Blinkist: Big Ideas in 15 Min

Blinkist: Big Ideas in 15 Min

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 8.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 143.98 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
Score: 4.78244
From 107,341 Ratings


Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books & podcasts! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 5,500+ bestselling nonfiction books & popular podcasts into powerful explainers you can read or listen to in 15 minutes. Over 23 million users use us as a tool on the most valuable & challenging journey known: reaching their potential. GET THE KEY INSIGHTS FROM 5,500+ BESTSELLING NONFICTION BOOKS & PODCASTS • Blinks: Read & listen to insights from top titles in 15 min • Shortcasts: Get to the heart of popular podcasts in 15 min • Sharpen your professional skills with the best business books & podcasts • Grow with the most impactful self-improvement titles & shows • Discover new perspectives with bestsellers on economics, science, history & culture • Find inspiration with the latest trends & ideas in your professional field ENJOY BOTH AUDIO & TEXT • Listen to audible versions of our book insights to easily fit learning into your day • Create your personal audio book library to customize your learning experience • Learn hands-free at the gym, in the car, or doing chores with Autoplay • Download book & podcast key insights, audiobooks to listen offline SAVE UP TO 65% ON FULL-LENGTH AUDIOBOOKS • Get access to 5,500+ of nonfiction audiobooks at a special discounted price • Listen to audiobooks like "Sapiens", "The Art of War" or "The 5 AM Club" ENJOY PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS & EXPERT-CURATED LISTS • Always know what to read or listen to next—we’ll suggest titles based on your interests & history • Discover new ideas & find motivation with suggested books curated by experts BENEFIT FROM A HUMAN TOUCH • Focus only on top nonfiction books—our editorial team carefully selects every book • Listen to Shortcasts created with the podcast creators for exclusive insights • Enjoy lovingly written summaries of key ideas by experts with a passion for explaining complex topics in simple, beautiful language LEARN THE WAY SCIENCE INTENDED • Thanks to a format based on neuroscientific research you'll quickly make headway • Understand easily through crystal clear language & short, powerful content ------------------------------ Get right to the heart of popular podcasts & hidden gems with our exclusive Shortcasts—15min key insights from podcasts produced in collaboration with podcast creators! - IN THE PRESS "Blinkist is an intriguing new app that encourages you to read more nonfiction books... It’s a fun and fascinating way to discover new and interesting topics” -The New York Times “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: Getting started is simple. Download the Blinkist app now & sign up for a free 7-day trial. We have monthly & annual plans available. With Blinkist Premium you’ll have access to: • 5,500+ key insight summaries • audible versions of all book key insights • full-length audiobooks at a special member price • personalized recommendations from the Blinkist editors • all formats audible offline: book & podcast key insights, plus audiobooks • a send-to-Kindle feature • syncing your highlights with Evernote If you choose the Blinkist Basic plan you can still read 1 title selected by us, every day. Ready to make headway? Download Blinkist today! Terms of Use: Privacy Policy: Questions? Suggestions? Speak to a real person at Blinkist! Our trusty customer support team is just an email away—simply write to



  • Interesting material in a condensed format

    By kklc24
    They have topics on everything it seems like, you can read into whatever suits your fancy. They take a book and give you the spark notes version, but don’t strip out all the good stuff. It only takes 10 minutes or so to go through each one, which isn’t too long but long enough that the material can sink in a bit. I suggest not jumping from book to book too fast or you’ll forget what you read after awhile.
  • Blinkist review

    By e👿
    Interesting subjects and very easy to use and understand. However, that’s where it ends. Canceling your subscription is tough and complicated to do. I do not recommend for this purpose.
  • Beware!!

    By B6104
    I paid for a subscription and every time I attempt to listen to a selection, I am asked to sign up for a free 7 day trial. Why would I want a trial if I’ve paid for a subscription? I’ve tried emailing support for help with no success. They took my money but deny me access.
  • Need it

    By Rev. Wolfe
    I’ve realized that I have missed this. It is an important tool for what I do! Thank you!!
  • Listener - March 12 2023

    By Trout Photo
    Succinct and great synthesis
  • Simple Simon

    By Chaplain Bonz
    I called it Simple Simon as the ideas a presented in simple ways that fit a complex study I have had of human behavior and ideas through Clinical pastoral Education (CPE) that helps us as chaplains know who we are, our hurts, our healing, and focusing on knowing who we are so we can do Whst your article has said. It covers positive handling of ideas in easy ways to understand and apply.
  • Liking the app

    By harperfox
    I like it a lot! Learning a bunch. Being able to get gists of different books. Helps. I don’t have the time or energy to read a LOT of books but I feel like I’m being exposed to a variety of different authors
  • It is hard to cancel

    By Pausers25
    At first when I signed up it said I had a trial period. I wouldn’t have been so quick to sign up if there wasn’t a trial period. Upon signing up my credit card was charged right away. That just made me mad so I wanted to cancel before even trying it. Canceling was difficult but when I hit the refund link the link was broken and threw an error. Needless to say I feel ripped off and consider this site to have no integrity. I can’t find anywhere to request my refund or event to contact customer support. You left me no choice but to rate you!
  • Violates App Store ToS

    By fkusomch43321
    The service is lower tier, and then they force you to enter your payment details on their site, even though I downloaded the app on the appstore… which is against Apple ToS ;)
  • Loving my free trial!

    By Bzyb777
    I love to read but have not had the wherewithal/time/etc to do it in a little while and I love that I can get a little glimpse into a book. It’s also great to bookmark books I want to read later! Great stuff!