Blinkist: Big Ideas in 15 Min

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About this app

Join 20 million Blinkist users and read or listen to key insights from 5000 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

Listen to key takeaways from creators of award winning podcasts:

Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell
Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
The Doctor's Kitchen with Dr. Rupy Aujla
The Baggage Reclaim Sessions with Natalie Lue Expert

Curated collections and personalized recommendations across 27 categories like career and success, society and culture, relationships, and much more!

Download our app for a FREE 7-day trial and get access to all of our amazing features:

Listen to audio versions on the go
Podcast insights produced with the actual show creators
Read and highlight key ideas instantly
27 categories to explore
Offline mode so you can enjoy your favorite book insights without Wi-Fi
Kindle integration: send books to your reader
Evernote integration: sync your highlights seamlessly

Our rating and number of reviews speak for themselves:

Fiona: “I LOVE Blinkist and have been using it for nearly 2 years! I gain so much practical info that I use in my job, in such a short time.”
Julia: “I'm in love with Blinkist. It saves me so much time on my self-help journey. The shortcasts are great for my daily walks.”
Jeff: “I've been using this app for over a year and it's amazing. Its part of my morning routine while I drink my morning coffee and I can finish a blink by the end of breakfast”

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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70.7K reviews
Jacob Hertl
May 11, 2022
Blinkist is great! Huge value here to get so many amazing titles summarized so you can get what's most important without wasting your time with fluff. More and more titles are available in audio form which is greatly appreciated. My one is issue is the app drains your battery incredibly quick. You can turn off all notifications and background work for the app to eliminate this issue but then you won't be able to listen while the app is closed or receive notifications. Hope this gets addressed
23 people found this review helpful
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Sam Haaf
April 24, 2022
I love the content! The app needs work. Here is my biggest issue. We should be able to add to favorites from the blink description! If I'm in the description of the blinks, I have to go back, go to my library and find the blink I was just on, and then select the 3 dots to find "add to favorites". Also It's not clear how to start the blinks. There's a "play blinks" button which doesn't look a lot like a button, and a "play" button at the end of the screen, which actually plays the queue.
65 people found this review helpful
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Blinks Labs GmbH
April 25, 2022
Hi Sam, Thanks for your comment. This is indeed a nice feature suggestion! We’ll make sure to share it with our Product Team for consideration and we hope to be able to implement it soon. All the best, Team Blinkist
Dennis Rukosuev
March 16, 2022
Heavy emphasis on woo-woo pop culture and mass media hype trends. Useless if you want to make progress in life or at least draw meaningful distinctions. Upon installation you get to choose the topics you are most interested in. The app doesn't regard your choices when you begin using it. Uninstalling it. Should have made it clear in the description that the app is for the new age world savers.
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Blinks Labs GmbH
March 17, 2022
Hi Dennis, thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear you think so but we'll forward your feedback to our Content team for consideration. You can now rate all the Blinks you've read/listened to directly in the app via the Rate-This-Title feature. All the best, Team Blinkist

What's new

Ever wanted to curate your own collection in your Blinkist Library? This update puts the power of creating collections in your hands! Choose from our expert-curated collections or build your own topic specific list of titles grouped together in your library. You can choose titles for your collections from the covers as you browse, or in directly in your Library. Collections you curate for yourself will be waiting for you in their very own Library section. Happy learning!