Doesn't work. 1/5
Every night, I try to listen to a book, and it won't even play. It's like I can't even click the play button. It just doesn't do anything...
I bought the year long membership, and it hasn't worked since I bought it. Looking forward to the next update!
I will change my rating/review once it starts working.
Amazing app!!! 5/5
The most amazing app I’ve ever subscribed to
Good stuff 5/5
Get the subscription it’s worth it
Love it 4/5
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
Love this service! 5/5
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!!!
Great files/product but buggy app 3/5
I love their reads and analysis - but the app needs work. It's a bit buggy. It would be great if the motivations pop up would stop asking you to turn on notifications
It’s so smart! 5/5
I didn’t anticipate these précis being so well-written and carefully done! I’ve only read one but so far so excellent!
Don’t bother downloading unless you want to pay 3/5
Wanted $9 a month signup just for me to see what it provides. If it had only supplied on sample book so I could get a feel for their style, they might have had a customer.
Too many notifications 2/5
I only had this app for a couple of hours before it started sending me notifications asking me to use the app more.
Notification abuse like this is a quick way to have your app deleted.
Tech Support? 5/5
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.
Not impressed 1/5
A big nothing burger 1/5
I’ve always appreciated the Cliff Notes version of most books this is just one step up from nothing
If you love to learn 5/5
This has been the most engrossing ap to date. This could change the way we learn— the access to insight is overwhelming!
Extremely slow to load titles, play audio books and read it. Not my internet connection; the app is very slow.
By Sergey Levchuk
I love it so much!
Waste of time 1/5
I was excited to listen to my first book with this app. I listened to “things fall apart”by Pema Choodron. It was basically the same as reading the summary on the back cover of the book, total waste of time. I immediately cancelled the subscription. It would be a little useful as an intro to the book to know in general what the book is about before you buy the book. You could easily read a description by the publisher for free.
Awesome clean UI 5/5
By sunny dulay
Only con : Search is slow
Instaread! Smashes it out of the park!! 5/5
I had this problem of catching up with books, as I was a busy professional! I always wanted an app like this, I am sad I found them a little late, but as they say better late than never. My commute is 45 mins and I play audio summaries and listen to each one everyday on my way to work. Most of their summaries are long which takes around 20 minutes to listen and few of them take around 15 minutes to listen & I feel nourished with knowledge! Thank you Instaread, for making knowledge accessible in a efficient way! Their covers will win awards, even Penguin Random House needs to learn from them!
Instaread Rocks! 5/5
What an app! Brillaintly designed, coupled with functionality and utility. Key takeaways of best sellers and newest titles for such a price! Annual subscription is the way to go! Instaread is making me powerful, as knowledge is power! Add more titles and this app will be off the charts!
Visually Appealing 5/5
By Nicky Beaird
Easy, simple, beautiful. Leaders Digest.
Cannot even test the app without paying!
Great app 5/5
This is the most beneficial knowledgable app ever.
So far so good 5/5
I plan to use it as much as possible! Already enjoying it! $8.99 a month or $89.00 a year... awesome reads and audio!
Wow! ❤️❤️❤️ 5/5
I haven't paid for this yet, but I probably will soon.
Best Reading App I've Seen!! 5/5
Impressive variety of books to choose from! Each selection provides the reader with a thorough overview, highlighting the key takeaways the book provides. Great app for anyone that loves to read! My only suggestion would be an update to the app which allows the reader to highlight sentences and export their notes in PDF format.
Simply the best 5/5
I was looking something similar to Blinkist
The app offers visualization for some books which is great
However, like Blinkist kindle option can be added
I like the monthly payment option and it is affordable
Amazing service! 5/5
This is a great way to learn more every day.
Have to sign up for recurring payment before trying 2/5
It offers a 7 day trail but have to set up your card to be billed. Before you can ever read or listen to a review to know if you like it.
Highly recommended 5/5
The application is spot on. I recommend it to everyone who wants to maximize their "reading time". You can't go wrong in subscribing to their service.
Amazing + improvement 5/5
First I must say thank you for creating such powerful app. But, one improvement I'd like to see, I like to be able to highlight paragraphs or statements, then be able to export them to PDF.
Keep the good work by adding Best selling and Pulitzer Prize winner books.
The "WOW" App!! 5/5
This is the killer app for your smartphone and your life. With a deep and growing library of instantly available books (both new and old), one is both enabled and empowered to engage with the best thing about being human, learning to be the best you that you can be.
I am impressed with this app. I am a busy professional without a lot of free time. This app allows me to garner enough information to avoid appearing clueless when colleagues and friends reference various books in their conversations. If I find the synopsis interesting I can read the book in its entirety and not waste the time and money on a book that I later find I am not interested in.
So far so good. 5/5
I debated between this and Blinkist. This app/company is younger, and has a third as many books but seems to be adding titles almost daily. They seem to regularly improve the app.
The audio titles are professionally read, and they sound good. The summaries themselves have been pretty good. I listened to summaries of several books I'd already read and knew, just to get a sense of the quality.
The founders respond to emails directly, and are very professional.
All in all, I took a chance, and I think it'll pay off.
Very nice! 5/5
The book cover designs are something in their own.
For the no nonsense folk 5/5
This is something I've been looking for my entire life. I just need the pertinent facts; the rest I can put together on my own.
Needs work. 2/5
The search function is all but useless. You can't search by keyword, only by title; and even that yields some inaccurate results. So if you want to see what's available on a certain topic, your only option is to swipe endlessly through random titles hoping to land on a relevant one by chance. Good luck with that.
Very nice 5/5
I don't think I've seen a more beautifully designed books app. The covers, the reader, the audio player - all are really great. The content is top notch quality too. Everyone looking for knowledge and insight into great books should use this app
Helps me discover whether I want to spend the time to read a full book or not 4/5
This is a pretty helpful app and I think it could benefit people who have limited attention span to read a full book or just simply don't have the time in this ridiculously busy world.
Also helps discern whether reading a whole book might be worth One's time.
Sounds great huh? 1/5
Another hidden expense app. It's gonna cost ya.
Cannot get access 1/5
I have paid for the subscription but it keeps asking me to pay after I clicked restore.
Reliable Content; Solid App 5/5
By Rishi V02
Great app! I've been an Instaread subscriber for several months, and I'm happy with it.
Like a lot of us, I don't have the time to read as many books as I would like. For that reason, I often use Instaread to help me decide whether or not to read the full book (i.e., I'll read the Instaread summary, and - if still interested - I'll then read the book).
In other cases, I know I don't want to read the full book, yet I still want some familiarity with it... I've found the Instaread summaries to be equally helpful/reliable in those cases as well.
Overall, I've found the content to be solid for getting the overall gist/key takeaways (as much as I can expect to get with only a 10-15 min time commitment per book).
The app is user-friendly, with a similar layout/functionality to Kindle. And I've had no technical issues with it.
(Note: I haven't tried the audio feature, so I can't speak to that, though.)
Great App for Busy People 5/5
By Marie-Christine Gervais
I highly recommend this app for anyone that want to be efficient with their time. If you are a little like me, they are so many great books that I’m interested in but without enough hours in the day, it is difficult to find the time to read anything, especially a whole book. Which is why I love this app. The summaries and takeaways allow me to get the essence of a variety of different books within a fraction of the time (and price). The app is easy to use and very convenient while I’m waiting in line or commuting.
Cool ap 5/5
This is a cool app for reading summaries on my phone. Love getting the a quick look at a bestseller & learning something new at the same time.
Awesome value! 5/5
By Nathan J. Barnes
I've been looking for an app like this for a while now, and Interested delivers!! This app is great for folks like me who need to keep up with recent books.
By Booly Trainor
The new Instaread app is excellent. Eye catching and aesthetically pleasing covers and well written reviews. It's easy to use and I like the audio options as well. Great to see so many current and exciting titles available!
Great app for commute reads 5/5
As someone with a long commute who also loves to read, this is a very useful app. I always take a long time to figure out which book to read next, and with Instaread I can get a very good idea of whether or not I want to read the full version of the books they offer. I particularily like the audio, because often during my commute I just want to close my eyes. Looking forward to more books to come.
Fantastic for busy bookworms!! 5/5
By Lisa Wakiyama
I really love reading but who has time to read all the books they want anymore? My list keeps growing with great books coming out all the time, but I can finally start checking them off. This app seriously helps me digest key points and analyses from so many books, and if you want to read without reading they have Audiobook option as well. Highly recommend, stay on top of your To-Read list!!
Good app for books 5/5
This is an awesome app for book lovers! You can either read or listen to the summaries. Very creative visualization of book covers. I use this app everyday & I really enjoy it. Simply love it! Good job Instaread!!!
Great App 5/5
It's a great App for book lovers. The book covers are exceptionally well designed. Audio feature is awesome. The summaries help me in making an informed decision as to which books I want to buy for my collection. The analyses and take aways are well written!! Way to go 'Instaread'!!!