Blinkist: Read in 15 minutes

Blinkist: Read in 15 minutes

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 5.3.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 114.05 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 36,418 Ratings

Description

Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 3000+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes. Over 10 million users treat us as a companion on the most noble and challenging journey we know: fulfilling human potential. GET THE KEY INSIGHTS OF 3000+ 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. With Blinkist Premium you have: • unlimited access to 3000+ 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.  Terms of Use: https://www.blinkist.com/tos Privacy Policy: https://www.blinkist.com/privacy.html Questions? Suggestions? You can speak to a real person at Blinkist. Our trusty customer support team is just an email away --- simply write to support@blinkist.com

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Reviews

  • Don’t get the “7 Day Free Trial”!

    1
    By mgyoung1960
    Blinkist sounded like an app I would enjoy as I love to read. However, at least one of my favorite authors was not available on the app so I cancelled the app well prior to the “expiration” of the “free” trial. I was charged $99.99 for a years subscription. Blinks Labs responded promptly at first, but since I provided the receipt and proof of cancellation they asked for, there has been no response. Don’t get this app!!!
  • I agree with demattia!

    2
    By Farkel99
    Thus far, what I’ve seen - as a free user - does seem biased. In one case (12/3/19) the blink sounds like a thinly-disguised advertisement for the services of financial advisors. 1 star for content; 5 because the app actually works - gestures are intuitive; 0 because of the way they handle billing after a 7-day trial. Would be more palatable to lock a user out after 7 days, and plainly state ‘If you wish to continue, you MUST agree to . . . .’ one of the following payment plans.
  • I love to read

    5
    By joeyram818
    I read 2-3 books a month and always wish I can read faster. I see some readers suggesting skimming thru a book and reading just the highlights of non-fiction so you can read at least 1 book a week. Well, this is it. Of course having the entire book is still the best, but this will help you decide if you want to get the entire physical or audio book after listening or reading from Blinkist. Just try it for 7 days to see if you like it. Try to get books that you’ve read so you can see for yourself.
  • Recommend books?

    3
    By _J_____
    I have many books i work for the new york times. It’s a big a** library of old, new and future books! Is there a way to recommend books to get summaries on? Like ‘Mass Psychology’ Or an author like mark douglas? That would be great.
  • BORING - NOT EVEN WORTH THE TRIAL

    1
    By Midnight Pizza Man
    First, the way each book is summarized is incredibly boring—even for books with engaging and funny prose. Each summary is written and read without mimicking the original author’s style or voice. It’s as if Blinkist is trying to shorten every book into an excerpt from a second rate dictionary. The “audio” option Blinkist provides makes this even worst. Each Blinkist summary is read in a monotone voice , with little to no inflection, and absolutely no enthusiasm. I thought that maybe—just maybe—I had just been choosing each Blinkist summary poorly, and decided to stay past the trial to find out. Horrible decision. Each summary is written in such a monotone and uniform fashion, I have to force myself to finish a minute-long summary. Second, the audio only works if you have the Blinkist app open—no scrolling through other feeds or doing anything else. When I decided to finally cancel my subscription for the following month, I realized my fatal mistake. Although Blinkist advertises their monthly subscription, with the trial, you will automatically be charged for their YEARLY subscription. Even the company has no hope that their content is enough to keep customers coming back month to month.
  • Bait and switch? Class Action?

    1
    By WSJoe
    I’m very disappointed with Blinkist. I hope they read this and respond. I signed up for the free 1 week trial. I cancelled on the 7th day. On the 8th day I was charged $105.99 for an annual membership. Apple i-tunes said I should have cancelled sooner and denied the refund. Blinkist is yet to respond. Maybe they are mailing me a check? If so, I’ll gladly remove or revise my post. I bet I’m not the first to encounter this experience with an App and with I-tunes. Please return my email, Team Blinkist. I look forward to hearing from you.
  • Thank You

    5
    By PiperTnT
    Thank you Blinkist for making learning as easy as 1,2,3!!
  • No classic titles I’m interested in

    1
    By Kbbbbbb 45743
    Needs wider selection of titles.
  • Very Well Done!

    5
    By LLP from ES
    Love the summaries in this structured way. Very well done!!! Love the Podcast too!!!
  • Good app but has some bad bugs

    2
    By Nazzzah
    Good app with useful content. I wish there was a true black mode. My major issue right now is that the non-white mode is broken - the text changes to black when I swipe to go to the next page. It’s unreadable.

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