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Booksonic allows you to stream your audiobooks to your phone wherever you are, perfect on boring bus rides or during the training session.


Booksonic is a Subsonic app but it has a couple of features that are unique for it when compared to other Subsonic apps.
These are things like

Book descriptions, either you add your own to the server or the app will try and look it up online.
Author, narrator and book length are displayed on the book view.
Sleep timer, to reset the countdown just shake the phone.
Tracks are marked as heard so you know what you have listened to.
Import/Export server details and heard status
Support for almost all audio formats
More will be added as I think of them.


Other features include:

Variable playback speed (Marshmallow+)
Internet radio
Remember location
Multiple themes to choose from
Chromecast
DLNA casting
Browse by tags or by folder structure
Lockscreen controls
Gapless Playback
Wear Support (Lolipop+)
Replay Gain
Podcasts
And a lot more.
These are part of the app Booksonic is based on, it's called DSub. If you are intending to use the app for music then you should go for DSub instead or use both because essential music features (like shuffle) has been removed from Booksonic.


Booksonic will work with any server that is based on Subsonic but to get the most out of it your server need to use the Booksonic Server. You can get the server for free at http://booksonic.org

Both the app and the server are released under GPLv3.

Google Play Store Category:

Primary: Applications

Secondary: Music & Audio

Google Play

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Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Nov 07, 2015 (about 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Sep 04
2019
(Current)
Version 1.0.21

* Fixed a bug where the app would not pause on focus loss (gps talking etc) even if it was set to do so
* Fixed a bug where playback would not work in offline mode

Mar 28
2019
Version 1.0.20

* Now supports player.fm without needing to manually find RSS feed
* Internal changes to how RSS feeds are collected for podcasts
* When the app has been used for a while it will ask if you want to rate it
* Better error message for incorrect username or password
* Improved picker for sleeptimer (Thank you KBerstene!)
* Fixed bug with cached files in some instances not playing in the right order (Thank you Starkad!)
* Bugfixes

Feb 11
2019
Version 1.0.19

* Updated DSub sources

Feb 10
2019
Version 1.0.18

* iTunes, Acast, Podbean and Cloudflare podcasts now work without needing to find the RSS feed first.
* Some smaller UI updates
* Fixed several bugs that caused the app to crash in some instances

May 04
2018
Version 1.0.16

* Tweaked Android Auto and Wear
* Bugfixes

May 03
2018
Version 1.0.14

* Tweaked login popup
* Added support for Android Auto

Jun 24
2017
Version 1.0.13

* Fixed rewind/fastforward missing
* Updated Chromecast app

Jan 24
2017
Version 1.0.11

* Bugfixes
* Added login screen for easy setup
* Added support for emulated servers
* Moved logs from Pastebin to my server for privacy
* The demo server is now running Booksonic
* Updated to use DSub 5.3.4 (Changes below are from DSub)
* Variable playback speed (has been tweaked a bit)
* Internet radio
* Automatic Day/Night theme
* Bugfixes and optimizations

Jun 22
2016
Version 1.0.10

* Bugfixes
* Updated DSub sources

Jun 07
2016
Version 1.0.9

Jun 06
2016
Version 1.0.8

Feb 09
2016
Version 1.0.7

Feb 05
2016
Version 1.0.5

Jan 28
2016
Version 1.0.4

Dec 25
2015
Version 1.0.3

Dec 24
2015
Version 1.0.2

Nov 20
2015
Version 1.0.1

Nov 07
2015
Version 1.0.0

Booksonic is a Subsonic client with the main goal of being as good as possible at streaming audiobooks.

With it you can connect to your server and listen to your audiobooks from wherever you are, perfect for those boring bus rides.


Booksonic has a couple of features that is unique for it when compared to other Subsonic apps.
These are things like
Book descriptions, either you add your own to the server or the app will try and look it up on google books
Both author and narrator are displayed on the book view.
Sleep timer (this is in DSub as well but hidden inside a menu)
More will be added as I think of them.


It is a fork of DSub meaning that there are also other great features such as
Chromecast
DLNA casting
Browse by tags or by folder structure
Lockscreen controls
Gapless Playback
Wear Support (Lolipop+)
Replay Gain
Podcasts
And a lot more.


Booksonic will work with any Subsonic server but to get the most out of it your server need to be a Booksonic Server. Get it at http://booksonic.org


If you intend to use Booksonic to listen to music that will work as well but you should note that in the effort to make it more audiobook friendly some features that you will probably want for a music app have been removed. I'm thinking mostly of the ability to shuffle play. The video streaming ability has also been removed.
If you want these things I recommend you try DSub, it is a great Subsonic music streamer.
Personally I use Booksonic for audiobooks and DSub for music.


Please note that this is a new project. Since it is based on DSub it is a very stable client but the book specific features are still a work in progress. The code for the project is released under GPL and is availiable on GitHub:
https://github.com/popeen/Popeens-DSub


DSub: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=github.daneren2005.dsub


Please note that the permission to read system logs is only for the options to send me the logs by email. This is something you will have to explicitly click and then send. The permission is not used anywhere else.

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