Pros: Expand your knowledge despite a busy schedule by reading microbooks from countless exciting topics. Access microbooks in text and audio forms. Read anywhere with or without an internet connection. Lifetime premium subscription.

There are so many great books out there to read, but only so much time in a day to read them. Luckily, there’s an app that can help us with that problem. It’s called 12min. And, true to its name, the app’s goal is to condense the best ideas from bestselling nonfiction books into comprehensive “microbooks.” These microbooks can then be read or listened to in audio form in just 12 minutes.

But the team at 12min doesn’t just skim nonfiction titles. According to the app’s team, creating a microbook involves reading the original title several times over, highlighting the best insights and ideas, discussing and further refining them.

The end result is a short comprehensive book that, although consumable in just over 10 minutes, is chock full of new ideas and insights. In other words, whether you want to learn new skills, improve your learning or just expand your knowledge, these microbooks are a great solution for the time-strapped among us.

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