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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


– 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 or the control center
– 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

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 www.github.com/TortugaPower/BookPlayer

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

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

What's New

Version 3.2.0

New features & Improvements

– Sort button for library and playlists
– Share books from the Library
– Siri shortcut for the last played book
– Importing Zip archives containing audio files
– Basic Url scheme bookplayer:// – only action available is play last played book


– Autoplay for new files when device is locked
– Clarified labelling in chapter list
– Books imported via iTunes File Sharing are properly sorted now


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

Thank you!

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
287 Ratings
287 Ratings
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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.


Great alternative to iBooks

This app is simple and perfect. There are no ads and it is incredibly easy to use. The only cons are minimal: audiobooks need to be uploaded to iCloud Drive in order to be added to my library instead of being saved only to my devices, and there is no dark mode. 🤷‍♀️ Great app, my chapters are all in the right order with the correct labels.


Practically perfect

Really great app. Been looking for a free media player that would allow you to adjust speed, something even classic iPods were capable of, for ages but couldn’t find one until this.

Good interface and features. Although it would be nice to be able to skip forwards and backwards at more than just 30 sec intervals.

Developer Response

Hi! You can modify the intervals from the settings page. Cheers!


Gianni Carlo
20.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Gianni Carlo


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