Blinkist: Book Summaries Daily

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About this app


Get powerful ideas in minutes—not hours or days with our summaries of today’s most transformative books.
With 6,500+ key insight summaries in audio or text, plus personal guidance through topics from our experts and curators, whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here.
29+ million people already trust Blinkist to help them grow and maximize their potential and their time.
Join us and learn smarter, not harder.

• Blinks: Read & listen to book summaries from top titles in 15 min
• Shortcasts: Get to the heart of transformational podcasts
• Sharpen your professional skills with the best business books & podcasts
• Grow with the most impactful self-improvement titles
• Discover new perspectives with bestsellers on economics, science, history & culture
• Find inspiration with the latest trends & ideas in your professional field

• Listen to audio versions of our book insights to easily fit learning into your day
• Learn hands-free at the gym, in the car, or doing chores with Autoplay
• Download book & podcast key insights to listen offline

• Curate Spaces—your learning playlists—to organize toward your goals
• Share your Spaces for FREE with anyone you want to learn with, even if they’re not on Blinkist yet

• Always know what to read or listen to next—we’ll suggest titles based on your interests & goals
• Let a pro lead you through today’s must-know topics and apply what you learn right away with interactive tools and activities.
• Discover new ideas & find motivation with recommended book lists curated by experts

• Focus only on top books—our editorial team carefully selects every book
• Listen to Blinks of Podcasts, made with the podcast creators for exclusive new insights
• Enjoy lovingly written summaries of key ideas by experts with a passion for explaining complex topics in simple, beautiful language

"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

Getting started is simple. Download the Blinkist app now & sign up for a free 7-day trial with unlimited access. When you’re ready, choose a monthly or annual plan!

📚6,500+ Book summaries & 27 categories to explore
🔖 PERSONALIZED book recommendations from the Blinkist editors
🤝 A free EXTRA PROFILE on your account to share books with a friend
🧑‍🏫 Expert & curator led AUDIO GUIDES through today’s must-know topics
📖 A NEW curated book every day to easily fit learning into your routine
📙 READING LISTS with books from hundreds of topics
🎙️ AUDIO versions of all key insights from books

If you choose the Blinkist Basic plan you can still enjoy 1 title selected by us, every day. Ready to make headway? Download Blinkist today!

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Updated on
Feb 29, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

117K reviews
Basil Hayek
February 14, 2024
Not a fan of the audio heavy approach. I don't want to listen -- ever -- I want to read. But now the blinks are the script of what a narrator would read and it's continuous scrolling vs discrete blinks. Not a fan of this change. EDIT: I know I can pause the audio. I shouldn't have to. It shouldn't default to playing. Let me turn audio off completely.
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Blinks Labs GmbH
February 14, 2024
Hi Basil, thanks for your feedback. You should now be able to avoid the default to playing by just clicking on "Read". If you don't see that button yet, try to delete and reinstall the app to the latest version. In the meantime, we'll make sure to share your valuable feedback with our Product Team for consideration. All the best, Team Blinkist
Michael Eger
February 27, 2024
Auto play broken. Clift notes of book is a great idea but stopping to sellect.a new book every 5 to ten minutes defears the usefulness of. I complained about autoplaying not working 2 months ago And it has gotten worse over time. Sometimes the app will not even advance to the next At this point it will it will stop mid book and not restart yet other steaming services like audable, pandora, and youtube works just fine.
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Blinks Labs GmbH
February 28, 2024
Hi there, Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the inconvenience. Please try to delete and reinstall the app. If the issue still persists, please reach out to us via from your registered email address and we'll be happy to look into this and help you further. All the best, Team Blinkist
Terry Caldwell
December 25, 2023
I love the wealth of knowledge In the app. I love the audio reading option. I don't like how saving Blinks to 'playlists' works. it saves generally, and you have to go into your pool of saved blinks and manually add each one to a collection. I mainly listen to blinks while I'm doing work and can't touch my phone. it would be very nice if this feature was streamlined like most other platforms.
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It’s quiet. Almost too quiet. That’s because we’re working on bringing you some exciting new updates! For now, though, we’re keeping things running smoothly by squashing bugs and making sure everything’s polished. Now get to learning!