How would your life be if you could read one book per day?
At 12min, we extract the greatest ideas from bestselling nonfiction books to create a unique microbook that can be enjoyed in audio and text in just 12 minutes.
Increase your knowledge and your learning capability, to improve yourself and become a better professional!
More than 50k people are already addicted to our microbooks.

You probably have a book sitting on your bookshelf for a long time, right?

But, how do we create microbooks?
- We read the original book several times, highlighting the best ideas and insights.
- We gather up to discuss and summarize the main ideas from the book.
- WE CREATE THE MICROBOOK! A summary that is small in size, but full of amazing ideas and insights found in the original book.

But, what is the advantage of learning through microbooks?
- Capture the best ideas from nonfiction books
- Develop new skills for your personal or professional life
- Discover new patterns and tendencies, with the best authors
- Become a coolhunter! Discover what's up with your professional area, what's trending and what you need to learn to keep up your skills
- Listen everywhere! Subway, car or even during your morning run. Use this spare time to learn!

Sign up for 3 free days of unlimited access. We'll find the best microbooks according to your interests and you can start learning instantaneously!
After that, you can enroll in an annual subscription to keep your unlimited access or keep using our free microbooks!

12min Premium - Annual subscription with automatic renewal

Have unlimited access to all our microbooks, highlight the phrases you like the most, read offline and send your favorite microbooks directly to Kindle™. The subscription is automatically charged to your Apple account and is self-renewable unless you turn off the automatic renewal at your iTunes account up to 24 hours before the end of the subscription. Don't forget to read our Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy:

Check out some of our microbooks:

The Hard Thing About Hard Things
The 4-Hour Workweek
The Power of Habit
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Getting Things Done

Plans offered:

- Lifetime - Full access of our library for ever;
- Semestral - Full access of our library for 6 months;
- Yearly - Full access of our library for 1 year.

Recurring billing, cancel anytime:
If you choose to purchase a subscription, payment will be charged to your Itunes account, and your account will be charged within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your setting in the Itunes store after purchase.

Do you have any concerns or suggestions? Talk to us! We'll answer you very very quickly. Email us at and we'll get in touch with you.

What’s New

Version 1.9.16

Thanks for using 12min! We update the App every week to improve your experience. This version includes:

Lot of bugs fixes and performance improvements.

Send us some feedback, suggestions, and ideas to! We'll get in touch with you soon. What do you want to see in our app? Tell us!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
705 Ratings

705 Ratings


Enjoying the free summaries

I’m enjoying the free summaries. Haven’t tried the pay service yet. Nice to have summaries of trending books, let’s you know if you want to dig deeper. Also gives you enough of a summary to understand the relevance of the work in your culture

FM Sherrill ,


They send you pop-ups about books to check out when you pay for premium. Even after you pay for premium you get the pop ups, but when you push the pop-up, that book doesn’t actually exist in their app. it’s false advertising and a scam to get you to open the app or upgrade. I’ve contacted them through three support venues about the bug and false advertising. Not only have they not gotten back to me, but the one time they did they send a fake email address that bounced back saying it didn’t exist. This is a really shady company and shady app, buyer beware!

MrMrmxyztplk ,

Quick reads

I love the concept of these apps and after a month or so of use this is one of my favorites. Don’t change anything and just keep pumping out new material and it will stay 5 star


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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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