Blinkist - Big Ideas in Small Packages

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Published by: Blinks Labs

  • App Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.4.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 100.20 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Price: Free

Blinkist - Big Ideas in Small Packages
App Rating: 4.5/5
Based on 1,523 Reviews
Buy now: Free

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App Description

Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist distills the key insights of 2000+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful 15-minute reads or listens. Boost your knowledge and gain new perspectives to become a better, smarter you. Over 2 million users treat us as a companion on the most noble and challenging journey we know: fulfilling their human potential. #AlwaysLearning GET THE KEY INSIGHTS OF 2000+ BESTSELLING NONFICTION BOOKS •Sharpen your professional skills with the best business books in your field •Explore your many-sided self with the most impactful self-improvement titles •Discover new perspectives on the world with bestsellers on economics, science, history & culture •Stay on top of the latest trends and ideas in your professional field SWITCH BETWEEN AUDIO AND TEXT •Listen to audio versions to effortlessly slip learning into your day •Create your own personal audio playlists to customize your learning experience •Learn hands-free at the gym, in the car, or doing chores with Autoplay •Read and listen offline ENJOY PERSONALIZED READING RECOMMENDATIONS & EXPERT-CURATED LISTS •Always know what to read next—we’ll suggest titles based on your interests & reading history •Discover reading lists curated exclusively for Blinkist by thought leaders like Arianna Huffington, David Allen, and Dan Ariely on topics such as productivity, business, smarter living, and more BENEFIT FROM A HUMAN TOUCH •Focus only on the best nonfiction—our editorial team carefully selects every one of our titles •Enjoy lovingly written key insight summaries by field experts with a passion for explaining complex matters in simple, beautiful language LEARN THE WAY SCIENCE INTENDED •Retain more thanks to a format based on brain-based learning and neuroscientific research •Understand quickly and easily thanks to crystal clear language and short, powerful content ------------------------------------------- IN THE PRESS Named one of Europe’s Hottest Start-Ups in 2016 by Wired “There is no such thing as too much knowledge. If you would like to expand your horizons, but don’t have the time to read, Blinkist is a speedy and convenient way of learning” - TheNextWeb "Blinkist offers a terrific service – great ideas distilled down to their very essence. For those of us who are deeply curious about new ideas on success, happiness, innovation, progress and more, it’s a great start." - Forbes “The audio feature is an awesome way to dive into a book while folding laundry or cooking a meal.” - BuzzFeed ------------------------------------------- HOW IT WORKS: Getting started is easy. Just choose a plan and sign up for a free 7-day trial of Blinkist Plus or Premium. Blinkist Plus – $49.99 a Year Unlimited access to 2,000+ books, personalized recommendations, highlight and store your favorite insights, and read offline Blinkist Premium – $12.99/month or $79.99/year All of the Plus features + audio versions of our books, a send-to-Kindle feature and the ability to sync your highlights with Evernote You can cancel at any time during your 7-day trial through the iTunes store settings. Plans automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. If you’re not ready for unlimited access, you can still read one title selected by us, every day, by choosing the Blinkist Free plan. All details are in our terms of use and privacy policy Questions? Suggestions? You can speak to a real person at Blinkist. Our trusty customer support team is just an email away --- simply write to

App Reviews

  • Nice concept, good execution, couple cons

    By bumpersticker7812
    I've been using the free version for quite a while and jumped to the year subscription with no regrets. Bear in mind that regardless of the depth of any given book, blinks and summaries will be more or less the same extension. This has pros and cons; the best part is that you can inject summaries blazing fast (I'm reading 15-20 summaries a day) and they give you a quite good insight on the book's objectives and content. The downside, as some other reviewers mention it, is that denser books don't benefit from the ultra-summary model. But... rest assured the blinks are useful enough to know if any given book is worth a complete read. tl;dr great for getting wet in ideas and choosing which books to read front to back. Cons: some summaries trade depth for shortness.
  • Great idea but a few rough edges

    By Sriracha-bibbletons
    Good idea and the blinks are good but app is buggy sometimes. I can't listen to a full set of blinks without it stopping if not stored locally. Seems to be fine if I download locally though.
  • Wow. Very cool.

    By Jimthejackal
    If you're like me, you have 15 books on your nightstand...all of which have 15 book marks interspersed different pages in each book. Having the time and attention span to complete books have consistently been an issue for me. Blinkist allows me to stay informed and receive the information at a lightening fast pace.
  • It's okay....

    By rootB
    Content is not deep enough. Points are missed and is way too expensive. Way too expensive. Not enough books either.
  • Excellent!!

    By Loolikak
    I love it
  • Excellent

    By Cha Cha Mo
    I'm so busy that I can't read books or listen to audiobooks. I enjoy listening to a selection first thing in the morning while getting ready for work and on my short drive. Excellent choice for those who enjoy cliff notes of excellent books.
  • Very few classics.

    By Azita de m.
    Good way to get a glimpse of the content of the books. I usually read the full copy if I get interested. Looked up their list of classic reads and there are only 4. !
  • Wonderful!

    By haleyh
    Love it! Great for a busy mom and professional!
  • Good app

    By i.33
    I like the app. But I think there is not a great variety of books and the library could be richer and more varied. And I do not like the price being promoted as a monthly fee, but we have to pay for the entire year. $80 is half my monthly salary as a teacher and it's too hard for me.
  • App will do anything to charge you after trail

    By panthereye
    This is a very cool concept, and I enjoyed my trail. Even though some of the explanations are mediocre, the overall information gain in the proved time is worth it. However with that being said, watch out for a $80 charge even though you might cancel your trail. I cancelled mine in the given time. However I logged on a week later (not to renew subscription or anything of that sort) and was immediately charged. Blinkist seems to really try to drain that $80 fee out of its consumers any way it can.

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