* Unlimited FREE Book Summaries of Bestsellers & New Releases
* Featured #1 by Apple, Google, and The Guardian worldwide
* Top 10 in 80+ countries with 0 paid ads

"[StoryShots is] very clever" - Dr. Steven Pinker


Nothing replaces reading a great book cover-to-cover. But have you ever left one unfinished? Instead, use StoryShots to learn or review the key takeaways of bestselling nonfiction books in minutes; instead of hours or never.


Enjoy the key takeaways ana analyses of 300+ bestsellers online for free.


Some people like to read. Some like to listen. Others like to watch an animation. You can do all three with StoryShots for every book!


Do you prefer to read on the desktop, Kindle or your Kobo device? We've got you covered.


We want to make the core lessons of the world's best books accessible to everyone, regardless of their budget, time, and learning preference. A teenager in rural India should have the same access to, at the very least, the key lessons of these books as a hedge fund manager in New York.


The key takeaways of each book are on average 15 minutes long. Stop feeling guilty about the books that are gathering dust on your bookshelf. At the very least, learn their key ideas or review the key lessons of the ones you've managed to read.


The books fall into these categories: business, entrepreneurship, management, leadership, self-improvement, personal development, productivity, time management, psychology, habits, health, fitness, nutrition, money, investing, economics, marketing, sales, history, philosophy, science, mindfulness, happiness, dating, and relationships.

StoryShots™ is for you if you:

* want to challenge yourself to read more
* are a visual learner and prefer to watch a video or animation
* feel guilty about not reading a recommended book
* can't get through your growing stack of must-read books
* want to be more efficient and productive by learning on the go
* get frustrated when an author repeats the same concept over and over
* need to learn the big ideas of a book before attending an event or walking into a meeting
* want to review the key takeaways of a bestseller you've read before

The key ideas are either our original content or carefully handpicked from thousands of Youtube channels, podcasts, and blogs.


Download the app now and discover your next life-changing book.


Did you find a book that piqued your interest? You can conveniently order the book from inside the app or get the audiobook for free on Audible.


We have content in 18 different languages


The book covers are downloaded from Amazon. StoryShots is an affiliate of Audible and Amazon. Affiliate commissions from the sales of the books support our free tier.


StoryShots offers a free version with a monthly, annual and one-time premium subscription for offline downloads. not displaying ads, highlighting, note-taking, and more. To get the subscription, go to the side menu and tap on Get premium benefits.

If you choose to subscribe, you will be charged an annual subscription fee according to your country. The subscription fee will be shown in the app before you complete the payment. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of each subscription term unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the term. Subscription renewals cost the same as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.

You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings. Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of the term.

By using the app, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

What’s New

Version 1.9.82

* Improved the sleep timer
* Bug fixes including an offline cache bug
* Added & updated several new books

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Previous releases:
* Apple featured StoryShots on both iPadOS and iOS in 14 countries!
* Added one of your most requested features i.e. PDF and Send to Kindle support for all books
* Fixed a bug that caused offline mode to give a "Book not found" error
* Removed New Year. New Opportunities category
* Fixed a bug that caused the miniplayer on the serendipity feed not to go away even if the audio shot had reached the end
* Fixed a bug that caused lifetime members to receive promotional emails. If you're a lifetime member, sign out and sign back in if you don't want to receive promotional emails any more.
* Fixed: The app kept prompting you to update even if you had the latest version.
* Fixed a bug that caused us not to receive your support tickets submitted via "Contact support"
* Updated Reading Challenge for 2021
* Improved "New Year. New Opportunities" category to highlight books that could make 2021 your best year ever.
* Added/updated books by Jay Shetty, Tara Westover, Eckhart Tolle, Tony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, Seth Godin, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Douglas Stone, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Walter Isaacson, Donald Trump, Tim Ferriss, Bob Woodward, Robin Sharma, Robert Greene, Angela Duckworth, Jocko Willink, Kevin Hart, Esther Perel, Gary John Bishop, Jim Kwik, Eric Schmidt, Ryah Holiday, Brian Tracy, Sun Tzu, Adam Grant, Grandmaster Kevin Horsley, Stephen Covey and more. Look under NEW and UPDATED categories and let us know what you think.
* Fixed a crash that happened when some users tapped on the hamburger menu button
* Google featured StoryShots in 175 countries (^v^) Thank you for spreading the word to your network.
* Added White Fragility, Too Much and Never Enough, The Infinite Game, Sapiens, Factfulness, How to Destroy America in 3 Easy Steps, Gandhi, Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant, Traffic Secrets and more

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
806 Ratings

806 Ratings

KD base ,

Rockstar app save time and learn faster

This app rocks, perfect complement and learning guide to many of the major non-fiction self improvement books and more of course :). When I first downloaded the app 10 of the initial 20 books were ones that I’ve already read/listened to on Audiobook. StoryShots consolidates all the main lessons from the books and let’s you learn based on your preferred style (auditory, visual or written) and it’s free!!!!!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your 5-star review!

Mr. Bartoloco ,

Best app I’ve downloaded, possibly ever!

I’m not one for hyperbole, but I’ve been using this app non-stop since I got it. I never listened to audiobooks before, and now I’m totally into them. A huge selection of great titles, they add more all the time. One small qualm is I wish I had the option to hide titles I have no interest in (certain political titles). Keep up the great work!

Developer Response ,

Thanks a ton for your review!

We'll look into the hiding option. If you'd like to discuss more details or provide more feedback, feel free to reach us at

jayshukes ,

mostly satisfied, but needs work

I have enjoyed quite a few book summaries on the app, and the overall selection of titles is impressive. However, some of the “main shot” summaries feel like some random person’s biased opinion of the content instead of an actual book synopsis. I hope the administrators will work on keeping the content true to the books being reviewed and less of the opinionated rants I’ve come across.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback, Jayshukes. Kindly rate the content inside the app or email us at to report content that needs improvement and we'll look into improving it for you.

App Privacy

The developer, Parsida, 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 Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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