2 Free Digital Tools to help you summarize content quickly
One for articles 📰, another for videos 💻.
Hope you’re doing great.
Today we’re going to look at 2 free digital tools to help you quickly summarize all that sweet, sweet content you’ve been meaning to get to.
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Tool type: website
This tool provides “AI-powered video summaries.”
And that’s it!
Have a video you’ve been meaning to watch, but just can’t get started. This tool has you covered.
Head to summarize.tech, drop any YouTube URL into the search bar, hit submit and it will pop out a pretty detailed summary of the video.
Bear in mind, we’re talking Cliff’s Notes here, NOT transcripts.
This tool will most certainly not get you ready for your upcoming final or make you an expert in… well, anything. But if you just can’t bear to sit through 98 minutes of some random video your friend sent with a note that said “dude you HAVE to watch this, ” maybe start here and see if it’s worth hitting play.
FREE or FREEmium: FREEmium
You can summarize a few videos a day for free. Or you can upgrade for $10 a month and really go to town (no daily limits and up to 200 videos a month).
Tool type: Website
TLDR is short for “too long, didn’t read.” (If you didn’t know that, you should check out an episode of Step Up Your Social - one of my two podcasts - all about social media acronyms you should know.)
So this simple app with a fun name will take any article and summarize it for you.
It also works for websites, documents, essays… anything with more text that you want to read.
To use it, head to tldrthis.com and click the summarize now button.
Then post any URL and it will pop out key sentences from the article.
This works without an account.
If you want summaries (instead of key sentences), you can sign up for free to get 10 “advanced human-like summaries” of articles.
You can also have it go into more detail and break down sections, but those too don’t come with the no-strings-attached version.
Will this change your media consumption? Probably not. But looking for a tool to help you simplify a long article or essay? This one has you covered.
FREE or FREEmium: FREEmium
You can get unlimited basic summaries (which are just key sentences) for free. You can also get 10 advanced summaries and 10 paraphrases for free (lifetime). Or you can upgrade for a whole lot more. Plans start at $4 a month.
If you used a summarizer for this email, I’d love to know if it was still helpful.
If you read it on your own - I’d still love to know if it was helpful!
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