Instaread

Read or hear key takeaways of any book in minutes

#2 Product of the DayJuly 08, 2016
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Saloni Chudasama
 
  • Saloni Chudasama
    Saloni ChudasamaLikes to uncomplex products
    Pros: 

    Crisp and to the point. Well written summaries. User friendly

    Cons: 

    Sometimes misses to cover few crucial points from the book. Overly expensive for millennials who are potential target audience

    It covers most of the best sellers and popular books. A great initiative.

    Saloni Chudasama has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Laszlo Levente Mári
Laszlo Levente Mári@laszlolm · CEO @ Dakai - Blockchain Services
This is exactly like Blinkist.
Michael Lefkowitz
Michael Lefkowitz@leftynaut · Software Engineer
@noxowe Looks to be about the same price too
Bradley R
Bradley R@knownhuman · Strategist, Recurve Services
@noxowe Exactly.
Azam Khan
Azam Khan@azamkhan · Co-Founder @ Distru
@noxowe yeh wtf? i got blinkist for 35$ for the year by going through the discount available on fourminutebooks.com
Laszlo Levente Mári
Laszlo Levente Mári@laszlolm · CEO @ Dakai - Blockchain Services
@azamkhan Even the design is mostly matching but yeah, as a Blinkist fan and active subscriber I just don't see the point of this product. It has almost no exclusives compared to Blinkist and it has much less content. So just why?
Laszlo Levente Mári
Laszlo Levente Mári@laszlolm · CEO @ Dakai - Blockchain Services
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
What if DJ Khaled starts promoting this app and renames it to "Major Book 🔑's"
Nice. I'm more interested in understanding concepts than details, so summaries work really well for me. I've been using Blinkist for a couple of years, which seems almost identical. How is this different?
rahul
rahulMakerHiring@rahulific
Hi Product Hunt! Excited to be here! I am the Co-founder of Instaread. To answer several of the comments, the the main difference between Instaread and competitors: 1) We summarize books from a wide range of categories and not just self-help or business. We are creating an extensive content library in politics, history, medical, science, biographies/memoirs, health & fitness and even fiction. 2) We invest considerable $$ into creating a summary. What this means is the writers we attract tend to be very high-caliber (journalists for NYTimes, Economist, etc.), we get to do delightful custom cover art (example check out this gorgeous cover of Putin Country we made - http://imgur.com/n1PGIJi , right is full book and left is instaread) and our audiobook quality can be as good as NPR or Radiolab (we are in the midst of giving our audiobooks a facelift). Happy to get more feedback and answer any questions.
Ben Mehling
Ben Mehling@bmehling · Healthcare @ Crossover, Reflexion, Mirth
@rahulific Thx Rahul. What's the pricing?
rahul
rahulMakerHiring@rahulific
@bmehling only $2.99/mo for full access to text & audio summaries. Cancel anytime. No annual commitment required.
Ben Mehling
Ben Mehling@bmehling · Healthcare @ Crossover, Reflexion, Mirth
Sarath Chandu
Sarath Chandu@sarath_chandu · student @ IIT kharagpur
@rahulific just had a idea for you.. gmail: chsc007@gmail.com
Antonio Autiero
Antonio Autiero@antonio_autiero · HH Designer - 🔬 Analytically empathic 🦄
I was toying around with a similar idea for a while now. Nice one! Quick suggestion: if you want to offer a free month, just do it. Don't put self-renewing, self-paying subscription on the user up-front.. If I haven't even tried the product it's discouraging to have to go through the whole process. Good luck with this! 👊🚀
Daniel F Lopes
Daniel F Lopes@danflopes · I help build better products @Whitesmith
@autnow I have to agree here. I understand that are looking into making the product profitable, but as Antonio said, it's discouraging to signup imho. But looks good! Will test it when available for Android.