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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Mar 14, 2023

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94.2K reviews
Nick Jarvelin
March 5, 2023
Overall I think this app is great. The majority of the book summaries are well done and the books are effective. I did not subscribe because there isn't an option to pay monthly at the advertised promotional rate. The available monthly payment option is double the price and not worth the limited selection of books in my opinion. Give me the promotional rate with monthly payment option and I would subscribe immediately.
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Samer Azer
March 15, 2023
I love this app. I never had patience for books, but in the same time hungry for more information. This application provides us as readers with the main idea as if we are reading a long article not a book full of repetative sentences. I don't think it is not good idea for novels as it will take the literature away from the book. However, it is perfect with that kinds of books for self-improvment, buisness, or a quick review for a book that you can invest time to read it fully later.
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Synel PT
February 14, 2023
This app sounded very interesting and I wanted to try it, signed up for a 7 days free trial and every time I try to open a book it says I need to subscribe and pay full annual fee today, what's the point of the free trial then. I'm willing to pay the $79/year subscription if the app does what it says, but I'm not paying a year subscription without trying it first. I tried to email support and keep giving an error unseen error or something like that. Too bad, I was very excited about this app.
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Blinks Labs GmbH
February 15, 2023
Hi Synel, We're very sorry to hear about this. If the issue persists, please make sure to reach out to us at from your registered email address and we'll be happy to look into this and help you further. All the best, Team Blinkist

What's new

Big ideas don’t only come in small packages—they sometimes come with small updates too! This time around we did some small bug-fixes and made sure everything is up to snuff so you can get insights in no time.