Blinkist: Book Summaries Daily

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About this app

Join 28 million Blinkist users and read or listen to key insights from 6,500+ bestselling 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 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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Nov 29, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

112K reviews
Abrar Thabit
December 5, 2023
Wow! I wished I knew about this app earlier! Excellent app that offers summaries of a lot of popular books in various topics. Each summary is divided into several blinks that can be listened to or read. I listen to the blinks on my way to work. It's also very helpful because after listening to (or reading) the blinks of a book, you can make the decision on whether to buy it or not. I did that with some books I heard of and thought of buying and also for books that I first heard of from the app.
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November 28, 2023
I am loving it! I don't have enough time to read numerous books on the subjects I am interested in. With Blinkist, I am able to quickly benefit from the overview format of the books and glean knowledge from the research, and insights from authors who have poured time and energy into their subjects. And, I am able to accomplish that in a much shorter time span! I can listen or read on the run, and I can decide from what I've read (or listened to) if I want to read the whole book!
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Arun Kumar Tejasvi
November 2, 2023
The narrators do a lousy job. Each has their own strange style. Additionally, somebody got the bright idea of using a separate voice for highlighted parts. This shock of a new voice intruding the narration utterly ruins the listening experience. To Blinkist: 1) it would have been better if the app had an option of just having the phone's Text-to-Speech engine narrate the material. 2) I pay the subscription amount to read intelligent summaries and NOT to listen to strange narrations!
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Blinks Labs GmbH
November 2, 2023
Hi Arun, Thanks for your comment. We're sorry to hear you're not satisfied with this narrator's style. We'll forward your feedback to our Audio team for consideration and we hope you enjoy the rest of our Blinks. Feel free to email us your feedback regarding content and audio via All the best, Team Blinkist

What's new

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