Blinkist: Big Ideas in 15 Min

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About this app

Join 23 million Blinkist users and read or listen to key insights from 5,500+ bestselling nonfiction books and podcasts in just a few minutes!

🏆 Google Material Design Award
🔥 Apple’s Best Apps of 2017
🌟 United Nations World Summit Award in the Learning & Education category

Blinkist gives you all the big ideas, spades of inspiration, and learning to help curious minds grow.

From great audio books & podcasts come important ideas! Blinkist transforms the key insights of thousands of bestselling nonfiction books & popular podcasts into powerful bite-sized formats you can read or listen to in 15 minutes.

Looking to develop your career? Get a crash course on all the big ideas from leadership, management and entrepreneurship books with Blinkist listening and reading app.

Find inspiration from book reviews, get new ideas from podcasts, and a crash course in just about anything on the best listening and reading app.


With the Blinkist app you’ll get:

💰A FREE 7-day trial with unlimited access
🔖 PERSONALIZED book recommendations to read or listen including book of the month
🤝 A free EXTRA PROFILE on your account to share books with a friend
🧑‍🏫 CRASH COURSES from top experts and creators
📖 A NEW curated book every day to easily fit learning into your routine
📚 READING LISTS with books from hundreds of topics, for example books from from famous TED Talk speakers
🎙️ AUDIO versions of every book and podcast, narrated and produced by PROFESSIONALS
OFFLINE-MODE so you can enjoy your favorite book insights without Wi-Fi
📙 KINDLE integration: send books to your reader on Kindle
🔖 27 CATEGORIES to explore + book reviews + audio books + more


Our rating and reviews speak for themselves:

Trevor: “Blinkist by far has the best book summaries when compared to any other provider in my opinion. It’s really surprising how much information you can get so quickly and easily with this app.”

Brandon: “Excellent app. Book summaries are concise and accurate.”

Jared “Worth every penny. Wasn't sure about short book summaries, but started with books I'd read already and very satisfied you get the main ideas. My benefits 1) I get inspiring/useful summaries of books that I wouldn't have time to read that are far more useful than other sources. 2) There are books I don't agree with and wouldn't invest time reading, but reading the blinks I get a large variety of ideas and further understand other views. 3) Some blinks are so great I just have to buy the book!”


Questions? Suggestions? Speak to a real person at Blinkist! Our trusty customer support team is just an email away - simply write to

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Jan 18, 2023

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89.8K reviews
Katie Knutson
January 20, 2023
The free version is great - one can get the summary of one curated book each day. Though $80 / year is a great price for access to so many book summaries. You can either read or listen to them. I especially love that the last "chapter" of each book is a recap of what you just learned from their summary. Honestly, I wouldn't complain if the blinks were a bit longer and included a few more examples to express the main points from each book.
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Thelma Madriaga
January 25, 2023
Love the concise summaries. So many titles and podcasts. Blinkist is a game-changer for learners! My only gripe is that I get lost navigating through it..sometimes, a title will play and I can't find how to turn it off. Also, when I played a collection, I had difficulty figuring out how to stop that collection.
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Rishikesh Muchhala
January 17, 2023
Overall, great app. But sometimes it is hard to navigate through and manage 'saved', "finished', 'favorites', and 'collections'. Also, doesn't sync with the website very well (in case you prefer to read on a laptop and listen on a phone). In fact, the laptop doesnt even have the 'favorites' section. Lastly, sometimes it is hard to tell which examples / opinions are by the author and which are by the reviewer / narrator.
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What's new

It ain’t broke—because we fixed it! This version brings you some minor fixes and upgrades that will keep things in tip-top shape. Waiting for a big update? Coming up soon, so stay tuned!