Blinkist - Nonfiction Book Notes in Audio & Text App Description & Overview
Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist distills the key insights of 1,500+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful 15-minute reads or listens. Boost your knowledge and gain new perspectives to become a better, smarter you.
Over 1 million users treat us as a companion on the most noble and challenging journey we know: fulfilling their human potential. #AlwaysLearning
GET THE KEY INSIGHTS OF 1,500+ 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 key insight summaries 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 brain-based learning and neuroscientific research
•Understand quickly and easily thanks to crystal clear language and short, powerful content
IN THE PRESS
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:
Sign up for a free 24h trial – no credit card required. We’ll find content tailored to your interests and you can start learning right away. Once your trial expires, just choose a membership that works for you:
Blinkist Plus – $49.99 a Year
Unlimited access to 1,500+ books, personalized recommendations, highlight and store your favorite insights, and read offline
Blinkist Premium – $79.99 a Year
All of the Plus features + audio versions of our books, a send-to-Kindle feature and the ability to sync your highlights with Evernote
Your subscription automatically renews unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of the current period.
Not ready to upgrade? You can still read one pre-selected book-in-blinks every day, forever.
Questions? Suggestions? You can speak to a real person at Blinkist. Our trusty customer support team is just an email away --- simply write to [email protected]
New: Now you can skip between audio blinks! No more jumping back and forth in 15-second intervals, cursing the kind folks who bring you this marvelous app. You're welcome!
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Terrific service. Exactly what I wished were out there. Thanks to Ben Shapiro!
I'm not big on reading most nonfiction books because it can take so long for the author to just get to the point. I've read two books and listened to one through this app, and it is perfect for summarizing all of the important info. Eat your heart out, Sparknotes.
App of the decade!
Excellent app. No complaints whatsoever.
They are on to something.
I really enjoy this service, It would be nice to have a library where all the books you have read stay there so you don't listen to a book more than once unless you want to. I also hope they get some more books. I've been running through these book. Overall great service! I've learned a lot!
Hhhhmmm ok not bad.....might work
Only listened to one book so far. I haven't read the whole book, but felt like I got the meat of the authors intent.....the point was made.
I am on my one day trial, I would have liked 3 days before making a decision, but I am not grading on how they are rolling this out. Not fond of subscription service but the 4 star is for the product, concept and how it's executed.
If the subscription is not too bad, I will try it a month to see if the books have enough meat to entertain.
As far as the product......I say a solid 4 star on what they are doing.
For people who want to read but don't have time, or maybe it is patience, I think this will work. You should definitely try it.
By Mad scientist.
This app provides a great way to get me motivated and going in the morning. I always learn something and learning gets me excited. So much better than playing games.
1 day trial - ah ah I knew apps you find through ads always hide a bad side. I just want lifetime access, it's ok if you just put ads in the audio and text.
Thanks for the lengthy 1 day trial. I barely looked at the app to see if I liked it and now I need to subscribe to see more? You have to prove yourself to me before I pay. Sorry.
I'm so excited about this app. I just bought it today and already read five books. I am a working mom with two small children so I have not had a chance to read a book in the past three years. Thanks so much for developing it.
For self help books.
Not for people interested in literature. Feels gimmicky and marketing is misleading.
Fit into my busy schedule so well!
So informative! I love the bite-size blinks. I'm getting so much out of this app.