Blinkist - Big Ideas in Small Packages

Blinkist - Big Ideas in Small Packages

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.4.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 100.20 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,520 Ratings


Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist distills the key insights of 2000+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful 15-minute reads or listens. Boost your knowledge and gain new perspectives to become a better, smarter you. Over 2 million users treat us as a companion on the most noble and challenging journey we know: fulfilling their human potential. #AlwaysLearning 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 key insight summaries 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 brain-based learning and neuroscientific research •Understand quickly and easily thanks to crystal clear language and short, powerful content ------------------------------------------- IN THE PRESS 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 ------------------------------------------- HOW IT WORKS: Getting started is easy. Just choose a plan and sign up for a free 7-day trial of Blinkist Plus or Premium. Blinkist Plus – $49.99 a Year Unlimited access to 2,000+ books, personalized recommendations, highlight and store your favorite insights, and read offline Blinkist Premium – $12.99/month or $79.99/year All of the Plus features + audio versions of our books, a send-to-Kindle feature and the ability to sync your highlights with Evernote You can cancel at any time during your 7-day trial through the iTunes store settings. Plans automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. 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



  • Buggy

    By Sriracha-bibbletons
    Good idea and the blinks are good but app is buggy as hell. I can't listen to a full set of blinks without it stopping for some reason
  • It's okay....

    By rootB
    Content is not deep enough. Points are missed and is way too expensive. Way too expensive. Not enough books either.
  • Excellent!!

    By Loolikak
    I love it
  • Excellent

    By Cha Cha Mo
    I'm so busy that I can't read books or listen to audiobooks. I enjoy listening to a selection first thing in the morning while getting ready for work and on my short drive. Excellent choice for those who enjoy cliff notes of excellent books.
  • Very few classics.

    By Azita de m.
    Good way to get a glimpse of the content of the books. I usually read the full copy if I get interested. Looked up their list of classic reads and there are only 4. !
  • Wonderful!

    By haleyh
    Love it! Great for a busy mom and professional!
  • Good app

    By i.33
    I like the app. But I think there is not a great variety of books and the library could be richer and more varied. And I do not like the price being promoted as a monthly fee, but we have to pay for the entire year. $80 is half my monthly salary as a teacher and it's too hard for me.
  • App will do anything to charge you after trail

    By panthereye
    This is a very cool concept, and I enjoyed my trail. Even though some of the explanations are mediocre, the overall information gain in the proved time is worth it. However with that being said, watch out for a $80 charge even though you might cancel your trail. I cancelled mine in the given time. However I logged on a week later (not to renew subscription or anything of that sort) and was immediately charged. Blinkist seems to really try to drain that $80 fee out of its consumers any way it can.
  • Average experience

    By kramstar
    Idea is great, however the experience is average. Auto play works intermittently and stops between blinks. Also, content is just not enough to be truly impactful. I've read or listened to a book a week for about a year and have covered many of the headliners offered here. This just isn't enough to leave an impression on someone. I would use this app to find books to read front to back... that's about it.
  • The answer to my "no time to read" dilemma

    By Dpun
    Love this app and look forward to listening as I squeeze "reading" into the day while doing mindless chores.