Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.9.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 337.86 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 13,640 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 $19.99 per month (monthly plan) OR $119.99 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




  • beware: free trial = $100

    By The Bieg Deal
    tried this after seeing ads. after two buzzfeedish “articles” that recommended having more sex, drinking more water, and then compared waiting five seconds for better decisions to rosa parks refusing to stand up on a bus i was out. imagine the surprise when i went to cancel the subscription and saw that the “free 7 day trial” was conveniently preset to a $100+ annual recurring subscription. this is the kinda stuff that makes people feel unsafe to try new things on the app store. treat your customers like people instead of money cows. deleted.
  • Preview and reminder tool

    By fair 11
    Great tool to screen potential reading list and also as a convenient reminder for books already read. Worth the money saved in avoiding the less useful books.
  • Subscription Issues

    By Mermaidbitches
    I have been having issues activating the monthly premium account. After it charged me for the month it keeps looping the subscription plan options — when I’ve already been subscribed to the plan. It only works with yearly plan. It’s a great app but the hassle is too much
  • How is this possible?

    By calamitygal
    I’ve checked the “blinks” for books I’ve read and I’m really surprised at how good of a job they do. Totally impressed...
  • I love Blinkist

    By GetFitWithBenny
    This app make learning so much easier.
  • Mom

    By Madszy
    Calling all mothers(with young ones, especially)who don’t have time to read books and keep up with the rest of the world, immerse yourself in this great app! Or, even better, have someone else read to you while you are multi-tasking!
  • Thanks Blinkist

    By Markcanread
    Thanks for your app. I’m 60 years old and was never a fast reader so I missed out on reading most non fiction books. The books I read I didn’t retain because when I finished reading them I had already forgotten the beginning. I just finished my first book with Blinkist and re-read it two time in less than an hour!
  • Best app ever!

    By Chefbrownie
    Thanks for creating this awesome app! I have a goal to listen to one per day and this app makes it super easy to do that!
  • Excellent product.

    By Budding enterprenuer
    We can’t read everything, but Blinkist makes it almost possible. All authors, including me, can probably make their most important points in 10-50 pages, but to sell books usually write 350+.
  • Excellent

    By G Ast
    If you don’t have time to a)find and book worth reading, b) spend a lot of time to figure out whether the book was worth the time by actually reading it, or c) spend a lot of time getting this gist of the author’s message, then this app is for you.