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 $12.99 per month (monthly plan) OR $79.99 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 4.8.0

Back, back and forth and forth. With our new audio controls, you can now skip forwards and backwards 15 seconds while your phone is locked.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings
75 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.


Money grabbers

App is great, but they’ll automatically get you subscribed for a yearly plan after 7 days trial. Thank you very much for taking money for something I didn’t ask for. 👎

Developer Response

Hi there, We are very sorry to hear that you feel this way. When you initially subscribed, this triggered a 7 day trial, as you didn't opt out from this within the 7 day time frame, the full annual amount was charged. Should you wish further info or help on this, please get in touch with us on and we will assist you. All the best, Blinkist Team


Highlighting bugs and improvements

It's important to me to take notes and make highlights when I read. There's a bug when I select a portion of the text to be highlighted. The the text gets selected but the little black menu with the "highlight" option often doesn't appear. If I select just one word, the menu appears, but once I tap "highlight" the app freezes. I have to kill the app and open it again, which is time consuming and extremely annoying.

Also, it would be nice if I could highlight a text without selecting it first. It would get highlighted just by swiping my finger across it as it is in the iBooks app. Also being able to attach a note to a portion of a text would be great.

Overall I really like the app and the whole concept, just please have a look at the bug and my suggestions. Thanks!

iPad Pro, iOS 11.2.1

Developer Response

Hi there, thank you for this very thoughtful feedback. We take all suggestions and bug reports to heart and we see how the current UI for highlighting might be a bit complicated. The good news is, that we released some bugfixes around highlighting, especially for the freezing of the app, so please give it another try. In case you still experience some issues, contact us with all the details at so we can get to the bottom of this. We hope you can continue to find a lot of value in our service! Best wishes, your Blinkist team


Blinks Labs GmbH
237.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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
In-App Purchases
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  2. Blinkist Premium (1 year) 1 990,00 Kč
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