Uptime: Get smarter, stand out

In-app purchases
4.2
3.83K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

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 that you’re after, our Hacks can have you feeling confident and well-informed across any area of your life.

WHY UPTIME?
• Uptime is effortlessly engaging. Our 5-minute summaries (which we call Hacks) are easy to understand, quick to get through, and cover every topic imaginable. You name it, we got it.

• 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, but show what you can do. Our Insights in Action provide you with tips and tricks that you can implement in your everyday life.

• Uptime helps you reach your goals. Make Uptime a daily habit and watch your streak go up. We’ll even show 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 that you can 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’ve guaranteed quality. We curate only the best and most relevant expert creators to ensure there’s something inspirational for everyone – 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 including Harvard and MIT.

WHAT IS EVERYONE SAYING ABOUT UPTIME?
"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. I’m delighted that Who Cares Wins is featured on the platform, helping to spread the message to more people that they can have a positive impact on the world if they choose to do so.” – Lily Cole, author of Who Cares Wins

"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

"First, a thank you! To my advantage, each hack has shown me, not a flaw, but an area that can be improved to make ME an even better ME. I’ve never lacked for ideas or imagination, but putting them to work efficiently and maximizing my best output was an area that needed attention." – Stephen, Uptime user

TRY UPTIME PREMIUM
It's free for 7 days. Learn from the best minds with no ads, unlimited content, and access to perks such as audio voice and speed selection, monthly streak repair, and deeper learning with extra background information.

If you choose to purchase Uptime Premium, payment will be charged to your Google Play 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 current subscription period. You will still have access to all your subscription features and content for the remaining time of your then-current period.
Updated on
Feb 21, 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
Personal info, App activity, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.2
3.73K reviews
Michael Car
May 7, 2022
Well, aside from having to sign up and email verify before you get hit with a banner of "75% off today!" and you find out that after a 3-day free trial, you pay "only" $55.99/year and then $79.99 every year thereafter(you are supposed to be impressed that you don't have to pay the usual $238+/year... but then when you get what amounts to 4-6 pages of book content or about 5 minutes of a podcast, it hardly seems worth it. Plus, many of the Books can be found free everywhere. OK idea too pricey!
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UPTIME APP LIMITED
May 10, 2022
Hi Michael, and thank you for getting in touch. I understand that the price isn't going to be accessible for everyone, but the discount works out at $6.99 a month, and you get access to over 3000 titles for that little a month. I'd be interested in how much you'd pay for the product, if you'd like to speak further at support@uptime.app 👍
Human Male
April 8, 2022
Changed my review from 5 to 2 stars. The app is great. And summeries of books are broken down perfectly. $20 a month (or $80 a year) for the premium content didnt seem bad at first and I considered upgrading at some point in the future. But when my free trial of the premium content ended I quickly understood that MOST of the app's conent can only be accessed with the subscription. And if I'm only going to be using Uptime in my downtime, the price doesnt seem worth it. Great bait tho.
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UPTIME APP LIMITED
April 11, 2022
Hi Noah, and thanks for giving Uptime a go. Our premium is the key to unlocking the majority of our content, but we do have a daily Hack that is available to read by all on the free version of Uptime and we often run deals to bring down the price. Do you feel there's anything we could do to improve the free app? Email us at support@uptime.app 👍
holly mitchell
April 6, 2022
Seemed like the perfect app for me but I can't commit to premium unless I can share a quote directly(you can only share a link to the uptime app/site for another person to see quote), & section 5 of each book is repeating making the hacks take longer than they should. There are only a small amount of books to choose from, many of I've never heard of, which is saying something for this bibliophile. I really love the concept of this app but it still needs work for the $$.
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UPTIME APP LIMITED
April 7, 2022
Hi Holly, thank you for getting in touch and for the thoughtful review. We've gotten back to you on our support platform, and are addressing your issues 😊

What's new

Hey Uptimers,

January is over! And we promise you spring is nearly here. But that doesn’t mean you should give up on your self-improvement goals - we want to help you make them a year-round commitment. So whether you’re trying to make this the year you finally learn another language or get a handle on your gut microbiome, our app is your ideal companion.

Keep making 2024 the best year yet!

Love,

The Uptime Elves