Bound - Audiobooks for Dropbox
By Tim Bueno
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Listen to your favorite audiobooks. Download them with Dropbox.
• Download: Link your Dropbox account. Quickly download your audiobook files.
• Play: Play your audiobooks in a beautiful modern interface.
• Bookmark: Automatically saves your listening position. So you never lose your place.
Where do the audiobooks come from?
• Your local library (Overdrive)
• Sites like LibriVox.org
• Retailers of DRM-free audiobooks
What's New in Version 1.1.0
This update brings the following:
+ Chapter support! Traditional chapters as well as OverDrive chapters are supported!
! Sped up Settings View when user has a lot of audiobooks
! Fixed bug in sleep timer setting / resetting.
If you like Bound, please write a review in the App Store!
The app I've been looking for for years!
I've been looking for an app like this for literally 5 years. There are many ways to listen to audiobooks on your iPhone, but they all either were tied to a store/ecosystem of their own, or required syncing with iTunes. I have a large collection of audiobooks in MP3 format and just wanted an easy way to get a folder of MP3s onto my iPhone and play through them with basic audiobook controls, and this app finally delivers.
I'm hoping that eventually more services can be added (like iCloud Drive, or FTP). Still, this is a 5 star app already.
The developer has been quick to add features since the initial release, including a sleep timer, customizable artwork, and individually customizable back and forward skip buttons. 👍
A Great Solution
I really appreciate the Bound app. I have lots of audiobooks and other audio files from various sources and this gives me an opportunity to listen without having to use my Audible app. I keep these books and audio files separate from Audible. Plus I can share certain audio files with family members (who don't have Audible) through my Dropbox and they can also listen on the Bound app. Several family members have also now downloaded the Bound app. NOTE: I did have a problem with one very long file that I had converted to an M4B format so I used it in MP3 format (even though it had a couple hundred small files) and it worked great. I just made sure all the files were in order before playing it.)
A really good audiobook app
This is the first app I have found that plays non drm audiobooks I actually like using. It has an appealing and thoughtful design, and doesn't lose my place in my book. There were some initial issues with book importing, but the developer has addressed all those and now the app is flawless. The app relies on Dropbox only for book importing. I do hope more options are added, like owncloud, drive, onedrive, etc. This is a really good app, I highly recommend it.
Now that chapters are supported I like it even more.