Blinkist: Big Ideas in 15 Min

Blinkist: Big Ideas in 15 Min

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 8.18.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 160.48 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
Score: 4.78322
From 114,626 Ratings


Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books & podcasts! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 6,500+ bestselling nonfiction books & popular podcasts into powerful explainers you can read or listen to in 15 minutes. Over 26 million users use us as a tool on the most valuable & challenging journey known: reaching their potential. GET THE KEY INSIGHTS FROM 6,500+ 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 6,500+ 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 ------------------------------ 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! - 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: • 6,500+ 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: Privacy Policy: Questions? Suggestions? Speak to a real person at Blinkist! Our trusty customer support team is just an email away—simply write to [email protected]



  • Scammy subscription, mostly just frivolous self-help books

    By Seattle Fight Fan
    The app’s subscription process is scammy. When you download the app you’re forced to agree to a trial subscription that will renew after a week. The problem is there are apparently several subscription tiers and the app automatically subscribes you to the most expensive one - a full year at over $100 or roughly the cost of a premium streaming service - with no prompts or reminders or warnings whatsoever. The product description page refers to a “basic” tier although that does not exist anywhere. Once subscribed, if you try to cancel the subscription they’ll assure you that your subscription will indeed be cancelled - in a year. I ended up asking Apple for a refund and will update this review with the results. Subscription scams aside, I love the idea of this app - delivering summaries and key ideas from long-form content in a condensed form. This approach works especially well with 200 page “7 Things” or “How to achieve your dreams” sorts of books with a few main points and a ton of frivolous content. The problem is that seems to be pretty much all the books - after listening to a dozen or so it becomes clear that structure, sleep, good habits and being thoughtful about spending and saving are things we all need to do more of (in case you didn’t already know that). Don’t expect to learn anything of substance. Update: Apple refunded the subscription fee. The developer responded with an explanation but I assume they’re either being disingenuous or have never tried their own flows. There’s no way to use the app without setting up an account, which requires a trial, which triggers a one year subscription. If that’s not what you want be prepared for some hassles.
  • Fraud swamp

    By Glisman
    BEWARE of the offer for a free trial-you will be robbed for a 1 year subscription that you cannot cancel. And you will be lied to about how you were notified. I wanted to cancel because I found the summaries to be shallow and screechy. Like the readers were standing on hot coals. Stay away.
  • Critical

    By Dave Gree
    In an age where a single day likely produces more published content than someone could consume in a lifetime, Blinkist helps at least chip away at the conundrum of how to spend your time reading. I like reading the Blink and, if it’s something I want to dive deeper into, I can get the book. If not, I got the key takeaways. Blinks are well written, clear, and concise, and the app works well. And at an annual cost of around 3 hardback books, it’s an obvious money-save too.
  • World expanding

    By DavidAFlutemaker
    I have ten minutes or half hour here and there that I use for picking some great minds about how to get even more with my life. I’m not waiting for life to happen to me; Blinkist lets me grow my mind and watch my world expand.
  • Testimonials

    By b aristotle
    Great explanations. It opens up a different world.
  • Not worth the price

    By FishKitty$144
    This app buffers too much I can’t even lock my phone and go back in the app without it buffering
  • I love blink,fast reading helped me gain more confidence.

    By LiYiUSA
    Blink helped me get more reading done. I enjoyed the books and the reader voices are very attractive.
  • Loving It.

    By Timmydds
    With time always scarce these days, being able to read these summaries is extremely helpful. Many times the summary is enough information for me. However, sometimes when I want a more in-depth dive into a subject - I will buy the book.
  • A Guide to choosing great books

    By Tecitez
    Blink list gives you detailed overview points on book topics you choose. You then get a good sense if it’s worth to get the full version book.
  • instagram trial scam

    By cvbbnmmz
    followed ad and blinkist tried charging me for yearly subscription without trial. avoid.