How to Summarize an Article With Markup’s Auto Summary

Are you are looking for a way to quickly summarize a long article? Don’t miss out Markup’s AI-powered Auto Summary! Read on to learn how it works.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has quickly become more and more accessible for businesses and even individuals in recent years. Organizations, like AWS, Google, Azure, Oracle, and IBM, incorporate AI into applications and help users process data like never before. Our productivity tool, Markup, infuses artificial intelligence into its Auto Summary function and shows users how to summarize an article with little to no effort while building a shared knowledge base with their colleagues, classmates, or friends.

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Think about your typical workday and how you’re frequently asked to bounce from one task to another while trying to read something important – whether it’s for work or professional development. This intermittent content consumption makes it harder to grasp key ideas from the text and makes it difficult for your or your team to pick back up again.

Auto Summary in Markup is changing the way we read – letting you read smarter, not harder. It automatically captures and summarizes the key points in the text and helps you filter out the noise that may get in the way of your comprehension of core message(s).

Auto Summary feature from an mobile reading app called Markup

There’s a lot going on behind scenes to make your reading experience more efficient, but your job is simple. Just like with other text summarizer software and applications like Paraphraser, Resoomer, QuillBot AI, or Hypotenuse AI, the summaries are automatically generated so you can instantly get right to the heart of what you’re reading.

One of the things that are especially convenient about Markup compared to other tools is that you don’t have to copy and paste the text into the app. You’re able to summarize the content and identify the most important information using Markup’s in-app browser or by uploading the content directly as a PDF. This means you can also take advantage of Markup’s web and PDF annotation features to help organize your thoughts and add to your understanding of the core material.

Getting Started with Markup’s Auto Summary

Ways to Access Content

Whether you’re a remote student accessing online course materials, working for an organization, or reading for pleasure, the two most common ways of accessing content are through PDF and on the web. Markup’s Auto Summary works with both!

The first step when accessing material through PDF is to import the file to the app. It’s easy to pull in materials from Kdan Cloud and other Cloud-based services like iCloud, Google Drive, or DropBox.

Your other option is to access online materials. This is also easily accomplished using Markup’s built-in web browser. Search the desired article or insert the URL directly, and then you’ll be able to generate the Auto Summary straight away with the summary generator.

How to Summarize an Article?

The second step is tapping the Auto Summary icon, letting it process the content and generate a one-pager ready for your review. Tap the “Add to Annotations” icon, and you will find the summary in your annotations list. Now you can reference all of the materials in one place. You may further manage the summary to your liking; for example, change the default highlight color or remove the highlighted content.

You will also have the chance to take in the document’s content for yourself and add annotations. Markup provides rich multimedia note-taking tools for the users to annotate PDFs in their way. If you are more of an online reader, Markup also supports highlighting from Safari or annotate on the webpage within the built-in app browser. You can save your highlights in your article library later on.

Share Your Summary with Colleagues & Teammates

One of the most helpful parts of Markup’s Auto Summary is the way it can have a compounding effect on your team’s shared understanding of key material. Whether that’s in the workplace or classroom setting, it’s important that everyone you’re working with stays on the same page and can grow their collective knowledge.

You can easily contribute to your teammates’ learning process by either copying and pasting your summary into shared documents; or by exporting to other apps, like email or messaging tools.

Three Examples of How Auto Summary Makes Your Life Easier

1. Boost Your Remote Learning Efficiency

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Studying at college or university has become increasingly difficult to do in the wake of the global pandemic. Students are searching for every edge they can find to adapt to the digital learning environment.

If you or a student you know is inundated with research papers, journals, or other academic works, Markup may be the missing tool to help make it easier to consume large amounts of information more efficiently than ever before. This translates to more time to apply course concepts to projects, papers, and other assignments.

2. Make AI Your Reading Assistant at Work

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Every morning, platforms like LinkedIn publish daily news updates from the business world that offer a high-level glimpse into what’s going on in the global marketplace. It’s tough, however, to find the time to read entire articles in the middle of fast-paced work schedules.  Markup lets you quickly consume the content with its Auto Summary and then save the summaries in one place for future reference.

With AI technology integrated, Markup automatically categorizes web pages and recommends articles according to your reading behavior. You could be highly interested in reading all about the economy, technology, automobile, science, traveling, or any sort of topics, Markup collects the articles you have visited under a dedicated category where you can also find out what other Markup users are reading. That means you can not only learn about the area that most interests you, but also you have the chance to browse insights from a wider choice to broaden your reading breadth. Later, if you decide to use AI in developing certain software, for example, you will need data labeling and similar processes as well.

3. Build Your Team’s Shared Knowledge Base

Markup’s Auto Summary is also applicable to students and professionals alike. The need for more efficiency in groups is nothing new but Markup opens the door for quicker, easier, and more in-sync teamwork.

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You can directly share various pieces of content you read from Safari to Markup. Your study or workgroups can also access the content through Markup’s Team Clipboard. As the stacks of materials pile up, Auto Summary will be remarkably helpful to save you time reading through lengthy content. Simply pull up the material and use the Auto Summary to generate a one-page summary. Imagine, for example, how helpful it would be if you’re meeting with a client and can access your summarized “cheat sheet” from your team’s pre-meeting research effort.

You’re able to store the various pieces of content you read in Markup, along with your summary and personal annotations, in folders for easy retrieval.

Read More with Markup Today

Markup is designed to help more users read more efficiently and get the most out of your time by automatically finding the focus of each piece of content and generating a summary for you.

If you’re interested in learning whether Markup is the right solution to help you better leverage your reading time, download Markup on the App Store today!

Author: Joey DiGangi III

Joey DiGangi is a global marketing specialist with Kdan Mobile, located in the US office in Pennsylvania. He graduated in May 2018 from Juniata College with a degree in marketing management and a minor in communication.