Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

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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 9 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.

Blinkist Premium costs $19.99 per month (monthly plan) OR $119.99 per year (annual plan).

Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at the confirmation of purchase. You can cancel any time during your 7-day free trial via the iTunes store settings and then you will not be charged. Further, plans automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. To learn more, check our terms of use

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 [email protected]

Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes App Description & Overview

The applications Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes was published in the category Education on 2013-11-13 and was developed by Blinks Labs. The file size is 341.28 MB. The current version is 4.10.0 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

Transparency rules! Before this version, to cancel a Blinkist trial or subscription, you had to access the App Store settings. Now, you can find a direct link to cancel your Blinkist trial or subscription in the settings of the Blinkist app itself. This means that if you choose to cancel ("Please don't!" -- Ed.), you can do so with one click. In the app settings, you can also find the status of your subscription or trial so you can easily track when it's due to renew or expire.

Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes App Tips, Tricks and Rules

Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes Reviews


Subscription Required  SariJourney  1 star

Not in the print. This looked like an interesting app. Before I could use it they wanted my credit card.


west of time  Ibfood  1 star

west of time books


What fresh hell is this?  Jakela  1 star

start with a shout out to Dorothy Parker who is “above is one of the best of all time. A lot better than this I have Kinley disguised plagiarism that is being engaged in and that you are paying $90 a year for. Whether this is a scam or not regarding the trial subscription I could care less. If you are the kind of person who wants to cheat working riders out of their royalties then you deserve to get screwed. As for the bottom feeders who started this app I can only say that this election is so anemic that no one who is of any intelligence would ever find a book here to even have summarized


Brilliant Learning Tool  Ariasasha  5 star

I am in love with this app! What an incredible tool to up-level your knowledge. I love how I can learn from great thinkers while I am doing other tasks. It’s so convenient and empowering. Highly recommend!

Alyx R.

A life changer!  Alyx R.  5 star

This app is excellent in every way. How did we ever live without it? I love to read full works, but who will ever have the time to read an entire library of exciting titles in one lifetime? Blinkist makes this dream possible. Great books distilled=poetry for the eager, lifelong learner.


Amazing  Tekosh  5 star

I love this app. It brings value to humans for free. So many people are so busy that won’t make time to read whole books but with this app they can at least read summaries of so many books. One book per day.


$90. What a joke.  Mikeandnora  1 star

Classic bait and switch.


Great Idea, but my history goes away..  dstreev  4 star

I love the idea of actually burning through books like this. Direct and to the point! In my first sitting, I went through 4 blinks. I want to understand ‘what’ I’ve read and keep them for reference. So I added them to my Favorites. I also wanted to determine which of the blinks I had added to my library I had already read, but that’s not easily determined. Sure, if I open it again, it knows... But how about a ‘read’ indicator in my library? So I started to add a ‘read’ tag to those that I finished. Then, as my library started to grow, I figured I could delete those that I had read already to ‘clean’ things up a bit... and ‘boom’, they’re gone from my favorites, highlights are gone, etc.. Would be great to ‘keep’ my history of a blink, even AFTER removing it from my library. Because I don’t want to look at the first page of my library of hundreds of blinks every time. The general management of blinks needs a little more work.


DO NOT TRY  ma123456543  1 star

I wanted to try this app for one week, but, when my phone wouldn’t let me cancel the subscription I was charged $89. INSANE. Apple refuses a refund even though I have already deleted the app and will not try again. I will make sure none of my friends download so they will not be tricked.


Political bias  Sophie26773389:  1 star

Too many editors added their own political bias that was not what the writer put in the book. That’s too bad, this could have been a good idea.


Read Blinkist  正能量jj  5 star

This app is the easiest, most effective app I ever used.


Great App!  Zerzeroo  4 star

Great App! The only thing is that there aren’t many titles in various fields. Hope you can expand your collection! Otherwise, I found the App very helpful when you have a limited time to read on a daily basis.


I wish the membership was not too expensive  yati39  5 star

I wish the membership was not too expensive . Great app


Misleading free trial - unable to unsubscribe  usuallysmiling  1 star

Signed up for a free trial only to find it is a very expensive app. Fine print says that if I don’t unsubscribe in 5-6 days I’ll be charged +$170. So I’ve followed the convoluted instructions (on google, obviously I’m not the first to have this issue) to opt out which don’t actually ensure that I have in fact opted out. No chat lines available I’ve then contacted iTunes directly letting know about this app. Frankly speaking this is a stress producing process that borders on dishonesty. I will be very annoyed if one cent is changed!


Blinkist- A Book A Day  NAONicoleNAO  5 star

I love the concept of reading the summary of books. I love Blinkist. With Blinkist I’m learning something new every day and I can do it in such a short amount of time!

Damian CNB

Great tool for learning  Damian CNB  4 star

I love this idea of blinkist. I have always been a listener to other people’s stories and taking something out of it and now I can do the same with blinkist. As long as the blink does not get repeated.


Epic  Hungrymonster007  5 star

Saves time, gets me the information


Deleted  TiaSkye12  1 star

Misleading for me. I despise apps that promote themselves as “free” but then you pay through the nose to access any content. Deleting and not recommended


Complete rubbish  Sueh777  1 star

The book summary removed the power and essence of the original author. Read the actual book, its worth the time and effort


Excellent for people with ADHD  LuiHin007  5 star

I love this app. I have ADHD and these blinks are about as long as my attention will hold.


Totally random  upmeb33m  5 star

But relevant


Helps me decide to read or not to read  HoopsCoach1983  5 star

I like that I can get the summary and see if I want to read the book or not.

Mr Obe9

Can’t hurt me  Mr Obe9  5 star

Amazing !

Manny G 13

Amazed !  Manny G 13  5 star

this is an awesome app for people who dont have the time to read a full book ! would recommend blinkist to anyone that is into reading. One thing tho is I really wish they would offer more genres, other than that awesome app !


Trial/Refund is a lie  Quik1882  1 star

I started the app for the trial and was charged immediately. They have a 14 day money back guarantee so I over looked it. Figured I had 7 days to try it right? So I put in for a refund request after 2 days and it was denied by Apple. I then put in a request to with blinkist customer support and was told to talk to Apple. Apple however wouldn’t allow me to create a ticket for an issue that they ruled is not refundable. Blinkist said my account doesn’t exist. It existed enough for them to take my money of course.


Excellent  Nonsco  5 star

I love Blinkist. It gives me the most efficient access to so much knowledge and information.


Charges outside of Apple  spcjos  1 star

This app is illegal and goes outside standard use policy


Horrible App  southbaybrian  1 star

I read one of their articles for free and I decided to join. They never let me read anymore. Just constant bugs. The subscription was registered in the App Store, just couldn’t read anything. Tried to sign in, tried to reset password, kept getting error messages. So I unsubscribed.

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Blinkist  elegant bazar  5 star

Great teacher


Not worth it  DailyAff  1 star

Go to the public library and pick up the books they offer. Read the beginning paragraph or two, and the last two paragraphs of each chapter in a book. You can form your own opinion (get some use out of that brain) without a reviewer’s bias. And it’s free.


Good  haley545  3 star

I like the app and daily recommended but it does make me sad that everything else has to be payed for.

Rob Boliver

My favourite app, so much knowledge condensed in your pocket, it worths every penny!  Rob Boliver  5 star

How many books did you buy and they ended up on your shelf gathering dust? This app is not only brilliant but makes me save money in the long run; I read the review, and if I really like the book and feel like buying it, I go ahead and spend the money. The summaries are excellent, and sometimes it's even easier to understand the summary than the book. I Highly recommended that...


SJW got to blinkist 2  mariuspra  2 star

I used app before, but end up signing up for audible. Said will give it a try again, but book suggestions instead offering business books show books about refugees and other SJW crap. I get that agenda from news and will never pay to a company who uses platform to spread single sided political views. Blinkist you just lost my business after spending so much money on ads just because you push political opinion without learning what I really need.


My learning journey  NcWalsh  5 star

I just read the Nike story using Blinkist App. I found it super easy and I am happy that I gave it a go! Growing your mind to me means a willingness for me to choose to learn which means obtaining information which in turn supports my mind to grow and open to ideas/concepts which I may not have otherwise thought of yet. Blinkist is a win win tool for this.


Another great APP...  小鸟宝贝  5 star

Absolutely love it! Not just the content but also you reading experience. Will highly recommended

Pradeep dabas

Good app  Pradeep dabas  5 star

Every one should have this app. You will always get something new to learn to adopt.


Sehr gutes Werk!  Piotr2011  5 star

Sehr interessant und praktisch!


Varied and interesting  Curtz42  5 star

My daily ritual is to listen to a blink on my way to work everyday. This means that before breakfast I’ve read a book everyday. I list to the “daily” one as the topics are very varied and always interesting. Enjoy


Great app for book reviews  fimofri  4 star

I love to have a summary of a book like blinkist does it. However, I would like to have more than 1 free reading per day, or be rewarded when you read several summaries, e.g. with 1 free book more per week.

Blinkist is rather submitting an oversimplified, disengaged briefness of books  3 star

Some books are simple, linear or straight forward opinionated and it’s ok to bla-bla-bla them as if “there you go, no need to waste your time with them.” But others don’t fit this mould and should be treated accordingly, in an extensive manner, not trying with all costs to describe it in the same number of characters. If what I’m saying sounds too subjective, try this: instead of reducing any book to 5 pages, reduce it to 5%. It’s only fair to the book, author and knowledge. :)

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