Blinkist: Big Ideas in 15 Min 12+

Reading, listening, learning

Blinks Labs

    • #45 in Education
    • 4.8 • 90.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

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

GET THE KEY INSIGHTS FROM 5,000+ BESTSELLING NONFICTION BOOKS & PODCASTS
• 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

ENJOY BOTH AUDIO & TEXT
• 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

SAVE UP TO 65% ON FULL-LENGTH AUDIOBOOKS
• 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"

ENJOY PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS & EXPERT-CURATED LISTS
• 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

BENEFIT FROM A HUMAN TOUCH
• 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

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

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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!

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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

“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 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!

Terms of Use: https://www.blinkist.com/en/tos
Privacy Policy: https://www.blinkist.com/privacy.html

Questions? Suggestions? 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 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

4.8 out of 5
90.7K Ratings

90.7K 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.

chessacr ,

My absolute #1 go-to app for education and inspiration

Indispensable for daily commutes, house-cleaning chores, wind-down time before sleep and many, many other occasions. I tried the free version and loved it, so I decided to go premium and now there is no going back. Apart from the value of the Blinks themselves, I am especially captivated by the calm, reassuring voices of the narrators, such as Amanda Marr and Master York (hope I got their names right). The premium subscription is a bit pricey in my opinion, and this keeps me from giving away more of them as gifts, as I’ve already done with a son and a good friend. It seems to me that it would be both in Blinkist’s best interests and ours that gift subscriptions be cheaper, since this would help build the listener community faster and make sure we keep getting the quality app and content. It would also be nice that the available language options widen in the future, to include Spanish (in my case), so then I could recommend Blinkist to even more people.

Helloimbambi ,

Missing a lot of good books.

I’ve been a member for about 5-6 months now. I subscribed for a year when they had their Black Friday special. I love the concept of this app, I’m picky and I’ve only recently in the past two years gotten into reading (now I read everyday). This seemed like the perfect subscription for my dilemma of wanting to purchase and read many books, but avoid wasting my time with those that I weren’t what I was looking for. Also, for those I was only mildly interested in, I could listen to the Blinkist and get the general idea without wasting my money on a book I didn’t feel was worth the purchase. Anyway, the reason I’m only rating it 3 stars is because it’s missing a lot (I mean a lot) of books I’m interested in. Many of the books I’ve looked for aren’t obscure either. Most of what I’ve been reading and looking for are books on minimalism and some personal growth. They are also typically books I’ve seen reference to several times in multiple other minimalism books as well. I’m not sure if others have run into this problem with other genres or subjects but it’s been kinda disappointing. I won’t be continuing my subscription after this year is up. Not in a petty kind of way but it’s more like this subscription is not very helpful to me when hardly any of the books I’m interested in are on it. *Sadface*

Developer Response ,

Hi there, we’re very sorry to hear you feel this way as we try to offer a wide range of topics and viewpoints within the Blinkist library, everything from ‘Biography & History’ to ‘Psychology’ to ‘Health & Fitness’ and so much more. Of course in building our library we also accept suggestions from our users. We collect and review all of the book suggestions via the Wishlist at www.blinkist.com/en/nc/wishlist. It'd be great if you could include your suggestions in there, too, so other users have the chance to upvote them. :) All the best, Blinkist Team

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