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.

• 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 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

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 4.7.4

We've always taken matters of privacy and data security seriously, so the new European data protection laws that came in this month haven't required us to make any major changes. But you might notice we've removed your profile photo if you had one and your email address is no longer stored in the app. For an eye-opening insider account of how European policies come into being, we recommend the blinks from Yanis Varoufakis's Adults In The Room.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

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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.

Great App and Service if you just want / need the big picture


While there may be other places on the web that you can find book summaries and blog articles that tend to offer the same overview of non-fiction books that you would get with the "blinks" in this app, I find having it all together in this clean interface is very appealing. I'm one that likes to read and learn things outside in -- meaning that I'd rather have an overview of everything offered in a book before I dive into details. It allows me to see if learning more about something that is worth my time. Time and again, I would read covers of books and buy them, only to be bored with mundane details. While I would still like to read books, I want to be very selective about the books I read while still getting the main idea from other books that have valuable information to other.

What's most impressive about Blinkist is that they have a very large library of titles that they thoughtfully and very carefully summarize for you. It makes so much information feel more accessible while filtering out fluff that I may not have time to read. Also, in trying to abstain from social media and still consume information in small pieces (either reading in line in the supermarket or listening to in my car on the way to work) I find Blinkist to be a godsend. Thank you very much for providing this service.

I'm in love with this app!

Kaycee L.

I've never fallen in love with an app before (lol) but that all changed when I started using Blinkist. Non-fiction books are pretty much all I read and like most book lovers, the rate at which my reading list grows is faster than the rate at which I actually even get to the books I want to read. But with Blinkist in my life, I'm able to get the key points and anecdotes from those books (which are all I want anyway) and apply them right away to my life. I love that I can listen to the audio Blinks when I'm walking, cooking, putting on my makeup, etc. so I can keep learning while I get things done. I also love how I get to discover books I had never even heard of but have so much wisdom in them. I used to listen to music all the time, but now I find my life has gotten better just keeping Blinkist in the background (not to mention the Blinkist podcasts which are excellent by the way. Hi Ben and Caitlin!)

There are still a few bugs in the app here and there, but those are so trivial compared to the value Blinkist adds to my life. I almost feel like I've got a virtual business school professor, mentor and friend who knows everything (whom I can turn off and on whenever I want ;)).

Thank you for all the hard word you've put into this, Blinkist Team! You guys inspire me to never stop learning. Much love! <3


Blinks Labs GmbH
171.9 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 Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© Blinks Labs GmbH
In-App Purchases
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  2. Blinkist Premium (1 Year) $79.99
  3. Blinkist Premium (1 Month) $12.99


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