All non-fiction is educational. But the true value of knowledge is found when you put it into practice.
In the words of Dale Carnegie: “Knowledge isn't power until it is applied.”
We make it easier for you to apply the greatest ideas in your life.
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Greg Swierad
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Founder of SkillMentor - books in action
👋 Hello Product Hunters! 📖 Story All non-fiction is educational. But the true value of knowledge is found when you put it into practice. In the words of Dale Carnegie: “Knowledge isn't power until it is applied.” We make it easier for you to apply the greatest concepts, ideas, and strategies in your life and business. 🚀 What is BooksInAction BooksInAction summarizes bestsellers in business, leadership, and personal development. But most importantly, it presents you with actionable steps to apply the knowledge where you need it most. Currently, 11,000 people use BooksInAction. 💰 Revenue We offer tons of value for free. All of our book summaries are completely for free. They are much better than other summaries (because we focus on quality, not quantity). Also, three actions from each book are free. So, there are over 300 skills that you can work on without a subscription. If you want to have access to all the actions, there is a subscription option. Our subscription costs are much lower than other apps in this category—less than $50 per year (or $10 per month). 👉 Features ✅ Explore more than 200 bestsellers in 11 genres ✅ Read comprehensive summaries ✅ Discover carefully compiled action lists for active learning ✅ Curate a list of your favorite books ✅ Visualize your progress ✅ Set daily or weekly reminders to complete your actions ✅ Easily return to unfinished actions and chapters ✅ Collect points for completing activities ✅ Earn badges and attain new user levels ✅ Vote for the next book or app 🛠 Making We don’t have an office; we work fully remotely. In fact, some of us have another full-time job. Technology: iOS and Android apps are native (Swift and Java/Kotlin). The backend is in Django/Python and Firebase. 💖 Thanks Thank you all for your support and the great reviews on AppStore and GooglePlay.
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Amazing! Just download the Ios App - Definitely going to check it out! Thanks
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Greg Swierad
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Founder of SkillMentor - books in action
@naveh_mevorach Thanks man! I welcome all feedback if you have any ;)
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@greg_swierad sure! Btw I will be happy to see a summary of the mom test book
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Greg Swierad
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Founder of SkillMentor - books in action
@naveh_mevorach I read this book a long time ago after I met Rob Fitzpatrick himself. It's a great book. Let me add it to the list of requested books.
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@greg_swierad yeah... Itsa great book. I had some free time to go over your app. I loved the ui and the colors are great. You got a lot of great books that everyone should read. I think that the premium plan has a fair price and it's great to have five books each month with the free plan. There are only two things that bothered me. 1. The 3 tasks on the free plan. I don't find it useful to have only three tasks available. Youre already limit the user with 1 book a day and 5 a month - I don't think you should set a limit for the tasks Otherwise I think it would be better not to have them at all on the free plan. 2. I found the summarize very short. I know that jta all about the quality but sometimes it too short and felt that a few more paragraph could make the summary much much better. Anyway I will keep following and a might get a premium plan in the future.
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Greg Swierad
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Founder of SkillMentor - books in action
@naveh_mevorach Thanks for the feedback. I will think about the points you made. It's true, that some of the summaries are short - it's because we create these actions (what you can also call tasks), where we put the most improtant elements from the books.
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Valerie Fenske
Growth Marketing @ dashly.io
I've never met this type of app for books, so it's pretty unique to me active learning is so much appealing want to use it! a question though: how many books are you planning to add?
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Greg Swierad
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Founder of SkillMentor - books in action
@valeryfenskaya That's a good question. I would like to add as many books as there is value added to people. It means, focus on the quality, not necessary on quantity. At this moment, I'm thinking about 1000 books. You see, you can read a book summary of a book within 15 minutes. However, it takes one month to apply the knowledge to your life. That's why, having too many books is unnecessary. However, it's important to cover all the topics that people want to work on.
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Valerie Fenske
Growth Marketing @ dashly.io
@greg_swierad exactly! thanks for explaining this to me :) I was just thinking about "tastes differ", like different people would opt for different books
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Brilliant. On my way to download.
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Greg Swierad
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Founder of SkillMentor - books in action
@derrickbranford Thanks man! Let me know if you have any feedback :)
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Just download it! Great app! Like it a lot so far!
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Greg Swierad
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Founder of SkillMentor - books in action
@michael_ros Thanks man! Let me know if you have any feedback :)
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