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Our Review by Bonnie Eisenman on September 18th, 2009
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BRILLIANCE
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SayAgain is an audio bookmarking tool that's a must-have for any audiobook listener.

Developer: Indilo Wireless
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

There are some apps that just make you think, "Gee, why on earth isn't this part of the native OS?" SayAgain is one of those.

SayAgain is an audio bookmarking tool that makes so much sense it's ridiculous. Whether you're listening to an audiobook, a lecture, a podcast, or just a longish song, sometimes you want to be able to return to certain sections, and there's no way to easily skip back to where you were using the built-in Music app. With SayAgain, audio files are suddenly much more useful.

Creating audio bookmarks in SayAgain is a piece of cake. It requires OS 3.0 or higher because it integrates with Apple's Music app. So, if you've got a file playing when you open the app, SayAgain will show that file under "now playing" and give you the option of editing the file's bookmarks right there. Or, you can hit the "+" sign and use files from your music library. You can pause the song and tap the star icon to add a bookmark, or use the handy rewind-by-10-seconds or fast-forward-by-ten-seconds buttons to skip around.

Notes can also be added to your bookmarks, which are handy if you're, say, trying to isolate quotes in a long audiobook or something.

I do wish that we could use this app for video files. Imagine: an index of the funniest moments from your favorite comedy, all in a handy, organized fashion. But that's really my only wish. If you've ever wanted the ability to skip back to an exact part of an audio file--be it a podcast, song, audiobook, or anything else--you'll want to get SayAgain.

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