Listen to your favorite audiobooks. Download from the cloud.
• Download: Link your cloud storage 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.
Supported Audio File Types (DRM-free only): .mp3, .m4a, .m4b, .aac
Supported Cloud Providers: iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Web Uploader
Other features include:
• Sleep timer
• Playback speed from 0.5x to 3.0x
• Custom artwork
• Custom seek times
Where do the audiobooks come from?
• Your local library (Overdrive supported)
• Sites like LibriVox.org
• Retailers of DRM-free audiobooks
This version of Bound brings the following:
+ Super small bug fix.
v1.60 brought the following:
+ Sleep at the end of a chapter!
+ Add audio files via the share sheet from other apps!
+ Added completed book indicator!
! Fixed bug on player screen that prevented dismissal via button.
If you like Bound, please write a review in the App Store!
Ratings and Reviews
Killer Feature: Cloud Storage Integration
This app ticks all of the standard boxes for an audiobook app, bookmarking, variable playback speed, sleep timer, but the cloud storage integration is it's killer feature. I can offload my huge library of audiobooks from my phone to Google Drive and still keep access to my entire library at any time. Also, playback speed is more granular than what's standard in Apple's app or other audiobook apps (I prefer 1.3x speed better than 1.25 or 1.5x).
What's keeping it from being 5 stars? It really needs search & filtering capabilities in both the local audiobook library, but especially in the cloud storage. Trying to find the 3 files that make up a single book by scrolling through my entire library is less than ideal. I'd be happy to help write user stories, or join in UAT or external beta testing for these features.
I never review apps. This one is amazing.
I've been wanting to write an app that would store audiobooks locally on my phone, then keep track of where I am in each one of those books. This app has done that in the most elegant way. You can start an http server on your phone at a location where you're on the same network as a desktop machine and upload files from that machine to the phone. It's painless and wonderful. My only complaint would be the file editing features within the app. For instance, I have one book that has a random chapter that wasn't marked correctly, so it's floating out on its own. Otherwise a perfect app! Thank you!
Probably the best audiobook app out there
I've used a few different audiobook apps, and each one of them has its problems, but this one had the potential to be the best. The UI fits in well with the current iOS aesthetic, and it's not overblown with options. I like to think of it as the Overcast for audiobooks.
My first problem with Bound is that there isn't a way to manually sort the books. This isn’t a deal breaker on it’s own, but it seems like an odd thing not to have.
The second issue, and the thing that makes this app unusable for me, the playback. At any playback above 1.3x the audio starts to distort and sound echoey and sort of robotic. If this issue ever gets fixed it’ll be my go to audiobook app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.