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An audiobook junkie’s best friend.
Here are the apps I use. These are all iPhone apps and may look different on Android phones.
Audible’s app is my favorite to use because it’s very user friendly. Your downloaded (on Device) library is easy to navigate. Controls are easy to find and use. You can choose your narration speed.
You can even get social with your Audible app. It’s easy to share what you’re listening to on your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Audiobooks.com app have many of the same functions as Audible.com’s app. The look is a little different but still easy to use. You get both speed change and social sharing and fast download. The only negative I can find with Audiobooks.com is that you can’t download your audiobooks to your computer. You can stream them using your computer of the phone app. I download all my audios to my computer so that I can side load them to my ipod touch so that I can lend the device to my friend so she can listen to my audios. So any that I’ve purchased through Audiobooks.com I can’t share with her. It’s not that big of a deal but since we swap books it would be nice to share these with her as well.
Downpour.com app is another user friendly audio app. It has the key elements that Audible.com and Audiobooks.com have. The only negative thing I can say is that the download process is a little slower because the app breaks the audio down into tracks and it downloads each track so the process can be a little long. But once you have your audio downloaded the app works like a champ.
Tantor’s app is not very user friend. I’ve often gotten the “blue screen” and my audios will not continue to download. When I do manage to get my audio to download the controls are a little temperamental. I would rather download my audios and then transfer to my phone via iTunes.
I don’t let Tantor’s app keep me from purchasing audios from them. After all they have amazing sales and offer tons of great titles.