- Downloaded more than 4 million times in 30 different countries
- Featured on “Forbes,” “Entrepreneur” and “CNN”

Books may be the best way to expand your knowledge, but getting through a book can be a real challenge. That’s why we exist. At 12min, we extract the best ideas and insights from bestselling nonfiction books and organize them in unique, self-sufficient narratives we call microbooks.


- 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
- Send your favorite аudiobooks to your Kindle™

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.
Do you have any questions, concerns or suggestions? Talk to us! We’re very quick responders. Email us at 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 1.71.6

Thank you for using 12min! We update the app every week to further improve your experience.

What's new in this version:

- Bug fixes and performance optimization;

Send us a feedback, suggestions and ideas on! We will return as soon as we can.
What would you like to see in the app? Tell us! We are here for you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K 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

NotExiled ,


It’s time to completely revise my review. I was annoyed before because I couldn’t read any summaries offline, but that’s been fixed. I love being able to read a summary while traveling or while waiting for someone, or just to take a break from work.
The selection of books is very good and I really like being able to read a summary and then buy the book if I want more detail. This app has saved me a lot of money by keeping me from buying books that weren’t what I thought they were!

Developer Response ,

We are sorry to hear that and we thank you for your feedback!
Can you send us a email on giving more information about your experiencie so far?
We will be waiting,
12min Team

App Privacy

The developer, 12 MIN SERVICOS DIGITAIS E NEGOCIOS LTDA, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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