Audiobook Builder
Audiobook Builder
2.1

5.0

Audiobook Builder free download for Mac

Audiobook Builder

2.1
16 October 2019

Import Audiobook CDs or other audio to iPod.

Overview

Audiobook Builder makes it easy to turn your audio CDs, MP3s, M4As, and other audio files into audiobooks for your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Join audio, create enhanced chapter stops, adjust quality settings and let Audiobook Builder handle the rest. When it finishes you get one or a few audiobook tracks in iTunes® instead of hundreds or even thousands of music tracks!

Key Features:
  • Audio file joining: Already ripped your CDs? There's no need to suffer through it again.
  • Enhanced chapter stops: Custom artwork you specify will appear in iTunes and on iPods with a color display.
  • Adjustable quality settings: Start with the included presets, but feel free to customize each project's audio settings to suit your personal taste.
  • iTunes integration: Drag and drop straight from iTunes to your Audiobook Builder projects. Audiobook Builder can also send its output directly to a special playlist in iTunes.
  • Quite a memory: Each Audiobook Builder project's audio data is contained in the project document file, so you are free to start a project now, take a break and return to finish your project later. You can even move projects between Macs, if necessary.

What's new in Audiobook Builder

Version 2.1:
New Features
  • Brings compatibility enhancements for macOS 10.15 Catalina's Music, and Books. Look in Audiobook Builder’s preferences for new settings to automatically add your audiobooks to Books or Music.
Fixes
  • Improves temporary file management
  • Enhanced for better compatibility with a wider variety of homemade audio files
  • Includes minor user interface fixes and adjustments

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Trashie
05 January 2010

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I bought this when it first came along it was buggy and crappy but did the job - like most software in early development. Bought it 31st Oct 2006 and it kinda chugged along then. Now however wow have they improved it now to such an extent it runs like clock work. I would also say to anyone thinking to buy it the upgrades are steady not fast but always good so you get fixes and updates for your money for a long time (I have had 3 years). I have converted REALLY maybe 300 books in MP3/CD from my library with this (yeah I am not a kid I am getting on a bit)...all works perfect. All my library was converted from CD/MP3 using this. Talk about value for money! Without a que yeah took some time. I do try to buy now my books in audiobook format but still pick up MP3 and CD from time to time. So never without it, does not burn itself out as MP3/CD format is still prevalent and just when you think you won't get one you do. They have not done too much to the UI (it was always good). However I hope they add a que etc so I can line books up and go to bed but speed wise on the same hardware I bought it on it is up by 100% and more I would think. I hope to see feature adding soon as stability is getting very good. Que, tagging - I'd like to see it turn into an all in one audiobook tool but YMMV. This is like itunes if you own an ipod and like audio books it is a must must must have!
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Version 1.1.4
Mcr
08 January 2019
Long time version 1.x user, just upgraded to 2.0 for $2 (no brainer). Now 64-bit and runs great and fast on Mojave. Thumbs up to Splasm for even offering an upgrade discount; they could just as easily justified charging full $4.95 regardless, given how long ago 1.x came out, and I don't think many 1.x users would have been upset. I mean $2 won't even get you a large order of fries at most hamburger fast food places.
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Franko
Franko
04 April 2019
Totally agree. For the work the devs put in and considering how long they had 1.x without asking for a penny, paying full price isn't going to break the bank. A measly $7.05 CDN.
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estanislau
10 July 2018
Desconheço, no momento, melhor editor para audiobooks. Segundo os desenvolvedores, uma nova versão esta em desenvolvimento, e a versão atual será compatível com o novo macOS Mojave.
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Version 1.5.7
Haffback
08 August 2017
This is the goto, one stop app for converting multiple disk audiobooks to files to use on an iPhone/ipad/ipod. Response support as well.
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Version 1.5.7
Funjoy
17 September 2016
If you want to concatenate zillions of audiobook files into a single one (which also reduces total size), this solid app is ideal. I've had it for years and use it a few times a year.
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Version 1.5.6
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Funjoy
Funjoy
12 January 2019
Follow-up: Just noticed the new version came out, is 64-bit (finally!) and faster than v.1.x.

I upgraded! No complaints. Great app.
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Mcr
17 September 2016
I've been using this for YEARS. I get a lot of online audiobooks from the library (Overdrive system) which comes in MP3s. This makes it so easy to convert to AAC with chapters, adds the metadata and cover art. My wife goes through 4-5 audiobooks a week so a real time saver.

For audiobooks CDs (if you can still even find those), often they have dozens of tracks, up to 99, per CD. Some of the tracks are only a few minutes in length. After ripping the tracks, this program makes it easy to combine many small tracks into larger more convenient length for listening.

BTW, version 1.5.5 works fine from 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.11 (El Cap)
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Version 1.5.6
jmpattersonjm
12 August 2016
This app has really saved me time. I get audio cd from the lib was ripping to iTunes and wanted to condense all the files to one disk. So I had to open in toast titanium and save as disk image, then import to iTunes and convert to mp3 along with renaming. Now all done with one app.
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Version 1.5.5
Robert-Gere
01 August 2016
As an audiobook addict and Audible.com subscriber, I still find myself acquiring books on CDs, Audiobook Builder makes the process easy. I have used it for over 5 years with no serious problems and the occasion request for support always gets a quick response. I bought is when it was $19.95 and thought it the best purchase ever. At $4.95 it is a steal.
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Version 1.5.5
Bumbleb
08 January 2016
Just a quickie to say the Audiobook Builder is a GREAT piece of software, and that I'm so glad the developer keeps it current. As another reviewer wrote; Audiobook Builder hasn't had any features added for years, but it really doesn't need any. I'm glad the developer keeps it simple, and instead just keep on refining it. I can't recall a single time this app has caused me any trouble. Honestly, I think the developer should raise the price. 7.99, 9.99 or up to $14 would be perfectly reasonable for this great app.
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Version 1.5.4
Basti79
02 January 2016
I am using AB since a very long time. Admitted, there hasn't been any functional update since years, but on the other hand, there isn't anything really missing in this app either. It works. The audiobooks it creates are of really good quality and the app is stable. So nothing to complain about - it's a good solution.
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Version 1.5.4
Drdul
15 November 2015
Audiobook Builder is also available through the Mac App Store (currently discounted to free), where the dev has noted that a new build is coming soon for El Capitan.
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Version 1.5.3