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1. insert, paste or download your text, 2. pick the way you want to summarize, 3. adjust your summary length, 4. get your summary in seconds.

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Keeping up with the latest research is tough. Millions of new research articles are published each year. Then there’s reports, white papers and company documents. Your usual research tools can find the most recent or influential ones, but you still have hundreds of papers on your desktop – and no time to read them. Skimming the abstract doesn’t give you enough insight into how important a paper could be to your work.

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Scholarcy helps you to speed-read the article, follow the arguments and take away the main points in minutes. And if you’re looking for referenced article – they’re only a click away.

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Text Summarizer

A text summarizer is an online tool that wraps up a text to a specified short length. It condenses a long article to main points. The need for text summarizers is increasing day by day, because of time constraints.

People are looking for shortcut methods to learn ideas in lesser time. Even text summarizers are helping them to decide whether a book, a research paper, or an article is worth reading or not. 

Oxford defines summary as:

“ a short statement that gives only the main points of something, not the details. ”

Approaches in auto summarization:

Mainly two approaches have been developed over time for summarizing a long text into a shorter one.

Extraction Summarization:

This approach entails the method to extract keywords and phrases from sentences and then joining them to produce a compact meaningful summary.

Abstractive Summarization:

In this summary generator, algorithms are developed in such a way to reproduce a long text into a shorter one by NLP. It retains its meaning but changes the structure of sentences.

How does this text summarizer work?

Trained by machine learning, text summarizer uses the concept of abstractive summarization to summarize a book, an article, or a research paper. 

This summarize tool uses NLP to create novel sentences and generates a summary in which the main idea remains intact. It is an advanced-level tool that uses AI for its work. Therefore, the summary produced by this article summarizer tool appears to be flawless and inflow.

How to use our text summarizer?

Our summarizing tool is the best because it is simple to use and efficient also.

  • Insert the text (article, research paper, book extract) into the text area.
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  • You can also toggle other features by selecting show bullets, best line, ranked base, and summary length.

Important features of this text summarizer:

The features that give this text summarizer an advantage over others are given below.

Control summarization:

This is the best feature of this summary tool because it gives you the freedom to choose the length of your summarized text.

It depends upon the circumstances, sometimes you want to create a long summary and sometimes a shorter one is enough. This summary generator tool gives you the choice to summarize your text according to your needs.

Bullet points formation:

When you want to analyze your text, you can use our text summarizer to create bullet points. This summarizer tool can help you in creating PowerPoint slides and presentations. 

Rating of the text:

It’s a full-pack feature that gives you the whole ranking of your text. This summary maker provides the best line, best sentence, and general ranking of your text according to its optimization.

Free usage:

Our text summarizer has free usage and can be used whenever it is needed. You can instantly use it without giving any login.

Users of text summarizer:

A text summarizer helps students to condense difficult concepts by summarizing them. They get the know-how of complex articles and books. Moreover, manual summarizing can be very time-consuming. They use a text summarizer to solve their assignments in lesser time.


Journalists can get help from our text summarizer as they have to communicate an incident or an event. Giving thorough news is not valuable as compared to quick headliners. So, they can use this summarizing tool to inform people about daily happenings.

Writers often have to face the difficulty of creating unique content either blogs or guest posts. They can only produce exceptional content if they know the gist of the whole story.

While getting ideas from different sources, they can use our text summarizer to skim out the necessary information. This information is incorporated into what they are writing.

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⭐ Best Summarizing Tool: the Benefits

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We’re here to offer the whole list of text summarizers in this article. Every tool has a strong algorithm so you won’t have to proofread a lot in order to make the summary look hand-written. The usage of such websites can be productive for your studying as long as you can focus on more important tasks and leave this routine work to online tools.

In this blog post, you’ll also find tips on successful summarizing and proofreading. These are basic skills that you will need for many assignments. To summarize text better, you’ll need to read it critically, spot the main idea, underline the essential points, and so on. As for proofreading, this skill is useful not only to students but also to professional writers.

To summarize a text, a paragraph or even an essay, you can find a lot of tools online. Here we’ll list some of these, including those that allow choose the percent of similarity and define the length of the text you’ll get.

If you’re asked to summarize some article or paragraph in your own words, one of these summary makers can become significant for getting fast results. Their user-friendly design and accurate algorithms play an important role in the summary development.

1. Summarize Bot

Summarize Bot is an easy-to-use and ad-free software for fast and accurate summary creation in our list. With its help, you can save your time for research by compressing texts. The summary maker shows the reading time, which it saves for you, and other useful statistics. To summarize any text, you should only send the message in Facebook or add the bot to Slack. The app works with various file types: including PDF, mp3, DOC, TXT, jpg, etc., and supports almost every language.

The only drawback is the absence of web version. If you don’t have a Facebook account and don’t want to install Slack, you won’t be able to enjoy this app’s features.

SMMRY has everything you need for a perfect summary—easy to use design, lots of features, and advanced settings (URL usage). If you look for a web service that changes the wording, this one would never disappoint you.

SMMRY allows you to summarize the text not only by copy-pasting but also with the file uploading or URL inserting. The last one is especially interesting. With this option, you don’t have to edit an article in any way. Just put the URL into the field and get the result. The tool is ad-free and doesn’t require registration.

Jasper is an AI-powered summary generator. It creates unique, plagiarism-free summaries, so it’s a perfect option for those who don’t want to change the wording on their own.

When using this tool, you can summarize a text of up to 12,000 characters (roughly 2,000-3,000 words) in more than 30 languages. Although Jasper doesn’t have a free plan, it offers a 7-day free trial to let you see whether this tool meets your needs.

4. Quillbot

Quillbot offers many tools for students and writers, and summarizer is one of them. With this tool, you can customize your summary length and choose between two modes: paragraph and key sentences. The former presents a summary as a coherent paragraph, while the latter gives you key ideas of the text in the form of bullet points.

What is great about Quillbot is that you can use it for free. However, there’s a limitation: you can only summarize a text of up to 1,200 words on a free plan. A premium plan extends this limit to 6,000 words. In addition, you don’t need to register to use Quillbot summarizer; just input your text and get the result.

5. TLDR This

TLDR This is a summary generator that can help you quickly summarize long text. You can paste your paper directly into the tool or provide it with a URL of the article you want to shorten.

With a free plan, you have unlimited attempts to summarize texts in the form of key sentences. TLDR This also provides advanced AI summaries, but you have only 10 of these on a free plan. To get more of them, you have to go premium, which starts at $4 per month.

HIX.AI summarizer is an AI-powered tool that can help you summarize texts of up to 10,000 characters. If you use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, HIX.AI has a convenient extension for you.

You can use the tool for free to check 1,000 words per week. Along with this, you get access to over 120 other AI-powered tools to help you with your writing tasks. These include essay checker, essay rewriter, essay topic generator, and many others. With a premium plan, which starts at $19.99 a month billed yearly, you also get access to GPT-4 and other advanced features.

7. Scholarcy

Scholarcy is one of the best tools for summarizing academic articles. It presents summaries in the form of flashcards, which can be downloaded as Word, PowerPoint, or Markdown files.

This tool has some outstanding features for students and researchers. For example, it creates a referenced summary, which makes it easier for you to cite the information correctly in your paper. In addition, it can find the references from the summarized article and provide you with open-access links to them. The tool can also extract tables and figures from the text and let you download them as Excel files.

Unregistered users can summarize one article per day. With a free registered account, you can make 3 summary flashcards a day. Moreover, Scholarcy offers free Chrome, Edge, and Firefox extensions that allow you to summarize short and medium-sized articles.

Frase is an AI-powered summary generator that is available for free. The tool can summarize texts of up to 600-700 words. Therefore, it’s good if you want to, say, summarize the main points of your short essay or blog post to write a conclusion. However, if you need summaries of long research articles, you should choose another option.

This summary generator allows you to adjust the level of creativity, meaning that you can generate original, plagiarism-free summaries. Frase also has lots of extra features for SEO and project management, which makes it a good option for website content creators.

9. Resoomer

Resoomer is another paraphrasing and summarizing tool that works with several languages. You’re free to use the app in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

This online tool may be considered as one of the best text summarizers in IvyPanda ranking, because it allows performing many custom settings. For example, you can click to Manual and set the size of the summary (in percent or words). You can also set the number of keywords for the tool to focus on.

Among its drawbacks, we would mention that the software works only with argumentative texts and won’t reword other types correctly. Also, free version contains lots of ads and does not allow its users to import files. The premium subscription costs 4.90€ per month or 39.90€/year.

10. Summarizer

Summarizer is another good way to summarize any article you read online. This simple Chrome extension will provide you with a summary within a couple of clicks. Install the add-on, open the article or select the piece of text you want to summarize and click the button “Summarize”.

The software processes various texts in your browser, including long PDF articles. The result of summarizing has only 7% of the original article. This app is great for all who don’t want to read long publications. However, it doesn’t allow you to import file or download the result.

11. Summary Generator

The last article and essay Summary Generator in our list which can be helpful for your experience in college or university. This is free open software everyone can use.

The tool has only two buttons—one to summarize the document and the other to clear the field. With this software, you’ll get a brief summary based on your text. You don’t have to register there to get your document shortened.

Speaking about drawbacks of the website, we would mention too many ads and no options to summarize a URL or document, set up the length of the result and export it to the popular file types.

These were the best online summarizing tools to deal with the task effectively. We hope some of them became your favorite summarizers, and you’ll use them often in the future.

Not sure if a summarizer will work for your paper? Check out this short tutorial on how the text summarizing tool can come in handy for essay writing.

🤔 Techniques & Tools to Summarize without Plagiarizing

Of course, there are times when you can’t depend on online tools. For example, you may be restricted to use them in a class or maybe you have to highlight some specific paragraphs and customizing the tool’s settings would take more time and efforts than summary writing itself.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to summarize a long article, essay, research paper, report, or a book chapter with the help of helpful tips, a logical approach, and a little bit of creativity.

Here are some methods to let you create a fantastic summary.

  • Know your goal. To choose the right route to your goal, you need to understand it perfectly. Why should you summarize the text? What is its style: scientific or publicistic? Who is the author? Where was the article published? There are many significant questions that can help to adapt your text better. Develop a short interview to use during the summary writing. Include all the important information on where you need to post the text and for what purpose.
  • Thorough reading. To systemize your thoughts about the text, it’s significant to investigate it in detail. Read the text two or more times to grasp the basic ideas of the article and understand its goals and motives. Give yourself all the time you need to process the text. Often we need a couple of hours to extract the right results from the study or learn to paraphrase the text properly.
  • Highlight the main idea. When writing a summary, you bear a responsibility for the author. Not only you have to extract the significant idea of the text but to paraphrase it correctly. It’s important not to misrepresent any of the author’s conclusions in your summary. That’s why you should find the main idea and make sure, you can paraphrase it without a loss of meaning. If possible, read a couple of professional reviews of a targeted book chapter or article. It can help you to analyze the text better.
  • Mark the arguments. The process of summarizing is always easier if you have a marker to highlight important details in the text. If you don’t have a printed text, there’s always Microsoft Word to use a highlight tool on the paper. Try to mark all arguments, statistics, and facts in the text to represent them in your summary. This information will turn into key elements of the summary you’ll create, so keep attention on what you highlight exactly.
  • Take care of plagiarism. Before you start writing, learn what percent of originality should you aim at. Various projects have different requirements. And they determine how many efforts you should put into writing to get a perfect summary your teacher will like. Depending on the percent of originality, build a plan for your short text. Allow yourself copy as much information as allowed to save your time.
  • Build a structure. With the help of key elements, which you’ve highlighted in the text, it’s possible to create a powerful structure including all the interesting facts and arguments. Develop an outline according to a basic structure – introduction, body, and conclusion. Even if your summary is extremely short, the main idea should sound in both the first and last sentences.
  • Write a draft. If you’re not a professional writer, it can be extremely difficult to develop a text with the correct word count on the first try. We advise you to develop a general text firstly – include all the information without controlling the number of sentences.
  • Cut out the unnecessary parts. On this step, you should edit the draft and eliminate the unnecessary parts. Keep in mind, the number of sentences your summary must contain. Make sure the main point is fully represented in the text. You can cut out any sentence except those concluding the significant arguments.
  • Wordiness – you should delete unnecessary words, which make it difficult to understand the text
  • Common mistakes – mistakes made in academic papers are basically the same, so it’s helpful to have an article like this one when you’re proofreading
  • Appropriate terminology – for each topic, there’s a list of the terminology you can use
  • Facts and statistics – you can accidently write a wrong year or percent, make sure to avoid these mistakes
  • Quotes – every quote should be written correctly and have a link to its source.

📝 How to Proofread the Summarized Text?

Now, when you know how to summarize an article, it’s time to edit your text whether it’s your own writing or a summary generator’s results.

In this chapter, you’ll see the basic ways to proofread any type of text: academic paper (essay, research paper, etc.), article, letter, book’s chapter, and so on.

  • Proofread your summary. Are there times when you can’t remember an appropriate synonym? Then you should use Thesaurus and analogous services from time to time. They can expand your vocabulary a lot and help to find the right words even in the most challenging situations.
  • Pay attention to easily confused words. It’s especially significant if you edit a nonfiction text – there’s a number of words people often confuse without even realizing. English Oxford Living Dictionaries have a list of these word pairs so you won’t miss any.
  • Proofread one type of mistakes at a time. To edit a paper properly don’t split your attention to grammar and punctuation—this way you can miss dozens of mistakes. To get more accurate results, read the first time to edit the style, the second to eliminate grammar mistakes, and the third to proofread punctuation. Take as many times as you need to concentrate on each type.
  • Take a rest from your paper. If you use an online summarizing tool, you can skip this step. But if you’ve been writing a paper for several hours and now trying to edit it without taking a break, it may be a bad idea. Why? Because without a fresh pair of eyes there’s a great possibility not to spot even obvious mistakes. Give yourself some time to slightly forget the text—go for a walk or call a friend, and then return to work as a new person.
  • Hire a proofreader. If you need to get perfect results, think about hiring a professional. Skills and qualification, which they have, guarantee a perfect text without any mistakes or style issues. Once you find a proofreader, you can optimize your work perfectly. Search for specialists on freelance websites like UpWork — it’s comfortable and safe to use. Of course, there’s one flaw you should think about—hiring a pro is expensive. So, everyone should decide on their own whether they need to spend this money or not.
  • Switch your paper with a friend. If you can’t afford a professional editor, there’s a less expensive option—ask a friend to look through your paper and proofread theirs in return. Make sure, you both make manual editing, not just check it with Microsoft Office or analogous software. Although there are great grammar tools, they still can’t spot many mistakes obvious to a human.
  • Use grammar checking tools. We recommend you not to depend on multiple grammar tools. But the assistance it can offer is irreplaceable. Start your proofreading by scanning your text with Grammarly or an analogous tool. The service detects many types of errors including confusing words’ pairs, punctuation, misspellings, wordiness, incorrect word order, unfinished sentences, and so on. Of course, you should never correct the mistakes without thinking on every specific issue. Tools not only miss a lot of mistakes but they also can be wrong about your errors.
  • Read aloud. It’s amazing how different the written text can sound when read aloud. If you practice this proofreading method, you know that many mistakes can be spotted if you actually pronounce the text. Why does it happen? People understand information better if they perceive it with the help of different senses. You can use this trick even in learning— memorize the materials with the help of reading, listening, and speaking.

These tips are developed to help students proofread their papers easily. We hope this chapter and the post itself create a helpful guide on how to summarize an article.

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Top 10 Article Summary Generators with AI

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Imagine you have a few hours left to submit your assignment or report, and you still have to read multiple documents and research papers. You feel overwhelmed to read the entire piece, digest the core idea, and ensure everything is submitted on time. 

Fortunately, the AI article summary generator is there to help. These text summarizers read the text, understand the concepts, and write a shorter version. I've been experimenting with article summary generators for a while to condense documents, articles, blogs, research papers, and PDFs. 

After in-depth research and testing dozens of tools, I've compiled a list of the top 10 article summary generators powered by AI. In this guide, I'll cover their pros, cons, pricing, and other details so you can quickly choose the best summarizer. 

What is an Article Summary? 

An article summary means condensing the lengthy information into smaller versions, ensuring the main idea of the content remains intact. It omits sentences and phrases that do not disturb the underlying message. 

Most AI summary generators work on the idea to condense the original text and present the summary in a readable manner. Not only will this help readers skim through the lengthy content, but it will also assist students in digesting concise information. 

While there are free summarizers with basic features, many paid AI tools go beyond summary generation. They help you with other tasks, including paraphrasing, identifying plagiarism, and translating the summary into other languages. 

What to Consider in Choosing Article Summary Generators? 

Whether planning to summarize a long article or just a few paragraphs, you can find a lot with a Google search of the 'best summary generators.' This will give you a million plus results, making it cumbersome to choose the feature-rich and affordable summarizer. 

So, how do you choose the best article summary generator from millions of available tools? Fret not; this section will reveal a few factors you must consider to select the AI tool that aligns with your needs. 

High Flexibility: Not every AI summary generator can effectively summarize articles in short and long versions. That's why it's better to choose a flexible tool that lets you specify the summary length. 

Quality Output: Next, you'll need to select an article summarizer that provides relevant and quality results. The tool should be capable of reading and understanding the context in which words are used. 

Multilingual: Any free or paid summary generator would work great to generate English summaries. However, you'll need to choose a multi-language supporting tool to summarize the text in a language other than English. 

Support URL: Sometimes, you'll want to generate a web page summary. In this case, a generator that supports URLs is far better than copying and pasting the entire page. 

List of the Best Article Summary Generators 

There's no question that the best AI article summary generators can help you with quality summaries. However, you'll need to understand your specific requirements to choose the best tool. 

I have spent 36+ hours trying and testing multiple generic and news article summary generators to shortlist the 10 best ones. 

#1 QuillBot — Best Overall Article Summarizer 

QuillBot article summarizer tool

If you're looking for a free tool to quickly summarize articles down to the main points, QuillBot is the way to go. It's a web-based translating tool that helps you condense all the information and drive the article's core idea. 

The tool uses AI-based algorithms and natural language processing (NLP) to maintain the original context while summarizing articles. One thing I loved about the AI tool is its two modes — Paragraphs and Key Sentences, which let you define the summary format. 

Key Features 

Paragraph Mode: This option helps you summarize the text in paragraph format. You can use the summary length slider to manage its length. 

Key Sentences Mode: This feature provides a bullet-point list of all the critical sentences. You can change the number of bullets in the output using the summary length slider. 

Additional Tools: QuillBot has in-built paraphrasing, plagiarism-checker, and grammar-checker tool to improve your summary. 

QuillBot summarizer lets you copy-paste the text or upload the file from your computer. 

The tool also highlights the sentences being used in the summary. 

You can pick the keywords to generate summaries of a specific theme. 

Sometimes, there are some errors in the summarized text. 

The free plan offers limited words for a summary. 

QuillBot does not offer AI content detection. 

Summarizing Example 

QuillBot summarizing example

Premium Plans

Monthly Plan: $9.95 per month 

Semi-Annual Plan: $6.66 per month 

Annual Plan: $4.17 per month 

QuillBot pricing and plans

#2 Scholarcy — Best for Summarizing Research Papers

Scholarcy research paper summarizer

Scholarcy is another popular text summarizing tool available on the market. You can copy and paste your article's content or upload a document from your device. One thing that differentiates Scholarcy from other article summary generators is the 'Summary Flashcard.' 

The flashcard-like format ensures the information is neatly organized under different sections, like key concepts, highlights, summaries, and abstracts. Additionally, you can enter an open-access URL or DOI to summarize any published page. 

Interactive Flashcard Format : The unique interactive format summarizes the article in different categories to provide quick access to information. 

Comparative Analysis: The feature lets you quickly see how a study compares to earlier research. 

Import Options: Scholarcy lets you download and import your flashcard into your favorite knowledge management tools, like Roam, Notion, and Obsidian. 

Scholarcy has a modern interface, making it easy to use. 

The information is summarized in an easy-to-access and concise manner. 

You can conveniently summarize an article via URL, upload a file, or paste the text. 

You'll need to sign up with an account to use the free version of Scholarcy. 

It only lets you summarize three articles for free. 

The export function is only available with a paid plan. 

Scholarcy article summary generator

Monthly Subscription: $9.99 per month 

Yearly Subscription: $90 per year 

Scholarcy plans and pricing

#3 TLDR This — Best Summary Generator for Technical Content 

TLDR This article summary generator free

Whether you're a technical content writer, an avid reader, or a researcher, TLDR This can help you eliminate information overload. The article summary generator free can transform articles in a concise and easy-to-digest manner. 

The highly user-friendly tool lets you create AI-generated advanced summaries with a few clicks. All you need to do is simply paste the article link under the 'Enter Article URL' section or the text under 'Paste Article Text' to generate advanced summaries. 

Summary Length Customization: With TLDR This, you can customize the summary from short/concise to detailed/section-wise. 

Keyword Detection: The AI tool lists the important keywords of the article, so you don't have to manually find them. 

AI (Human-Like) Summaries: TLDR This's paid version lets users create advanced human-like summaries. 

Chrome and Firefox browser extensions let you summarize any webpage in a single click. 

The article summary generator extracts the title, reading time, author and date information, related images, etc., in one place. 

It eliminates ads, graphics, pop-ups, and other online distractions to promote focused reading. 

You'll need to sign up to get advanced human-like summaries. 

The summary history feature is only available to paid users. 

You'll get priority customer support only in the expensive professional plan. 

TLDR This summarizing example

Starter Plan: $4.99 per month 

Professional Plan: $9.99 per month 

Business Plan: $19.99 per month 

TLDR This pricing and plans

#4 SMMRY — Best for Long Articles 

SMMRY summary generator

SMMRY is one of the most popular and free AI-based article summarizers online. You can summarize as much as you want without limits or upfront payment. 

The tool has a clutter-free UI (user interface) that suits beginners and professionals. 

One feature that makes SMMRY a great choice is the customization process. You can modify the summary to focus on a specific topic or theme. 

Heat Map: SMMRY colors the sentences by importance. For instance, the most important sentences are colored red, whereas the least important are yellow. 

Free API: The free API lets you generate 100 inquiries per day.

Remove Unnecessary Text: The AI algorithm of SMMRY shortens the article by removing transition phrases, unnecessary clauses, and excessive examples. 

You can change the sentence length of the summary from 1 to 99. 

It has an easy-to-use design with a lot of features. 

You can copy-paste the text, upload the file, or insert the URL. 

Sometimes headers are retained in the generated summary. 

It might be inaccurate at times. 

It does not have in-built plagiarism and grammar checkers. 

Summarizing Example

SMMRY summarizing example

Free Forever Plan 

#5 Resoomer — Best for Argumentative Texts 

Resoomer argumentative article summary generator

If you want an argumentative article summary generator tool, then Resoomer is ideal. Resoomer helps you summarize by copy-pasting the text or the URL of your article. 

The AI tool is suitable for condensing essential ideas and facts in documents in 1 click. In addition to text-based inputs, the paid plan lets you summarize YouTube courses and lectures in multilingual languages. 

However, it shows a lot of ads that can be frustrating at times. The user interface can be bulky, making it more complicated. 

Multilingual Support: Resoomer supports multiple languages, including English, Indonesian, German, Spanish, and more. 

Summary Modes: It offers various modes, including assisted, automatic, manual, optimized, and text analysis. 

Direct Share : You can export the summarized content to social media channels, like Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. 

You can summarize, translate, and rewrite the content in one place. 

It is a free tool with no character limit, so you don't have to spend money to start. 

You can separate keywords or topics in the summarized text. 

The user interface of Resoomer is bulky and full of ads. 

There is no character limit for summarizing, but it may not suit lengthy PDFs. 

You can translate by selecting a file and importing an image or YouTube video . However, it has less accuracy. 

Resoomer summarizing example

Paid Plan: $10.83 per month 

Resoomer plans and pricing

#6 PrepostSEO Summarizing Tool — Best for Short-Form Articles 

PrepostSEO AI summarizing tool

The summarizing tool is an AI-based text summary generator that gives you an overview of the whole context. Imagine you've to read a 1000-word article but are running short of time. In this case, PrepostSEO summarizing tool comes to save the day. 

This journal article summary generator enables you to make your headlines short and impressive. For instance, if you're a journalist , you can ask PrepostSEO's summarizing tool to cover the full-day event in a few paragraphs. 

Sentence Length: You can generate summaries either by defining words or percentages. 

Supports Multiple Languages: This option lets you summarize text in over 10 languages. 

Show Bullets/Sentences: PrepostSEO's summarizing tool helps you convert the translated text into bullet points or sentences. 

The summarizing tool uses informative sentences to generate a summary and automatically proofreads the writing. 

The AI algorithm gives sentences a score based on accuracy, optimization, word selection, and structure. 

It allows you to summarize 2500 words at once. 

PrepostSEO might not be suitable if you want to summarize articles longer than 2500 words. 

You cannot import audio or videos. 

The AI summarizer option can condense only 1500 words at a time. 

PrepostSEO summarizing example

Basic Plan: $10 per month 

Standard Plan: $20 per month 

Company Plan: $45 per month 

PrepostSEO plans and pricing

#7 Summarizer — Best Summary Generator with No Limits 

Summarizer AI tool

I've recently tried Summarizer to rewrite information into shorter versions and found it decent. This free summarizer tool has no word or daily limit, allowing you to summarize as much text as you want. 

Summarizer promises 100% data safety and privacy. That means the tool does not store any of the user's data. In addition, the AI tool lets you control summary length so you can modify the final output per your needs. 

Set Summary Length: The summarizer tool helps you manually set the summary length using the scroll bar. 

Show Bullet Points: You can click the 'Show Bullets' button to generate a summary in bullet points. 

Supports Multiple Languages: With Summarizer, you can get summaries in 6 different languages. 

Summarizer's 'Best Line' option works by crawling the entire text and writing the best lines. 

The advanced AI techniques extract the key sentences and phrases. 

You can download the summarized file in .docx format. 

The tool's interface has a lot of ads. 

It only supports summarization of file types like .txt, .pdf, and .docx. 

It lacks certain advanced features like plagiarism checkers. 

Summarizer summarizing example

#8 Sassbook — Best for Long Research Papers 

Sassbook summarizer for research papers

If you're looking for an advanced AI summarizer tool, you can never go wrong with Sassbook . It lets you summarize around 2.5 pages or 6250 characters for free. 

However, if you switch to a paid plan, you can condense research papers up to 20 pages or 50,000 characters, which is quite impressive. 

Unlike other article summary generators, Sassbook configures AI summaries based on method and target size. For instance, it allows you to summarize the text in an abstractive (human-like text) or extractive (AI-like text) tone. 

Set Target Size: With the Sassbook research article summary generator , you can summarize the text into small, best, verbose, and custom formats. 

Developer API: This ensures users can fully automate their content summarization workflows using free credits. 

Demo Mode: You can select sample text to summarize and familiarize yourself with the features. 

Sassbook is a modern AI that creates summaries like a human expert. 

You can send your suggestions and feedback in the box provided. 

It can summarize short and large documents effortlessly. 

A few advanced features can only be unlocked with the paid plan. 

Sometimes the tool adds unnecessary verbiage. 

The paid plan can be expensive for some users who do not require the AI tool frequently. 

Sassbook summarizing example

Standard Plan: $39 per month 

Premium Plan: $59 per month 

Sassbook plans and pricing

#9 Rephrase — Best for Basic Summarizing 

Rephrase article summary generator

Suppose you have written a long-form text and want to decrease the length. In this case, you can use Rephrase online summary generator . 

The article summary generator quickly scans the text and produces a shorter output without creative recombination. 

Rephrase's summarizer isn't much recommended to professionals due to lack of creativity. However, it can help you with quick basic summarizing. 

Fastest Summary Generator: You can simply copy-paste the text, and the generator will produce a summary in seconds. 

Supports Multiple Languages : With Rephrase, you can summarize text in English, Italian, Germany, French, Dutch, and more. 

Additional Tools: Rephrase lets you check plagiarism or paraphrase the text in one click. 

Rephrase is suitable if you want to change only the text length. 

It is a free tool with basic features. 

It can summarize essays, research projects, books, etc. 

Although the tool is free, it is basic and lacks advanced options like changing summary length. 

The summary produced is the combination of words from the input text with no originality. 

No word limit is indicated, but the AI tool is a less practical solution for longer text. 

Rephrase summarizing example 

Weekly Plan: $7 per week

Monthly Plan: $20 per month

Annual Plan: $150 per year

Rephrase pricing and plans

#10 Frase — Best for Creative Summary Generation 

Frase creative summary generator

Frase is worth checking out if you want to generate a creative summary for short articles. It's designed to condense the articles with 600-700 words. 

Unlike other free tools with ads on the main interface, Frase offers an ad-free experience. The summary maker uses advanced algorithms to condense the main points efficiently. 

I tested Frase's free summary generator and was impressed with a separate title and section category. The output was of good quality with an affordable basic plan. 

Adjustable Creativity Level: You can adjust the creativity of the output text from 1 to 5. 

Bulleted Output: It quickly generates a summary in bullet points. 

Proprietary AI Model: Instead of depending on GPT-3 or other AI algorithms, Frase uses its proprietary AI model to provide custom features and more flexibility. 

Frase lets you generate high-quality SEO content in minutes. 

Most Frase features are available in the free plan. 

The results are generally accurate and reliable. 

Frase does not provide multi-language support. 

It has limited to no integrations. 

Unlimited summaries are available only in the team plan, which is expensive. 

Frase summarizing example

Solo Plan: $14.99 per month 

Basic Plan: $44.99 per month 

Team Plan: $114.99 per month 

Frase plans and pricing

Top Article Summary Generators: At a Glance 

If you're still manually summarizing your articles, PDFs, or research papers, you are wasting your time and effort. These AI summary generators are designed to help you streamline the summarization task and get quick information. 

Now that I've covered a detailed list of best article summary generators , it's time for a quick overview. 

How to Do a Good Summary of an Article? 

While summarizing an article, you must focus on the main point or the core concept. The primary goal of your summary should be to help the readers understand lengthy text in short. 

Although you can manually summarize the short and long texts, using the AI tool to automate the task is better. Some free article summary generators include QuillBot, Frase, Summarizer, etc. 

What AI can Summarize Research Articles? 

Scholarcy is an AI-powered summary generator that lets you condense complex research papers in a concise and readable format. However, the tool might need help with jargon-heavy and technical documents. Therefore, consider TLDR This to generate quick AI summaries of highly technical documents. 

What is the Best AI Summarizer for PDFs? 

PDFgear Chatbot, in integration with ChatGPT, can summarize PDF files. You can upload one or multiple PDF documents, ask questions, and get an unbiased answer in seconds. 

The best part about the PDF summary generator is that it is free with high privacy. All you need to do is download PDFgear Chatbot on your Windows and Mac, and you are ready to generate offline PDF summaries. 

Key Takeaways 

The world is embracing artificial intelligence, and so should you. Whether you're a student, teacher, or professional writer, these free and paid article summary generators can help you summarize lengthy documents. 

These summarizers will help you get the gist of articles, save time, and improve productivity. If you want a free article summarizer with advanced features, try QuillBot. Or, you can consider TLDR This summarizing tool to generate human-like summaries. 

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12 Best AI Tools to Summarize Articles into Their Bare Essentials

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Writing long articles provides certain advantages. The most notable one is that it allows you to exhaustively cover the essential aspects of a topic. Sadly, not everyone who comes across long posts will have the time or patience to read through them. Many will simply skim through the content to get a general idea of the material or scan through it looking for specific facts. But while these two reading techniques may prove effective in certain scenarios, they might still cause your readers to miss the essence of your article. One way to address these challenges is to summarize the content. Article summaries give your readers an overview of the main points covered in the post. They can then determine whether reading the entire piece is worth their time . However, drafting informative content summaries can be agonizingly time-consuming if done manually. Even if you wrote the article yourself, you’ll still need to give it an in-depth read to pick out the key points. Fortunately, there are certain artificial intelligence (AI) software that promise to condense your content fast, regardless of its length and complexity. Most summary generators work online and can be accessed easily with a laptop or smartphone. Others come with applications that you can download and install on your device. The fact that these programs are powered by artificial intelligence speaks to their remarkable accuracy. Let’s look at the 12 best AI tools to help summarize long content.

1. Summarizer

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Pricing: Free Summarizer is an online artificial intelligence algorithm that condenses your articles while preserving their key points. The tool is designed to summarize content with incredible speeds. It also maintains the original context, giving your readers an accurate preview of what the write-up is all about. You can get your summaries in various lengths and languages. You can also have the summaries in bullets or one lines. Summarizer’s efficiency has much to do with how it operates. When you feed content into the program’s dashboard, it first detects the best sentences from each paragraph. This allows it to understand the article’s essence and context. The tool then proceeds to give an overall score of each selected sentence based on other key parameters, such as length, accuracy, structure, quality, and optimization. That way, it can understand the importance of each line and how it relates contextually with the other sentences in the passage. Finally, the algorithm summarizes the content based on insights gathered from each sentence and paragraph. The text summarizer displays the word count before and after the summarization. This allows you to determine whether you need to trim down the summary further or flesh it a bit. Summarizer also lets you generate summaries for different types of content. These range from essays and blog posts to sales copies, video snippets, and company descriptions, to mention but a few. To use the tool, you’ll need to type your text into the input box or upload a file. Next, verify the reCAPTCHA and then click on the “Summarize Now” button. Once your summary has been generated, you can click on the “Download” button to download it in .docx format or copy and paste it anywhere you like. Lastly, click on the “Clear” button to start a new session.

2. QuillBot

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Pricing: Premium plans start from $4.17/month (if billed annually); a free version also available QuillBot’s Summarize is an AI-powered algorithm that summarizes articles and documents instantly without losing their original meaning. The algorithm uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to find important details in a text and then condenses the passage based on this information. There are two ways to summarize your passages using QuillBot’s Summarize. The first is by using the Key Sentences feature which lists the most important points in bullet points. You can determine the number of bullets to get from each summary by simply adjusting the summary length slider. The next feature is the Paragraph Mode which displays the summary in a unique paragraph. This function also lets you control how long the paragraph is by using the summary length slider. QuillBot will give you the word counts for both the original document and the summarized piece. The tool is a top recommendation for busy professionals who need to generate insightful reports or document summaries quickly. It comes with advanced editing features that can help you improve your writing quality. These include a spellchecker, a grammar checker, and a vocabulary builder. There’s a plagiarism checker too. So, you can rest assured that all generated summaries are original. But unlike Summarizer that’s 100% free, QuillBot’s Summarize comes with both free and premium plans. The cheapest paid bundle begins from $4.17/month if billed annually. It goes without saying that the full extent of this program’s features will depend on the package you subscribe to.


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Pricing: Paid plans start from $7/week; a free limited-feature plan available A quick peek into this text summarizer’s pricing plans reveals that there are no free bundles. However, there’s a free limited-feature basic plan that you can enjoy before opting into the premium packages, the most affordable of which starts from $7 per month. While that may sound costly for an article summarizer, there are numerous reasons to subscribe to Paraphraser’s monthly subscription fees. First, this tool summarizes your documents to your preferred length. It can condense any write-up, including articles, research papers, and books. The program relies on the concept of abstractive summarizer, which entails using the NLP technology to generate quick summaries while keeping the general idea intact. Paraphraser is easy to use too. Simply insert the text into the text area or upload a file into the dashboard. Then, click on the “Summarize” button to generate a condensed copy. You can also play around with other features, such as selecting Show Bullets, Ranked Base, Best Line, and Summary Length. Paraphraser supports eight different languages, including French, Spanish, Indonesian, German, and Turkish. The tool was developed for different clientele, such as students, journalists, article writers, and copywriters. It also provides instant results regardless of the word count. You even get to choose from different rephrasing modes, including Fluency, Standard, Creative, and Smarter. The incorporation of a plagiarism checker ensures that all deliveries are 100% unique.

4. Summarizing Tool

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Pricing: Free Summarizing Tool is a 100% free online platform that provides unlimited text summarization in eight different languages. The program uses advanced artificial intelligence technology to generate accurate and precise summaries without altering the meaning of the original article. It picks important notes from every input and combines them into a coherent summary. This tool provides versatile results too. You can choose to have your summaries in bullet points, general paragraphs, or best lines. Summarizing Tool makes light work of the often-tedious process of text condensation. The software abridges documents of any length within no time. It’s one of the few article summarizers that come with both an Article Rewriter and Plagiarism Checker tool. You can use the rewriter tool to paraphrase your content before or after condensing it, while keeping the main idea intact. The plagiarism checker stealthily trawls each sentence to ensure none of it is imported directly from the internet. To use Summarizing Tool, copy-paste text into the Input Box or upload a file from your device’s library, One Drive, or Google Drive. The program supports files in any format. Next, you’ll need to set the length from the Range Slider and then click on the Submit button to generate a summary. The generated copy will appear in the output section. You can download it directly to your device or copy-paste it anywhere you like.

5. TLDR This

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Pricing: Premium plans start from $4.00/month; a free version also available TLDR This is a text summarizer designed with speed and efficiency in mind. The software’s developers understand that you sometimes need to condense lengthy reports or papers into their essence without losing the gist. As such, they came up with an AI-driven program that lets you abridge write-ups instantly without breaking a sweat. TLDR This quickly reads every input to extract the most important details out of it. The tool zeroes in on the most relevant points from the document while filtering out generalities, flowery language, weak arguments, and unfounded speculations. It then displays a concise output that only features the crux of the article. There are tons of features that you can unlock to tweak your article summaries for the right audience. The most notable one is a Keyword Detection function which provides insights on the content’s SEO-friendliness. Many article summary generators are notorious for displaying intrusive ads that may slow down your sessions. However, it’s assuring to know that TLDR This is distraction-free. The platform eliminates all manner of online distractions, including ads, pop-ups, and graphics. That can make a huge difference in terms of enhancing your mental focus while reading the text summaries. As one of the most user-friendly article summary generators, TLDR This can benefit anyone who needs to have their content condensed. Its primary target clients include freelance writers, students, teachers, and journalists. You only need an internet-enabled device and stable Wi-Fi to access the program’s webpage. The tool also functions as a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, which further speaks to its accessibility.

6. Paraphrase Tool

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Pricing: Plans start from $7.99/month; a free version also available The name of this tool suggests that it operates exclusively as a document paraphraser. However, the program is also widely known for its impressive article summarization capabilities. Paraphrase Tool leverages the latest AI technology to effectively convert long-form texts into their shorter versions. The program doesn’t lose the meaning or context of the original document. Every output captures the gist of the original article and your readers will immediately have a general idea of the write-up without needing to skim or scan through it. The tool also restructures and simplifies complex sentences, making it comprehensible for readers of different literacy levels. As with any reliable online article summarizer, Paraphrase Tool implements an intuitive dashboard. You don’t need to sign up for an account to use the program. Simply type or copy-paste a text into the input field, or upload a file straight from your device. You can also try a sample text for a sneak preview of how the tool works before trying it out using your own articles. Paraphrase Tool is available in over 50 languages. The free plan supports text summarization in up to 3,000 characters. However, note that Paraphrase Tool’s free package only supports article summarization. You’ll need to subscribe to the premium bundles if you wish to unlock the application’s most outstanding feature – text paraphrasing.

7. Scholarcy

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Pricing: Premium plans start from $9.99/month; a free trial version available If you’re looking for the best online article summarizer for scholars and academicians, then Scholarcy is the perfect tool for you. But as you shall find, this application can suit pretty much anyone who needs to have their documents trimmed. That includes marketing managers trying to generate condensed sales copies, freelance writers looking to shorten their lengthy articles, etc. Scholarcy carefully reads every input you feed into it. It then quickly breaks down the document into bite-sized sections, assigning each section key information from the original text. Some of the insights you can get using this tool include the main findings of a study, study participants, limitations of the study, and data analyses. According to Scholarcy’s developer, the tool can reduce the time taken to manually appraise a study by over 70%. The software creates your summaries in Word Doc or PDF formats. It also lets you auto-generate links to open-access versions of cited sources, which you can configure to extract the figures, tables, and images in the summarized text. Scholarcy has also proven effective at synthesizing research papers or articles with lots of text density into easily comprehensible copies. The tool comes with a browser extension for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Its Chrome and Edge plugin integrates seamlessly with numerous open-access repositories like OSF Preprints, arXiv, and biorXiv, as well as its own Scholarcy Library.

8. Resoomer

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Pricing: Premium plans start from €9.90/month; a free version also available Resoomer provides an effortless way to generate document summaries. Like Scholarcy, this platform is especially popular with academic content creators. Resoomer receives your text input and then trawls it to pick out the main points. It achieves that by gathering key ideas and phrases from the original document. Once grouped together, the software can quickly identify the most critical points in these phrases and construct a relationship between them. It then condenses the phrases by removing unnecessary words. But Resoomer doesn’t just abridge your documents. The platform’s web page is also designed to boost your understanding of academic papers by distilling complex ideas into concise summaries. These capabilities can be especially useful for budding writers. Resoomer is also easy to use. Simply copy-paste text or upload documents into the provided fields and then hit the red “Resoomer” button to get the tool to work. Remember to select your preferred language from the 10+ options available. Once generated, you can export the work in PDF or Word Doc files. There’s also the option of paraphrasing the abridged versions of your article further to make them completely unique. The best part is that Resoomer is 100% free as long as you use it for text summarization. The service also comes with premium plans if you’d like to unlock additional features.

9. Jasper AI

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Pricing: Plans start from $39/month You probably already know Jasper as an AI writing assistant that’s capable of generating different types of content, including blog posts, marketing copies, and product descriptions. The tool can create content from scratch or come up with the next couple of lines depending on how you prompt it. However, Jasper AI has also been making waves in the recent past for its article abridging capabilities. Jasper can be your dependable ally when you need to transform longer write-ups into their condensed versions fast. The tool identifies critical themes in a text and then uses these ideas to generate a concise summary of the entire document. You can generate summaries in split seconds regardless of your original article’s character length. Jasper is capable of whipping article summaries in your preferred lengths too. Simply activate the “commands” feature within a boss mode template to define how long you’d wish the summaries to be. You’ll realize that Jasper is considerably more expensive than most online article summarizers. But that’s because each premium bundle comes with a slew of nifty features besides article summarization. These include a paragraph generator, content improver, sentence expander, company bio, etc. To use Jasper for article summarization, head to the “templates” section and then click “text summarizer” at the bottom of the page. Add your document to the text box and then define the number of outputs required. Note, however, that you’ll need an account to use any of Jasper’s services.

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Pricing: Plans start from £9.99/month Genei may be a less preferable option if you’re looking for an affordable article summarizer. The tool has no free plans and the cheapest premium bundle costs £9.99 (about USD 12.42) per month. That’s despite the fact that, unlike Jasper, this software works primarily as a document shortener. However, the program comes with plenty of redeeming features that make it a go-to article summarizer. First, Genei promises to summarize your documents incredibly fast. The tool quickly reads through articles to extract the main points and then uses the key ideas to generate an abridged version of the document. Summaries include figures, graph, and table extraction. Genei has also earned the trust of various renowned organizations, including Berkeley University, Harvard University, Stanford University, and Oxford University. Students from these institutions continue to heap praises on the software for its superfast speed and intuitive dashboard. And while Genei doesn’t have free plans, it’s great to know that all premium packages include a 14-day free trial. Sign up for an account and test-drive the software for two weeks before committing fully to it. Each premium plan lets you upload an unlimited number of projects. You also get access to cloud-based notes & annotations and Genei’s knowledge base. Other noteworthy features include email & chatbot support, multiple export functionalities, and priority server access.

11. Study Crumb

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Pricing: Customized for other services; free for article summarization Specialization is one of Study Crumb’s key defining features. This tool was developed specifically for students who need help writing academic content. That means it functions primarily as a writing assistant. However, Study Crumb also maintains one of the most efficient document shortener tools, simply known as Summarizer. Using this function, you can reduce any article, paper or essay into its condensed versions in a matter of seconds. Study Crumb levies customized fees on most of its other services. Fortunately, the Summarizer tool is 100% free to use. To use Summarize, you’ll need to head to this website ( and then enter the title of your paper. The title should be a minimum of seven words. Next, feed the text of the paper you wish to abridge into the section below and hit Summarize. Within a few minutes, Study Crumb’s Summarize will display an abridged version of your paper in a detailed report. The report highlights the summary ratio as well as the original character length vis-à-vis the summary length. If you’re satisfied with the results, click “Summarize another text” to clear the summary and start a new session. If you need to shorten the output even further, you can simply copy it and paste it into the new session. And needless to mention, the summaries will be 100% unique each time.


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Pricing: Plans start from $14.99/month for other services; free for article summarization’s Summary Generator is an AI-driven article shortener that quickly analyzes your content for key points and then generates a bulleted summary. The tool is a perfect fit for writers who need to have long-form write-ups condensed into their essence. Summary Generator boasts a user-friendly interface too. The intuitive dashboard makes the article summarization procedure faster and more effective. The tool works pretty much like most article shorteners on this list. You begin by typing or copy-pasting content into the provided field, or uploading a document from your device or the cloud. The software supports input of up to 700 words. After receiving your article, Summary Generator will quickly read the content to get an overview before distilling it into a bulleted summary. You can click on the Copy icon to paste the generated summary into your document or hit Load for more. Article summaries generated using may require minimal editing to fine-tune them to your needs. However, it’s great to know that the tool produces accurate summaries that are free from spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and plagiarism. So, any additional editing will only focus on improving aspects like style or tone. also comes with several features like custom questions and key insights, making it easy to hone in on the information you’re looking for.

These article summarizers can come in handy when you need to distill long documents into their bare essentials. The tools can significantly reduce the time you’d otherwise take manually trimming down content. Besides, most of them are either 100% free or come with generous trial periods.

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When writing a summary, the goal is to compose a concise and objective overview of the original article. The summary should focus only on the article's main ideas and important details that support those ideas.

Guidelines for summarizing an article:

  • State the main ideas.
  • Identify the most important details that support the main ideas.
  • Summarize in your own words.
  • Do not copy phrases or sentences unless they are being used as direct quotations.
  • Express the underlying meaning of the article, but do not critique or analyze.
  • The summary should be about one third the length of the original article. 

Your summary should include:

  • Give an overview of the article, including the title and the name of the author.
  • Provide a thesis statement that states the main idea of the article.
  • Use the body paragraphs to explain the supporting ideas of your thesis statement.
  • One-paragraph summary - one sentence per supporting detail, providing 1-2 examples for each.
  • Multi-paragraph summary - one paragraph per supporting detail, providing 2-3 examples for each.
  • Start each paragraph with a topic sentence.
  • Use transitional words and phrases to connect ideas.
  • Summarize your thesis statement and the underlying meaning of the article.

 Adapted from "Guidelines for Using In-Text Citations in a Summary (or Research Paper)" by Christine Bauer-Ramazani, 2020

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Arc browser’s new AI-powered ‘pinch-to-summarize’ feature is clever, but often misses the mark

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The Browser company’s Arc, a browser focused on a less cluttered web experience , launched a new feature in its mobile app Arc Search that uses AI to summarize web pages. The feature involves a clever “pinching” gesture that shows a neatly formatted summary with main points.

The feature has gotten attention because it presents a new dynamic to interact with AI, but there is also concern that it could impact traffic to news publishers, like ourselves.

We have seen other efforts to look at AI-powered summaries such as Artifact , the shuttered app from Instagram’s co-founders, as well as from tech giants, like Google’s Search Generative Experience’s web page summarizing feature . However, because of its unique user experience and gesture design, Arc’s pinch-to-summarize got people on social media across platforms like Threads and X talking because of the good-looking transition animation.

If you have the new version of Arc Search on iOS, you can now pinch while you’re on a page, and the browser will show you an AI-powered summary with different points.

Maybe my favorite feature we’ve ever shipped: Pinch on any website in the Arc Search app — like you’re pinching 🤏 to zoom out — and we’ll fold it down (origami-style) to summarize the page for you! Feels SO GOOD & saves so much time when people text you links on the go! — Josh Miller (@joshm) February 22, 2024

The gesture is cool to use and look at, because when you pinch a web page, it folds in an origami style while the browser generates a summary, and the transition effect is smooth. And this effect is more satisfying because of subtle haptic cues.

However, in our testing, the AI summaries themselves often miss the mark. For instance, we updated an older story to address the online hoax that Google is discontinuing Gmail rather than just noting that the company is discontinuing Gmail’s basic HTML view. Arc’s summary didn’t catch the important bit referencing the rumors about Gmail shutting down being false, which we had added on top of the story. 

Arc Search showing an article's summary

Image Credits: Screenshot by TechCrunch

There were a few other hiccups, too. When we tried to summarize a recipe page in Hindi, the function didn’t work. We just saw points like prep time, cook time and calorie count without any details about actually making the dish. Other users have also pointed out that the summary feature doesn’t work well with other languages . (We have asked Arc about language support for this feature, and we’ll update with additional information if we hear back.)

On an English-language page for baking chocolate cookies, we got a decent AI-powered summary including ingredients, recipe instructions and additional tips, but we had to scroll down to have those key points included. When we generated the summary without scrolling down, we just got ingredients and cook time as useful points in the summary.

When reading something about the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament’s schedule, the AI summary missed a point about a part of the schedule being released after the dates of the general elections in India were announced.

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When Arc Search tried to summarize Bluesky’s blog about federation , the text felt more robotic, rather than explanatory, and missed some of the points such as moderation, which might be important for users.

The feature generated useful summaries for many articles and pages, but we felt like we had to double-check if there was something missing. As seen in the examples above, AI can miss critical information while summarizing at times, so it is hard to fully rely on these summaries unless the importance of information is trivial. Understandably, this is the first iteration of Arc’s feature, and it also has limited space to fit in all points of the summary.

That said, there is also a problem with AI-powered summary features in other places as well.

Both Perplexity and ChatGPT missed the update about the Gmail hoax in the above-mentioned article. And Gemini gave us a useless summary of the IPL schedule article.

Gemini summary of an IPL schedule article

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There are concerns that Arc’s approach could be harmful to journalism, too — an issue that was raised by several journalists this week , including The Platformer’s Casey Newton, who talked about how Arc’s approach might be harmful to journalism  and the web overall . Ryan Broderick, who publishes The Garbage Day newsletter, wrote a Fast Company column that pointed out that companies building AI-powered search are not thinking about how their approach might affect websites and people’s motivation to contribute to the web.

These are valid concerns, not only for publishers but for news consumers, as well, because if AI misses important points in a summary it might not be reliable to trust the feature for accurate information .

At the moment, Arc Search’s summary feature can’t share these summaries along with embedding the source’s link; at least some people might click to read the whole article. (We asked Arc about the possibility of introducing such a feature and also how it plans to improve the quality of the summaries over time.)

Additionally, Arc updated its “Browse for me” AI-powered search to make the pages generated as search results sharable . Plus, the company made links within those pages clickable so people can visit links or read more. Arc also added incognito mode to the mobile browser, in its recent update.

There is a larger discussion about the value of data for AI and returning that value to content creators . A lot of people might skim over smaller mistakes or omit some details when AI features are fetching answers. However, for the price tag and valuations demanded by AI companies, it needs to be more accurate and reliable.

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Funding at risk for program that helps millions afford internet

A senior staffer for a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee said the goal is to include language in a broader appropriations package that funds the ACP for the remainder of 2024. The House staffer is “cautiously optimistic,” noting the program’s popularity. 

“I have not had a conversation with anybody who was aware of this program and involved in these kinds of issues who [opposed the ACP]. I’ve worked on Capitol Hill for years, and there’s never before been an issue where everyone seems to be on one side,” the aide said. 

The legislation is supported by telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and T-Mobile, as well as the industry’s trade associations and several labor organizations. 

President Joe Biden in October asked Congress for $6 billion to extend the ACP as part of a supplemental funding request. A month later, half of U.S. governors, as well as Puerto Rico’s governor, urged congressional leaders to prevent a funding lapse.

Still, Pallone expressed worry that Republican leadership won’t help get the measure past the finish line.

“We do have Republican support, but we need them to push forward and include this in the appropriations bill,” he said.  

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, who appeared alongside Pallone, said that while the agency is investing in infrastructure to expand broadband access, affordability is just as important.

“We built the largest broadband affordability initiative in our nation’s history. That’s how much of a big deal the Affordable Connectivity Program is,” she said. “And the way I see it is we’ve come just way too far now to go back.”

Households with income at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines, meaning roughly $60,000 annually for a family of four or $29,000 a year for an individual, are eligible.

People may also qualify if they or their children or dependents receive other government assistance, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid or federal housing assistance. 

The Affordable Connectivity Program was authorized for $14.2 billion as part of the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, replacing an earlier broadband affordability program. It’s not the FCC’s only broadband affordability program. An agency website highlights the availability of its Lifeline program for those who can no longer apply or if the ACP expires.

Lifeline was established in 1985 and provides eligible households with a discount of as much as $9.25 per month, and up to $34.25 on tribal lands, on the cost of phone, internet or bundled services. 

Individuals can qualify for Lifeline if their income is 135 percent or less than federal poverty guidelines or if someone in the household participates in certain federal assistance programs. 

A national survey of ACP participants by a market research firm and Comcast underscores the importance of connectivity for those who work from home or who depend greatly on internet access. If the program ends, 65 percent of respondents said they fear losing their jobs, 75 percent said they could lose access to certain health care services and 81 percent worried about their children falling behind in school.

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Meet the Amazon ‘influencers’ making money off everything they own

Amazon’s army of side-hustlers turns to video reviews of kettle bells and rubber duckies for cash.

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When she wasn’t at work or asleep last summer, Heidi Leatherby was filming videos about products sold on Amazon . She made videos about coffee makers and electric fences, tea bags and vitamin supplements, kettlebells and rubber duckies — more than 2,200 in six months.

“I took all lunch hours, all waking hours of my weekend, piling things up I had in the house,” she said. “That was my life this last summer until there was nothing left.”

Leatherby’s videos have appeared next to Amazon listings for an Etch A Sketch, HP printer ink cartridges and Cherry Pie flavor Larabars, among other products. For every Amazon customer who watches her video and buys the product, she earns a commission. Since July, the 41-year-old technology company manager from Montana says she’s made about $14,000.

Leatherby is an “Amazon Influencer,” an increasingly popular side hustle that pays regular people to promote products on the e-commerce website. The program, started in 2017, was initially aimed at driving customers from social media to Amazon’s site. As Amazon continued to recapture online shoppers from sites like Instagram and TikTok, it’s been flooded by applicants looking to take advantage of new features that make it easy for regular people who don’t have big follower counts to make money.

But the program also serves another purpose: Expanding Amazon’s role as a platform where anyone with enough gumption can make some extra cash.

“Whatever your business is, we’d love for you to grow with us,” Amazon says on its website, offering entry points for people looking to sell stuff, publish books, stream video games, deliver packages — or make videos. Many Influencer Program participants are also Amazon sellers, drop shippers and Kindle publishers looking to tap into the site’s massive audience of consumers and ride the tech behemoth’s coattails to wealth and glory.

As the Amazon Influencer Program has grown, thousands have flocked to Facebook and Reddit groups in hopes of learning how to join them. (Amazon declined to say how many influencers have been accepted.) The program has even given rise to a cottage industry of paid courses and private groups where experienced influencers promise to share their secrets. Unlike traditional social media influencers — who attract large followings by making interesting content, which then attracts brand partnerships and other moneymaking opportunities — Amazon influencers need nothing more than a social media account and an Amazon product to review.

Successful influencers say their Amazon earnings help pay for their children’s sports teams and vacation travel or just supplement household income. But how much they earn — and whether they get admitted into the program at all — is largely at the discretion of the platform. The best way to earn more commission is to post more videos, which requires gaining access to more Amazon products — whether bought, borrowed, sent by a seller or otherwise found somewhere out in the wild.

Leatherby’s goal, for example, is to make 8,000 videos, and she’s optimistic. As a self-published Kindle author, she’s passionate about finding ways to connect with the hundreds of millions of people on Amazon “looking for information on the things they buy.”

“If I can figure out how to get ahold of more products,” she said. “I do see myself churning out video after video.”

Would-be influencers apply to Amazon’s program site with a social media account — Instagram, TikTok, YouTube or Facebook. Once accepted, they can start promoting Amazon products to their followers, if they have any. To earn commission from videos posted to Amazon, they have to submit three samples for approval.

Amazon rolled out these “shoppable videos” in 2021. According to its guidelines , they should be genuine “whether an influencer believes a product to be good or bad,” and follow the company’s rules including no copyrighted music and no children without an adult present. Videos chosen to appear on product listings carry the label “Earns Commission,” which Amazon said aligns with Federal Trade Commission disclosure guidelines for influencer marketing.

While Amazon urges its influencers to be honest and informative in their videos, earning commission on sales provides an obvious incentive to offer positive reviews — as is true of almost any social media influencer. Most people say they try to be truthful, but things can get tricky. When California-based influencer Kaitlyn Wiener’s hair got sucked into a free blowdryer, she declined to make a video. “I was like, I can’t say anything good about this,” she told The Washington Post. “I threw it away and they sent me another product to review.”

Amazon spokesperson Maria Boschetti said that the company’s goal is to make it easier for customers to find products they want to buy and that the Influencer Program “enables content creators to make helpful, informative product recommendation content for customers while enjoying rewarding work opportunities.”

“We receive highly positive feedback from customers and creators on the program, and it continues to grow as new creators join and existing creators grow their followings,” she added.

(Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Post.)

‘Amazon is in complete control’

When she first heard about the program through a friend on Facebook, Gina Kuehne, a 37-year-old former Long Island schoolteacher thought an influencer had to have trendy clothes, perfect hair and makeup, a staged house and 100,000 social media followers. But she soon learned that Amazon’s Influencer Program is different.

“I’m a hot-mess mom that barely has on clean clothes, and my hair [is] in a messy bun every day,” said Kuehne, who quit her full-time job, relocated to Houston with her family, and has been making videos since May.

While her children, 7 and 12, are at school, Kuehne is at home using the Amazon app to scan wall art, last season’s Christmas decorations, even snacks in the pantry to see if they’re listed for sale on the site. She has posted hundreds of videos — often filmed in her bedroom closet — promoting scented candles, pickleball paddles and electric toothbrushes.

Kuehne also makes money training other Amazon influencers. For $97, she sells a course to members of a Facebook group called “Redesign Your Money Mindset: Control your chaos to increase your wealth!” that helps “moms who want to make money on THEIR schedules, passively earn extra cash, and enjoy more time with their families.”

You don’t need to take a course to figure out how to make money, she said, but it speeds things up. Amazon said influencer-taught courses on the program, which is free to join, are independent and not approved by Amazon.

What is Amazon’s Influencer Program?

  • Amazon started paying people to promote its products in social media videos in 2017
  • Recently, it also started paying people to make videos posted directly to its site
  • To get into the program, you first have to submit your social media accounts, and then submit three test videos for Amazon’s approval
  • If accepted, influencers earn a commission every time someone watches a video and then buys a product
  • Earnings are highly variable depending on where Amazon places the videos and can change at any time

Wiener, the California influencer, was lucky to get admitted to the program in less than a week last August. By December, her monthly earnings were $1,500, largely from videos of remote-control cars and fancy Lego sets, which sold especially well during the Christmas shopping season. But Wiener, who has also made money selling on Amazon, said she has a “love/hate relationship” with the company.

One of the products Wiener promoted in her application was a hair straightener. As soon her account was approved, Amazon placed the video at the top of the product page, and before long, it was earning her 10 commissions a day. “I was selling so many things right off the bat, I was like, ‘Wow, this is actually working,’” she said.

But after a few months, Wiener’s said that her video “got bumped by someone new” with no warning or explanation. “If I’m selling so many, why would they replace me with someone else?” she asked.

Participants have many theories and strategies for how to make money. Some go after products that don’t have videos yet. Others go after the most expensive or the most popular items. One influencer even built a web extension that helps identify popular Amazon listings with the video feature activated and calculates how much they would earn per sale.

But how Amazon selects videos, chooses whether to place them at the top or bottom of a product page, and decides how long they will be prominently displayed is a total black box, program participants say.

The company said it provides customer service for the program and shares educational materials for influencers through its website. But ultimately, “Amazon is in complete control,” said Kuehne, who doesn’t bother trying to reverse-engineer the company’s algorithms, preferring instead to simply make more videos.

“It’s so fickle, and it changes at an exponential rate,” she said. “To do this the right way, you have to understand that.”

Running out of products

Kelly Saposnick was only approved as an Amazon influencer in October, but she’s already hooked. One of the first videos she posted was of the Tangle Teezer hairbrush.

In one day, “six of those hairbrushes sold,” she said. “The possibilities seem very large to me.”

Saposnick used to sell weight-loss supplements for a multilevel marketing company called Plexus, and she remembers when her dad used to sell water filtration systems for Amway, so hustling is a family business. These days, she involves her three adult sons and their stuff in her Amazon videos: mechanics tools, ski gear, computer equipment. “They’re lined up, ready to go,” she said.

She said she buys all of her and her husband’s clothes on Amazon so she can review them, and she frequently browses Amazon’s Best Sellers page for new purchases. Recently, she agreed to make videos of 30 pairs of shoes an Amazon seller is sending her free; her only hesitation, she said, was where to put them all.

“It’s definitely work,” Saposnick said. But with the money coming in, she doesn’t see herself taking a break anytime soon. “We haven’t run out of products yet.”

Running out of products is a common problem, and it forces influencers to get creative. On a recent visit to her dad’s house in Florida, Saposnick said she made 10 videos of things he owns. Leatherby, the Montana influencer, said she scans grocery-store shelves for items that also are listed on Amazon. And when she visited her in-laws in Hawaii, Leatherby made videos of their deck furniture, their outdoor trash can — even an office chair.

“I am staying here on the Big Island with family, and I have been working out of this spare room in this office for the past week and I cannot tell you how much I love this chair,” she says in the video.

When they run out of other options, some experienced Amazon influencers suggest turning to items in rented Airbnbs or borrowed from people on Facebook Marketplace, influencers said. Amazon’s rules say influencers should have knowledge of the products they’re reviewing, even if they don’t own them.

Some influencers acknowledge pushing the envelope. Morgan Rainey, better known online as Cajun Ventures, often posts videos to Instagram sitting poolside or in a French cafe. She talks about how she grew up in a trailer park but is now a self-employed millionaire thanks to Amazon.

“You won’t believe how much Amazon paid me to review products,” says Rainey, who also sells a $299 “Social Media Growth and Influencing Masterclass” that she says can help anyone attain the same lifestyle.

But in August, Rainey’s account was banned after posting more than 3,600 videos. Though she sometimes posted videos from odd places — in one, she’s reviewing a toilet paper dispenser in a public bathroom — she said the practice does not technically violate Amazon’s rules. In an interview, Rainey acknowledged making mistakes like using copyrighted music and said her account was banned because she forgot to link it to an old Facebook page. Amazon said she violated multiple terms of its operating agreement, including disclosing confidential information.

Getting kicked out of the program and losing all her videos “was like a death in the family a little bit,” Rainey said. “I poured my heart and soul into it. It’s a little dangerous. I did get addicted to reviewing everything.”

These days, Rainey said she and her husband are reviewing products from a new Amazon account where, she said, the videos are made by “employees” whose faces are never shown. Amazon’s rules say participants whose accounts have been banned need “advance authorization” to rejoin the program.

In her courses, Rainey said, she is upfront about the experience of getting banned, using it to teach her students how to avoid the same pitfalls. The course is a success, she said: Her students go on to make an average of about $1,000 a month.

Leatherby said she considered taking Rainey’s course when she was getting started but decided she didn’t need it. As she continues on her journey toward 8,000 videos, she tries not to focus on competition from other influencers: “The time spent worrying about that, I could be using to make more videos.”

In the meantime, Leatherby said she’s figured out how to make videos of items she doesn’t necessarily love. In her video about a vitamin supplement she initially found “revolting,” she describes blending it into a smoothie.

Her title? “Yikes on texture and color. How to fix.”

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The head of the factory making Max jets is leaving the company as it faces scrutiny of an incident that left a hole in a plane’s fuselage in flight.

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By Sydney Ember and Niraj Chokshi

Boeing said on Wednesday that it was shaking up the leadership in its commercial airplanes unit after a harrowing incident last month during which a piece fell off a 737 Max 9 jet in flight.

Ed Clark, the head of Boeing’s 737 Max program, which includes the Max 9, is leaving immediately, Stan Deal, the chief executive of the commercial airplanes unit, said in a memo to employees. Boeing, which also announced other leadership changes, has been under pressure from regulators, airlines and members of Congress to prove that it is committed to making safe planes.

Boeing said recently that it was overhauling its quality control process, including increased inspections at the factory in Renton, Wash., where Mr. Clark oversaw Max production. The leadership changes are the company’s most prominent attempt to show it is holding itself accountable for the Jan. 5 incident that left a fuselage hole in an Alaska Airlines plane.

Mr. Clark took over the Max program in 2021 as the company was accelerating production of the plane, which had been banned from flight worldwide for 20 months after two fatal crashes killed 346 people. Those crashes cost Boeing billions of dollars, damaged its image and attracted more scrutiny of the company from regulators worldwide.

Mr. Deal said on Wednesday that Katie Ringgold, previously in charge of 737 deliveries, would take over the Max program, and that another executive, Elizabeth Lund, would take on a new role overseeing quality across all of Boeing’s commercial airplanes. Mike Fleming, who oversaw the Max’s return to service after the crashes, will succeed Ms. Lund in heading the unit’s plane programs. And Don Ruhmann will take over Mr. Fleming’s role as vice president of development programs.

The leadership changes will contribute to Boeing’s “enhanced focus on ensuring that every airplane we deliver meets or exceeds all quality and safety requirements,” Mr. Deal said in the memo. “Our customers demand, and deserve, nothing less.”

Richard Aboulafia, a managing director at the aerospace consulting firm AeroDynamic Advisory, commended Boeing for promoting from within rather than bringing in outsiders to shake up leadership. But, he cautioned, such changes have limits.

“I would also recommend not regarding their work force and supply chain companies as mere commodities — in other words, making sure they are adequately resourced,” he said. “Organizational changes can only go so far in addressing the fundamental problem.”

The Alaska Airlines incident occurred shortly after takeoff from Portland International Airport. At about 16,000 feet, a panel known as a door plug blew off the Max 9 jet, terrifying passengers and forcing the pilots to return to Portland for an emergency landing. The plug is a barrier used to cover a gap in the plane’s body where an extra exit door could optionally be installed. The mishap could have been far more catastrophic had the plane reached cruising altitude.

Almost immediately, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded Max 9 jets in the United States. It cleared the jets to fly after inspections were conducted, but said it would limit Boeing’s plans to increase Max production until the agency was satisfied that Boeing could show it had fixed its quality issues.

The National Transportation Safety Board this month released a preliminary report on the incident that said two pairs of bolts partly responsible for holding the plug in place had been removed at Boeing’s Renton factory and appeared never to have been replaced. It remains unclear how such a mistake could have occurred, especially on a manufacturing floor where every aspect of the process is supposed to be documented and inspected.

The incident and its fallout plunged Boeing into a crisis over safety just five years after the Max crashes, which were caused in part by software added to the jets to automatically push the plane’s nose down in certain situations.

Although the door plug incident did not result in serious injuries, it raised new questions about the quality of Boeing’s planes. In a rare display of frustration, airline chief executives publicly criticized Boeing in television appearances and during earnings calls and urgently called for the company to fix its issues.

After the Max crashes in 2018 and 2019, Boeing halted and then slowly resumed production of the Max planes, which were in service again in late 2020. The next year, Mr. Clark, a veteran engineer and mechanic, was named head of the Max program, the fifth person to hold that title in three years.

The coronavirus pandemic briefly severely diminished demand for airline travel and passenger planes, leaving Boeing scrambling to cut costs and retrench. Travel has since rebounded strongly, with Boeing and its European rival, Airbus, struggling to meet demand for planes.

Boeing’s Max line has also suffered from supply chain challenges and quality control problems at its suppliers. Two weeks ago, Boeing said a supplier — later identified as Spirit AeroSystems, which makes the 737 Max bodies — had found incorrectly drilled holes on the bodies of Max planes. The company said that the error was not an immediate safety risk but that it would probably delay delivery of about 50 planes for adjustments.

Sydney Ember is a Times business reporter, covering the U.S. economy and the labor market. More about Sydney Ember

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Sex, violence, 'Game of Thrones'-style power grabs — the new 'Shōgun' has it all


David Bianculli

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Anna Sawai plays translator Toda Mariko in the new FX series Shōgun . Katie Yu/FX hide caption

Anna Sawai plays translator Toda Mariko in the new FX series Shōgun .

The original Shōgun , on NBC, aired in 1980, when miniseries were the hottest things on television. ABC's Roots had broken all ratings records just three years before – and three years later, the star of Shōgun , Richard Chamberlain, would score another massive miniseries hit with ABC's The Thorn Birds .

Even then, adapting James Clavell's sprawling story of an English sea pilot's adventures in Japan in the year 1600, was quite a gamble. The original version avoided subtitles, for the most part, to reflect the confusion the newly arrived pilot, John Blackthorne, felt when encountering Japanese culture and its people.

Except for occasional narration by Orson Welles, who sometimes threw in some radio-style acting by interpreting what a warlord was saying, most viewers in 1980 were as clueless as the sailor in the story. Eventually, things became a bit clearer when one of the Japanese rulers, Lord Toranaga, appointed a trusted translator: Lady Mariko, to whom the pilot became increasingly, and dangerously, attracted.

Part of the great appeal of that miniseries was the powerful performance by Toshiro Mifune as Toranaga. Foreign film fans at the time knew him as the star of the original Seven Samurai. But the chemistry between Chamberlain as Blackthorne, and the Japanese actor Yoko Shimada as his translator Mariko, was a big part of it, too.

This new, 10-part interpretation of Shōgun , adapted for TV by the married writing team of Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks, uses subtitles throughout – a choice that makes the narrative more immediately understandable. It also focuses just as strongly, and just as effectively, on the same three central figures.

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Hiroyuki Sanada as Yoshii Toranaga

Lord Toranaga is played by Hiroyuki Sanada, who's so imposing that even his silences are powerful. The translator, Lady Mariko, is played by Anna Sawai, who brings to her character even more strength, mystery and charisma than in the 1980 version. And instead of the matinee-idol-handsome Chamberlain as pilot Blackthorne, we have Cosmo Jarvis – an actor who looks more ruggedly handsome, and sounds a lot like Richard Burton. It takes a while for the three characters, and actors, to share the screen – but when they finally do, it's entrancing.

This new Shōgun has other strong performances as well, but they're not the only things that make this 2024 version so successful. Special and visual effects have improved exponentially in the almost 45 years since the original Shōgun was televised, and it shows here: Every storm at sea, every battle scene and, especially, every earthquake is rendered with excitement and credibility.

And finally, there's the overarching story, which has Toranaga employing Blackthorne as his secret weapon in a deadly civil war. The power grabs among the five rulers are like the hostilities in The Game of Thrones – except instead of a Red Wedding, there's a Crimson Sky.

I went back and rewatched the original Shōgun to see if it holds up. It does. But the several directors who worked on Shōgun for FX deliver a new version that looks much more stunning. It's sexier, more violent, and even more thought-provoking and illuminating than the original ... all of which, in this context, are meant as compliments.

The first two episodes of Shōgun are televised on FX opening night, and streamed the next day on Hulu, with the remaining episodes presented weekly. Don't miss it: With this Shōgun , as with the original, the TV miniseries is alive and well.


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