12min: Book Summaries & Ideas 4+

Read & listen to key insights


Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 5.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


- Downloaded more than 4 million times in 30 different countries
- Featured on “Forbes,” “Entrepreneur” and “CNN” as an exceptional book reading app.

Get the benefits of bestseller books in just a few minutes a day! At 12min, we extract the best ideas and insights from bestselling nonfiction books and organize them in unique, self-sufficient book summaries.


- 2500+ nonfiction audiobooks available in 3 languages
- 24 different categories
- A growing library of original content
- Curated playlists and personalized recommendations
- Available in text & audio
- Online & offline access
- Kindle reading app


All of our writers are bookworms and bibliophiles. Hence, they don’t mind reading the books several times while turning them into book summaries. Moreover, they are well versed in breaking down multifaceted chronicles and complex concepts in an easily digestible manner, at the same time entirely relevant to the original book, and to your personal growth and professional development!
Each book summary or microbook as we like to call it, is written in a way that they can be read and listened to entirely independently of the book they summarize.
In other words, they are not just a haphazard list of key insights and highlights, but meaningful, self-sufficient accounts connecting the ideas in question in engrossing narratives by way of arguments, anecdotes and original quotes.

WHY 12min?

At 12min, we take pride in providing not just a well structured and easily digestible synopsis of more than 2500+ nonfiction titles, but also a comprehensive and actionable overview of the key insights of the book in question.
Not sure what you want to read? No worries, at 12min, you can explore more than 24 categories with titles ranging from, self help, motivational classics, summaries on economics, philosophy, entrepreneurship, business, investment and more. Embark on a self growth challenge, and turn everyday moments into learning experiences.


“Don’t stop learning; let 12min make it easier. Expand your horizons and make further strides in your career.”

“Microbooks like the ones in 12Min’s Library are a total Godsent” - ENTREPRENEUR

Why don’t you try 12min for free? Download the app right now, install it to your device and sign up for 3 free days of unlimited access – no attachments whatsoever!

Payment plans:
-Lifetime - Full access to our library forever
-Yearly - Full access to our library for 1 year.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy: https://12min.com/tos


Do you have any questions, concerns or suggestions? Talk to us! We’re very quick responders. Email us at support@12min.com and we’ll get in touch with you before you can say Jack Robinson! (You don’t know who Jack Robinson is? You can find the answer in one of our microbooks!)

What’s New

Version 1.85.30

- A Bug fix for library screen loading

Send us your feedback, suggestions or ideas at support@12min.com! We'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

jannyiscoolio ,

wow. just wow.

i hate the idea of reading summaries because I’ve always love the feeling of finishing a book. to me, summaries are like cheat sheets, it’s an excuse for one to not read the book but still get the idea of the book. but as i grew up from elementary school, i have to help out at my parents restaurant and deal with school work to the point where i don’t even have time for myself. i could fit like some workouts into my day and that’s basically it. i never had to to read anymore. that is until i stumbled this app. at first, i didn’t like this app simply because of the fact that it’s summaries. the word just gives me a no. but after a while of thinking, i decided to give it a go because at least summaries at better than nothing. it’s free for like 99 percent of the app, i did pay for anything and like 99% of the app is free. i think if you pay a certain amount you can get premium or something but heck that, what i get within the app for free is just so amazing already. the app gives an in depth summary of nonfiction(i belive) books so you get all the key points and take away without spending time to flip through pages. you can read the summaries or listen to them. i listen to them before bed when i clean up my room and it’s such a life saver. think audiobook. listen to it when you run or drive or just anywhere. life changing. just wow. no words. gotta download this app. no excuses.

K&S&Tkg ,

I have added this app to my daily routine!

I highly recommend this reading app to any lover of non-fiction books. I listen to a book every morning on my commute (the pandemic was a tough bc I worked from home). The Personality series is my favorite and wish they would expand this area more rapidly!! A “classic fiction” section would be ideal🤞🏼 One small “problem” is that I check off the books I want to read and then get confused over which one’s I have already heard. HINT HINT: add a “listen to again” feature on each book so I know if I’ve heard it once before. (Or even twice😉). Anyway, I was given a lifetime subscription for my birthday and it was honestly the best birthday gift I have received in years! This app is worth every penny, … money well spent!

Developer Response ,

So nice to receive this review! Thanks a lot!
Count on us,
12min Team

Grant Plowdrey ,

Excellent App!

If you value your time like me, yet are hungry for learning and gaining knowledge, start optimizing yourself today by downloading this app! Seriously, I love audio books and this is not a complete replacement for the full book. However, in our daily, hectic busy lives it can be challenging to carve out enough time and focus to soak in a 12 hour full book. That’s where this app shines! I have only just started using it today but the time and value saved are great! I’m always eager to learn but tend to only have bite-sized chunks of time to listen to a book, with this app, I can get the whole cake in one small bite! Thank you to the team or person who made this app! I’m a big fan!


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