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Description

Listen to your favorite DRM-free audiobooks with Bound.
Bound allows you to import audio files from various cloud services and play them back in a beautiful modern interface. Bound will automatically save your listening position so that you never lose your place.
Supported Audio File Types (DRM-free only): .mp3, .m4a, .m4b, .aac
Download
- Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive.
- Apple Files.
- Web Uploader for importing from your computer via WiFi.
Manage
- Move audio files between books.
- Change cover art.
- Sort based on author, title, recently added, and recently played.
- Rename title and author.
- Choose between a number of fun themes.
- Dark mode support.
Play
- Automatically saves playback location as you progress through the book.
- Independently configure seek forward and seek backward times.
- Chapter support for audio files with embedded chapters (.m4a / .m4b / OverDrive .mp3).
- Change playback speed from 0.5X to 3.0X.
- Smart Rewind when returning to your book after a while.
- Sleep Timer with configurable time or at the end of a chapter.
- Manually bookmark locations that you want to return to.
- CarPlay support.
If you enjoy using Bound, please consider writing a review.

What's New in Version 2020.3

This version of Bound brings the following:
! Fixed bug when authenticating OneDrive via Microsoft Authenticator.
Version 2020.2 of Bound brought the following:
+ Improved cloud downloader.
+ Choose from a selection of icons.
! Fixed bug where app would crash when new theme was set.
! Fixed sleep timer visual bug.
! Fixed theming bug on playback modifiers screen.
If you like Bound, please write a review in the App Store!

Seller

Name

Deadpan, LLC

Information

Developer

Categories

Version

2020.3

Size

47.9 MB

Game Center

No

VPP Device Licensing

Yes

Rating

Rated: 4+

Compatibility

iOS 13.0 or later

Devices

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, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad Air (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi + Cellular), iPad (8th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (8th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation)

Languages

English

Customer Ratings

All Versions

92 Ratings

Customer Reviews

Best in class

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Cai
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2020-10-28
Version 2020.3
This is the best app of its kind on the App Store. Simple, very thoughtfully designed, easy to use, supports many import mechanisms. Hence: 5 stars. And for this price, you could not ask for more.
However here I am asking for more! ;)
Three wishes on the wish list:
1. AN IPAD VERSION
2. Move multiple tracks at once (useful to combine CD1 and CD2 tracks quickly, or split several books imported at once).
3. Playlists or folders. My kid has a million 20-minute audiobooks. I have four 12-hour ones. I can’t find mine on the list.

Great app!!

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libham88
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2020-10-13
Version 2020.3
Not got a bad word to say about this app!!
Great!

Beautifully made

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mantralunar
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2020-08-29
Version 2020.3
The app feels very iOS native and very easy to use. Only suggestions would be to integrate WebDAV or FTP server support, or possibly Booksonic. Otherwise fantastic app!

The best DRM free audiobook player

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DemonSchnauzer
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2020-08-10
Version 2020.3
It’s good looking, it’s stable, it works perfectly with cloud storage. There’s not much more you could ask for. I’ve tried most of the well reviewed audiobook apps and always come back to this one. It’s reliable and clean.
I mean I could ask for a watch app that automatically transfers currently active books to the watch and syncs position but that would probably be unreasonable especially since even Audible can’t make a good watch app! ;)

Excellent- well supported

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Empire01
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2020-07-28
Version 2020.3
If you have audiobooks with no DRM and you want a dedicated player, this is it. It’s perfect.

Must have.

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KouroshA
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2020-07-24
Version 2020.2
If you are into audiobooks. This app is great. You can download your books from the cloud and works really well.

Utterly Perfect

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Singletoned
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2020-06-02
Version 2020.1
I have some files on my laptop. I just want to listen to them in order. It seems like a simple problem but apparently no other audio player can manage it in a sane way.
Bound can and does. Simple, uncomplicated and does the right thing. If you are looking for fancy features then you are an idiot.
I wish more apps would be like this.

Good little player

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Rebusuk
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2020-05-08
Version 2020.1
Great looking player, but for a future update could do with support for downloading books in zip file format.

Everything you want from such an app except...

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Mmmmmm1264358
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2020-04-17
Version 2020.1
The app is perfect! Please add a way to set titles / notes / colours to bookmarks.
Please please please!!

Great App

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James56756
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2020-04-15
Version 2020.1
Does exactly what it says. I had a bunch of audio books saved on my Dropbox and been struggling to find a way to play them well on my iPhone for hours. This worked perfectly and includes all the key features I wanted (remembers your place in the book, sleep timer, change playback rate).

Perfect for me

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Marcus Whybrow
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2020-03-22
Version 2020.1
Now I can listen to my audiobooks from Google Drive so easily.

Love this app

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User#13
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2020-03-14
Version 2020.1
Continues improvement! Got the app for ages now, supports dark-mode, CarPlay and so much more.
Maybe one improvement would be the ability to sort audio books into folders.
Great job!

Perfect audiobook and MP3 file player

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Jim Fairbairn
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2020-03-14
Version 2020.1
What Apple’s books should be like. Easy to import files which is a big plus. Remembers position great and now with CarPlay support. Brilliant

Not perfect but close

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Coinneach5
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2020-02-26
Version 1.8.1
I’ve been using this app for a month or so now for my audiobooks.
It’s fantastic, not perfect, bu getting there.
I’d like to be able to bookmark a specific Dropbox folder as all my audiobooks are stored there.
I’d also be able to abort downloads if I change my mind or realise that I’ve not finished processing them.
I think that even with the best software out there, there will always be some users who wish certain features. C’est la vie.

Excellent

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Bear Bick
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2020-02-19
Version 1.8.1
Great app makes the need for itunes for audiobooks completely redundant.

Lacks vital functionality

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whitespider1066.com
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2020-02-18
Version 1.8.1
I bought this to listen to audio books off my iCloud account.
Pointed the app towards a folder with an audio book from Cory Doctorow called Little Brother, it’s made up of 180 mp3 files.
Added the files to the app no problem. But they are all out of order, there is no way to sort the files except by hand. 180 files! I should be able to sort by date/name at the least.
Can’t believe this functionality is not present!

No Apple Watch support

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Dr Horsey
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2020-02-13
Version 1.8.1
This app fills a real gap in the market by allowing you to play your audio books from cloud storage without having to import them into iTunes. In this regard, this app is utterly liberating and transformative.
Bound is my number 1 app which I use the most. I would have given this app 5 stars had it not been for the fact that there is no Apple Watch support, and that really lets it down for me.
I listen to audio books a lot, the Apple Watch is a fantastic adjunct to the iPhone and frees you from having to keep getting it out of your pocket. While I can use the Now Playing app/complication to control currently playing, it doesn’t always know which audio source I want and often switches to music which is most unhelpful.
Also, if I want to leave my phone behind, you can only listen to things that have been downloaded to the watch.
It would be really cool if there was a Bound watch app component which could synchronise with the phone and keep the watch up to date with the next 5 or so hours of the books up were currently listening to so that you could use your watch to listen without the phone when you needed to.

Best audiobook app by far

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Citymatey
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2020-01-20
Version 1.8.1
Five star app. Easy to download your audiobooks from the cloud, like iCloud or Google Drive. Easy to use. No bugs. Developer has updated it recently to a fresh look as well. I don’t know any other audiobook app that has all these features.

No attention to detail

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<| DA |>
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2019-10-15
Version 1.8.0
The app is working but it misses things that are quite obvious. Two examples: 1) when importing files you have to do it one by one! 2) when the files have long names there is no way to display them and thus can not rearrange them in the app if needed.
If there is an update that fixes these issue I will update the review.

Almost perfect

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Peter Piper's Pickles
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2019-10-11
Version 1.7.2
I love this app. I’ve collected hundreds of audiobooks on cd over the years, and this app lets you store them in iCloud or Dropbox and load them in as required.

Great little audiobook player

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robbo1337
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2019-06-21
Version 1.7.2
I’ve been searching for an audiobook player that you can throw all sorts of different formats at and this didn’t disappoint. Nice interface, good integration with Siri, plugs into Dropbox and Google Drive. It was worth the £3.99 or whatever it cost

Want to play your own audiobooks?

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blankhandle
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2019-04-29
Version 1.7.2
This is absolutely the app you want to get. Transfers and plays all my DRM free audiobooks flawlessly. AFAIK, best iOS app to do so.

Great app

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Mysomic
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2019-04-29
Version 1.7.2
Exactly what I was looking for for a long time. Works flawlessly and has an excellent UI. Integration with cloud providers and grouping works great too. Well done developer(s). Chromecast support would be a great feature addition.

Requires access to your entire Dropbox account

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james948
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2019-04-06
Version 1.7.2
A great app but why does it need access to my entire Dropbox account instead of its own folder inside?
I’d also happily pay for an iPad version with syncing

Promising app with future potential

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Israel_D
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2019-03-03
Version 1.7.1
The app works well for the intended use. Most cloud platforms there and easy to customise your collection.
I like the rewind when I haven’t listened in a while and haven’t had any crashes.
I am having problems with some audiobooks refusing to appear after import from iCloud. I have a two part audiobook mp3 which each file is roughly 1.7gb. It says it’s processed, but won’t appear even after restart. Ideas?
Also, the amount of data required to host books on device is large, why can’t I stream from the cloud? Could this be done?
Finally, might as well allow books (selfishly I wand cbr files) to work so I can use the app exclusively for this type of Media.

Kensong

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kensong
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2019-01-18
Version 1.6.1
It maybe a good app, I don’t know? One book downloaded, I don’t know why, the others give off a “play” signal but no sound. So far useless.

Okay but...

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irving_braxiatel
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2018-12-16
Version 1.6.1
I bought this hoping that I could link this player to my audiobook collection which is held in the cloud and play them remotely.
However, I can’t play anything unless they are downloaded to my device and not having a library view, only a file tree view means a lot of renaming.
When downloaded, the player is nice and easy to use but having over 1000 audiobooks and limited space, remote playing would be a good option.

Solid simple and reliable

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PettyKrooks
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2018-11-13
Version 1.6.0
It does exactly what you want without any of the unpredictability of the Apple app.

Great little app

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AlbertoFrog
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2018-09-30
Version 1.6.0
This is fantastic little app, much more usable than the native Books app. The ability to use cloud accounts is a godsend. The only features it doesn’t have, and the only reason I didn’t give five stars, are a search function (I have many audiobooks, and this would be preferable to constantly scrolling up and down) and perhaps a filter, making it possible to show only unplayed/unfinished titles. Other than than, it’s great.

Most flexible

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@M-Edfam
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2018-09-26
Version 1.6.0
I love Bound it is the only player that allows me to pull content from my own server using the files app. I listen everyday so the app needs to work and not get in the way!

Buggy

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SiliconDog
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2018-06-30
Version 1.5.2
Needs an iPad version

Unusable

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RyanLButler
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2018-06-01
Version 1.5.2
Every time I try to import an audiobook from Dropbox the app crashes. I emailed the developer but heard nothing back. Such a shame!

It's quite good

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Nigel Goodman
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2018-02-18
Version 1.5.2
I like this app, especially since the recent updates. Downloading books from the cloud is easy and quite quick - I tried both Dropbox and Google. It looks nice and plays the audiobooks as you would expect. A few additions would make a real 5 star app.
Additional: Recent updates have added iCloud support, so my number 2 below is no longer relevant. Unfortunately an autoplay switch and metadata support are still not available.
1: The ability to turn off autoplay - my audiobooks are mainly off-air recordings of drama and comedy programmes and I don't want the next episode to automatically play. Some people will like autoplay, so having a switch to turn it on or off would be very useful.
2: Add iCloud support. Cloud support is the reason I got this app, but there is no iCloud. I've got both Dropbox and Google Drive, but iCloud would be a useful addition. [added]
3: Provide an Info button for individual tracks/episodes/chapters to access (not necessarly edit) the metadata in the file. My "audiobooks" contain much metadata - title and author of course, but also a synopsis of the programme, actors and performers names, etc. None of these can be seen in the app. I would like to be able to see them.
I still like the app and think it is much better than the iBooks app and its big advantage is clould support.

Smart player and great support

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44laura44
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2017-12-11
Version 1.4.0
A great app with a developer that cares about his creation. Thanks 👍

Good app

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Sobeks
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2017-11-07
Version 1.3.0
This app is very good. I like cloud download.
It would be great if I can access Shared with Me files on OneDrive.

Full of bugs

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edummjorge
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2017-05-27
Version 1.3.0
The idea is great, but it still need more work. Some downloads simply stop for no reason and won't restart. Besides, you have to download the audio files all at once, or they won't be recognized as a single book.
I'm happy to update my review when bugs are fixed, but so far the app is barely usable.

Great app

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Neil74
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2016-09-27
Version 1.1.0
Does the job brilliantly. Highly recommended.

Wow!

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Pierre Nel
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2016-02-19
Version 1.0.3
I've tried a bunch of different "cloud" (ie Dropbox) based audio players - this one is by far the best. It doesn't want to index 80gb of audio in one go - just pick folders you want to sync, and off it goes. You can even pick custom album art. A+