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 7 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 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

• 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

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



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 29.99 AUD per month (monthly plan) OR 179.99 AUD per year (annual plan).

You can cancel at any time during your 7-day free trial via the iTunes store settings and then you will not be charged. Also, plans automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period.

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 4.9.1

We all hate unnecessary detours. So, there's no reason you should run into any when you use Blinkist. We've just released a fix so that now, when you tap a link in the Blinkist Weekly Newsletter, you'll be taken straight to the app. No more unnecessary journeys around the web!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings
1.8K Ratings

Editors' Notes

Who has time to read these days? We do! That’s thanks to Blinkist’s brilliant summaries of top non-fiction 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.

More ha ,

Misleading but a great idea

I found this app to be extremely misleading which has lead to my low rating.

I saw the app advertised in a game I play and it grabbed me straight away, the concept is fantastic! And to be honest the ‘blink’ I have consumed since downloading was amazingly in depth and so interesting.

The part I didn’t like was the app is promoted as a Free App but all content inside is paid, although it does mention you can access the full library for a subscription I would expect more than one ‘blink’ in the free daily section given the vast content available. Granted there is a very high chance that I will eventually purchase a full subscription, but two things for sure are that 1. I will not be doing so from a single ‘blink’ I will make an educated decision based on content relevance and interest and the utilisation I get from the app. And 2. I don’t intend to do so at a up front payment of $125ish dollars.

Hoping more features are offered to free users in the future and better options for subscribers so as not to be hit with a years worth of fees upfront, that is non refundable. As a consumer I tend to prefer subscriptions that are paid for on a ‘monthly as used’ basis or even at times a month in advance so that if I don’t see value in maintaining the subscription I don’t loose out financially (at least not an overly large amount)

Developer Response ,

Hi there. I'm really sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your feedback. I will pass it on to the marketing team for consideration. Please note that we do have a monthly subscription plan, that you can purchase via our website or through the app. If you have any further questions please write to us at Best, Team Blinkist

Danny_E ,

Highly recommend download!

I’ve always loved reading and learning new things, but with today’s busy life I don’t really get the chance to read as much as I’d like. This app was recommended to me so I thought I’d give it ago. The first few hours into the free trial I love it! I prefer reading my books but having them as 15 minute audio books is fantastic. I’m able to do my work, drive, cook and listen to all these fantastic books hitting the key points of the book. If you don’t like listening to the books you can read summarised versions of them. The best part is, once you pay for your membership you don’t have to pay for each book you download!

Editors' Notes

Who has time to read these days? We do! That’s thanks to Blinkist’s brilliant summaries of top non-fiction 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
354.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Blinks Labs GmbH
In-App Purchases
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  2. Blinkist Premium (1 Month) $17.49
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