Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 3000+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes.

Over 10 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 new ideas and topics with suggested readings curated by experts

• 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

“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.

With Blinkist Premium you have:
• unlimited access to 3000+ 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. 

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What’s New

Version 5.4.0

If they gave Oscars for bug squashing, our team of engineers would have swept the board this week. Thanks to them, the latest version of the Blinkist app runs quicker and smoother than ever.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38.7K Ratings

38.7K 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.

Mia Miskolczy ,

Love This!

This app is just awesome! My only regret is I didn’t see it sooner! It offers so much information, luckily, so much of it had to do with exactly what
I was looking for! How cool is it to have what you need in one spot? I was becoming pretty sick of remembering passwords when I thought they’d automatically be put in there!!!?!??!? Just started to wear on me and unfortunately, I don’t have the patience to keep going from site to email to cha he the password, yet again!!🤬. This app has already answered a number of questions I had. Now I see the benefit of it all! I am much much more comfortable calling myself a life coach. There’s much more that goes into it than just the meaning of the title “coach”. Oh there certainly is much more to it. I’ve had things thrown at me, but it does come with the territory as the old saying says it. I think of it all that way because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be the same teacher for them as I would my baby, but I can honestly say that type of thing comes on me for a very very short period of time and not when school is in session. The summer and I do not get along at all!!! This app changed everything. And in a few short sentences also! It actually sticks in my memory, which isn’t the norm for me! I didn’t mean to write a novel here, but give it a try. When a company gives you a free week, they’re sure of what they have and they’re not wrong!

conako85 ,

Like it*****

Great app!!
I was using audible trying to find audiobooks, it was a lot more difficult to find books I enjoyed. I ended up only finishing about 1/3 of the books because they were not ringing home. Then they had there return policy where after about 8 audible books returned online, they would make you call them to refund more. So ended up not, And became inconvenient to experiment with buying a audio book.

So far Blinkist has been helpful with not having to commit to buying a book, while also enjoying listening only 15 mins of the a books summary. Its definitely helping me enjoy my day at work doing montenous things, at least now I’m activating my brain while being guided through amazing and valuable knowledge from there recommendations list, Thanks Blinkist. P.s not trying to blast audible they have a good thing goin on, now if I really like a summary of one of the books I can go buy it from them, but finding more than enough content on with Blinkist!! so that won’t be for awhile*


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115.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
In-App Purchases
  1. Founding Subscription $1.99
  2. Blinkist Plus $3.99
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  • Family Sharing

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