Shortform: World-Class Ideas

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4.3
676 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.

Terms of Service: https://www.shortform.com/terms
Privacy Policy: https://www.shortform.com/privacy
Updated on
02-Mar-2023

Data safety

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Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

4.1
617 reviews
Rodrigo Perez
24 October 2022
Overall it's a great app and great way to learn new ideas and use as reference for a bunch of books I've been reading. The only problem I have with it, is that it's very buggy. Something it takes a long time to highlight the text. Other times bottons disappear or the text glitches and it takes me back to the main menu. If they could just fix the bugs, it would be my favorite app.
19 people found this review helpful
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Donna Thomas
9 January 2023
I highly recommend this app for the range of books and quality of the summaries. In addition to the summary, there are analysis notes provided for both fiction and non fiction books which I haven't come across in other book summary or audiobook apps. I also had a really positive experience with their customer support when I faced a billing issue with my credit card. The audio player feature could do with some improvements as the player got stuck when using the slider to rewind or forward.
15 people found this review helpful
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iKustom
30 August 2022
Good app, purpose behind it is clear and we think you for that. But, pretty much everything is delayed. Load in time takes at least 10 seconds (doesn't sound like a lot, but when you really wanna read summaries, it really gets annoying) Less than a few minutes ago, I was trying to search for a book, in the search tab. I made a typo, understandably no book showed up but as I attempted to correct, STILL NO BOOK SHOWED UP. I decided to read the books on my home tab. I WAS STUCK ON THR SEARCH
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What's new

Added and upgraded dependencies for analytics and performance improvements.