Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 2500+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes.

***Included in the App Store’s Best of 2017 selection***

Over 9 million users treat us as a companion on the most noble and challenging journey we know: fulfilling human potential.

• 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

• 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

• Always know what to read next—we’ll suggest titles based on your interests & reading history
• Discover new ideas and topics with suggested readings curated by experts

• Focus only on the best nonfiction—our editorial team carefully selects every one of our titles
• Enjoy lovingly written summaries of key ideas by field experts with a passion for explaining complex matters in simple, beautiful language

• Retain more thanks to a format based on neuroscientific research
• Understand quickly and easily thanks to crystal clear language and short, powerful content



"Blinkist is an intriguing new app that encourages you to read more nonfiction books... It’s a fun and fascinating way to discover new and interesting topics” - The New York Times

“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



Getting started is simple. Download the Blinkist app now and sign up for a free 7-day trial. We have monthly and annual plans available.

Blinkist Premium costs $19.99 per month (monthly plan) OR $119.99 per year (annual plan).

Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. You can cancel any time during your 7-day free trial via the iTunes store settings and then you will not be charged. Further, plans automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. To learn more, check our terms of use

With Blinkist Premium you have:
• unlimited access to 2500+ titles
• unlimited access to audio versions of all titles
• personalized recommendations from the Blinkist editorial team
• the ability to read & listen offline
• a send-to-Kindle feature
• the ability to sync highlights with Evernote

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

What’s New

Version 4.11.0

Read on (and on and on and on!) with this update. At the end of every book-in-blinks, you can find a recommendation of what to read next, chosen by our editorial team. With this release, these recommended related titles are now linked. This means that once you finish one book-in-blink you can immediately start to read the next—so you can keep learning with zero fuss.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17.1K Ratings
17.1K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Who has time to read these days? We do! That’s thanks to Blinkist’s brilliant summaries of top nonfiction books. Not only are the articles packed with insight into business, culture, and self-improvement, they’re designed with busy schedules in mind. Seamless switching between text and narration is super-useful on the go, and finding topics couldn’t be simpler.


Wow ppl love to complain a lot lol

I’ve used this for the last week and I’m hooked! I don’t expect the full experience of the book but the overall gist of the materials are well put together. And if you’re complaining about the price, get a better job or actually apply one of these books towards a better career because it’s a justifiable price in my opinion just for the fact that you have someone researching, highlighting the top subject matter and your choice of reading or having it read to you, these people deserve the money they ask for, so if you’re going to cry about pricing then you’re just being cheap and have no concept what it takes to run any business or application as in this case. Stop with the political nonsense and use your own mind when reading or hearing anything , it’s not like they have a gun to your head telling you need to do this, they are offering you a sweet shortcut and it should be appreciated and not condemned by all these whiny people and their “so called righteous” ways please lose the tunnel vision and look at the bigger picture, this app is precise, time efficient, and can more or less show you in 15 min whether you should actually read the rest of the book. It’s a service that deserves its pay accept it or don’t, just believe it’s official! I’m loving and supporting it!!!

jonzdude ,

Absolutely essential!!

I was never one to read, I fact I read to go to sleep because my mind associates reading with a back burner activity. I feel like a totally millennial when I say, I’m too impatient. Just give my what I want with out all the fluff and painfully long, drawn out explanation. I’m truly apologize to those that do enjoy that. As I myself finding blissful delights in my passions, like in art and design. But when it comes to reading, I see the fundamental and overwhelming value of it, but as one that had been brought up in this hyper-informational generation, trying to take an essential sip from a firehose will just make me spit it out and avoid it altogether. That being said, I give this review because just as other tools help those be more productive. This tool gives me a glimpse/opportunity to find a love for a passion I didn’t initially have or desired. I do not go a day with out reading or listening to one of these densely packed, yet elegantly delivered blinks. I hate paying for apps just as much as the next person, but this is one I actually do not mind paying. I feel that I get more than my money’s worth.

Thanks Blinkist!!

Editors’ Notes

Who has time to read these days? We do! That’s thanks to Blinkist’s brilliant summaries of top nonfiction books. Not only are the articles packed with insight into business, culture, and self-improvement, they’re designed with busy schedules in mind. Seamless switching between text and narration is super-useful on the go, and finding topics couldn’t be simpler.


Blinks Labs GmbH
315.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© Blinks Labs GmbH
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