How do you keep your place in an audiobook on an Android device?
August 24, 2012 12:40 PM   Subscribe

How do you keep your place in an audiobook on an Android device?

I've got an audiobook as about 100 mp3 files. I want to be able for it to reliably pick up where I left off, even if I want to stop for awhile and listen to some music. As it stands now, I have to memorize the track # and time every time I take a break.

I've tried making a virtual folder in Dogcatcher, which reliably stores the time per track, but I can't seem to get the play order right.

posted by elmonobonobo to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
For reasons unknown, dogcatcher is now working using this process. I'd still be interested to know how other people deal with audio books.
posted by elmonobonobo at 12:50 PM on August 24, 2012

I use Akimbo.
posted by eunoia at 12:52 PM on August 24, 2012

Mort Player Audio Book works really well, and can be configured in all sorts of useful ways (sort order, skip-to-time, bookmarks etc.)
posted by dirm at 1:23 PM on August 24, 2012

Smart AudioBook Player is amazing. Keeps track of progress in each book. It also has a history of all your pauses and restarts and what not so if you accidentally lose your spot you can go back and find it. There is also a handy shortcut to your current spot in the notification tray.
posted by pyro979 at 1:29 PM on August 24, 2012

+1 for Smart Audiobook Player. It also has a bookmark function. I don't trust on these players keeping my place so I bookmark every time.
posted by zaxour at 2:27 PM on August 24, 2012

This previous ask.metafilter question provides some recommendations you might find interesting. I was the OP and I've been using Mort Player since then and it's got a lot going for it - including the ability to bookmark where you are.
posted by southof40 at 12:46 AM on August 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Audible has an Android app. I use the iPhone version, and it's never lost place. It also has bookmarks. It plays non-Audible books, but if you ever do buy any Audible books I find it works really seamlessly with the website. It's actually much faster and easier to buy a book and download a book on my phone that it is to buy it on a computer then sync my phone.
posted by that's how you get ants at 6:30 AM on August 25, 2012

I use Mort Player and Audible.

The absolute worst thing about Android (in fact the only thing I hate) is that there isn't one app for all aspects of audio (mp3, audiobooks, podcasts). I know of at least one other person with the same complaint.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 7:05 PM on August 29, 2012

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