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Quench your thirst of knowledge in record time! Instaread offers key insights from books, Harvard Business Review audio articles, The New York Times audio articles, and Instaread Originals. Available in audio & text. In 15 minutes.

● Get smarter in 15 min or less
● 1,000+ professionally written titles & constantly growing
● Harvard Business Review audio articles
● The New York Times Magazine audio articles
● Instaread Originals on important topics and people
● Available in text & audio
● 7-day free trial
● Beautiful and smart cover-illustrations
● Download content to read/listen offline
● Save to your library
● Chapter locations of key insights are referenced

Titles include:
‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen
‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ by Tim Ferriss
‘The Untethered Soul’ by Michael A. Singer
‘The 5 Second Rule’ by Mel Robbins
‘Good to Great’ by James C. Collins
‘Blink’ by Malcolm Gladwell
‘Unshakeable’ by Tony Robbins
‘Eat Fat Get Thin’ by Mark Hyman
and 1000+ more!

ONLY THE BEST NONFICTION BOOKS
● Only the absolute best books make it into our app.
● Highly curated content ensures useful learning and avoids waste of time.

EXCLUSIVE HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW AUDIO ARTICLES
● Listen to selected Harvard Business Review articles.
● Only available in audio on Instaread.

EXCLUSIVE NEW YORK TIMES AUDIO ARTICLES
● Listen to selected New York Times Magazine articles.
● Only available in audio on Instaread.

INSTAREAD ORIGINALS
● “Success Stories”: A series on leadership in business, politics, and the arts.
● “Short Cuts”: Today’s hottest topics distilled.

CREATED BY PROFESSIONALS
● Subject-matter experts extract key insights from books and craft Instaread Originals.
● Multiple professionals including writers, editors, voice actors & artists carefully craft every Intaread to perfection.
● All content is fact-checked for accuracy & quality.

IMPROVE YOURSELF & STAY INFORMED
● Unlock the knowledge from the world’s greatest books & get access to profound ideas.
● 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.

AUDIO & TEXT
● All Instareads are available in text and in audio.
● On the road, at the gym or at home cooking? Use the audio feature to multi-task.
● Switch between audio & text effortlessly.
● Read & listen at the same time.

ONLINE & OFFLINE
● Download any amount of Instareads to your device.
● Access content on the plane, train or any location with limited connectivity.


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In the Press

“...this cool service lets you read or listen to [...] highlights versions of hundreds of bestselling books.” CNET

“...a nearly instantaneous way of diving into a book, understanding its meaning and boiling down key takeaways – all in a matter of minutes.” TheNextWeb

“...[through this app] you can get expanded back-cover synopses complete with thematic takeaways to help you focus your reading list” Mashable

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Instaread offers two subscription options: Monthly subscription for $8.99/month (with first week FREE) and a Yearly subscription for $89.99/year (with first week FREE). Cancel subscription anytime. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period by going to your iOS Account Settings after purchase. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the price of the annual or monthly subscription depending on what is chosen. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you change from an annual to a monthly subscription or from a monthly to an annual subscription during the free trial period.

The privacy policy can be viewed at instaread.co/privacy. The terms of use can be viewed at instaread.co/terms

What’s New

Version 5.5

Performance Enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

ISISucks ,

Tech Support?

Most Recent Update: 24 Jan 2018
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There are a lot of opportunities to acquire summaries of fiction and non-fiction audiobooks and I’ve tried a good many of the vendors.

They are (IMHO) generally fairly similar, varying only: in their library - in this case better than most; in the utility of the software - easy to use; and in their concerns of the user base - unsurpassed.

The old saw “You get what you pay for” is in this instance an undervaluation... here I’ve gotten more than I expected. I’ve changed my evaluation to 5 stars.

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UPDATED REVIEW

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I initially posted a one star review because I got stuck in a loop and couldn’t access my account. The owner reached out to me and we figured out where the problem(s) started. As is the case with the majority of single engine aircraft accidents, pilot error is the first place to look.

I suggested to them to make a couple of changes on their WEBsite to prevent a similar situation.

Having used just one item from their catalog - successfully - I will change my review to three (3) stars. I will update the review at the end of my trial. Stay tuned. 😊

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FIRST REVIEW

They have none. Uninstalled. Bye-bye, we gone. Signed: a VERY satisfied long-time Blinkist subscriber.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Sorry to hear about your poor experience. Please email rahul@instaread.co with your concerns. He is the founder and he would be happy to chat with you.

2dum2no ,

Disappointment

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Instaread Tech Support reached out to me and fortunately fixed my issue with the app freezing up.

Based upon their timely response, I am changing my review to 5 stars. This app is great for catching up with the books I have been interested in without having to commit to buying and reading. (I think of it like the “Cliff Notes” version.) If I really like the book, I am able to purchase it and read the entire thing knowing that I won’t be wasting my time and/or $$$. I recommend this app for anyone with limited time and a desire to stay “current” with their reading.

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I used to love this app. I’ve had this app for a long time (I purchased a “lifetime” subscription). However, I’ve noticed, over time, the quality of this app was deteriorating to the point of rarely working. It was my go to app when traveling because it allowed me to catch up on new reads. It’s disappointing to see a once great app become useless! I was also shocked to find, when deciding to write a review, that this app automatically defaults to a 5-star glowing review that is pre-written for you. Really?? Shame on you, Instaread!!

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thanks for updating your review! However, the rating is still showing up as 1-star. Can you please update to 5-star as the review suggests?

Gleeshy1 ,

Amazing app with some suggestions

Great app here and have some suggestions for you guys, first off when I download something I would like an option for the audio to download offline as well. Also when I am listening to something the media drawer on the bottom is useless because I would wanna press it and go back to the page of the audio. Last but not least on my iPad I would prefer to see what I'm reading full screen not the square border that doesn't take up the full screen. Other than those little things amazing app.

Information

Seller
Instaread, Inc.
Size
136.4 MB
Category
Books
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
12+
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Instaread $8.99
  2. Instaread Subscription $2.99
  3. Instaread $4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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