Blinkist: Big Ideas in 15 Min

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About this app

Join 26 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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May 23, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

96.8K reviews
Vienna Raglin
June 2, 2023
Overpriced for simply summaries but they have the largest selection of books in their market. When they're not going over the top trying to relate to the reader, plus sound effects in their audio version, their highlights are a fun, intresting snippet of many books, especially new ones. The free blinks are the best and I've made a routine listening on the way to work. They're not however full summaries, by nature they exclude much. I'd like to see a better/cheap way to buy/rent the full version
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Shyla Mani
April 8, 2023
W/this app, I get the main ideas from many books in a shorter amount of time than reading/listening to the full book. I like that I have the option to read &/or listen to the Blinks. There is other helpful content from professionals in various fields too. From a technical perspective, I have had issues with casting from my Android phone to my Google Assistant. The Blinks start off playing well but then they randomly stop casting and return to playing on my phone.
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Charlene Taylor
May 24, 2023
Great app , but could use a few upgrades. I've really enjoyed reading the condensed versions of several books, including ones I've already read to get an idea of the "blink" process. The one thing missing, though, is the ability to highlight and create a notebook of the ideas that are really important to me by title. I'd love to see something like this such as what Kindle has.
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