Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.8.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 326.91 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 11,862 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



  • I enjoy listening to the books Blinkists

    By decorchick
    I struggle with time to sit still and read. I do read a devotion and my Bible every morning. After that, there’s just a lot to do on my list every day. I think this may just work out for me.
  • Login required

    By Daemeon
    Why? Of what use beside data dredging? Privacy invasion. No value when you have to login with Facebook or email to do a thing.
  • Perfect

    By vinshr
    I was looking for something like this. I want to read books on personal development, management and leadership but really do not have time to read too many books. This app provides the essence of a book so basically you gain the knowledge of a book without having read all pages of it.
  • Love this app!

    By donnaj777
    This app is one of the highlights of my year so far! I Purchased a one year subscription while I was on a road trip and with in a half hour I had listened to summaries of three books that I had on hold at the library for months and months. There are so many great books out there and just not enough free time to read them all. This is a great way to get lots of helpful information and a short amount of time. I highly recommend it!
  • Phenomenal ❤️🔥🤗

    By Ridonkulous23
    This app is an enormous blessing. For someone who has a voracious appetite for learning and discovery, there is never enough money for books. Enter Blinkist: an app that enables me to explore 10 times the number of books and ideas and gives me the flexibility to save up for my favorites. This is an invaluable tool I anticipate supercharging my learning and discovery process with moving forward. Wish I had this much sooner and I’m excited to cultivate the skill of effective communication using this product as the launch pad (i.e., the ability to concisely summarize material and encapsulate main ideas for faster implementation). Thank you, Blinkist!
  • Quick and Easy

    By amusing mother
    This is a quick and easy way to get the main points of a non-fiction book. If I want to know more, I’ll get the whole book and read it.
  • Amazed !

    By Manny G 13
    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.
  • Length of trial and price

    By Rachel Davies Sadler
    Pretty bummed about this. The trial was only a week and I was super busy at work this week so I wasn’t able to try it out. Then they just charge you $90 for a full year and won’t refund you the money. Switch your format to monthly Blinkist. It really feels like a money grab.
  • “Free trial” costs $119

    By jkittrell
    I thought I was using a free trial, and in fact the app charged me for a 1 year premium subscription, which costs $119. It’s unclear whether the app charged me immediately upon download, or at some point in the week since I downloaded it. There was no warning that I would be charged.
  • good investment!

    By Mulder24
    a brilliant idea, perfectly executed, and the summaries actually do capture the essence of the book. I did actually compare the blink summary to a book that I've read fully, and the blink had captured all the key points well!