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Join thousands of curious Shortform readers to get smarter, faster.

Get the most detailed, comprehensive book summaries available in the world. Shortform summaries are chapter-by-chapter summaries containing ALL the key points of the book.

Remember the key lessons from books you’ve read, and discover new books you need to read.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.10

Introduced audio narrations and playback
Performance and usability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

jcrob96 ,

Worthless Idea and App

This is maybe the most pointless, or most blatantly money-grabbing app I’ve maybe ever seen in this space. They’re just stealing sales from real authors and publishers by offering book reports on their books. How is this even legal? If I were one of the publishers, I would have a real lawsuit claim that these guys are trying to steal my sales. The whole premise of this app is to read their book reports versus buying the book. And the book reports are so dry they’re barely readable. Sorry, but you shouldn’t waste your time with this free app, let alone actually pay money for a subscription. Give your money to the real authors that actually came up with an original idea in the first place.

Developer Response ,

Hi there - we totally agree that our book summaries are not replacements or substitutes for the original book. Our customers read our guides to augment their understanding of books they've already read - we draw out the main points and help people review the author's ideas. We pay tribute to the authors, feature links to buy the books, and link to the authors' published guides and websites. We've had many authors approach us to summarize their books, which is testament to the idea that they see services like ours as a way to help their readers.

--Shortform

Severus2 ,

App is garbage

No matter how many times I reset my password I have trouble signing in.

alexpomelle ,

Great summaries

High quality summaries with a good range of important books. A great tool to remember books I’ve read before and to discover new books I want to read. The best summaries I’ve ever seen

Information

Seller
Shortform Inc.
Size
28.2 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
12+
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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