these things aside, it's probably the best $.99 I've spent in a long time. If you listen to a lot of books this is a nice app to have in your arsenal since it's few problems are acts of omission rather than commission. I'm not suggesting it gets bulked up with features like some other better known player but it does need a small set of features added.
The index is hugely helpful, and makes the app much more useable.
Looking forward to further improvements. :)
While I do use this app daily, it lacks features that have me searching for a replacement.
For perspective, I keep over 200 audiobooks on my iPhone.
Features this app needs:
2. Index on the right side, as found in Contacts app
3. Condensed list display / ability to turn off cover art in the book list (I.e. show more titles at once)
4. Sorting options (by author, A-Z/Z-A)
Other features that would be appreciated:
1. A way to sort series/show series titles together (folders, tags, ?)
2. Ability to have the book list presented using just the cover art
Developer Response ,
I really like these ideas! I've just got the index working. I'll for sure be adding the sort options and see what I can do about searching.
In regards to sorting series together, I suggest either putting all of the titles into one album or using the "sort album" field in iTunes. For example, I have my entire Sherlock Holmes collection sorted under the "S" section chronologically.
Great app for audiobooks and drama
I’m a collector of radio drama and have hundreds of old time radio shows I like to listen to. This app makes it easy to do and allows me to keep them separate from audiobooks.
If there was one think I’d like to see in the future is the addition of a CarPlay UI, which is where I listen to my content the most.
Developer Response ,
CarPlay has arrived! 🚘
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.