Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

Blinkist: Books in 15 minutes

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.9.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 349.32 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 12,044 Ratings

Description

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 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

  • Too expensive💥

    2
    By Tajik 4ever
    Too expensive for me😨👎🏽
  • No pre-notice for auto-update

    1
    By wolfbyte
    I was just notified my subscription had been renewed for an increased price with NO prior notice of the impending update or price increase. I’m therefore cancelling my subscription and requesting a refund. When the refund comes through, I will update my rating.
  • Charged me $89.99?

    1
    By Bay742578
    This app automatically charges me for a 1 year membership for $89.99. I need a refund.
  • Message to Garcia

    5
    By JROSEGSLIMO
    Great read
  • Amazing

    5
    By Socratic is amazing
    Well now I get to learn stuff i never knew before and it’s really cool
  • Don’t download unless you want to pay

    1
    By DottyG
    Thought this would be a great app. Turns out, all the content is locked unless you subscribe. Removing it from my iPad.
  • A Reality Check

    1
    By Skersey128
    If I could give this app zero stars, I would. Issue number one is that this app does the classic bait-and-switch...it is “free” in that it gives you a 7 day free trial. Otherwise, you’re forking up 119.99 per year. More importantly, people who truly have a love of reading understand that if you want to learn about something, you have to READ A BOOK, actively engage with the full text, and decide FOR YOURSELF what the important takeaways are, and what you find to be erroneous. It takes WORK. Apps like this play into the whole idea that “knowledge is everywhere” and all you have to do is just download some cutesy-poo app and magically become “smarter.” Well...it’s just not that simple. Go to a library. Talk and listen to people with experience. Live your life. Read fiction...lots of it. Learn.
  • Self help for people with low BS tolerance

    5
    By laurakcity
    I love reading things that can help me understand my mental health struggles, and how to better myself, and be happy and more fulfilled. However, I have a very low tolerance for fluff and frankly BS, this app gives me all the core principles I need from any book I’m interested in, and it’s probably given me years of my life back. I’ve read the full versions of some books and the Blinkist is better in like 20 minute increments. Bravo, blinkist! I WAS a skeptic! 🙈
  • Great company great product

    5
    By whartje
    I’ve used Blinkist for a year now and have been very impressed by the turnaround of popular books and the clarity of the summaries. I am impressed by the professionalism of the staff who helped me with a billing issue. Would highly recommend!
  • Whoever Made This App Was A Genius

    5
    By Alvisaurus
    There are so many books I’ve wanted to read but haven’t gotten myself to it and spend 10 hours reading it. But these books that are shortened to 10-20 minutes are perfect. I love it. It’s fast, I’ve been reading a lot more from it, learning more, I strongly recommend it. Whoever got the idea to make this app has an IQ of 500.

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