FAQ

What is Skimbase.com?

Skimbase helps you hack your reading list, by providing a detailed summary of the books you want to read. The summaries contain the key points from the books.

How much does it cost?

Our service is currently completely free to use.

How many book summaries do you have?

We currently have a library of over 300 book summaries, that is growing daily.

How long does it take to read a summary?

An ideal summary containing the key points from a book will generally take between 15 and 20 minutes to read.

Can I read from my phone?

Yes, you can use our mobile iPhone app (Android coming soon), or the website app, which is optimized for mobile reading.

Why should I use Skimbase instead of reading the books directly?

We think you should use Skimbase as a tool to help you pick the books that are worth reading. Time is a valuable resource and not all books are worth a few hours of your time, so a 15 minute in-depth summary may be the ideal compromise in some cases.

I want to skim a book that you don’t have. What to do?

Feel free to suggest any book, and we’ll try to provide an in-depth summary of it.

What languages do you support?

We currently support English, but we are looking to expand to other languages as well.

Do you cover everything that is important?

Our experts and editors carefully read, analyze and review each book to make sure the structure of the skim is complete and easy to understand. However, if you think there is something important missing, please let us know, we will greatly appreciate it.