Software Review: Markable from iPodsoft

SFFaudio Audiobook Software Review

Audiobook Software - MarkAble by iPodsoftMarkAble
Portable media bookmarking software
OS Environment: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Manufacturer: iPodsoft
Version: 1.6.0

MarkAble is designed for audiobook listeners who own an Apple iPod, or who use iTunes to listen to such books. Or podcast listeners wanting to be able to combine and bookmark their saved files. Audiobook files bought from the iTunes Music Store or from Audible.com are ‘bookmarking’ – that is, the iPod (or iTunes) remembers the point of the book where you were up to, and resumes from there when you start listening again. This, of course, is vital. However, there are many other sources of audiobooks. Such books may be in a variety of different formats such as MP3 files, or audio CDs or tapes you may have bought. MarkAble makes it easy to merge a large number of tracks or individual files into a few files which will bookmark on your iPod.

So I ask you… all SFFaudio surfers out there, what do you use to bookmark your audiobooks?

Me? I’m a MarkAble man, but I would like to know what everyone else uses for the good of the audio community. So what is MarkAble, I hear you ask?

Well, it’s a little bit of nifty software that allows you to bookmark all your audiobook files so iTunes , and more importantly your iPod, can remember them automatically. I was informed about this piece of software from one of our listeners over at the StarShipSofa podcast. The cost, a mere $15. Well worth the investment to rid oneself of the irritating problem of finding your last position on something so mammoth as Neil Gaiman’s American Gods or Haldeman’s Forever War.

So I ask you… for the good of the community… is there something better out there and if there is – we need to know about it. Please post your comment’s below.

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One thought to “Software Review: Markable from iPodsoft”

  1. Personally, I just bought an Iaudio G3 because it allows me to bookmark within up to 20 different files of all the different types that it plays; MP3, OGG, WMA, etc.

    It looks to me like Markable just converts everything to AAC, which is something that Mediamonkey can be set up to do for free.

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