A wonderful player for your M4B/M4A/MP3 based audiobooks.


– Using AirDrop from your Mac or iOS device
– From Files and other apps on your device
– Via File Sharing in iTunes on your Mac or PC
– Zip files with your folders and books


– Maintain and see progress of your books
– Mark books as finished
– Drag & Drop to sort your library
– Create playlists
– Automatically play items in turn
– Play the first unfinished file by tapping on the playlist artwork
– Move files to playlists from the library or import them directly


– Control audio playback from the lock screen, control center or from the companion app on the Apple Watch
– Play and navigate books with Chapters
– Jump to start of the current book
– Change playback speed
– Smart rewind
– Volume Boost
– Support for remote events from headset buttons and the lock screen
– Sleep timer with adjustable duration
– CarPlay support
– VoiceOver support
– Dark mode for night owls



BookPlayer is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0. The source code and a list of all its contributors can be found on the GitHub page of this project at

For help and ways to contribute to the project see the support section in the Settings screen of BookPlayer or visit

If you enjoy BookPlayer, we would be glad if you consider writing a review.

What’s New

Version 4.3.0


– Add new iCloud backup settings option to manage including or excluding the library files
– Enable accessing BookPlayer files from within the iOS Files app
– Add Fix-All button to the storage screen (inside settings) for users that may have multiple unlinked files


– Fix the process to import books (sometimes Airdrop was failing)
– Fix the background color for the chapter screen
– Fix crash when deleting folder that has the currently playing book
– Fix side-jiggle of progress labels in the player screen during playback
– Fix crash on m1 macs when trying to show the player view

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Sturgio 94945 ,

Finally, an app for my audiobooks

Over the years I have downloaded Overdrive books as well as audiobooks on cd’s with the intent of listening to them eventually on an iPod. With the advent of Bluetooth earbuds, it has become much more convenient to listen wirelessly while working in the yard or working out. I wanted to use my old iPhone 5S like an iPod, but Apple only offered Apple Music as a player when I copied my books from iTunes on my MacBook to my old phone. But that app didn’t allow bookmarks, faster listening speeds or certainty that your place in the book would be the same if you stopped listening, then started again the next day. So often, Apple Music would start up at the beginning of your current file, which file could be 70 minutes long. It’d be a pain in the neck to have to keep fast forwarding the audio to find the place where you had left off. I started to screen shot the player so that I could more easily regain my position if Apple Music had decided to go back to the 0:00 position. Thankfully, with BookPlayer, I have an app that solves all of the problems with Audiobooks that Apple Music ignored.

Stop begging for reviews ,

Simple, bugless, no annoying ads or pop ups.

This app is extremely simple. There are no ads, no glitches, and no pop ups. Pretty much nothing that annoyed me about the other 5 apps I tried. I have audio book files that I pulled off of CDs and uploaded to my google drive. They imported to this app from there easily. There are a million features that people might like which are missing from this app (pause from iPhone headphone button, select multiple files at a time, separate files from different books into their own folders, FFW/RWD) which I would've liked, but the features that it has work flawlessly. Namely, it remembers where you left off, allows control from lock screen, and doesn't have annoying bugs or ads. The worst annoyance that OTHER APPS tend to have is that they forget where I left off or skip around in between listenings. This app played exactly where I left off perfectly every time I opened the app. That reliability is my favorite thing about it. Following that, its simplicity and playback speed control make using it a very pleasant experience. As long as they keep these characteristics, this will be the only app I will ever use again for audiobooks. I very much enjoy how it is designed and functions. If they can add any of the missing features that I mentioned above while maintaining all of the positive characteristics, I'll be changing my review to five stars.

Developer Response ,

While folders are not available yet, BookPlayer now has support for playlists and remote controls as well as a brand new interface for adjustable forward and rewind. We hope you enjoy the upgrade.

bmurphy1967 ,

Love it so far!

I am on the road all the time and live on audio books in the car. I use the library and would copy CD audio books into the audiobooks section in iTunes. Now that Apple Music has broken out the Books app the synchronization of audio book files is hit or miss at best and was making CD audio books all but unusable. Books is great if you want to buy books from the Apple store but that’s about it. With this app I can easily burn the CDs in Apple Music and then Airdrop them right into BookPlayer. It picks up the file where you left off even if you completely close the app and gives you control over listening speed and includes a sleep timer.

One note- when you Airdrop the all the files of a single book it will not automatically group them into one book in your BookPlayer library. To do this manually after the files are processed pick “Create New Playlist”. You can then name the playlist with the name of the book and you’re good to go.

App Privacy

The developer, Gianni Carlo, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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