Blinkist - Nonfiction Books

Blinkist - Nonfiction Books

Bestselling Nonfiction Book Insights in Audio & Text for a Better You


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 5.5.1
  • Updated: February 16, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.1 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000

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Descriptions


Blinkist distills the key insights of 2,000+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful 15-minute reads or listens. Boost your knowledge and gain new perspectives to become a better, smarter you.

Over 2 million users treat us as a companion on the most noble and challenging journey we know: fulfilling their human potential. #AlwaysLearning

Get the key insights of 2,000+ bestselling nonfiction books
• Sharpen your professional skills with the best business books in your field
• Explore your many-sided self with the most impactful self-improvement titles
• Discover new perspectives on the world with bestsellers on economics, science, history & culture
• Stay on top of the latest trends and ideas in your professional field

Switch between audio and text
• Listen to audio versions to effortlessly slip learning into your day
• Create your own personal audio playlists to customize your learning experience
• Learn hands-free at the gym, in the car, or doing chores with Autoplay
• Read and listen offline

Enjoy personalized reading recommendations & expert-curated lists
• Always know what to read next—we’ll suggest titles based on your interests & reading history
• Discover reading lists curated exclusively for Blinkist by thought leaders like Arianna Huffington, David Allen, and Dan Ariely on topics such as productivity, business, smarter living, and more

Benefit from a human touch
•Focus only on the best nonfiction—our editorial team carefully selects every one of our titles
•Enjoy lovingly written key insight summaries by field experts with a passion for explaining complex matters in simple, beautiful language

Learn the way science intended
• Retain more thanks to a format based on brain-based learning and neuroscientific research
• Understand quickly and easily thanks to crystal clear language and short, powerful content


In the press

Named one of Europe’s Hottest Start-Ups in 2016 by Wired

“There is no such thing as too much knowledge. If you would like to expand your horizons, but don’t have the time to read, Blinkist is a speedy and convenient way of learning” - TheNextWeb

"Blinkist offers a terrific service – great ideas distilled down to their very essence. For those of us who are deeply curious about new ideas on success, happiness, innovation, progress and more, it’s a great start." - Forbes

“The audio feature is an awesome way to dive into a book while folding laundry or cooking a meal.” - BuzzFeed


How it works:

Sign up for a trial. We’ll find content tailored to your interests and you can start learning right away. Once your trial expires, just choose a membership that works for you:

• Blinkist Plus - Unlimited access to 2,000+ books, personalized recommendations, highlight and store your favorite insights, and read offline

• Blinkist Premium - All of the Plus features + audio versions of our books, a send-to-Kindle feature and the ability to sync your highlights with Evernote

Not ready to upgrade? You can still read one pre-selected book-in-blinks every day, forever.

Questions? Suggestions? You can speak to a real person at Blinkist. Our trusty customer support team is just an email away --- simply write to [email protected]

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Reviews


3.8
8,106 total
5 4,116 
4 1,420 
3 754 
2 536 
1 1,280 

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    suhas reddy Published date: February 18, 2018

    Great idea. Excellent implementation. Pricing is a bit on the higher side. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Guy Tetreault Published date: February 16, 2018

    Haha, they asked me to rate the app right after the first blink! Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    David Lussier Published date: February 17, 2018

    Great content well shared with you. Offers lots of good and challenging things to think about if you care to move forward from where you are now. Full Review

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    jessica mceachern Published date: February 18, 2018

    Its amazing! 1 free book a day, read to me if I want👍👍👍👍 Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Warren Tolley Published date: February 17, 2018

    I'm on basic so I don't have much choice of content. But I have enjoyed the app so far I love that it's 15 mins you can fit that in a break so you don't have to listen to your mindless colleagues. There is a criticism though . When I playback blinklist it doesn't auto play the next BLINK :/ so it stops I have to manually flip and find out what section I was on myself that's quite annoying but I'm guessing it will be an easy fix Full Review

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    Jackie Giusti Published date: February 16, 2018

    You know what would be great? Giving insight and introduction into your damn app and the offerings before demanding money to view anything. Learn what you should make for a user experience first why don't you. You don't even make it possible to be able to search if and what the free content is or might be. What poor design Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Gerald g Published date: February 18, 2018

    Sadly, it is a scam. They auto charge your Google Play account $90. It is an opt out system, so you have to formally inform them that you do not want the service. Clever scam though. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Welly Reagan Published date: February 10, 2018

    I've been subscribing to the free version of Blinkist. And it's been wonderful and satisying to get free 1 blinkist every day.. Although the premium version is expensive. But it's worth the price if you can afford it ^^ Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Joe Cardillo Published date: February 15, 2018

    App AUTO CHARGES YOUR GOOGLE PLAY ACCOUNT for $80 (year sub) after signing up for a TRIAL. Then you go to their support for a refund, and they say they offer no refund unless you subscribed via their website. They will not support users who were swindled out of cash via app store. Disgusting business practice. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    James Hobson Published date: February 16, 2018

    "Free trial" means a single book each day they choose for you. I was told unlimited access for 14 days. Bait and switch! Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Mike Johnson Published date: February 12, 2018

    Heard about the app and thought I'd look into it. It's good that there's a free trial of 7 days but not good that the only economical option is to sign up for a year. Over £13 a month isn't a viable option. Yes there's some good titles that would keep me busy for a month or two but would I still get use it after that? The fact that the monthly subscription is overpriced, and the only other option is a yearly subscription suggests the devs are not confident customers will keep coming back. I'll steer clear. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Published date: February 9, 2018

    $7 per month! No. Some reviewers were saying it's a scam. I don't think it's a scam. I just think it's way overpriced. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Rares Totolici Published date: February 18, 2018

    Crappy app. Ask for money from the beginning. Waste of time. No discount for students. Dont waste your time with this app !! Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    oon tian sern Published date: February 14, 2018

    App does not have an option to unsubscribe and stop paying for premium. In fact, they automatically charge you for the second year (an opt-out instead of opt-in approach to payment). It doesn't look like they are confident that the users would come back to subscribe on their own for their products. Support team does not reply e-mail regarding how to unsubscribe. Had to find my way to Google play store app just to cancel my subscription. App offers a range of books (i read mostly about entrepreneurship and self-help genres); content summary quality is a hit and miss. For some books that I have already read in full I can see the content summary is pretty shallow. It defeats the purpose of reading the summary for the full book. Great for learning in the first few months and after that you feel like the quality of the summary and book selection just keeps going down. Full Review

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    Sabio Bernard Published date: February 15, 2018

    Before the trial section ,why do you need all my credit card payment details, its pathetic.. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Alexandru Perietanu Published date: February 16, 2018

    The auto-renew charges you 50$ without any prior notification. Money wich you can't get back. This sucks, just canceled my subscription. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    peyman mdj Published date: February 12, 2018

    too much buffering ... can't listen to one full book without buffering and loosing connection .. other wise good idea Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Dave Johnson Published date: February 15, 2018

    Bait and Switch - app is "free" but everything inside is locked pending subscription. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Raj LP Published date: February 16, 2018

    Auto renewal scam. Be wary of this app. They auto renew you in the background. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Benny McClure Published date: February 5, 2018

    If a book was an album then blinks are like the singles - It works really well. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    HaloGlammer Published date: February 14, 2018

    ... I honestly don't get what you're trying to teach us, really! Just really! Kind you like... Not lie! Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Omar Khan Published date: February 18, 2018

    They steal your passwords. Don't believe me? Give wrong password while "continue with facebook" and they still let you in. If it was legit then this wouldn't have had happened. Repost this so that everyone knows. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Raimundas Banevicius Published date: February 8, 2018

    Keeps pausing or crashing while running in background. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Published date: February 10, 2018

    Awesome app! Daily free book is very good and keep it up Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Rup Dog Published date: February 17, 2018

    I don't want a 7 days trial that if I forget to cancel on the 7th day I'll be charged £58 Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Ronaldinho 10 Published date: February 16, 2018

    Waste of time, expected a good thing like the ad says Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Alejo Mulet Published date: February 10, 2018

    Don't expect anything from this app unless you are willing to pay. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Raghu Rajbhandari Published date: February 16, 2018

    8.x dollars a month just killed me! Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Michelle Blythen Published date: February 2, 2018

    I really loved Blinkist, but with the last two updates, I am getting a notification that something went wrong and am not able to read any books. Please fix. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Eugene Bos Published date: February 14, 2018

    Doesn't preload audio and stops playing it without automatic resuming Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Piyawut Suksai Published date: February 11, 2018

    Too expensive for these cheap common articles Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Paul McManus Published date: February 13, 2018

    Audio issues now seem to be resolved. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    chaitanya ivvala Published date: February 8, 2018

    it's a scam please don't download bloody f**king app Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    yash thakur Published date: February 11, 2018

    It crashes everytime after I updated it. Fix it Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Lucas Henrique Published date: February 18, 2018

    Audio playback isn't reliable. Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Published date: February 16, 2018

    Impossibile to unsubscribe from free trial, I think I've been stolen money Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Sereen Yaseen Published date: February 8, 2018

    Very good idea, and I would definitely use it, but the price is very expensive in my opinion Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Anna Wilders Published date: February 18, 2018

    Free trial not in app purchases Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Zef Ndoci Published date: February 16, 2018

    Worst app don't download Full Review

  • Blinkist - Nonfiction Books
    Dawson Gardner Published date: February 15, 2018

    Very fun just did not have all the books i would like to read Full Review