Instaread - Audio & Text

Instaread - Audio & Text

By Instaread, Inc.

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2015-11-27
  • Current IOS App Version: 3.7
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 93.83 MB
  • IOS App Developer: Instaread, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,387 IOS App Ratings


Quench your thirst of knowledge in record time! Instaread offers key insights from books, The New York Times audio articles and Instaread Originals. Available in audio & text. In 15 minutes. ● Get smarter in 15 min or less ● 800+ professionally written titles & constantly growing ● The New York Times Magazine articles ● Instaread Originals on important topics and people ● Available in text & audio ● 7-day free trial ● Beautiful and smart cover-illustrations ● Download content to read/listen offline ● Save to your library ● Chapter locations of key insights are referenced Titles include: ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ by Tim Ferriss ‘The Untethered Soul’ by Michael A. Singer ‘The 5 Second Rule’ by Mel Robbins ‘Good to Great’ by James C. Collins ‘Blink’ by Malcolm Gladwell ‘Unshakeable’ by Tony Robbins ‘Eat Fat Get Thin’ by Mark Hyman and 800+ more! ONLY THE BEST NONFICTION BOOKS ● Only the absolute best books make it into our app. ● Highly curated content ensures useful learning and avoids waste of time. EXCLUSIVE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLES ● Listen to selected New York Times Magazine articles. ● Only available in audio on Instaread. INSTAREAD ORIGINALS ● “Success Stories”: A series on leadership in business, politics, and the arts. ● “Short Cuts”: Today’s hottest topics distilled. CREATED BY PROFESSIONALS ● Subject-matter experts extract key insights from books and craft the Instaread Originals. ● Multiple professionals including writers, editors, voice actors & artists carefully craft every Intaread to perfection. ● All content is fact-checked for accuracy & quality. IMPROVE YOURSELF & STAY INFORMED ● Unlock the knowledge from the world’s greatest books & get access to profound ideas. ● Apply game changing ideas to improve important aspects of your life. ● Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in business, science, health, tech, history, culture & more. AUDIO & TEXT ● All Instareads are available in text and in audio. ● On the road, at the gym or at home cooking? Use the audio feature to multi-task. ● Switch between audio & text effortlessly. ● Read & listen at the same time. BEAUTIFUL COVER-ILLUSTRATIONS ● All cover-illustrations are created in-house to make the app experience even better. ● Covers are witty and make you look twice. ONLINE & OFFLINE ● Download any amount of Instareads to your device. ● Access content on the plane, train or any location with limited connectivity. LIBRARY/READING LIST ● Browse titles and save them for later access. ● Track completion rates. ---------------------------------------------- In the Press “...this cool service lets you read or listen to [...] highlights versions of hundreds of bestselling books.” CNET “...a nearly instantaneous way of diving into a book, understanding its meaning and boiling down key takeaways – all in a matter of minutes.” TheNextWeb “...[through this app] you can get expanded back-cover synopses complete with thematic takeaways to help you focus your reading list” Mashable ---------------------------------------------- Instaread offers two subscription options: Monthly subscription for $8.99/month (with first week FREE) and a Yearly subscription for $89.99/year (with first week FREE). Cancel subscription anytime. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period by going to your iOS Account Settings after purchase. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the price of the annual or monthly subscription depending on what is chosen. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you change from an annual to a monthly subscription or from a monthly to an annual subscription during the free trial period. The privacy policy can be viewed at The terms of use can be viewed at



  • Learn as fast as possible

    By ssravi
    Best app to gobble lots of knowledge on the go!
  • Scam app

    By karkruga
    Never received an email from them. They charged me $90 for a subscription I did not want. Now that I try to sing in and see what I “purchased” without my consent they are still charging me for each book I am interested to read. What a waste of money
  • Good customer service

    By extremely angrt
    Helpful customer service team. They reached out in a timely fashion and fixed a billing error that the app store refused to. Thanks again.
  • Great app, just doesn’t remember my current book

    By fwertyu
    Great app, only functionality missing is that it should remember what I’m currently reading and have a folder of books I’ve read, if I don’t save them manually I have to search for them.
  • Free trial not accessible

    By Blind_Jay
    This is an app that requires you to enter a payment method before you can access the 7 day free trial. Why should they have access to my bank account details if I have not yet trialed it and decided whether I want to pay for it or not?
  • Help

    By sharon27652
    I have a question and need to talk to tech support, will someone please reach out to me???? How do you run a business without offering a way to contact tech support?
  • Too long

    By Nikkihuy
    I really enjoy the summaries but it seems like they should be a little shorter. 12-15 mins is about my attention span, but that’s just me. Also, why is the actual books cover art not being used? Having different covers makes it had to scan for a book and I don’t associate the knowledge to the actual authors’s visual interpretation of what the cover should look like, but it’s not a huge deal so I wouldn’t count a star off for that. Otherwise I really enjoy listening:) Oh and being able to speed up the readers pace is really handy!
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    By Matilda Alice O'Rourke
    Was taking notes within the first two minutes after the short intro. Dives right into the content that YOU MUST HEAR, woman or man. Super helpful all around to understand what it takes to shatter the glass ceiling and we WILL do it together. I’m a senior government major and history minor at the University of Texas at Austin. I will be graduating in December so if anyone ever wants to reach out to collab on something lmk!! I definitely have a lotn in my plate to be honest that I’m supern focused on so that would need to be a discussion. Would also recommend Austin, unrelated but very dope city. I’m keepin it weird for ya so stop on by to one of the coolest places in the United States of America. I’m a writer, entrepreneur, comedian, but mostly in my head...oh no, does that make mentally ill?!?! Lol I’m kidding “I hate being bipolar it’s awesome,” Kanye Wests only redeeming lyric he’s written, but I’m bipolar type 2 diagnosed (surprise! it’s a mental illness! 💪🏻🐻🧩🔥🐂🍓☔️✨🌨🌎🌷🐘🐆💼🕶🐉💅🏼😎👧🏼👩🏼🕺🏻🆘🐣🐥🦄💯♏️🧬🧿🔑🔑🔑🔑💸🕹📲📲📲📲📲📲📲🎇🏡🗺🚲🚂🛹🐆🧙🏻‍♀️👩🏼‍💻👸🏼🧝🏻‍♀️👩🏼‍🏫🧠👂🏻💄🤪🛸🚀🛵🎩🕊🦈🦈🦈🦔⚡️🌈🥊🧘🏼‍♀️🎣🚣🏾‍♀️🏄🏻‍♀️🏄🏼‍♂️🎳🎼🎹🎨🎭🎟🔭🗳🚺🚺🚺🚺🚺©️ • Linked in should be easy to find ppl with just their name • I’m the communications & creative director & fundraising chair :) check out www.graceloncarfoundation, check us out! Yes my little sister did take her own life by gun (over 50% of all gun deaths are suicides, extrapolate and contemplate that as you will. • The foundation’s IG account that I personally run is @graceloncarfoundation. I have some big plans for it and this helped :)
  • Best app, Instaread

    By sosomall
    Best app ever. I never thought it was possible for me to read so much, so wisely and in less time. I read small parts of books they offer per my taste. If I like it, I read the whole book. Easy!
  • Disappointment

    By 2dum2no
    ******** UPDATED REVIEW ********* Instaread Tech Support reached out to me and fortunately fixed my issue with the app freezing up. Based upon their timely response, I am changing my review to 5 stars. This app is great for catching up with the books I have been interested in without having to commit to buying and reading. (I think of it like the “Cliff Notes” version.) If I really like the book, I am able to purchase it and read the entire thing knowing that I won’t be wasting my time and/or $$$. I recommend this app for anyone with limited time and a desire to stay “current” with their reading. ************************************* I used to love this app. I’ve had this app for a long time (I purchased a “lifetime” subscription). However, I’ve noticed, over time, the quality of this app was deteriorating to the point of rarely working. It was my go to app when traveling because it allowed me to catch up on new reads. It’s disappointing to see a once great app become useless! I was also shocked to find, when deciding to write a review, that this app automatically defaults to a 5-star glowing review that is pre-written for you. Really?? Shame on you, Instaread!!