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Blinkist – Key insights from the world’s best nonfiction books

By Blinks Labs

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A Smarter You in 15 Minutes: Learn more, do more, be more - and still spend less time reading. We read 1,000 books a year for you and distill their key insights into powerful, actionable, 15-minute marvels. Blinkist is the quickest way to an even brighter you.

+ Learn the key insights from the best nonfiction books in just 15 minutes each
+ Stay up-to-date on ideas from top nonfiction in business, career, self-help, and more
+ Take your learning offline, online, and wherever you go – Blinkist is made for mobile
+ Listen to audio versions of our books or read them
+ Retain more and learn better – our format is scientifically designed for it


What you’ll get:

++ More than 800 books ++

From classics to the newest bestsellers, we’ve got more than 800 books in our library and add 40 new titles each month in both, audio and text. We cover the best business books on topics such as leadership, management or sales, the best self-help books on topics such as productivity, psychology, time management or health, as well as the best nonfiction books on topics such as economics, politics, current affairs, popular science or history. Whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here.

++ Insights curated by true field experts ++

Our blinks are curated and written by people, not algorithms. Powered by experts with a passion for explaining complex matters in simple, beautiful language, our blinks are handcrafted and mindfully made.

++ Read & listen offline ++

Headed for the mountains, the beach, or just the plane? You don’t have to stop learning because you don’t have an internet connection. You can read and listen to all the synced books in your library offline, too.

How it works:

Sign up for a free 3-day trial – no credit card required. We’ll find content tailored to your interests and you can start learning right away. Once your trial expires, just choose an upgrade that works for you:

Blinkist Plus – $49.99 a Year
Unlimited access to 500+ books, personalized recommendations, highlight and store your favorite insights, and read offline

Blinkist Premium – $79.99 a 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

Should you choose not to upgrade, you will be limited to one pre-selected book-in-blinks per day.

What others are saying about us:

"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

“Even if readers just use the summaries as quick shots of knowledge rather than as book discovery avenues, this could just mean they’re enriching otherwise lost time -- while driving, exercising, or doing chores -- rather than replacing real reading with the app” - The Huffington Post


Information Regarding Blinkist Plus & Premium Subscriptions

Blinkist offers a free trial to new users. After expiration of the trial period, users can continue using Blinkist by subscribing to the service. We offer yearly subscriptions that allow users unlimited access to the Blinkist library. Payment will be charged via iTunes at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

To cancel a subscription, visit your “My subscriptions” page on iTunes and use the Cancel Subscription button.

What's New in Version 3.4

Blinkist 3.4 is here! It’s never been easier to stock your Blinkist library with the best in nonfiction. Today we are happy to announce these new features and improvements to Blinkist for iOS:

+++ Activity Stream and Facebook Connect +++
Connect your Facebook account and follow friends or contacts from your address book. See what your friends are reading and highlighting to discover new favorites. We’re publishing all of our newest titles in the activity stream, so you’ll never miss a beat!

+++ New profile & library pages +++
Your finished books and highlights are now stored neatly in your new profile page, while your library lists both the books you’re working on and those still waiting to be read. It’s quick and easy to review and keep track of what you’ve marked as important.

+++ New Navigation +++
We’ve given a facelift to the app design, including new in-app navigation with a tab bar at the bottom of the screen.

Don’t wanna share? Don’t have to. You can disable sharing your library and highlights in your app settings at any time.

We hope you’ll enjoy the new features! Write to us if you have any questions about the update.


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Customer Reviews

Recommend it to everyone

I've recommended this app to all my friends and business associates. It's perfect for me: I have very little time to read all the great books out there. This app takes care of that. Simple as that.

Great app but after an update, lost my entire library!!!!

This is a great app. My brother recommended it to me and I paid the full year subscription after trying it out and I'm very happy with it.



A solid meh out of 10. Overpriced IMO. Does some neat stuff if you are willing to pay. Offers little one can't get elsewhere for free. That bring said, the presentation is quite slick.

Blinkist – Key insights from the world’s best nonfiction books
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 3.4
  • Size: 18.6 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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