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What’s New

Version 9.5.1

We fixed some issues in this release. Thank you for your patience.

* Fixed: Certain actions not clickable after notification popup
* Fixed: Playback issue with offline audio summaries

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211 Ratings

Dr. B.O ,


It’s a great and informative app but it seems there is a limit to the amount of books it stores in my library...books I’ve chosen to read later or have finished reading. Is there a way around that?? I also believe an option to highlight findings will enhance the experience.
Also a feature that allows me to leave comments or voice notes for my self will help to reference back

EricL@VS ,

Top Notch

} get abstract is a great tool all by itself, but we’re brining it to our organization to help emphasize continual learning and development. The customized portal they offer allows a familiar space to link learning to specific competencies valued at our agency. The site looks professional, the customer service was excellent, and we’re excited to see how our roll-out progresses. Did I mention the access to stats and additional resources for targeted team and group learning? I could go on ... but I recommend you check it out for yourself!

hayk3915 ,

No Search Function

I came across this app years ago when it was offered at no charge through a former employer. I was so satisfied that, after leaving the company, I made the decision to purchase the $300 yearly subscription. Shortly after the purchase a new update came out and the search function no longer works. I’ve tried multiple network connections, logged out/in, and searched several popular books/authors with no results. I’m using an IPhone 10, is anyone else having this issue?

Please follow up with solutions.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks for the feedback. Please reinstall the app on your device. If you still encounter issues after reinstalling the app, please contact us directly via Thanks, your gA team

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