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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

What's New

Version 1.5.2

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

4.4 out of 5

80 Ratings

80 Ratings

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!

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. 👍

*Edit:* The addition of the web uploader (which lets you add files directly without uploading to a cloud service first) makes this app basically perfect. I can not think of a single thing I want in an audiobook player that this app doesn't deliver. Thanks to the developer!


Tim Bueno
39.9 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Tim Bueno


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