Dear Lifehacker, I am an iPod user from way back, and have just recently purchased an Android phone. I still manage all my music and podcast downloads through iTunes as I still have an iPod. Anyone who uses iPods or iPhones will know that they have a nifty ability to remember the exact position in a podcast, even if you begin to play something else. To date, I have been unable to reproduce this effect on an Android device without having to use a completely different piece of software to manage and download my podcasts. Is there an app that can achieve this? Thanks, Restarted
I don’t regularly listen to media on an Android device, so I’ll confess an answer didn’t immediately come to mind. However, the exact same question recently popped up in our post on the best music player for Android, and reader IJustKnowStuff recommended using MortPlayer Audio Books to solve that problem:
I use the MortPlayer Music app, which is virtually the same as the Audio Book one except the Audio Book one saves what position you are in the track and lets you set up bookmarks. Plus it’s free! (I donated though cause I love it so much!)
So that seems like a good place to start. You’ll still need to copy any podcasts onto your device, but once they’re on there, keeping track should be easy. If other readers have additional suggestions, we’d love to hear them in the comments.