Are you a big fan of audiobooks who has been looking for a better way to listen to them? Perhaps you have discovered the joy of audiodramas, today’s version of radio dramas where multiple voice actors play out the story, along with music and sound effects. Maybe the built-in audiobooks support on your iOS device just doesn’t cut it for you. If that’s the case, an app has just been updated to support the iPad that should be right up your alley. Undulib, a mesh of the words “undulation” and “library,” is a terrific audiobook listening tool, and it even helps you find your audiodramas from among all of your other books-on-MP3.
A clean interface
Undulib offers a great interface, with a two-pane window that allows you to easily find your audiobook or audiodrama and control its playback. The app supports chapters as well as multi-track books and dramas, so you can easily take those books-on-CD and rip them for easy use within Undulib.
Separate tabs for audiobooks and dramas help keep them sorted for you, and making sure your favorite audiodrama goes to the right place is as simple as adding an “#audiodrama” hash tag to the comments field in iTunes. Undulib also supports the “Sort Title” metadata.
Great for night listening
I like to listen to books and dramas at night, as I’m going to sleep. That’s where one of my favorite features of Undulib comes in: its sleep timer. You can set the playback to automatically stop after a certain amount of time (in increments of five minutes), after the end of the track, or after the end of the chapter. It’s a terrific way to make sure you don’t stay awake all night listening to your favorite zombie thriller.
Full support for Audible and DRM
Undulib offers full support for Audible and iTunes audiobooks with DRM. Getting your audiobooks into Undulib is easy, whether they’re from a third-party store or the iTunes or Audible sites. Just make sure the media type is set to “Audiobook” and the files are synced to your iPhone or iPad, and Undulib will automatically find it in the iTunes library on your device, allowing you to play the title from inside the app.
I love the easy-to-use interface of Undulib, and its ability to tell the difference between my books and dramas is a terrific feature. Finally, the app’s built-in sleep timer is perfect for those nights when I want to drift off while listening to a good book. Undulib is designed for iPhone and iPad, and is available for $2.99 on the App Store with no ads or in-app purchases. It requries iOS 8.0 or later.
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