Blinkist - Big Ideas in Small Packages

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.

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•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 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

•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

•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



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Blinkist - Big Ideas in Small Packages App Description & Overview

The applications Blinkist - Big Ideas in Small Packages was published in the category Education on 2013-11-13 and was developed by Blinks Labs. The file size is 90.01 MB. The current version is 4.3.1 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

We've introduced a new feature that makes downloading audio books-in-blinks a one-tap breeze: you'll see a new Download icon as soon as you open your library. But don't fret—all those audio files won't eat up all your device's precious memory! You can easily delete all downloaded audio files at once in your app settings. And with this latest update, you can toggle on auto-delete, so downloaded audio disappears in a cloud of digital smoke the moment you're done listening. POOF! More free space for the next titles on your list!

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Blinkist - Big Ideas in Small Packages Reviews


Love this app!  CJT4220  5 star

Love hearing the "Blinks" - the key points of each book. Allows you to get the gist by reading the blinks or listening to the audio. I review books i wouldn't normally but and broaden my horizons as a result. It is a timesaver and if a book intrigues you you can always buy it for more details.


Amazing tool!  AbundanceCreator2019  5 star

Great tool for getting a sneak peak at what matters the most to you. Just enough to make your mouth water.

Madeleine whittier

Blinkist  Madeleine whittier  1 star

I agree with Dr. Nemo, aka Narwhal. I've deleted Blinkist but am still receiving their useless emails.


The Ultimate Speed Reading Technique  DocNycer  5 star

I love books. The dream of reading two or three books a day is out of the question. With Blinkist I get the sensation of reading several books a day and easily retain the main point of the book. Since it only takes about 15 minutes, I can now get through books that would not normally make it to the top ten books to read. I'm learning about things that I'm curious about but don't have the time to look into those topics. Great app!

Harambe lives forever

Don't buy through iTunes and no refund  Harambe lives forever  1 star

Very difficult to work with and help is very slow. Good idea, terrible service

El Tirtugo

Super way to keep up!  El Tirtugo  5 star

As travel, learning and being out of the country for months is my standard. This app is a great way to catch up on current issues in the USA. Very much enjoy the variety and efficiency provided.


Excellent App!  Koy671  5 star

A must have for quick reads and great tips on the go!


Disappointed  [email protected]  1 star

The focus is basically on book reviews summary in a specified time which adversely affects the quality of reviews. I read several books already summarized. Unfortunately the summaries, to conform within a time frame, preclude delivering a thorough review. The time allotted should increased to allow meaningful summaries.

Kevin Brody LandFall Data

Brilliant App  Kevin Brody LandFall Data  5 star

This App is what I have been looking for all my life. Like most successful entrepreneurs we are all pressed for time but to maintain our competitive edge we all know that we need to keep reading and feeding our brains. This App is the Answer to my Prayers. Strongly Strongly Strongly Recommend Kevin Brody LandFall Data

Narwhal Varga

No Refund even when you cancel  Narwhal Varga  1 star

I found this App to be a good idea, but ultimately found the info is very vague and doesn't really leave you feeling like you know more about any of the subjects. It's essentially like a cursory glance through a wiki page or your friend telling you what a book is about. You're not exactly an expert after said explanation and at best you'd be inspired to learn more which defeats the purpose of this very expensive service. That said I cancelled after the 7 day trial and they won't refund the auto subscription they charged because I purchased through iTunes and not their website! $60 wasted (they automatically charge for a premium membership during the trial)! Not worth it, just read the books or buy the audible versions.


Petite Palmer IHateTofu 3 star

anyone use this app??


Appetizer for iOS AppetizerApp 3 star

Blinkist - Nonfiction Book Notes in Audio & Text. Available on the #AppStore #Education


Joe Fabisevich 🐶🐳™ mergesort 3 star

Does anyone use Blinkist? Anything positive or negative to say about it? Seems like an interesting concept.


Love this app!  Tarheel488  5 star

Excellent way to hear cliff notes on non fiction books!

Robbie Austin

Engaging  Robbie Austin  5 star

Awesome app, very engaging and informative.


Get this  JLDBOS  5 star

If you'd like to read a lot, but don't have as much time as you used to then this app is for you.


You need to pay $7/month to use the app  rudz1985  2 star

Inspirational quotes? I'm interested. Choice selections of books that motivate? Awesome! Quick summaries of entrepreneurial lit I want to read but don't have the time? And it comes with audio? All great. But I get a 1-day free trial and then you want me to pay continuously for content I can't own? Works for music, not for this. Lost me immediately. There needs to be a 3rd option here beyond the two sub plans.


Love it  nakawa67  5 star

I really like being exposed to titles I might otherwise not encounter as well as the many "classics". I use the audio version the most, it's convenient and great to listen to in the car.

Abraham 1337on

Just plain great  Abraham 1337on  5 star

I simply love this app. Very useful for people that want to always learn yet want to do it quickly. Also, updates are always pleasant as far as I've seen; no horrible bugs introduced just because of new features. All in all, if you're reading this, you should get Blinkist.


Great new Hobby  Cepinne  5 star

Blinkist enables me to have a new hobby which is browsing through book summaries before purchasing it. Love it


2nd device?  Layne680  4 star

I love the app and read a book every day or listen to it. I have a premium membership. Is there a way that I can listen and read from my library on two separate devices? I have two iPhones and a iPad. Thanks


Very good, but more quality books, please.  Hhdfk  4 star

Very nice the Send-to-kindle option and the audio feature. Only thing I wish the collection would focus as much on history, autobiographies and science from legit authors as it does on self-help, money making and that other sorts of books which the same material can be found on blogs all over the Internet

Rondel Johnson

Good but could be better  Rondel Johnson  3 star

Simply, make the app like Netflix for readers, monthly subscription opposed to a hefty yearly fee, consumers don't like to spend big chunks at a time (especially on a app) use the opportunity to appeal to the eyes and mind... " it's like Netflix, for readers" $8.99 basic $12.99 premium , if not continue to discourage customers with lofty prices; which leads to the deletion of the application never to be re-downloaded again and a once happy consumer forever lost and on to (which is free)... You're welcome.

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