The following Windows software is available for lovers of audiobooks.

Chapter Master

Chapter Master

Edit or add chapter stops and images to audiobook files for the iPad or iPhone, or create ‘enhanced podcasts’

Click here for more information.

MarkAble

MarkAble is designed for audiobook lovers who own an Apple iPad or iPhone 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 iPad / iPhone 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 or iPhone.

The good news is that using MarkAble is now free! Because for several reasons I can no longer properly support MarkAble, I’ve decided to release it to the Public Domain. But note that I cannot provide any technical support for this product from now on.

The registration information below will work for anyone who cares to use Markable (note that it will not work for Chapter Master, which is still for sale):

Please enter these details exactly as given below:

Registered Name: The Public Domain
Registration Key: LFLPF-EEMYH-PNRDQ-LBDXD

Download the program from: http://rightwordsoft.com/products/markable/markable2.zip

What’s more, I’ve now open-sourced the MarkAble code (written in C#). No guarantees, but you should be able to get it running. Here’s the link to the repository:

https://github.com/drgrigg/MarkAble.git

I also write books…