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Instaread - Audio & Text

Instaread - Audio & Text

Instaread, Inc.

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4.6 Ratings 4K+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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Ratings & Reviews

4.6
3.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    80%
  2. 4
    9%
  3. 3
    3%
  4. 2
    2%
  5. 1
    6%
  • Disappointment Apr 17, 2019

    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!!
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  • Amazing app with some suggestions Feb 20, 2020

    By Gleeshy1
    Great app here and have some suggestions for you guys, first off when I download something I would like an option for the audio to download offline as well. Also when I am listening to something the media drawer on the bottom is useless because I would wanna press it and go back to the page of the audio. Last but not least on my iPad I would prefer to see what I'm reading full screen not the square border that doesn't take up the full screen. Other than those little things amazing app.
    more
  • Sep 7, 2020

    By gajender Singh goldy Mittal
    Good app. I havent got the time to get to the audio articles yet but from what Ive read so far, the summary of the articles are really insightful
    more
  • Love it! Jan 24, 2020

    By DubbyDuBose
    This app is very much worth the cost. I have learned so much from the book summaries, as well as the general life success tips shared. You will not be disappointed with this service. You’ll never have the time to read all the books you want to read. This app allows you to capture the key take-always from all of the best sellers and classics.
    more
  • Sep 11, 2020

    By Sudhang Andra
    Superb. I downloaded so many articles and books to read when i don't have a wifi connection. This is so convenient
    more
  • Aug 14, 2020

    By Vincent monday
    After i had read the reviews, i thought the people didn't understand how to use the app and cancel the free trial verson. Just imagine i just downloaded the app and i couldn't download any book, instead it told me that my free trial has expired. This is just a waste of expensive data and time.
    more
  • Aug 15, 2020

    By tushar roy
    Just didn't like the audio book. Few books are read by me so can't find that much relativity with the audio book. And also that the price for just readinh and listening short summaries is way too expensive. The app just tries to steal money with the trend. 👎
    more
  • Watch out before signing up for a trial Jan 20, 2019

    By John12SM
    BE AWARE Im a college student who likes to read. I saw Instaread and wanted to give a try so I signed for a trial. I was always planning that if I liked it i would go for the monthly subscription which is around $9. Well, it turns out that it charged me $90 dollars for a year round subscription that I didn’t sign for, and plus that, they don’t even have a customer service where I can try to fix this problem. I cancelled the subscription and it didn’t refund the money. It said: your subscription will still valid for 1 year. I haven’t see any similar online scams recently. They don’t refund, they don’t even switch from yearly to monthly. Once you paid, the money is gone. I needed that money for a college textbook. So BE AWARE
    more
  • Book Summaries are Worthless Nov 20, 2018

    By Aaron_Esq
    I was very excited about this app. I read a lot, and wanted to be able to listen to book summaries while commuting and exercising. Unfortunately, the summaries are terrible. They are too short, too general and vague, and spoken much too quickly. I listened to five book summaries, and got very little out of it. Very disappointing. It’s okay if you want to get the general idea of a book to decide if you want to buy it or not. But you won’t glean much content from these summaries. Just canceled my subscription.
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  • No valid support email Jan 26, 2019

    By J.C.27
    I am trying to cancel my subscription/free trial because I accidentally subscribed and the email this company gives for customer support is not a valid email and there is no point of contact. I assume it’s meant to confuse people and be able to charge them for their services. I do not like when companies make it so difficult or confusing to cancel your account so they can most likely confuse their customer and end up charging them. Not happy with this site and app.
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  • Disappointment Apr 17, 2019

    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!!
    more
  • Amazing app with some suggestions Feb 20, 2020

    By Gleeshy1
    Great app here and have some suggestions for you guys, first off when I download something I would like an option for the audio to download offline as well. Also when I am listening to something the media drawer on the bottom is useless because I would wanna press it and go back to the page of the audio. Last but not least on my iPad I would prefer to see what I'm reading full screen not the square border that doesn't take up the full screen. Other than those little things amazing app.
    more
  • Sep 7, 2020

    By gajender Singh goldy Mittal
    Good app. I havent got the time to get to the audio articles yet but from what Ive read so far, the summary of the articles are really insightful
    more
  • Love it! Jan 24, 2020

    By DubbyDuBose
    This app is very much worth the cost. I have learned so much from the book summaries, as well as the general life success tips shared. You will not be disappointed with this service. You’ll never have the time to read all the books you want to read. This app allows you to capture the key take-always from all of the best sellers and classics.
    more
  • Sep 11, 2020

    By Sudhang Andra
    Superb. I downloaded so many articles and books to read when i don't have a wifi connection. This is so convenient
    more
  • Love it Mar 7, 2018

    By Nitrocoldblue
    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
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  • Good customer service Jun 7, 2019

    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.
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  • A bit slow to load audio reads Jul 2, 2020

    By Webossos
    It takes time to load Audi’s
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  • Really enjoy May 8, 2020

    By bigrnyc
    understanding I will they had a larger selection of books
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  • Efficient way to keep learning Nov 2, 2019

    By iPad_For_REAL_Work
    Good selection
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  • Too long Apr 30, 2019

    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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  • Don’t bother downloading unless you want to pay Feb 11, 2018

    By DebDe
    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.
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  • Generally good Jan 18, 2019

    By Nevada Sierra
    Although looking forward to an update that prevents skipping around to random chapters during lock, unlock and poor Internet connections (even with previously downloaded audio).
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  • 1 device only Mar 24, 2020

    By devices are my vices
    Decent summaries but cannot share with my other devices. Restore purchases fails keeping me on Blinkist
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  • S-L-O-W and crashing... Jun 11, 2020

    By vMyst
    For the last few weeks Instaread (if it opens - currently just crashes on my iPhone) is INCREDIBLY slow! Sometimes over 2 minutes to return a search result! And yes, I’ve done all the typical troubleshooting to ensure it’s not the device... otherwise it is all the devices located in my household.
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  • Too many notifications Feb 4, 2018

    By whoSaidWhat2
    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.
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  • Sounds great non response for help Aug 19, 2019

    By riversidesss
    Can’t actually do half of the features like listen to an audio book, down load something for a little lane trip and no one ever responded to my help requests. Great idea need to run this as a service biz - I’m done
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  • Great files/product but buggy app Mar 1, 2018

    By Mpoffy
    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
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  • Ok Dec 18, 2017

    By Yesnoyesfakeappyo
    Extremely slow to load titles, play audio books and read it. Not my internet connection; the app is very slow.
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  • Aug 14, 2020

    By Vincent monday
    After i had read the reviews, i thought the people didn't understand how to use the app and cancel the free trial verson. Just imagine i just downloaded the app and i couldn't download any book, instead it told me that my free trial has expired. This is just a waste of expensive data and time.
    more
  • Aug 15, 2020

    By tushar roy
    Just didn't like the audio book. Few books are read by me so can't find that much relativity with the audio book. And also that the price for just readinh and listening short summaries is way too expensive. The app just tries to steal money with the trend. 👎
    more
  • Watch out before signing up for a trial Jan 20, 2019

    By John12SM
    BE AWARE Im a college student who likes to read. I saw Instaread and wanted to give a try so I signed for a trial. I was always planning that if I liked it i would go for the monthly subscription which is around $9. Well, it turns out that it charged me $90 dollars for a year round subscription that I didn’t sign for, and plus that, they don’t even have a customer service where I can try to fix this problem. I cancelled the subscription and it didn’t refund the money. It said: your subscription will still valid for 1 year. I haven’t see any similar online scams recently. They don’t refund, they don’t even switch from yearly to monthly. Once you paid, the money is gone. I needed that money for a college textbook. So BE AWARE
    more
  • Book Summaries are Worthless Nov 20, 2018

    By Aaron_Esq
    I was very excited about this app. I read a lot, and wanted to be able to listen to book summaries while commuting and exercising. Unfortunately, the summaries are terrible. They are too short, too general and vague, and spoken much too quickly. I listened to five book summaries, and got very little out of it. Very disappointing. It’s okay if you want to get the general idea of a book to decide if you want to buy it or not. But you won’t glean much content from these summaries. Just canceled my subscription.
    more
  • No valid support email Jan 26, 2019

    By J.C.27
    I am trying to cancel my subscription/free trial because I accidentally subscribed and the email this company gives for customer support is not a valid email and there is no point of contact. I assume it’s meant to confuse people and be able to charge them for their services. I do not like when companies make it so difficult or confusing to cancel your account so they can most likely confuse their customer and end up charging them. Not happy with this site and app.
    more

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