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People use Twitter to share all types of information, including online articles. Many people on the network search for these articles to get informative sources on a particular trending topic. But like many online articles, the ones shared are lengthy. Here to provide you with a summary of those articles is an app called Skimzee.

summaries of articles

Skimzee is a free to use web service that provides you with summaries of the articles shared on Twitter. All you have to is type in your query and the app searches for relevant tweets. You can right click on any URLs in the results and choose to view their summary. The left pane is then loaded with a summary of that article in the form of major points discussed.


The app also offers a bookmarklet and a Google Chrome extension that lets you view summaries of any online article even if it is outside Twitter.


  • A user-friendly web service.
  • Summarizes online articles.
  • Lets you search Twitter for tweets relevant to your query.
  • Offers bookmarklet and Chrome extension.

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  1. Don Keir
    September 21, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Apart from Twitter, Skimzee also searches and summarizes links from news articles, YouTube videos and Wikipedia entries - just left-click on a link for the pop-up menu.