Kafka for Internet Archive

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About this app

Kafka provides unlimited access to millions of PDFs and audiobooks. It uses Internet Archive (archive.org) to let you search, play, read, download, and freely share files across various genres and languages, all for free and without ads.

The app has an in-built audio player to browse and listen to audiobook playlists seamlessly, a PDF reader with features like bookmarks and continue-reading, and a download manager to let you save files to your device and share freely.

This is an open-source project with goals aligned with the Internet Archive's. Internet Archive hosts 14.7 million audio recordings and 41 million texts, all available in the public domain.

Kafka works on Android phones and tablets, so you can take your books and audio wherever you go. We are also contributing Kafka Originals to the public domain.

The website can be found at www.kafkaarchives.com. The code is open-sourced at www.github.com/vipulyaara/kafka. You can contact us at kafkaarchives@gmail.com.

You can visit www.archive.org for more information about the source of content. Please feel free to contribute text or audiobooks through www.archive.org/upload.
Updated on
May 4, 2024

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

79 reviews
Saransh Maheshwari
April 10, 2024
Though it's a positive step to encourage readers and add value to readers' life, I have some reviews or suggestions to improve the app. 1. The app doesn't have a separate menu section which makes it difficult to search different things repetitively such as audiobooks, pdfs, etc. 2. Few people wish to read or listen to only famous writers so a specific to that section should be made for such writers. 3. The search buffer time is high. Could be less to better the app. otherwise the app's good.
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Kafka Archives
April 27, 2024
Thank you for your feedback. We'd like to know more about the first point (separate menu) to address your concern. Please contact us at kafkaarchives@gmail.com with more information. The other 2 items are already on the roadmap and you should see them in Kafka in the future.
Brandi Marie (dragonfly1985)
April 16, 2024
So far no issues with this app, it works great and is simple to use. I would love to see an option to hide the Home, Search and Library taskbar when my phone is in landscape mode as it takes up quite a bit of space and distracts me from what I am trying to view.
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Kafka Archives
April 16, 2024
Hello. The sidebar in landscape mode can be resized to a smaller size if needed. Just hold and drag from the border to resize the sidebar. Please write us at kafkaarchives@gmail.com for more details. Thank you for using the app.
Shubham Kumarr Roy
April 16, 2024
Kudos to the developers! One suggestion: please make the audios resume from the last listened position instead of starting over. Helps in the case of audiobooks.
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Kafka Archives
April 18, 2024
Thank you for the suggestion. We plan to work on a feature similar to this in upcoming releases. Stay tuned!

What's new

• Fix crash on Homepage
• Personalized recommendations rows
• Continue Listening - audio player resumes from the last played audio in an album

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