Audiobook Downloader Pro 1.4

Audiobook Downloader Pro 1.4

Reviewed by Chris Thomas

"Downloader of free audio books from the Web."

Overview

Audiobook Downloader Pro is a powerful audiobook download manager that provides a convenient interface in which to download, organize, and browse audiobooks from the Internet Archive and LibriVox catalogs. This software gives you the ability to run quick searches to find and download almost any audiobook with ease.

Installation

With a file size of 6.94 MB, Audiobook Downloader Pro downloads and installs in just a couple of minutes. It is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Server 2008, 7, and has even been confirmed to work on Windows 8. Most Windows users should be able to perform the installation relatively easily due to the self-explanatory wizard-style setup guide.

Interface

The user interface is about as simple as it can get, with only three menus (File, Edit, and Help) and a few icon buttons that provide access to all of the basic and advanced features. A search bar is located at the top of the main window that allows you to search for audiobooks quickly and easily. The search results are listed below the search bar, and each result can be right-clicked to reveal a context menu that allows you to view the audiobook summary or download it using several settings.

Pros

  • Provides instant access to an ever-expanding library of more than 5000 free audio books

  • Supports multithreaded downloading that lets you fully utilize your available bandwidth

  • Can be integrated with Angel's Vox Audiobook Player to allow for instant playback with a variety of options

  • Includes an automatic update feature that helps you keep the functionality of the software and the database of audio books up-to-date at all times

  • Allows you to pause and resume downloads

  • 'Open Audio Book Page' feature provides easy access to book summaries, making it easier to find audiobooks that may pique your interest

  • Lets you choose from multiple download versions of each audiobook

  • Use the built-in media player to playback audiobooks, or set the program to play a file using your operating system's default associated media player

  • Compatible with Windows 8 and Ubuntu Linux

Cons

  • Search function is lacking in advanced criteria, so finding specific audiobooks may be difficult if you don't know exactly what you're looking for

  • Limited to certain audio book libraries; Is not able to search the entire web for audio books.

Alternatives

Audiobook Downloader Pro is unique because it is one of the only compact applications that provides a centralized interface in which you can search for and download audiobooks. However, there are other programs that allow you to download audiobooks and other MP3 files, such as iTunes.

Conclusion

If you're looking for an ideal way to find and download audiobooks in an efficient and expeditious manner, Audiobook Downloader Pro provides an excellent solution for computer users of all skill levels. With a relatively simplistic interface, a small range of powerful features, and instant access to thousands of free audiobooks, this nifty little application is a must-have for anyone who enjoys listening to audiobooks.

Requirements: 300 MHz processor, 25 MB of RAM, 56 MB HDD, keyboard, mouse, 640x480 with 16-bit color depth

What's new in this version: Implemented displaying of overall downloading progress on the Windows 7/8 taskbar. 31120 files and 471 free audio books were added to the catalog. Tested on the Windows 8 Release Preview and on Ubuntu v12.04 x86-64 + Wine 1.4 final. Updated the database engine's DLL.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Audiobook Downloader Pro on 23 Nov 2016 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Audiobook Downloader Pro Antivirus Report
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