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:
+ Red indicator is now placed on new, unplayed books!
+ Progress slider on player view now represents time in current chapter!
+ Small visual enhancements throughout!
! Fixed nasty crashing bug that I don't think anyone experienced.
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.
What I Needed
I have a lot of MP3 audio books on Google Drive. This is the best solution I’ve found to play them on my phone. The download is seamless - it organizes the tracks and everything is smooth. It’s great at remembering where you left off. And I love the control over playback speed. It really does everything I need.
I’m not in love the the green color of the app itself. Would love to be able to change that, and to switch to a dark mode. But those are obviously minor points.
One more thing: I love how it pauses the book when listening and also getting directions. Regular music players will just lower the volume, but then you miss the content. This somehow stops it or rewinds it so it’s not as disruptive.
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!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.