Blinkist - Always Learning

Blinkist - Always Learning

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.5.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 112.05 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 1,652 Ratings

Description

Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist distills the key insights of 2000+ 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 2000+ 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 "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 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: Getting started is easy. Just choose a plan and sign up for a free 7-day trial of Blinkist Plus or Premium. Blinkist Plus – $49.99 a Year Unlimited access to 2,000+ books, personalized recommendations, highlight and store your favorite insights, and read offline Blinkist Premium – $12.99/month or $79.99/year All of the Plus features + audio versions of our books, a send-to-Kindle feature and the ability to sync your highlights with Evernote You can cancel at any time during your 7-day trial through the iTunes store settings. Plans automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. If you’re not ready for unlimited access, you can still read one title selected by us, every day, by choosing the Blinkist Free plan. All details are in our terms of use and privacy policy https://www.blinkist.com/privacy.html Questions? Suggestions? You can speak to a real person at Blinkist. Our trusty customer support team is just an email away --- simply write to support@blinkist.com

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Reviews

  • Condescending

    2
    By Lowgun16
    The narration on the majority of these are like they're explaining an amazing discovery about how the world works to 1st graders. Typically people already know about these things written in the books and they're mostly just good reminders and points we may not be consciously thinking about. It would be nice if the narrators didn't act like they were personally changing your life into some magical dream world.
  • Problem with searching

    3
    By ZiaSh
    Nice work, BUT I have a problem with searching. When I type the exact title of book that it’s summary available at Blinkist, there us nothing appear!
  • Excellent

    5
    By Youritdept
    As advertised! This is fantastic and for less than $7/month you get access to a library of condensed data and knowledge. Absolutely great!
  • App doesn't work in free trial mode

    1
    By Eve in Austin
    Scammy af. The app simply doesn't work in free trial mode. I tried many times. This app seems like a great idea but if you can't use a free trial for an $80 annual service, how do you know if it works well enough to justify that money???
  • Subpar summaries

    3
    By Ghjhfcbbn
    I have read a couple of the books that I have read blinks of. I have found that important concepts are missing in the blinks from the book. For instance, the book 7 habits of highly successful people completely skipped the circle of influence concept, a major premise of the book. Similarly rich dad poor dad did not mention the different ways parents of differing financial statuses raise and fiscally train their children, a central premise of the book. I am disappointed and will not renew my membership despite enjoying the blinks. I know I am missing the central premises of the books summarized. Hopefully I notice a change in the next 12 months. A feature I would enjoy but that does not influence my rating would be the option to expand an interesting concept. Sometimes I want to know more, and the summary is too brief. Overall I think Blinkist is a great concept, and will probably improve over time, if it does, I will maintain my subscription! For now I have another 11 months to explore summaries, that to date, don’t quite hit the mark
  • What you will remember after reading a book

    5
    By Nathan.Blood
    I purchased this app because of the advertisement on the Ben Shapiro show. His description "get the main points from a book in 15 minutes, basically after you read a book the most you remember is 15 minutes worth of info.". I love it and use it daily
  • It does not works sometimes

    3
    By Zakhoyboy
    Hi there blinko team. I really like this app well done guys. But, sometimes books does not open so i delete the app and reinstall it to get a healthy app. What happens? And how to solve it? Regards
  • This app is a liberal, leftist tool.

    1
    By Reikfashoo
    This app promoted a Black Lives Matter book, and we all know that BLM promotes violence. When I complained and asked for a refund, and I was just given a lecture and told to read a Barrack Obama book and they didn’t cancel my subscription
  • Love the content, please improve the app

    3
    By Chaoyu yang
    Love the content and the concept, more than happy to pay for it. But the app UX is really bad now. Lots of UI are flaky and confusing, and it doesn’t work with the iOS control panel or my headphone to pause and start. Will unsubscribe this time until you fix the issue I mentioned above.
  • Convenient information

    5
    By Aso North
    Will continue to use this service as long as it exists. Really hopeful this only becomes more popular allowing blinkist to grow and offer even more books.

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