Next Big Idea: Books in 15min 4+

Smart Book Audio Summaries

Heleo Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.4 • 97 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Next Big Idea: The World’s Leading Book Summaries & Reading Club. Loved by Thousands of Life-long Learners Across the Globe.


Next Big Idea is the only app where you can read summaries written and spoken by the authors.

You won’t find these exclusive gold nuggets anywhere else.


- Adam Grant
- Malcolm Gladwell
- Daniel Pink
- Susan Cain
- James Clear
- Nir Eyal
- And so many more HIGHLIGHTS

• Book Bites — Listen to or read 15 minute book overviews, as created and recorded by the authors themselves. 100+ titles available!

• E-courses — 45 minute master classes, in audio, video and text formats starring the authors of the Next Big Idea’s best books of the year

• Conversations — Watch recorded live Q&As, podcast recordings, and author chats

• Next Big Idea Podcast — 45 minute ad-free episodes from our celebrated podcast

• Idea of the day — 2 minute daily insights from leading thinkers

• Exclusive Invitations – Receive invites to live author Q&As and book launches


“Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys getting deeper insight into books.” – Buddy G.

"I love the app and listen to the Book Bites most mornings on my walk! Great job." – Kim S.

“There are so many book summary apps out there and I love some of them, like Blinkist and Uptime. But NBI is different. NBI's summaries are written and narrated by the authors so you get the main points they want you to get.” – Hlyan H.


Don’t just stop at 2 or 15 minutes a day. We have 45 minute e-courses of the best nonfiction books of the year, as selected by our legendary curators.

Taught by the leading thinkers themselves, discover exclusive e-courses feature key takeaways, discussion questions, and interactive exercises and quizzes.


The Next Big Idea app also gives you access to ad-free episodes of our podcast! Each episode is a deep dive into one big idea through immersive storytelling, narration and curator interviews with the most interesting authors at work today.


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” What are you waiting for? Go deeper and start learning from the world’s leading experts today.


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What’s New

Version 4.7.0

The Next Big Idea App is the ONLY place to get 15 minute summaries from the best new nonfiction books directly from the authors themselves. Latest app improvements include:
• Performance improvements to increase speed and responsiveness.
• Added the ability to copy/paste and share text from Book Bites.
• New sorting feature for Book Bites feed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

pegmsw ,

Great content, awkward app

I love what I’m hearing and learning but it’s hard to find my way around the app. It needs to keep track of my history so 1) I can refer back to the content if I choose, and 2) I am not offered the same content again and again if I’ve already listened to it. Also, I’d like to be able to search content by key word (specific subject not just general categories) not just author or title. Not sure I’ll subscribe when my free weeks expire.

k lmo ,

Awesome content, frustrating app

Love the books chosen, notes from the authors, and podcast. Such a great way to test a book out before committing to a full read. Only issue: usability on the app. It’s not intuitive, it starts playing when you try to add ideas to a playlist, and generally is hard to use. Needs some work, but don’t let that stop you from the great content. The value exceeds the pain points! (But please fix them!)

Developer Response ,

Hi K,
Thank you for the feedback we are thrilled that you are enjoying the content. We would like to know more about the issue you experience when trying to add to your playlist. Please send us an email at to provide more details so we can address the issue.

PopsyKanagaratnam ,

A portable best of NBIC

I have enjoyed this app. It’s well-thought out and well-planned. I love having the Book Bites, and I enjoy the podcasts. It helps me learn while walking and is fun. Best of all, when other #NBIC members recommend podcasts, they’re all easily accessible. I like having access to runners up as well as finalists. Thanks, #NBIC team.

App Privacy

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