There’s nothing like getting lost in a book. Although reading is an inherently valuable activity, we aren’t spending as much time with books as we should.
A study by the Pew Research Center found that Americans read an average of 12 books per year.1 Keep in mind that the average in this case is the sum of all the books read divided by the number of readers in the study. The mean inflates the data because it includes information from a subset of voracious readers. The median number of books that Americans reported reading was 4. That comes out to reading one book every three months.
Many people who wish to read more don’t have the time because of their other responsibilities. Now there are so many forms of entertainment like movies and facebook competing with books that it seems like there aren’t enough hours in a day.
Imagine if you could finish a book in the span of 20 minutes. If you read every day, you’d be 365 books smarter by the end of the year.
Being well-read isn’t a state reserved for people with excessive spare time. There are ways that even busy people can increase the number of books they read.
Instaread helps you read more books.
If you wish that you could read more, but you don’t have the time, the Instaread app can help you increase the number of books you finish each year. The app gives you access to summaries of the best-selling nonfiction. Experts read the books and summarize the key points into a convenient format. Think of Instaread like the next generation of speed-reading.
Let’s look into the details how the app helps you read more in no time.
Get Key Insights and Summary of Any Book
The interface is easy to use, and you won’t expend energy seeking out and lugging around a physical book. From books about business, to self-help books, to fictions, in 15-30 minutes, you can take in the key insights and a summary of any book that’s been sitting on your “to be read” pile.
Access Audio Version of Book Summary
One of the best features of Instaread is that it gives you the ability to access audio versions of the book summaries. If reading during your commute gives you a headache, you can listen to the books instead. Audio versions are also available for offline use, which means that spotty reception won’t stand in your way. Think of how many more books you’ll be able to read during your commute time alone.
Keep Track of Books You’ve Read
With Instaread, you don’t have to worry about losing track of what you’ve read. You can add titles to your library for easy reference. Select the “Library” icon at the bottom of your screen to browse titles you’ve read and those you’d like to read. If you’re worried about using too much data with this app, never fear. Download your favorite titles for offline use.
Discover Any Books You Want
You never have to worry about running out of reading options when you use Instaread. New book summaries are added every day. Since the summaries typically come from books on the New York Times Bestsellers List, you’re guaranteed to have the most buzzworthy titles at your fingertips.
Whenever you come across a title that you want to read, you can search for it in Instaread. If you need some inspiration, you can also browse reading options by genre by clicking on the “Discover” icon.
Reclaim Your Reading Time
Even if you’re busy, there are probably lost minutes in your day. Reading summaries of the best and most influential books is a great way to turn moments that would otherwise be wasted into productive reading time. Read through a summary on break, or listen to one during your commute. You’ll be the most well-read person in the office before you know it.
There are two subscription options available for the service. You can either pay $8.99 per month with a one-week free trial, or you can opt for the yearly fee of $89.99.
You may be wondering if it is worthwhile to pay the subscription fee, but it’s a small price to pay considering that you’ll have unlimited access to such a vast library. The app gives you the chance to make the most of your time and achieve your reading goals–even when your time is scarce.
Instaread is currently only available for Apple devices, but the developers are making an Android version as well.