Blinkist: Big Ideas in 15 Min 12+

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Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books & podcasts! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 5,000+ bestselling nonfiction books & popular podcasts into powerful explainers you can read or listen to in 15 minutes.

Over 19 million users use us as a tool on the most valuable & challenging journey known: reaching their potential.

• Blinks: Read & listen to insights from top titles in 15 min
• Shortcasts: Get to the heart of popular podcasts in 15 min
• Sharpen your professional skills with the best business books & podcasts
• Grow with the most impactful self-improvement titles & shows
• Discover new perspectives with bestsellers on economics, science, history & culture
• Find inspiration with the latest trends & ideas in your professional field

• Listen to audible versions of our book insights to easily fit learning into your day
• Create your personal audio book library to customize your learning experience
• Learn hands-free at the gym, in the car, or doing chores with Autoplay
• Download book & podcast key insights, audiobooks to listen offline

• Get access to 5000+ of nonfiction audiobooks at a special discounted price
• Listen to audiobooks like "Sapiens", "The Art of War" or "The 5 AM Club"

• Always know what to read or listen to next—we’ll suggest titles based on your interests & history
• Discover new ideas & find motivation with suggested books curated by experts

• Focus only on top nonfiction books—our editorial team carefully selects every book
• Listen to Shortcasts created with the podcast creators for exclusive insights
• Enjoy lovingly written summaries of key ideas by experts with a passion for explaining complex topics in simple, beautiful language

• Thanks to a format based on neuroscientific research you'll quickly make headway
• Understand easily through crystal clear language & short, powerful content


Get right to the heart of popular podcasts & hidden gems with our exclusive Shortcasts—15min key insights from podcasts produced in collaboration with podcast creators!



"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

“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 & sign up for a free 7-day trial. We have monthly & annual plans available.

With Blinkist Premium you’ll have access to:
• 5,000+ key insight summaries
• audible versions of all book key insights
• full-length audiobooks at a special member price
• personalized recommendations from the Blinkist editors
• all formats audible offline: book & podcast key insights, plus audiobooks
• a send-to-Kindle feature
• syncing your highlights with Evernote

If you choose the Blinkist Basic plan you can still read 1 title selected by us, every day. Ready to make headway? Download Blinkist today!

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What’s New

Version 6.54.0

Ever wanted to curate your own collection in your Blinkist Library? This update puts the power of creating collections in your hands! Choose from our expert-curated collections or build your own topic specific list of titles grouped together in your library. You can choose titles for your collections from the covers as you browse, or directly in your Library. Collections you curate for yourself will be waiting for you in their very own Library section. Happy learning!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.4K Ratings

12.4K 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.

LOVEbrahman ,

Good idea

After hearing a few books it gets quite annoying to only have 1% of the book. Update 1 I think my review was unfair so I am updating it. Even though the blinks are short and only provide a brief snapshot of the whole book, wether summarised knowledge is more harmful then the full is for you to decide. I am inclined to say that the app can still be useful in many ways. For the amount I paid for a yearly subscription, to expect full book’s worth of knowledge for so many books is unreasonable. I believe the Blinkist team have put together a very good app, the interface is highly intuitive, the narrator's are pleasant to listen to, lots of bright minds have put in effort to summarise these books. I appreciate the highly talented people that were involved in making this artful, exciting experience that keeps on delivering.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear you think so but we'll forward your feedback to our Content team for consideration. We do hope you find Blinks that interest you in our 4000+ titles library. All the best, Team Blinkist

Lizziemort ,

Love it!!

I love this app so much started a monthly subscription so as to see how much I use it! I love the recommendations of books for me very reflective of my likes! I do like reading or listening to snippets of information to see wether the book is one I would like to read in entirety. Some I haven’t loved so know need to waste precious time and read the whole book. Others after reading the blinks wanted more, so purchased it! I have audible also but I love how tailored it is and how much more I am reading about a range of topics rather than getting stuck on one book and then losing interest in it and then reading! Highly recommend! Bought my mum a subscription too! Highly recommend! Quite addictive!

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