If you ever get tired of reading articles, you’ll probably be interested in this startup.
The company is called Audm and their app lets you listen to long-form journalism rather than read it.
Part of Y Combinator’s s2017 batch, the app provides readers with mini-audiobooks read by some of the best narrators in the world.
Except they’re not really “books”. The narrators read long-form articles published by some of your favorite publications like The New Yorker, the Atlantic, Politico, and Wired.
The app is rated #15 in the Magazines & Newspaper section in the App Store. It also has over 1,000 ratings that average to a 4.3/5.
One of the coolest and most convenient features of the app is the ability to download articles to listen to offline. So when you’re on your way to work you don’t have to worry about being connected to Wi-Fi if you want to listen to your favorite articles.
Subscriptions start at $23.97 for 3 months, $39.99 for 6 months, or $74.99 for one year.
Obviously, the more articles you listen to the more your money will be worth. Thankfully, Audm currently has over 1,000 articles to listen to and they are continuously adding more.
If you read my article on Blinkist, the startup that’s providing key insights from bestselling books in audio format, you know that I love the idea of consuming content via audio.
Audm is the same kind of thing. I used to subscribe to publishers like The Economist but always found my eyes getting tired trying to get through a few of their articles.
The one thing I’d say that Audm could do to go a step further is to offer a synopsis option for those that may not even want to listen to the longer articles.
If you’ve tried Audm, let me know what you think of it!