“So many books, so little time.” - Frank Zappa

At BookNotes we know that most of us don’t have the time...(or let’s be honest, the patience) and $$ to read all the books we’ve been wanting to. That’s why we created short, easy to "read or listen" summaries that help you get smarter, learn more, and excel in your career.

From non-fiction categories like finance, love, career, happiness, health and many more, to fiction and documentary summaries every BookNote summary highlights the key ideas of each title. The summaries take an average of 10-20 minutes to consume, a quick and easy way to get a base understanding of a book before you buy it and dig right in.

Whether you use BookNotes to learn about yourself & the world, or to impress your friends, we have everything you need at the touch of your fingertips.

Let us do the work, all you have to do is open the app & pick a title!

What’s New?

- Save your favorite books & read them later on your bookmarks tab!
- Tap into one of our NEW BookNotes Original Summaries where you can learn what’s happening on current issues like “The WeWork story” or helpful life hacks like “How To Get A Job”all in less than 5 minutes.
- Top documentary summaries like “Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates” from Netflix or “The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley” & new ones being added daily!

Non-Fiction Titles Include:

- 'Getting Things Done' by David Allen
- 'The 4-Hour Workweek' by Tim Ferris
- ‘You Are a Badass’ Jen Sincero
- ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ by John Gray
- ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne
- ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle
- ‘The Power of Habits’ by Charles Duhigg & Many more!

Fiction Titles Include:
- ‘The Scarlet Letter’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- ‘1984’ by George Orwell
- ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald & Many more!

Original Titles Include:
- The History of LGBT+ Rights in the United States
- What Goes Into A Credit Score?
- What’s Happening at WeWork?
- Trump's Impeachment
- How To Get A Job & Many More.

So WHY BookNotes? Well...

We always pick the best books out there!

From top sellers to new & trending, we got it covered.
Highly curated content ensures useful learning and avoids waste of time.

We’re always adding new content!

New BookNotes are added every week!

We also don’t just summarize books! We’ll summarize current news, historical news and even documentaries & many more.

We have an awesome and talented pool of skilled writers!

Multiple professionals including writers, editors, voice actors & artists carefully craft every BookNote to perfection.

All summaries are fact-checked for accuracy & quality

We strive to share the tools of personal growth & information with everyone!

Unlock key ideas and lessons from all the top sellers out there!

Apply game changing ideas to improve important aspects of your life.

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in business, science, health, tech, history, culture & more.


Booknotes is free to download. Ongoing use requires an active subscription, available on yearly basis. Customers who choose a premium subscription are eligible for a free 7-day trial period. Yearly subscription users are billed per year.

Payment will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription renews automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period. There is no increase in price when renewing.

Subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal turned off in Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.

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What’s New

Version 5.4.0

Thanks to your feedback, the Booknotes community can now enjoy continued updates throughout the app to make it even better.

This update brings you:

- New best selling book summaries

- We've also squashed some pesky bugs

Love Booknotes? Rate us 5 stars and share your love with the community!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

Julesfs ,


Great app...with a busy life this app provides an efficient way to read more books in a short of time! It is easy to find 15 mins a day to read, to learn more and to enjoy it!!! Definitely recommend it ;)

PTD1992 ,

Great idea / poor execution (but fixable)

The idea / concept is great. Provide summaries either written or audio on well known books that people want to read. Works well as a substitute for reading if you are happy with a very light version or as a good precursor so you have awareness of the concepts as you are reading the book itself.

BUT, the app itself is unusable. It tries to prompt me to repurchase a subscription every time I try to read a note (even when I’m signed in) and I have not been able to successfully read a note on the app yet. I am able to use the mobile website to read them but that is not a desirable way to access the content.

I would not have written a negative review regarding this except for what I consider the biggest flaw of the entire service. There is no way to contact support or provide feedback based on user experience. The developer needs to find a way to let people notify them of bugs so they can develop fixes for the issues and improve the UX.

fiscjord ,


I liked the idea of this app when I came across it on an Instagram ad, but was charged $69 for absolutely no reason. I would consider redownloading, but there was absolutely no reason that I should have been billed, because I hadn’t even used the app yet when I noticed I was billed.

I accept that I may have made a simple mistake, but my interpretation was that this app is scamming people out of money by getting them to download it without the consumer truly knowing what they’re getting. This is obviously deceptive ethics, which is why I am willing to give the app creators the benefit of the doubt, but I really need a refund because I didn’t consent to payment.

Give me a refund!!!!


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