Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.8.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 226.44 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 10,910 Ratings


Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 2500+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes. ***Included in the App Store’s Best of 2017 selection*** Over 7 million users treat us as a companion on the most noble and challenging journey we know: fulfilling human potential. GET THE KEY INSIGHTS OF 2500+ 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 summaries of key ideas 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 neuroscientific research • Understand quickly and easily thanks to crystal clear language and short, powerful content ------------------------------------------- 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 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 simple. Download the Blinkist app now and sign up for a free 7-day trial. We have monthly and annual plans available. Blinkist Premium costs $12.99 per month (monthly plan) OR $79.99 per year (annual plan). You can cancel at any time during your 7-day free trial via the iTunes store settings and then you will not be charged. Also, plans automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. With Blinkist Premium you have: • unlimited access to 2500+ 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. 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




  • Great in every way! 😭

    By millionaire 💰
    This app is great for anyone who wants insight on the world around them. This is by far a must have app for anyone young or old. There’s several different topics and each topic has several different articles which broaden your understanding immensely. I’m glad to say I came across the app and it changed my life.
  • READ the reviews beFORE you Download.

    By Demimi
    Assuming you’re attracted to this because you’re short on time - read through the theme of the reviews and don’t waste yours.
  • Love it so far!

    By good vibes kev
    Great concept! Going to love learning again 😀
  • Magnifies productivity PROFOUNDLY

    By prom3theus2k2
    I’m one of them who has this astronomically long list of books to read, but pretty much never gets around to reading any of them. When I heard about Blinkist, which does nearly all the researching legwork for you and compresses the quality of content in 15 measly minutes, I pounced upon it nearly reflexively. Long story short, this is the start of some of the most productive 15 minutes of my life, and the empowerment of truly knowing I’ll be forcing my own future success regardless of the circumstances is beyond priceless.
  • Great time in the morning

    By Sylwey
    Blinkist has done the work for me. So all I do just listen to the audio (while waking up with a coffee) or read their summary while commute. It is a easy and productive way to start a day!
  • A must-have for entrepreneurs

    By Erik788
    Almost every leader and influencer in the business world recommends to read non-fiction books regularly, whether that is to develop new ideas, learn from others or broaden one's horizon. However, the truth is that writing a book has become a status symbol. The effect is that a lot of books are being written that do have a few interesting ideas, but are filled with anecdotes and other content to stretch a 40 page collection of knowledge into a 300 page book. That's why you need Blinkist. The summaries are a distilled version of the books. The app is perfect (I really live the optional audio versions) and the staff is friendly and helpful. Blinkist is a great investment!
  • Great way to consume books but app needs some fixing

    By DuSTiX
    Subscriber for over a year now. The service is great but I wish the app was better at managing my library of blinks. Right now it’s cumbersome to find Blinks I’ve saved but introducing something along the lines of a playlist feature would be helpful. Also wish it had a Apple Watch app so that I could listen on the go without my iPhone. Otherwise great service.
  • Bad support

    By beldon lee
    I’ve written to Blinkist at least twice asking for a refund when my yearly subscription rolled over. This must’ve been back in September. Even a delayed reply would’ve been nice but getting some kind of support has been nearly impossible from what I’ve seen. I love the idea but there’s still a narrow selection of books on the platform. Maybe I’ll renew when their library grows.
  • Awesome app

    By User123s
    Read a book a day or more with this thoughtful and well designed app. The human narration makes a huge difference! Other apps merely give text summaries that are narrated using a computer voice, which makes listening a chore. Not this app. Love it so much.
  • Dueling Neurosurgeons

    By shelley dyer
    Information and interesting!