12min: Book Summaries & Ideas

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4.3
62.9K reviews
1M+
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Content rating
Teen
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About this app

🏆 #1 app in Mexico by Google Play in 2019
🏆 Downloaded more than 4 million times in 30 different countries
🏆 Featured on “Forbes,” “Entrepreneur” and “CNN”

📖 Achieving self growth through book learning may be the best way to expand your skills and confidence, but getting through a book can be a real challenge. That’s why we exist. At 12min, we extract the best ideas and insights from bestselling nonfiction books and organize them in unique, self-sufficient narratives we call microbooks.

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MAIN HIGHLIGHTS

✅ 2500+ nonfiction audiobooks available in 3 languages
✅ 24 different categories
✅ A growing library of original content
✅ Curated playlists and personalized recommendations
✅ Available in text & audio
✅ Online & offline access
✅ Send your favorite аudiobooks to your Kindle™

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HOW WE DO IT

All of our writers are bookworms and bibliophiles. Hence, they don’t mind reading the books several times while turning them into book summaries. Moreover, they are well versed in breaking down multifaceted chronicles and complex concepts in an easily digestible manner, at the same time entirely relevant to the original book, and to your personal growth and professional development!
Each book summary or microbook as we like to call it, is written in a way that they can be read and listened to entirely independently of the book they summarize. In other words, they are not just a haphazard list of key insights and highlights, but meaningful, self-sufficient accounts connecting the ideas in question in engrossing narratives by way of arguments, anecdotes and original quotes.

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WHY 12min?

At 12min, we take pride in providing not just a well structured and easily digestible synopsis of more than 2500+ nonfiction titles, but also a comprehensive and actionable overview of the key insights of the book in question.
Not sure what you want to read? No worries, at 12min, you can explore more than 24 categories with titles ranging from, self help, motivational classics, summaries on economics, philosophy, entrepreneurship, business, investment and more. Embark on a self growth challenge, and turn everyday moments into learning experiences.

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GET STARTED (PAYMENT PLANS)

Why don’t you try 12min for free? Download the app right now, install it to your device and sign up for 3 free days of unlimited access – no attachments whatsoever!

Payment plans:
✅ Lifetime - Full access to our library forever
✅ Yearly - Full access to our library for 1 year.

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QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS

Do you have any questions, concerns or suggestions? Or perhaps you'd like to have a chat with us! We’re very quick responders. Email us at support@12min.com and we’ll get in touch with you before you can say Jack Robinson! (You don’t know who Jack Robinson is? You can find the answer in one of our microbooks!)
Updated on
Feb 19, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

4.3
62.3K reviews
Jon Fader
August 22, 2023
The content is good, but the audio player couldn't be much worse. If I can listen to a presentation all the way through without any interruption, it'll be fine. But, if I have to stop the playback for any reason, the app will be real flaky about resuming where I left off, if at all, until either the app receives an update or I have reason to reboot the phone. This has been my experience over a few years, across multiple devices.
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Zachary Minden
June 20, 2020
I received a subscription to this app as part of a software bundle. Many of the summaries are good, but some betray a lack of understanding of the material being summarized. Overall, I find this app useful for deciding which books I want to read/listen to fully, but I wouldn't trust the accuracy of the summaries without reading the full book. I would suggest a book-specific review system be implemented so the developers could rewrite and improve on lesser summaries based on user feedback.
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12min
June 21, 2020
Hello Zachary, Thank you for your honest review. We are always looking to improve the experience for our users, and really appreciate the feedback. If there is anything specific we can look into, please contact us at support@12min.com. Regards
Anton Chuvakin
September 5, 2022
Update: does not work anymore, on launch, shows a blank screen, stays that way. Mark as read somehow does not work, the button is visually pushed, several times, but the book does not move to read... Otherwise, great app and awesome idea too! New suggestion: do not recommend books I read, allow to buy full books, social highlights and seeing your own highlights 8n one place Update: still does not work, even after reinstall
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