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Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 2000+ 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 5 million users treat us as a companion on the most noble and challenging journey we know: fulfilling human potential.

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 summaries of key ideas 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 neuroscientific research
• Understand quickly and easily thanks to crystal clear language and short, powerful content

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IN THE PRESS

"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

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HOW IT WORKS:

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 2000+ 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
https://www.blinkist.com/privacy.html

Questions? Suggestions? You can speak to a real person at Blinkist. Our trusty customer support team is just an email away --- simply write to support@blinkist.com

What's New

Version 4.7.5

Sometimes you just need to keep going. Fix the small things and forego the fanfare of the big announcement. So it is with this update, which comes without fireworks, but should mean fewer crashes. Where do we go from here? A good Blinkist starting point is Breakfast With Socrates, Robert Rowland Smith’s romp through the history of ideas. And why not follow up with Coffee Lunch Coffee by Alana Muller?

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

4.7K Ratings
4.7K 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.

One slight problem might keep me from staying

small hobbit

Edit: also, the people they have summarizing the books have a problem with keeping their own personal opinions out of the summary, which begs the question as to what else they might be adding or removing to these. I’ve changed my review to 1 star due to this because I’d really rather just read the actual book and know the author’s actual thoughts than be preached to by a second-hand source.

I decided to try this since I’ve been hearing about it everywhere right now. Unfortunately, I don’t have the money for a subscription right now so I’ll have to make due with the one free that’s unlocked daily. The only problem I have is that if you add the daily free blink to your library under a free account there’s no way to delete it the next day because it goes back to being just another premium locked into your library. This makes it really hard to want to stay with this service if you can’t remove things after a lapsed payment since these short form “blinks” could really start to clutter up after awhile. Having a delete option, even if the blink is currently locked due to no being a subscriber, would be a nice improvement.
Without it, I’m not actually sure I will continue using this, or even suggest that others use this service.

Developer Response

Hi there, Thanks a lot for your feedback. We sincerely appreciate it as it helps us to improve. As such, I will pass your feedback regarding the content to our Content Team and regarding the feature request of deleting the Daily Pick while on Free plan to our Product Team. Should you have any further suggestions or ideas feel free to get in touch with us via support@blinkist.com. Best, Blinkist Team

Looking for more Balance and less Bias

demattia

I love the idea of this app, but after two and a half months of reading the free books almost every day the unacknowledged bias present in the types of books offered and the ways that the summaries are written is getting old. Certain world views (which I imagine naturally mirror the creators/ writers own) are written about in incredibly positive lights, for example Eastern religion and philosophy with titles like “Why Buddhism is True” without a balanced (let alone positive) look at really any other spiritual or religious world views. I can’t say I blame them, it makes sense to me that people would naturally select books they like and agree with to offer in a service like this, but because of what the platform is, I feel like they need to find a way to be either more neutral or more honest about the bias they are bringing in to these summaries. Hire some people who don’t agree on the big questions of life - then offer books from a wider variety of world views and I think there is a 5 star idea here.

Developer Response

Hi there, Thanks a lot for the thorough feedback. I will pass it along to our Content Team to have a further consideration on this. Should you have any further feedback, suggestions or ideas please contact us via support@blinkist.com. Best, Blinkist Team

Information

Seller
Blinks Labs GmbH
Size
166.7 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
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
Copyright
© Blinks Labs GmbH
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Blinkist Premium (1 Year) $79.99
  2. Blinkist Premium (1 Year) $79.99
  3. Blinkist Premium (1 Month) $12.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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