Uptime: Get smarter, stand out 12+

Learn and grow in just 5 mins


    • 4.8 • 2.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Listen, read or watch bite-sized summaries of the world’s best books, podcasts, documentaries and courses. Our award-winning app is easy growth, fun learning, and free!

Designed by experts and scientifically proven to help you learn, Uptime is an exciting way for you to spend 5 minutes immersing yourself in content that will help turn you into the smartest person in the room. Whether it’s meditation, politics, or career advice you’re after, our Hacks can have you feeling confident and well-informed across any area of your life.

• It’s effortlessly engaging. Our 5-minute summaries (which we call Hacks) are easy to understand, quick to get through, and cover every topic imaginable.

• We save you time. Uptime finds the world’s top non-fiction books, podcast episodes, documentaries, and online courses, and summarizes them so you can take away all the key information in a fraction of the time.

• You choose what works for you. Our content is available as text to read, audio to listen to, or as visual stories you can tap through. Whether you’re sitting down to concentrate or out on the go, Uptime is designed to suit your needs.

• We’re built for learning. Designed by experts, Uptime has a science-based methodology that’s proven to foster long-term information retention.

• We help you take action. We don’t just leave you to consume facts. Our Insights in Action provide you with tips and tricks that you can implement in your everyday life.

• Uptime helps you reach your goals. Watch your streak go up and see how many hours you’ve saved — a book might take hours, but a Hack only needs 5 minutes.

• You can bank the best bits for later. Save your favorite quotes, insights, and actions as Sparks to refer back to, and even categorize them into Boards to share with your friends.

• Our content is one of a kind. Many of our Hacks are written by the creators themselves, not only guaranteeing authenticity but offering unique insight you can’t get anywhere else.

• We guarantee quality. We curate only the top creators – with New York Times best sellers, the latest Netflix documentaries, top-rated Apple and Spotify podcasts, and courses from the world’s most prestigious universities.

"Uptime: the app that helps you appear well-read (without actually reading). No time for those big books everyone talks about? With a new app you can grasp Hawking, Piketty and Gladwell in five minutes." – The Times

“Uptime has a crucial role to play in making education and knowledge more accessible and affordable..” – Lily Cole, author

"Read less, absorb more: Unless you have unlimited free time, you’ll never be able to consume everything that strikes your interest. Uptime provides a workaround…" – Fast Company's best new apps of 2021

It's free for 7 days with no ads, unlimited content, and access to perks such as audio voice and speed selection, monthly streak repair, and deeper learning.

If you purchase Uptime Premium, payment will be charged to your Apple account. Subscriptions will automatically renew at the end of your current period, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You will still have access to all your subscription features and content for the remaining time of your then-current period.

What’s New

Version 5.38.1

Howdy Uptimers,

Great news this week - we've upgraded the app with subtle yet impactful improvements. Whilst there are no obvious changes, our behind-the-scenes tweaks have squashed bugs and refined the UX. So now you'll receive your nuggets of knowledge quicker than ever.


The Uptime Engineers

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Wish you could read more books in less time, and fast-forward to the facts when watching documentaries? Uptime can help. Find quick-to-digest summaries of carefully curated books, documentaries and educational courses on topics that matter to you.

jenniferdelvecchio55 ,

Great for readers and learners

I love love this app. I enjoy reading, and this gives me the opportunity to learn insights from books I have been dying to read and insights from books I might not have picked up!! I love learning little tidbits of information in 5 minutes. I also noticed that when I picked up my phone this morning, I opened this app and not my usual Facebook, TikTok, etc. This app is a much better way to start my days. Thank you to the developers and everyone involved in this app!

Developer Response ,

We're so glad to hear you're starting your day with Uptime, and thank you for such a lovely review and rating 😊

Cspain11 ,

Lovely App But Repetitive

I love this app so much that I purchased a yearly membership. But there is only one problem with it. Many of the books' insights can be very repetitive. It's as if they keep repeating passages. I contacted support about it, and they stated positively that they do this on purpose to instill the lessons, but they sometimes go too far. Instead of repeating the same passages, try adding new ones. They already quiz you on what you read on a daily basis, so that is a great way to instill the lessons. But that is my main gripe about the app. Repeating passages almost appears to be the easy, lazy way to put together a book. Aside from that, I have learned a lot in a short amount of time, so I guess you could say it is still worthwhile.

Developer Response ,

Hi Cspain11, thanks for sharing your feedback. I'll be sure to share this with the team. Please feel free to get in touch again if you feel some Hacks are repetitive so I can ask the team to review these titles. Thank you



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App Privacy

The developer, UPTIME APP LIMITED, 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:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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