Shortform: World-Class Ideas

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4.5
836 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

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

Get the most detailed, smartest book summaries available in the world. Shortform summaries are chapter-by-chapter summaries covering the key points of the book, with smart analysis of the book's ideas.

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

Reinforce the key lessons with interactive exercises that challenge you to reflect on your past and improve your life.

Trust in writer quality. Shortform summaries are written by professional authors, PhD’s, and Ivy League graduates.

Check out Shortform summaries of this week’s NY Times bestsellers:
- Sapiens, by Yuval Harari
- Educated, by Tara Westover
- Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
- Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker
- 12 Rules for Life, by Jordan Peterson

Check out Shortform summaries of these all-time classics:
- How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
- Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
- The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey

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KEY FEATURES

Quick 1-page summaries to understand the book at a glance

Chapter-by-chapter comprehensive summaries

550% more ideas covered than other summaries

Audio narrations to learn on the go

#1 Bestsellers and all-time classic books

Interactive exercises to apply the key lessons to your life

Highlight your favorite passages and take notes

Share key points with friends and co-workers

18 book categories, including Business, Health, Self-Improvement, History, and more.

✔ Printable PDF downloads for your convenience

Offline mode to read without Internet

Features coming soon: article summaries, publishing feed, and more...


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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

"Shortform has by far the best book summaries available anywhere. They cover all the key points and are far more detailed than other summaries.” -- Andy T.

"You guys really hit it out of the park with this summary! I’ve never seen such a complete yet concise summary of this book. The exercises are perfect – not overwhelming or meager, but just right. Thanks for making me smarter every day." -- Stacey M.

“If real books are like fine wine, and other book summaries are box wine, Shortform is 100-proof vodka.” -- Gregg P.

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TRY SHORTFORM FOR FREE

Sign up for a 5-DAY FREE TRIAL. Read summaries of books you’ve always wanted to read and spend time with our exercises.

You can cancel your subscription at any time with one click by going to the Billing tab.

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CONTACT US

Have questions or feedback? Email us at help@shortform.com any time.

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Privacy Policy: https://www.shortform.com/privacy
Updated on
Jun 10, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Financial info and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.5
766 reviews
Antonio Hontoria
May 22, 2024
This is not just the best summaries app by far but also my new favorite app in terms of enjoyment and positive impact in my life, beating Kindle. The summaries themselves are top notch and the cross-reference materials, context and exercises allow for mind expansion and better memorization. And all this for the price of a book a month!
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Shortform Inc.
June 7, 2024
Thank you so much and we're glad you love Shortform! I know that learning on the go is important, and it’s great to hear that you enjoy our content. If you need further assistance or book requests, please don't hesitate to let us know. Have a wonderful day!
Neo A
April 22, 2024
Can we please get a follow-along feature with the audio. Lots of people shooting for success are using this app when they're handling tasks; it's always a headache when your hear genius but can't locate the text that follows. This feature is so little but huge, if this feature is on the timeline, then which quarter? Outside of that I love the content here please keep up the good work.
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Shortform Inc.
April 24, 2024
Hi, we are always looking to improve the experience for our users, and really appreciate the feedback. I know that learning on the go is important, and it’s great to hear that you enjoy our content. If you need further assistance or book requests, please don't hesitate to let us know at help@shortform.com. Have a wonderful day!
Meghan Golden
February 24, 2024
Very expensive for the poor app design. Extremely long pages for reading on a phone & forgets where you were on the page as soon as you click away - come back and it has defaulted to the top of the page & you have to find your place by scrolling. The only forward/back buttons are at the bottom of pages - makes it very difficult to flip back and forth if you want to visit a previous page. The search function is slow. The book selection is good but not great. Very expensive for what it is.
8 people found this review helpful
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Shortform Inc.
March 12, 2024
Hi, we are always looking to improve the experience for our users, and really appreciate the feedback. I’ll pass this onto our product team and they’ll look into it as soon as possible. If there is anything specific we can look into, please contact us at help@shortform.com.