Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.10.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 341.28 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 16,543 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 9 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 new ideas and topics with suggested readings curated by experts 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 “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). 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



  • Great Idea, but my history goes away..

    By dstreev
    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.

    By ma123456543
    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

    By Sophie26773389:
    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.
  • First review

    By Adapted4u
    Just thank you My new favorite app ❤️❤️❤️
  • Clif notes for everyday reading

    By bluemeanieface
    Was resistant to the concept at first but after trying it out for a week I see the potential here. I’ve wizzed through the main points of 8 books and garnered some potentially life changing tips. Here is where the concept fails: 1)Can only speed up 2x. 2)no silence erasing 3)the gap between “blinks” is fairly long 4)cannot change FF/RWD values. Always 15 seconds :/ 5)When exploring the app and its libraries, playback stops. 6)When you return to your selection, Blinkist often takes you back to the beginning of the Blink (I.e., chapter). Miss something? Hit rewind on headphones to take yourself all the way back to the beginning of the Blink. FF headphone button takes you to next Blink. How is this a timesaver, again? lol 7)Blinkist minute can only be played in real time. Ughhh. Feels very beta but if the developers keep honing the app I could see it taking off. As a constant consumer of audio, I find it a more than a little rough in its current incarnation.
  • Their Emails are Time Savers

    By JenniferVanegas
    I love everything about Blinkist, but mainly love them for their emails. It’s saves so much time and it gets you to genuinely be interested in different topics.
  • Worth every dollar

    By JohnnyT012!
    This app is a game changer in this modern, face-paced world.
  • Awesome life choice

    By ldonate
    Blinkest is an awesome tool for anyone who is focused on learning every day. Easy to digest and packed with info...
  • Awesome!!

    By FitnessMKE
    I drive a lot for work and enjoy listening to blinks in addition to podcasts and books. Great app with a great selection of titles.
  • Gotta have this app

    By Katie's kiddos
    The app is an easy way for me to keep my mind set in the right direction. When I’m frustrated or have been focused on something else for too long feel stuck then I’ll just listen to something that helps me keep my mind from spinning into negative thoughts.