Bound - Audiobook Player 4+

Play MP3/M4B/M4A audiobooks

Deadpan, LLC

    • $3.99

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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 and 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 2024.1

This version of Bound brings the following:

+ Updated codebase for iOS 17.

! Removed native Google Drive functionality. See more details within the app.
! Various bug and UI fixes.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Wendiwood ,


I will start by saying in the entire time I’ve owned apple products (more than 10 years) I have actually paid for less than 5 apps and have reviewed about the same amount. So safe to say I only download free apps, and I don’t leave reviews. I had been using the book player free app for a couple years to play my downloaded audiobooks but that app is beyond frustrating. Books would never load into the app after restarting, reinstalling etc. my daughter was having the same issues with it. So I gave in and started looking around for other options. There were no free ones that seemed good at all so I FINALLY (after literally days of considering) decided to buy the Bound app. I’m as stingy with money as can be (yep, I’m poor 🤷🏻‍♀️) but I am so glad I got this app. It works flawlessly and is so crazy easy to use. My daughter now uses it as well and neither of us has had any issues (knock on wood 😬). I love that I can speed up the audiobooks and it always keeps my place when I close it. Books download into the app quickly as well. I prefer to either download my files from google drive or do the web upload where I upload my files to a specific address and it automatically downloads them to my phone. I literally have no complaints about this app. This is my favorite app of at least 100 I have on my phone. Listen to it probably 5+ hours every day. I hope this app always works as well as it has for the past 6 months because of it breaks, I will riot 🔥

Amyherst ,

Thank goodness there is a good app for Apple devices

I own various audiobooks that did not come from Audible or another book service, and it has not been easy finding a good app for them. Everything I have tried has had a variety of bugs and problems. I found this app by mistake, and I am glad that I did. Although its user interface is simple, (which I happen to like), I am not noticing any of the bugs that the others had. My one suggestion would be to implement an option that allows the books to be grouped by folders as well as tags, but even though I have had the app for just a day, I am very pleased.

synosure ,

Almost Perfect

iBooks has become a disaster, and I got this since it supports CarPlay. It works, but some notes:
* Cover Art appears in the app but not on the car’s CarPlay screen, instead it shows a default icon for the “currently playing” book. It seems much MUCH more stable than iBooks, but why use CarPlay if you’re not going to use the screen and show the cover art?
* Downloading from a network drive is wonderful, but after I download a book it drops me back out to the main directory listing, at the top. This makes me have to scroll all the way down to find where I was at again.
* When downloading from a network drive I wish I didn’t have to select all the files and could just select a directory. Whether it’s “yes, download Prisoner of Azkahban” or it’s “yes, download the entire “Harry Potter series, even if that means multiple subdirectories below this one”, being able to choose a directory instead of a file (or set of files) would make life much much easier

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The developer, Deadpan, LLC, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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