Is this the app you were thinking of?there was an app which sideloaded files to directly to the watch, but i have forgot the name, so i thought a post here would find it.
it doesn't have to be a audio book app, just any app which has the function of loading files to the watch for offline use
No it has another name, but thanks for the effort, the other app has a walking or hiking icon, so it might be related to offline hiking stuff, the name is missing from my cached RAM just nowIs this the app you were thinking of?
Castro, one of the more popular third-party podcast players for iOS, has been updated today with a pair of new features. With today’s update, Castro now supports sideloading podcast files, as well as chapter pre-selecting… First and foremost, Castro 3.1 adds the ability to sideload any audio...9to5mac.com
No problem; I'll give that other app you spotlighted a try, too!
Ive used Mixtape Audio, and yes you have to purchase it 1st, its a one off purchase. i guess the app is designed for watch use only, so on your iphone it only lets you view your content, you can't play it.Thanks ianrip, this looks more interesting, although it’s a pity there’s no free trial before paying - I’d like to make sure my m4b audiobooks go into Books on my phone and have chapters available along with skipping forward and back in seconds rather than tracks.
If anyone purchases Mix Tape Audio Sync and can confirm it all works, it would be much appreciated.
the Digital crown can be used for rewind or forward. see picture.does it automatically play the next file? Can you alter playback speed?
It looks as though the controls are set for music tracks not audiobooks (no ? secs back or forward). Also I would never want another audiobook to play automatically when I finish one - I’d probably want a rest after about 48 hours of one book.the Digital crown can be used for rewind or forward. see picture.
and yes it plays the next track auto, "up next" see picture.
I can't seem to find Speed controls.
Okay, here's some really great news.Thank you ianrip, I’ll give it a go. Hopefully it recognises my m4bs automatically when multiple files make up one audiobook - I listen to long books!
It’s not convenient having to upload my library to a cloud based server though, I don’t use cloud storage of any kind, especially with my very slow upload speed. It would be much better if you could just transfer from your iMac, the same as videos using the File Sharing option.
It sounds great, thank you so much for checking this all out for me. It will make it far easier being able to Airdrop from the iMac - I use it all the time to get videos into VLC on the iPad. I’ll definitely try it now.Okay, here's some really great news.
- iCatcher plays .m4b files without issue. So that's good news right there. Just tried it, works a treat.
- You don't need to use a cloud service to import media to it!
This is thanks to your use of an iMac. AirDrop is your friend. It transfers entirely over your local LAN, very likely at much higher speeds than over yourInternet connection. Et voilà:
- On your Mac, select the .m4b file.
- Command-click. Select the Share menu. In the Share menu, select AirDrop.
- In the AirDrop dialog that comes up, point to your iPhone. You may need to unlock your phone.
- When the file is finished transferring, you iPhone will ask what app to open it in! Select iCatcher.
- iCatcher will ask you what "podcast" (folder) to add it to. You can choose an existing podcast or create a new one.
I just noticed this comment about Books.app.I’d like to make sure my m4b audiobooks go into Books on my phone
Wow I never even imagined that my app could be used for such useful things! I hope you are enjoying it!
The "Accuracy: Bad" only applies to predicted battery levels (grey bars & "Charge Before" time). The historical (green bar) battery levels should be 100% accurate.(The "Accuracy: Bad" notation is just because I've only had the Battery Grapher app for a few days, so it hasn't yet databased my Watch's behavior with full calibration.)
It's a great app! And I hope hard data like what I posted might allow more informed usage practices, which right now seem driven by tremulous pearl-clutching in the community and on Apple's part, with little in the way of actual data to back 'em up. That ginormous file transfer session really should have cavitated my Watch's battery, if the quaking sisters of risk-aversion are to be believed. Not so!Wow I never even imagined that my app could be used for such useful things! I hope you are enjoying it!
Ah. Okay, so that's not an overlay comparison to some previous period's data. (That might be a useful feature!) I've updated my post accordingly.The "Accuracy: Bad" only applies to predicted battery levels (grey bars & "Charge Before" time). The historical (green bar) battery levels should be 100% accurate.