Blinkist - Always Learning

Blinkist - Always Learning

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 127.53 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 2,900 Ratings

Description

Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 2000+ bestselling nonfiction books into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes. ***Included in the App Store’s Best of 2017 selection*** Over 4 million users treat us as a companion on the most noble and challenging journey we know: fulfilling 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 summaries of key ideas 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 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 simple. Download the Blinkist app now and sign up for a free 7-day trial. We have monthly and annual plans available. Blinkist Premium costs $12.99 per month (monthly plan) OR $79.99 per year (annual plan). You can cancel at any time during your 7-day free trial via the iTunes store settings and then you will not be charged. Also, plans automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. With Blinkist Premium you have: • unlimited access to 2000+ titles • unlimited access to audio versions of all titles • personalized recommendations from the Blinkist editorial team • the ability to read & listen offline • a send-to-Kindle feature • the ability to sync highlights with Evernote 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

  • Great app, amazing influence.

    5
    By _elijah__ B
    Thankful for this app! It has sparked an interest in my life to read more and to better my time management in order to learn more things that I can apply in my everyday life and future business. Would be forever grateful if you could bless me with a free subscription, but thank you for the app itself :)
  • Not accessible

    4
    By Khalidaal112
    I like this app and I have subscribed for a year, but unfortunately the app is not fully accessible with voiceover a screen reader built in the iPhone for visually impaired users. I hope developers of the app make their service more accessible for the next update..
  • Learn Everyday

    5
    By JerseyNeville
    Where else can you learn about new ideas and concepts in 20 minutes a day? Blinkist condenses books for you in an interesting way and you get to pick your favorite topics, too!
  • Fun Daily Learning

    5
    By Sparkxoxxxox
    Good stuff in small bites. I really appreciate the ability to consume all these brilliant author’s ideas quickly. It’s a great way to end the day!
  • This is the “bomb.com”

    5
    By 8chntNRG
    Less than 24 hours into the first day of the trial and I’m ten books in and a world of wisdom greater! Synergy at its best!!!! Thanks guys!!!
  • Learning so much more

    5
    By JoshSD816
    I don’t usually write reviews but I love this app. I have wanted to read so many more books but I didn’t feel like I had the time. I’ve been able to digest so much more information with Blinkist. Thank you to those who created it and contribute to it.
  • Pro version: Broken audio playback

    2
    By yofreke
    I use only the audio playback, love it normally, but recently the app has been unusable. It is impossible to get the correct audio to play, since the track list contains 1-3 duplicates of each blink. Even when you get lucky and start with the correct track/audio, the audio playback will still get stuck indefinitely repeating a single track. For almost 100$ I expect the audio playback widget to work...
  • Looking for more Balance and less Bias

    1
    By demattia
    I love the idea of this app, but after two and a half months of reading the free books almost every day the unacknowledged bias present in the types of books offered and the ways that the summaries are written is getting old. Certain world views (which I imagine naturally mirror the creators/ writers own) are written about in incredibly positive lights, for example Eastern religion and philosophy with titles like “Why Buddhism is True” without a balanced (let alone positive) look at really any other spiritual or religious world views. I can’t say I blame them, it makes sense to me that people would naturally select books they like and agree with to offer in a service like this, but because of what the platform is, I feel like they need to find a way to be either more neutral or more honest about the bias they are bringing in to these summaries. Hire some people who don’t agree on the big questions of life - then offer books from a wider variety of world views and I think there is a 5 star idea here.
  • Political biased Content- Farrrr left!

    2
    By JLenn89✝️
    I subscribed for the business books and as far as that goes I was pretty happy with the content but as I started browsing other categories I couldn’t believe how hard the liberal-progressive movement is pushed through this app. What am I supposed to listen to once I’m through all the business books? Come on Blinkist, give us a variety.....
  • Great to occupy your time if you are waiting.

    5
    By Woofers2500
    I love this app because I have difficulty reading and get impatient trying to comprehend several pages of text because of my learning disability. It is great to be able to read a novel and probably get more out of it than spending hours trying to wade through the book only retaining a little bit of it. It is a great app to use to take your mind of of anxiety provoking situations like flying or waiting for a doctor or dentist appointment. It is much better for you to help get a handle on anxiety than taking benzodiazepines, safer and healthier.

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