Get the key takeaways & insights from bestselling books in 15 minutes or less. Experts read and extract key points from nonfiction books for your convenience.

● Get key takeaways in 15 min or less
● 600+ professionally written titles & constantly growing
● Available in text & audio
● 7-day FREE trial
● Download books to read/listen offline
● Save books to your library
● Chapter locations of key insights are referenced
● Get straight to your books with 3D-Touch integration
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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 600+ more!

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● Multiple professionals including writers, editors, voice actors & artists carefully craft every Intaread to perfection.
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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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What's New

Version 2.2

Bug fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

777 Ratings

777 Ratings

Tech Support?


Most Recent Update: 24 Jan 2018

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.


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. 😊


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 with your concerns. He is the founder and he would be happy to chat with you.

Love this service!


I love staying on top of the best business reads but don’t have the time or money to buy and read the actual books. I had no idea Instaread existed till a friend told me about it. It’s been a month and I’ve read more books in Instaread than I have in the past year the “old” way. My only feedback is that I want MORE books!!!

Love it


I love the app since iphone version. But when i try to use it on my ipad mini 1, it always crashes from the first page. I know my ipad mini is super old but it still can be used to read other reading apps so why can't this one? It would be great if this problem can be fixed


Instaread, Inc.
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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