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Take only 2 seconds a day for better retention of what you read in books and hear on podcasts.

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Brain Bump is completely free, collects no information, and has no advertising.

The content you want

Add books, blog, podcasts, talks, and classes. Explore new content; better retain what you've read and heard.

Reminded when you want

You don’t even need to open the app. You decide what and when.

Accessed when you need

Or have the content in your pocket for just-in-time access when and where you want.

The content
you want

Library

Add books, blog, podcasts, talks, and classes. Explore new content; better retain what you've read and heard.

Reminded when
you want it

Notifications

You don’t even need to open the app. You decide what and when.

Accessed when
you need it

Tips

Or have the content in your pocket for just-in-time access when and where you want.

Shared the way
you like it

Social Media Sharing

Customize the format, colors, size, and other attributes when sharing on your favorite social media.

About Brain Bump

Have you ever read a business or self-help book only to forget most of the advice a few weeks later? Did you ever listen to a podcast but have trouble remembering the story you heard or the ideas discussed? All that time wasted. What if there was an easy way to remember that required only 2 seconds a day?

Writers, podcasters and others have provided the tips and other highlights from their content. It may be a book you've read and want to remember, or a podcaster that looks interesting and you want to explore. Pick that content that is right for you. The tips have been created for you, you just need to look at them.

You can search for tips as needed (e.g., get networking tips right before you walk into a networking event). You can also used the scientifically proven technique of spaced repetition to help you remember and keep things top of mind; e.g. get a tip at 8am each day on how to be more productive. You don't even need to open app; the tips come up when you ask for them (the app queues up 7 days of tips). Brain Bump only send the tips you want, when you request them; it never sends an unrequested notification.

App Instructions

This is a more detailed set of instructions than what is on the app.

Brain Bump helps you retain what you read and hear. You can access content just in time, as you need it, or use the once-a-day notification to passively learn, keeping ideas top of mind using the proven technique of spaced repetition. Unlike other apps, you can use this for just a few seconds each day to help you grow.

Library
Select from “Additional Available Content” or scan a Brain Bump QR code to add content. The content are the sets of tips from books, blogs, podcasts, classes, and talks. Add ones you've read or heard or ones you want to explore.

  • Click the cover image for the content tips.
  • Click the title text to see content info such as description, author, etc.

Tips
You can get all tips from the nav bar or click a cover image for only tips from that content. Filter by content (e.g., a book) or topic (e.g., "leadership" will give you leadership tips from any content you've downloaded). You can also save tips as favorites or share them on social media.

  • Click the cover image or content title for the website of that content.
  • Click the podcast / blog title to go to the specific episode / article.

Notifications
We never bother you with unwanted notifications. With Brain Bump’s “pull notifications” you only get the notifications that you want, when you want them. You can set a daily reminder for tips from a content set or topic. You need to have notifications turned on for the app. We do not send any other notifications, so we won’t bother you other times when you don’t expect to see them, only the ones you've set to come.

  • Click the name to adjust what tips are shown, the time to adjust it, or checkbox to toggle on/off.

Social Media Sharing
Brain Bump social media sharing is like a cross between Canva and Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. In less than 30 seconds you can find and share tips on a number of topics.

FAQ

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Do I have to add my own tips? Where do the tips come from?

There are other apps out there to help you take notes on books and save them. Brain Bump is all about efficiency. The content creators (e.g., author, podcaster, speaker) upload their tips to the server and those are made available to you in the app. You don't have to figure out what to save or how to save it.

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How do I decide which content sets to add to the app?

There are two ways to approach it. You can add content you're engaged with, like a book you read, or a podcast you're listening to. It will help you retain it. But you can also use it to check out new content and see if it's something you want to invest your time in.

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How much content can I add?

There's no formal restriction. Depending on the speed of your phone if you start to add dozens of content the app can start to slow. But since the point is to help retain content, you probably don't want to focus on dozens and dozens of content sets at once anyway.

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Are you a flashcard app? A daily affirmation app? A book summary app?

If you want to memorize a lot of content, say for a stest, get a flashcard app, that's not us. We don't have academic content and we're not designed for seeing how well you answer questions.

If you want a daily inspiration, some of the content could work that way an you can get a daily push, but there are better apps for that. We have lots of content not made for that purpose.

If you want a summary of a book, that's not us either. Those sites and books are great for getting the gist of the book. If you want to retain the key ideas in the book, that's where we come in.

So what are we? We took ideas from each that together help you best retain the content you read and hear.

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Can I suggest a feature?

Yes, please. This app was designed for our users ad we welcome your ideas. Email us at suggestions@cognoscomedia.com.

Content
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What type of content is on the app?

Right now we're starting with business and self-development. Later we'll add other categories.

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How much content do you have?

More than we had last month, less than we'll have next month. Like a streaming service, we continue to add content each month. How many tips are in a content set is up to the content creator, but it varies from a few dozen to a few hundred per set.

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How do I find content?

There are a few ways. You can scroll through the list of content on the Library page. Also on the Library page you can search for a word in the title, filter by content type, or change the display order.

As the amount of content increases we'll adjust this page to allow for more options to filter through more content

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How did you pick the content topics? Why does my friend see different topics?

We didn't. All the tips and content can be tagged with one or more topics by the content creator. It's a dynamic set and the topics you see come from the content you've downloaded.

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What if I see a problem with some content?

If you see an issue, whether it's a typo or content that violates our User Guidelines, you can hit the red flag in the lower right corner of a tip card to report the content.

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How do I get my content on the app?

Fill out this quick form (30 seconds) and we’ll be in touch. APPLY NOW

Sharing
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Can I share the TIPS with other people? How?

Absolutely! If you click the share button on the bottom of a tip you can share it as text or image. The image can be formatted to the standard social media formats, colors and fonts sizes can be adjusted, and you can optionally include the text in the post, and even tag the creator in your post. You can also use the copy icon to copy the text into the paste buffer.

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Can I share the CONTENT with other people? How?

Right now you need to give them the name of the content. The content creators have access to a unique URL and QR code for each content set they can share. Later we'll support direct sharing of content sets.

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Can I share the APP with other people? How?

Absolutely! Go to the menu in the top right and select Share Brain Bump. You can select the OS and then show the QR code or share the link.

Cost (TL;DR Everything is free!)
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Is there a cost?

There is no cost to anyone. The app is completely free. The content on the app is free.

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How do you make money?

At some point we'll need to generate revenue, but only after we've created value. Rest assured the app will always be free.

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What about the Buy button?

The Android app allows a buy button for some content (sorry, iOS users, I'd like to include it on your app, but certain companies didn't like it being there). We don't actually sell anything, it just takes you to a page where you can learn more and choose to buy it. If you click it, you're not actually buying anything, just going to a page to learn more.

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Why did you create Brain Bump?

Readers want to remember the great advice they get in books. Authors want readers to remember the advice, both to help the reader, but also because word of mouth marketing doesn't work if the reader forgets the ideas in the book. In the twenty-first century we no longer get ideas only from books, but also from podcasts, blogs, talks, and classes.

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What's next for Brain Bump?

We'll continue to add new content and (new content categories in 2023). We have a long roadmap and will continue to roll out features. You can also check out our thoughts on the future of content.

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What do you mean by "content set" or "content creator"?

We have books, blog, podcast, classes, and talks . . .who knows what else we'll add tomorrow. The best term we could come up with is content set. Likewise instead of saying authors, podcasters, speakers, and instructors, it's easier to say content creators. (If you have better terms for either, feel free to suggest them.)

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Do you collect or sell data?

No. We do not collect any data from app users. Content creators obviously give us their data (their tips). Our founder has a background in cybersecurity and is very conscientious about respecting data privacy. We never want to make money selling data.

Content Creators

Are you an author, podcaster, blogger, speaker, class instructor, or have some other type of content and want to have the highlights available on Brain Bump? We’re adding new content every month. Fill out this quick form (30 seconds) and we’ll be in touch. APPLY NOW