The world’s best self help, business, personal finance, sex & relationships books, courses, and documentaries - in 5 mins or less.

Big ideas from the world’s greatest minds - packed into our 5 minute Knowledge Hacks.

Social media is specifically designed to be addictive, and it’s hard to find a way to break free. We built Uptime as an alternative to mindless doom-scrolling so you can use your downtime more usefully.

Providing key insights from leading books, courses, and documentaries stemming from the world’s greatest minds, Uptime is a great alternative for those aspiring to collect knowledge, develop new skills, find daily motivation, and support their mental health with self help, so that you can become the best you you can be.

Uptime is built so that you can both enjoy your learning experience and optimise information retention. Our unique learning format combines three modes of learning so that you can consume our Hacks in whatever way suits you best: either through our illustrated story mode, as a standalone text, or listening to audio mode while you’re on the go.


We’ve invested in an expert team to sift through tens of thousands of sources, so that we can bring you only the best and most relevant Knowledge Hacks. Our cherry-picked selection of resources are there specifically because we think they will educate, motivate, and inspire you.


Personalize your learning journey by choosing from over 2,500 Knowledge Hacks, and almost as many topics - from personal growth to productivity, sex to successful entrepreneurship, cryptocurrency to cooking. You name it: we’ve got it.


We haven’t just summarised key ideas from books and courses: we want to help you start using them, so you can change your life for the better. At the end of each insight, we convert the main takeaways into concise, suggested action items so that you can start using these ideas in your everyday life.


We want you to spend your downtime feeling accomplished, and dedicating 5 minutes to study a day can go a long way in building a successful long-term lifestyle. A Hack a day keeps procrastination away. ;)

Stay connected with your friends, family, and co-workers by sharing your favorite insights with them. Learn and grow together - because that’s what education should be all about.

Join our community of thousands of fellow Knowledge-Hackers and start investing in future you.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
680 Ratings

680 Ratings

Caketin yet ,

Amazing app, has opened me up to whole new world of books and ideas

I am so grateful for discovering this app. I often get bored reading non-fiction books but this app combats this. The key ideas are great and although only few go into depth about them. It has inspired me to go out and read more non-fiction books as well. The library is vast, in fact I am yet to discover a book that has not been covered on this app which makes it all the more amazing!

I have one piece of feedback (still giving 5 stars because this would be a luxury to have) I would really like a list of books you have gone through and a to be read list as well. I often scroll through and see many books I’d like to read and forget which ones I actually wanted to read in the first place, having a to read list would be super handy!

All I can say is, thank you very much for creating this app. It is wonderful!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you're enjoying your journey through Uptime. We're always adding new features, so keep your eyes peeled!

Macszx ,

Love It

As someone who loves books, but due to chronic illness can’t always find the stamina or concentration to read them, this app is everything I could’ve dreamed of. Not only does it condense the messages of a ton of books (every book I’ve been interested in, I’ve been able to find on this app), but there is an option to have it read to you. I jumped at the offer of £9.99/year.

The only improvements I would suggest are:
1) A Dark Mode option, as I would love to use the app at night but find it a little too bright, even with night shift on and my phone at the lowest brightness setting.
2) The ability to remove hacks from your history.

Even without these adjustments I still absolutely adore this app, I just limit my usage to daytime. I hope the developers, content writers and narrators know how truly valuable this app is, especially for those who are disabled but love reading! Fantastic :)

Developer Response ,

Hi Macszx, just getting in touch to let you know we now have dark mode! Please do give it a try and let me know what you think? You can reach me at thanks. 🙏 😀

studylover22 ,


I love this app it is so useful. I love learning new things on the app. The best thing is that it is completely free. I highly recommend and as the videos are short and take only a few minutes to watch. So I will watch two to three videos a day. These videos are great because you can watch them to pass time and learn new things at the same time. Overall I like this app but it would be nice if there were a few videos on other topics. However I love the app and am impressed by the fact it is free and advert free!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind feedback! We're always discovering and adding new content and we hope you continue to enjoy Uptime. Please feel free to contact us if we can help with anything along the way!



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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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