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What’s New

Version 11.1.0

We've been busy in the background and are happy to announce the following updates:

- Improved permission management related to summary export formats (pdf, epub, mp3)
- Rebranding design adaptions and fixes
- Account deletion: In the unlikely event that you will want to delete your user account, you can now do so directly in the app.
- Bug fix: Audio player code -1020
- Bug fix: Issue report & In-App Feedback issues
- Additional under-the-hood tweaks and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
259 Ratings

259 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!

blueberrybobo ,

Love the audio reviews & articles

I love having access to this resource thanks to my employer. The iPhone and iPad apps make it easy to queue up and consume content, mainly thanks to audio versions, which allow me to do so on the go in a way I rarely have time for from my work computer. When I hear of a book of interest, I often look it up on getAbstract before reading the full thing and am continuously surprised at the wealth of interesting, relevant enlightening content.

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