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Listen to your favorite DRM-free audiobooks with Bound.

Bound allows you to import audio files from various cloud services and play them back in a beautiful modern interface. Bound will automatically save your listening position so that you never lose your place.

Supported Audio File Types (DRM-free only): .mp3, .m4a, .m4b, .aac


- Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive.
- Apple Files.
- Web Uploader for importing from your computer via WiFi.


- Move audio files between books.
- Change cover art.
- Sort based on author, title, recently added, and recently played.
- Rename title and author.
- Choose between a number of fun themes.
- Dark mode support.


- Automatically saves playback location as you progress through the book.
- Independently configure seek forward and seek backward times.
- Chapter support for audio files with embedded chapters (.m4a / .m4b / OverDrive .mp3).
- Change playback speed from 0.5X to 3.0X.
- Smart Rewind when returning to your book after a while.
- Sleep Timer with configurable time or at the end of a chapter.
- Manually bookmark locations that you want to return to.
- CarPlay support.

If you enjoy using Bound, please consider writing a review.

What’s New

Version 2020.1

This version of Bound brings the following:

+ Pick from a number of fun themes
+ Siri Shortcuts support
+ CarPlay support
+ Added frequently asked questions
+ Added taptic feedback
+ Improved automatic sorting of files

! Fixed bug where audiobooks would not delete
! Improved handling of shortcuts, quick actions and state restoration
! Change “iCloud Drive” to “Files”

If you like Bound, please write a review in the App Store!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

rob.saunders ,

Why why why no native locations support?!

This is a great audiobook player - in fact probably the only decent one besides iBooks, with a lot better functionality. But I don't want to have to download my audiobook collection, I have it on my computer. Why doesn't this app, instead of bothering manually supporting file system apis, just implement the native file picker in iOS so we can use whatever storage apps we have installed? Or, simpler yet, use iTunes file sharing so I can simply drop my collection in. It's beyond me why this wasn't added first.

I still give it four stars because I'm not one to hold stars for ransom - but I feel like it's a great app that is sorely missing a fairly obvious feature. It'd be five stars if I could just get my audiobooks in it!

tindog ,

Great app - option for File sharing iTunes

I’m a truck driver and over the years listened to thousands of audio books. I used to use another app for about 3 years and was great except if I turned ignition on it would restart boom. Do I hunted for a new app and found bound. WOW it’s great dimple just get it and use it. Like I said 1000’s of books I know what to expect in a fair app and a fantastic app. This app is 100% great. One question to the author how come you can’t access the app in the list of avail apps in file sharing while using iTunes. In saying that you can install new books by a heap of other methods. Well done Tim Bruno I love it.
Peter Parkinson

KristianGL ,

Awesome! Really simplified my life

It used to be such a complicated process to change the audiobooks my me and my wife’s phones. It’s amazing to have every single one of our audiobooks available at the tap of a button.

Just one issue and one feature request. The download process seems a bit buggy; I can’t leave the app while downloading audiobooks, the download fails and I have to force quit the app to try the download again. And it would be good if you could start listening to the file during the download process, so you don’t have to wait for the download to complete before staring.


Tim Bueno
41 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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