Shortform: My favourite app for book summaries

Shortform: My favourite app for book summaries


I discovered Shortform about a year ago from Youtuber and author Ali Abdaal. Since then, I have been using Shortform weekly. (My mom, too bought it and cannot stop reading ๐Ÿค“)

Shortform vs. other book summary apps

๐Ÿ’Ž Quality over quantity: By offering only a carefully chosen selection of book summaries, decision fatigue is reduced.

๐Ÿ”„ Book comparisons: The Authors' statements are analyzed and compared to other literature and current research.

Book comparison example

โ“Reflection Questions: Acquired knowledge is tested through self-reflection questions helping to implement the learnings into your daily life.

Self-reflection question example

๐Ÿง… Shortforms unique content structure: Shortform rarely follows the table of contents of the summarized book. They create their logical content structure.

My idea to improve Shortform's book summaries

I don't want to give the impression to posess the competence to make a better job than the people at Shortform. However, I have noticed 2 things which could be improved.

๐Ÿ“น A short 3-minute video summarizing the overall concept of the book.

๐Ÿ”Ž When clicking the table of contents, no subheadings or headings are shown. Having a table of contents with hyperlinks to the corresponding paragraph would be nice.

Table of contents

This post is not sponsored by Shortform. However, if someone from Shortform reads this, I am happy to collaborate :)