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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 2021.1

This version of Bound brings the following:

! Fixed bug where browsing Dropbox may not have shown all files in a folder.
! Updated Dropbox SDK.
! Removed Firebase Crashlytics crash reporting.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
782 Ratings

782 Ratings

RetiredGoose ,

Great App! Don’t overlook Airdrop!

Don’t overlook Airdrop as a much superior way to load books into Bound.

For years I used iTunes sync to load AudioBooks onto my iPhone. This was fine because Apple allowed audiobooks to be stored on any drive. Lately, under Catalina you were forced to use the Mac Books app to store the audiobooks you want to install on the iOS device. This is horrible if you have even a new laptop since the SSD is quite small and your library is quite big so audiobooks fill up your whole ssd! So looking around you really need a BookPlayer that stores the books inside its data structure and not in the Books app on the Mac. This app fills the bill. In spite of the various ways you can install books, you should not overlook the AirDrop feature on Apple devices. It is way faster than samba or uploading and downloading from cloud storage. The only strange thing about it is that I have not found a way to get MP3 versions of books uploaded via AirDrop. M4B books work superbly. So, so far I have use the very inexpensive Audiobook Builder to convert the MP3 to M4B and all is well. I’ve used almost all available book readers over several years and this is simple but does everything important!

herenti ,

Great! But,

Everything about this app is perfect, except for a couple things and bugs I have found. The ability to add a directory and sub folders would be amazing, especially to be able to handle an audiobook split up by multiple disk folders that have similar track names on each disk. (Sort by disk 1,2,3 etc?) also some bugs in adding many tracks at once (not all get added and I have to do it again till it adds them all) and in handling long single file audiobooks (over 50 hours). Other than that it does everything I need. Oh also adding the ability to merge audiobooks by naming them the same or edit the album information of a file would be useful (so incorrectly named book files can be put together)

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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