Best 4 Audiobook Manager for Windows & Mac

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Is there any audiobook manager similar to Calibre? My collection of audiobooks are increasingly growing, and I would like to find a manager similar to calibre. Any recommendations?

Nowadays, more and more people like listening to audiobooks. what follows is a desperate need for an audiobook manager to manage the audiobook library. If you are also looking for such an audiobook management software, you have come to the right place. Here we've found the best 4 audiobook managers for Windows/Mac platforms.

See Also: Best 5 eBook Manager.

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1. iTunes

iTunes is a media player available for most operating systems. With iTunes, you are able to purchase, download, and manager all your audiobooks in one program. It enables you to purchase, download and manage your media in one app. Like other Apple products, the interface of iTunes is very neat and intuitive.

iTunes audiobooks manager

Price: Free

Available for: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, macOS 10.14 Mojave and earlier.

Supported Audio Formats: aax, aa, m4a, m4b, mp3

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2. Audible Manager

Audible Manager is Audible's media player for users to manage the purchased Audible audiobooks, similar to iTunes or Windows Media Player. Once you have downloaded your Audible audiobooks to your computer, you are able to listen to them through Audible Manager without an internet connection. If you are using Windows computer, and want to manage Audible audiobooks only, you can consider Audible Manager.

play audible on audible manager

Price: Free

Available for: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

Supported Audio Formats: Audible aax, aa

Distinguished Features:

From the above information, you can see there's nothing functionally wrong with Audible Manager, but it certainly doesn't offer any unique features that a great audiobook manager should have.

3. Apple Books

A lot of people are not happy with that iTunes is replaced by Apple Books for managing audiobooks in macOS 10.15 Catalina. Before Catalina, some people collected hundreds of audiobooks stored in iTunes. But once they upgraded to Catalina, the iTunes app was gone and instead the Books app took over the audiobooks. Along with that, some features of iTunes have gone too, like editing audiobook metadata, using external drive to store audiobooks, and transferring media to iOS devices.

apple books audiobook manager

Price: Free

Available for: macOS 10.15 Catalina and later.

Supported Audio Formats: aax, aa, m4b, aac, mp3.

Distinguished Features:

4. Alfa eBooks Manager

Alfa Ebooks Manager is a powerful tool for creating electronic audiobook library. With the tool, you can play, sort, browse, and organize your audiobooks in multiple ways. Better still, you can manage audiobooks and ebooks in a single program.

alfa audiobook manager

Price: $9.99 (7-days free trial before purchase)

Available for: Windows 7/8/10

Supported Audio Formats: M4B, MP3, AAX

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Bonus Tips for Better Manage Audible Audiobooks

Through the above recommendations, you'll find that iTunes, Audible Manager, and Apple Books can allow you to play Audible audiobooks only when you authorize your Audible account. And Alfa eBooks Manager can not play Audible books at all. The reason is that Audiobooks from Audible are all DRM-protected and in their special formats AAX/AA.

If you want to play your Audible books freely with any audio player, and manage your Audible audiobook with any audiobook manager without authorization, it's highly recommended to use Epubor Audible Converter to help you remove Audible DRM and convert Audible AAX/AA to MP3. Another prominent feature for better manage audiobooks you may be interested in is the Audible audiobook metadata editing function.

Download Epubor Audible Converter for Free

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07/6/2020 11:59:55

Um, Michelle, it is massively apparent that you have either not updated the review in almost a year or you have not actually used the software in that long.  iTunes doesn't do audiobooks anymore...not unless you change them into songs. And Apple Books doesn't allow you to manage anything. I mean...sure, you can add a book to the library. But you can't change any metadata.

07/6/2020 16:28:00
Thank you for leaving comments, Sir. As per your complaints, I'm afraid that you might have not read this article carefully. The Audiobook function of iTunes is still available for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, macOS 10.14 Mojave and earlier.
For macOS Catalina 10.15, Apple Books replaced iTunes for managing audiobooks. Along with that, some features of iTunes have gone too, like editing audiobook metadata. (This information has also been stated in the article)
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