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This time-saving app summarizes books into 15-minute reads

Some people walk into a library filled with wonder. But it’s also pretty overwhelming. So much knowledge to absorb, so little time.

These days, that knowledge is still out there, waiting to be absorbed by voracious readers. In fact, there’s more of it each day. But time is shorter than ever in this fast-paced world, especially for the movers, shakers and up-and-comers who could benefit from the business and entrepreneurial books written by their peers.

The good news about this fast-paced world is there’s a hack for everything. And when it comes to reading, that hack is the BookNotes app.

The concept is pretty simple. BookNotes is a service that summarizes some of the best books from multiple eras — masterpieces and bestsellers from authors, self-help gurus and entrepreneurs.

Those summaries are all available in a format you can absorb in 15 minutes on average. That’s ideal for a lunch break, bus commute, morning jog or any down time you want to make just a little more productive.

Currently, the BookNotes library sits at more than 1,000 titles and it’s always adding new ones. Most are high-profile, non-fiction with big ideas that can enhance your productivity and improve your life, like Tim Ferris’ “4 Hour Workweek” or Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now.”

There’s also a number of classic novels from the likes of George Orwell and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and there’s even some original content from the BookNotes guys about the world of business, politics and more.

Like documentaries? The service is adding snippets that summarize the best and most current docs out there on Netflix and other streaming services.

All of it is available as easily-digestible text summaries or audio files, and you can access them on a range of devices. It’s the perfect way to make the most of time you’d otherwise spend just scrolling for distractions. And who knows? You might even be able to free up enough time to read for pleasure once in a while.

It’s a good time to try the service out: Right now, you can get a lifetime subscription to BookNotes for a full 90% off the MSRP.

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