Blinkist - Nonfiction Books APK

Version 8.4.0 -
Last updated: 2020-05-29

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Blinkist - Nonfiction Books apk

APP Information

Download Version 8.4.0 (840003)
Apk Size18.25 MB
App DeveloperBlinks Labs GmbH
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

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App Description

Blinkist - Nonfiction Books is blinkslabs,blinkist,android,education, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 5 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Blinks Labs GmbH website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 8.4.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 12805+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Join 10 million Blinkist users and fit reading into your life!

Boost your knowledge and discover new perspectives to become a better, smarter you with the Blinkist app. 

Get the key insights from 3000+ bestselling non-fiction books that cover leadership, history, psychology and more. 

Enjoy this month's NY Times bestsellers:

- Educated by Tara Westover 
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
- The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates



✔ Listen to audio versions for hands-free learning

✔ Read and highlight key ideas instantly 

✔ 28 book categories to explore

✔ Books recommended by Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington, and more 

✔ Offline mode for learning without Wi-Fi

✔ Kindle integration: send books to your reader

✔ Evernote integration: sync your highlights seamlessly

Getting started is simple: Download the Blinkist app now.



Amandeep: "A fantastic way to open up your mind to new authors who you wouldn’t have tried otherwise."

Lewis: "Bite-size summaries that help me improve my performance at work and elsewhere."

Paulina: "I have three young children so it’s a good way to keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the world."


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  • With this release, you can always be on the lookout for your next great Blinkist listen! We're introducing the first version of our mini-player for Android, so you can browse while listening. We'll be working on making it even better, so stay tuned!

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
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view Wi-Fi connections
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create accounts and set passwords
Allows the app to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

use accounts on the device
Allows the app to request authentication tokens.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
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modify or delete the contents of your SD card
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In-App billing
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receive data from Internet
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Adrian Araiza-avatar

    At first I didn't like the app that much, looking for books (Blinks) was tedious, the audio player would constantly crash, controls with headphones or smart watch were unreliable. But the content itself was so good that I kept on using this app despite its setbacks. After a few updates, the UI has been greatly improved and the audio player works just fine. I use it everyday for the free daily pick, and the premium version from time to time. It has changed my life.

  2. s njie-avatar

    Love the content. L One of my favourite apps and a wonderful way to gain knowledge and select your next non fiction book. Fantastically well curated books with clear reading. One of my favourite apps and a wonderful way to gain knowledge and select your next non fiction book. Initially I was pretty Irritated by the app. Fantastically well curated books and content but the app is horribly glitchy. The problem has been fixed.

  3. Jess FK-avatar

    I've listened to/read 33 books on this app and I am sooo happy with it. It's absolutely exploded my ability to learn in record time. I'm a bit impatient to read a whole book and often found they were unnecessarily fluffed out and I just craved precision, exactly what this app offers. When buying and reading ordinary books I often found it frustrating after finishing and realising I couldn't remember what I'd read well. With blinkist I can easily relisten and keep things fresh. Recommended!

  4. KaOs-avatar

    Good idea but app doesn't allow sorting by popularity/listens etc. Subscription is 6 months at a time even though there is not close to 6 months amount of content. Feels like more than half the books are self help books. Most biographies are by pseudointellectuals, there are no classics like Nietzsche, Jung, Marx etc. Most annoying thing about the app is that u can't listen to a book while u browse for others at the same time.

  5. laura gamse-avatar

    Could be much better. Slim selection slanted towards self help books and no way to give feedback on the voiceover artists reading 'blinks'. Unfortunately some of them are really bad. For example on the book "How Music Got Free" -- the reader sounds like she thinks she's reading a children's book. No bueno.

  6. umaid dogar-avatar

    I'm unable to finish any book that I starts and this a perfect gateway. Learning the essence of book just in few minutes is a gift. Though that's not how it should be but having a little understanding is still better then learning nothing at all. And great Ui/UX really impressive. 👍🏻

  7. Sairam Modukuru-avatar

    Sairam Modukuru


    In love with this app. Whenever I hear that great people read so many books I think how can they read so many when I am lazy to read even one book. For people like me this is a great place to start and in love with the idea of blinks . Happy reading !!

  8. Ph Ph-avatar

    I believe that the people who create content for this app do a really good job of summarizing the key points of various books, and I'm especially fond of the summaries of the self-help books in their catalog. The user interface is quite pleasant to interact with, and I'd like to believe that this application will only improve over time, so I'll give it five stars.

  9. Merina Parvin-avatar

    Now only the basic version..... very useful and makes me smarter in minutes......keep up the good work...💜💕💕💘💙💙 Now, I use the paid version,,,,, had a bug recently that caused the loss of book count of some book reviews that I read,,,,,, other than that,,,,it’s my daily routine. Love it!! ☺☺

  10. Manish Nischal-avatar

    I found that there is no option of deleting your own account. I have a below use case. As a 1st time user i login and i checked the application. Due to some reason i didn't find it useful to. So i want to delete my own account, but there is no option.

  11. Thomas stewart-avatar

    Stupidly good app! I honestly was like ok I'll give this a crack see what it's about and I've learned so much they compress great books into short sticky captions I do suggest writing stuff down otherwise you do forget a lil but none the less I'm converting from a free trial to the monthly subscription so worth it!!!!

  12. Ankur Agarwal-avatar

    Blinkist is a very good app. It's helping the society to encourage the habit of reading. I liked the summary of books as it helps me to get the moot points written in the book. Thanks Ryan for doing the awesome job.

  13. Ramon Royo-avatar

    Enjoying it so far. I'm testing other apps, both free and paid and this one, because of the quality, the amount of content, the app and the annual price with the discount, will most probably be my choice once the trial period is over.

  14. jacob johnson-avatar

    One of the few times I wish playstore offered me the chance to give a 6 star rating 😁 This app is just simply amazing. So incredibly time saving while also keeping up the quality of content we're seeking. Thank you, blinkist.

  15. Kaliman Hernan-avatar

    Best of the best. I feel the trial should be 14 days instead of 7 but I already finished my 1 year subscription. It really nails it and deserves the price tag. Psd: love the quotes give us a little bit more

  16. MrCorona-avatar

    All my items in library are locked once my subscription was expired. They force you to subscribe or you lose all stuff you downloaded earlier. Does not worth it. There are many apps with better service and more nice to users.

  17. Partha's Lifestyle-avatar

    Partha's Lifestyle


    Tons of titles to choose from but there is a catch and that is you need to purchase them. Once paid, you will get all of them. Otherwise you need to satisfy your time with meagre amount of the blinks.

  18. Daanyaal Khan-avatar

    It's good. Only problem is the summaries are of course fairly subjective. I'd recommend it only for those who want to a general overview of a book without buying them/don't want the book that much

  19. Michał Sokołowski-avatar

    Michał Sokołowski


    I came back to the app after a few months and I was shocked how much it was improved. The content quality and functionalities are constantly getting better and better. It is a great source of inspiration for me.

  20. Jim Stewart-avatar

    Super easy to use. The approach to learning is simple and appropriate for those that dont have the time or patience to read or listen to an entire book. Just the nuggets!

  21. Tracy Michau-avatar

    I enjoy the way the app allows one to either read these blinkt pieces or have them read to you. I prefer the latter & I enjoy the way its presented in short but succinct short articles of work.

  22. Sanford Mascarenhas-avatar

    Sanford Mascarenhas


    All it requires is to have some popular books. Even the audio book section misses out sometimes. Otherwise, works beautifully.

  23. Michael Anthony-avatar

    Michael Anthony


    Great way to speed chew through the core ideas of books. Love it. The introduction of audiobooks and other content is a big plus too.

  24. Adrian Costea-avatar

    This app made my day much easier and pleasant. I can hear some blinks when I do my excercise, before sleep and whenever I have some spare time.

  25. Krupali Patel-avatar

    Daily blinks feature is just amazing. It helped me to know more about my interest. Thank you so much. One of the most valuable application.

  26. Radi Shafiq-avatar

    great app. didn't know that even for free you could get to read a book each day. their collection is top notch. recommended.

  27. Chris Patten-avatar

    When marketing fails! I wanted to confirm that I would not be charged beyond the free premium trial but there was no easy, transparent way to do it. Eventually I found a CS email and they did confirm.

  28. Rafi Uddin Ahmed-avatar

    Rafi Uddin Ahmed


    It's a great app. I love using it, this app provides so much information from the key point of books and it does so well.

  29. Nat Mansfield-avatar

    It's okay. I think I expected too much. I find the choice quite limiting. The audio cuts out frequently and will not allow you to do any other action without stopping which is very annoying. You can't even browse within the app without it stopping. The player controls need to be more like a standard player to be able to navigate easier. I found it difficult to locate downloaded items, not an intuitive menu.

  30. Hanny Ahern-avatar

    Was interested so i signed up for a trial. After about 15 minutes I was not interested. so I went to cancel my trial. which has been close to impossible. I was automatically signed up and just get endless sppam and bounce back emails from support. the voices on the books is robotic and is a cool idea but really unsoothing I found. the comapny seems human but must be running on bots. canceling a trial should not be so complicated.

  31. Shanna Rose-avatar

    I was skeptical trying blinkist because I like the full audiobooks. I did the trial though and got through loads of books! This was amazing because I would never have had the time to read or listen to all those books in a short time. Sometimes all I want is a quick synopsis to apply the most important points into my life. I listened to some books I have read and found this is the perfect way to refresh my memory without having to reread the book. I would totally recommend!

  32. Laurie Payne-avatar

    Found it difficult to get in AND out. Didn't like it and wanted out. Have to go all over the place to find out how to do that. Wanted to delete the account. Said deleting account does not stop purchases. I had chosen the 7 day free trial, then after scrolling down found the "basic" no cost option, so I chose that. There was no confirmation of my selection, so I don't know what is what. I want out, but I'll have to wait and see what happens. It is not clear.

  33. Karen Bleach-Wood-avatar

    Karen Bleach-Wood


    Love the summaries. It gives me access to book I wouldn't otherwise have the time or commitment to read.

  34. Stürczer Alfred Ioan-avatar

    Stürczer Alfred Ioan


    Well I have been testing so far and I have felt blessed to use it until now. I hope you will be able to add wireless stream to audio device. I will like to use freely when I am cleaning my house or wash dishes or cooking home. I use one my daily walking. A second opinion will be if you can add female or male voice before I can play. I found more pleasant to hear a man voice and more productive in understanding the blinkist. Thank you

  35. L H29-avatar

    I absolutely love this app. Even without the monthly subscription you get a daily free pick which is great. Once a day I take a look at that and see wether I'm interested or not and according to that I listen to those short extracts of about 15min and just enjoy. Thank you! 5 stars!!!!

  36. Netty Vet-avatar

    Doesn't tell you you have to pay over $110 until you've installed it and signed up. Maybe tell us that to start with, coz I can't afford that! So I looked at what books are available on the free membership - it seems to be a few "self help" style books only, nothing from the topics I'm interested in, otherwise we're back to this expensive paid plan. I respect the work you've put into this, but how about a monthly charge even - the app just said it would take the annual amount straight away.

  37. Sunil Nair-avatar

    Though a summary of a full length experience still the subject of, the objective, the purpose and understanding is not lost. Consider this as trailer before the actual journey with that book...

  38. Megan Lally-avatar

    Good content, even for the free account, however the app is bothersome to use. There is no option to cast the audio (only via Bluetooth, very outdated technology). Searching for alternative things to listen to means exiting the current blink, and when resuming, it never resumes the audio where left off. Actual usability testing of the app would help solve these minor issues.

  39. Galina Voitenko-avatar

    Galina Voitenko


    As usual, disgusting support are hidden behind beautiful design and content. I’ve been waiting for any response from support (issue of refund, surely) for 2 weeks. Whereas, the creators "carefully" assure on the website: "If you purchased a subscription and decide Blinkist isn't for you, please write to us within the first 14 days and our Support Team will be happy to cancel your subscription and refund the purchase." Well, think twice before subscribing. Thanks for ignoring, keep it up!

  40. Christopher Panks-avatar

    Christopher Panks


    Just using the free blinks at the moment. But enjoying the summaries which are helping me to choose further books to read.

  41. Vivian Horta-avatar

    I absolutely love it! I usually hate having to wash the dishes, but this app makes my dish washing experience not so bad.

  42. Ahmed Djallel BOUISRI-avatar

    Ahmed Djallel BOUISRI


    It's a practical app to use on the commute to work/home although it uses a lot of data for a not so rich content app (only text and audio). I have problem with doanloading blinks for offline use, i have a notification saying "download complete" but i don't find them in the downloaded section and when i am offline, i get the message that i need to connect to the internet to listen to the audio. My phone is a Samasung Galaxy S10+, please tell me if this happens only to me.

  43. Eshwar Pilli-avatar

    Blinkist is a very good app for summary of non fiction books. I personally recommend it. But it can be made better. I am comparing it with Amazon Kindle in reference to reading. If I don't know any word then on selecting that word i can see the meaning of it which I do not find it in blinkist. So would recommend to add this feature of showing the meaning of the word upon selection.

  44. David BF-avatar

    Nice way to improve your English skills, as we can read while the audio is playing, so we know how new words we learn are pronounced. The selection of books they have is GREAT. Also they provide 1 free blink a day (a blink is a book summary) The content is wonderful and the app just works! Good job! 👏👏

  45. S P-avatar

    Lured into the free trial and then autocharged into 1 year subscription (99$) with no explicit approval or pre-possibly to opt out. Very confusing interface to change the subscription that takes you from the app to the web to a re-sign in page to.. nowhere. I am writing to the app owner for a refund, I'll post the result of the conversation. Got full refund 3 days later, after couple of emails

  46. Tommy Feehan-avatar

    Doesn't allow me to search for blinks or authors. Also none of my blinks are appearing in my library. Has soured my experiance with the app

  47. Tramsways Centre-avatar

    Tramsways Centre


    Very much depends what you're looking for. Pros: Good interface Good selection Well narrated Cons: -If you're learning style isn't that of someone who grasps information very quickly, a summary of key messages isn't going to be sufficient enough -You're missing the depth of learning and development if you don't go on to read the full book, as these bullet points will only ever leave you with a skin deep understanding of the concepts at a superficial level in my opinion

  48. Sukanya Gogoi-avatar

    If you are running short of time due to work schedules and you still want to read a book,then its the best app !!

  49. Abi Edwards-avatar

    This app is brilliant if you love reading, listening to audio books but never find the time to really sit down for a few hours and read. I personally find it great as I really love the idea of self improvement books but find them so hard to read and listen to. This app makes it possible.

  50. Nico Theuss-avatar

    Great app to consume a variety of well condensed information in a short time. Obviously a 15 minute read doesn't do justice for all nonfiction books but is more than enough to cover the key messages of most. And if you really like the messages, you can always buy the book. Highly recommended

  51. Ciprian Chirila-avatar

    Ciprian Chirila


    I really love the audio feature! And I think you could add a lot more books

  52. Ha T. T. Khong-avatar

    I love the new Blinkist Original : Checking In series. Before this, you have been helpful to give me quick bite of core ideas in many books that I don't have time to read. But this new series Checking In is so helpful & calming for my mind in this lockdown time. Thank you very much :D

  53. Ayesha Atique-avatar

    App is good. But why you have to mention "free" if you're going to charge the subscription fee anyway? Such misleading.

  54. Dr. Mamta parihar-avatar

    Dr. Mamta parihar


    Throw yourself in another world ! It's really incredible. This is something you can hear anywhere and feel more positive and blissful. 😊😊

  55. Melanie Victor-avatar

    Wow, what a great app. Really interesting idea! The app promotes highly effective life-learning in a quick, efficient and simple way. So enjoyable for those that love to learn but cannot always dedicate hours and hours every week to doing so. Definitely give this a try. I couldn't imagine anyone not loving this one! The settings are very straightforward with uniquely-smart customization options.

  56. Md. Islam-avatar

    Content amazing! App needs upgrade. The summaries are spot on. At first I read the blinks of the books I actually read (top to bottom), only then I pulled the trigger to buy the one year premium. Love the contents. Saying that I subtract one star due to the app, to be more precise: the app struggles with syncing. 1. Abysmal sync between iOS and Android. 2. Once a book is read, you will never find it via search although the book has been downloaded and added to your library. library does not load

  57. David Dominguez-avatar

    David Dominguez


    Wow, I am totally impressed. I did not realize how much growth this app contains until I was given a free premium account due to the corona virus. I know I downloaded it before because I was interested in knowing what it was about. I quickly deleted it to make room for something else. If I would of known or understood the value that is packed into this app it would of had a permanent position in my phone. Thanks for opening my eyes by extending a free premium account trial. I will subscribe .

  58. Anthony Vieira-avatar

    I love reading but it's hard to keep up and even to find the good stuff and new works. Blinkist makes me aware of new material by sending recommendations and letting me know what's trending. The Blinks are easily digestible and I can tune in whenever a convenient moment arises. I can both listen and read at the same time. What's there not to like?

  59. R C-avatar

    I really like this app. I would not pick up every book that is presented to me so I am widening my interests in exchange for very little effort since I can listen instead of reading. I would love to be able to save and listen again to the odd past blinks that have been available each day. Thank you.

  60. Vibhore Pirodiya-avatar

    Vibhore Pirodiya


    I usually dont rate apps or comment about it.but i had to review this has changed my course of action,my lifestyle,my short this app made me a better human in the lockdown days with theirs free daily blinks .love it.loved the concept of daily blinks.its like daily source of wisdom,daily source of motivation for head starting the day.

  61. Wayne Cameron-avatar

    This is another great app for book summaries. Well read and easily understood. Well done Team Blinkist.

  62. Nikita agrawal-avatar

    This is a great app to read the books. If you dont have much time to read the books in details, this is where you can read it though.

  63. Shafeen I Nasir-avatar

    Shafeen I Nasir


    Book recommendations could be more intuitive. However, it invariably offers a very pleasant, natural read. I think the people behind the scene are doing a great job. I have another similar app which is also widely popular. But I would prefer Blinkist any given day. Can't wait to have more books though...

  64. Ryan --avatar

    Catastrophic. Misrepresentation at its finest. The developpers of the app want to make you believe that it is free to get you download the app, and that's what I did. But any book you click on pops up a "Free Trial" but still asks you your credit card details so that if you forget to unsubscribe, they can charge you the $70+ annual subscription fee (yes, it is clearly stated, I did not invent anything I just said). But I'll keep the app to know what good book to download REALLY for free later.

  65. Ursina Staub-avatar

    I love this app!! Even if you do not have the premium version, you get one summary of a non-fictional book every day. You can listen to the summary or read them. Every book on this platform is a way to learn a new skill or learn about interesting topics. This way, you can learn something new everyday. With premium you get access to full audio books.

  66. Krishnanunni Santhosh-avatar

    Krishnanunni Santhosh


    Never expected this much from Blinkist . The app comes with the option to listen to audiobooks even if you don't have the premium version of it( Atleast some of them ) . It is one of the best app for dedicative readers and I highly recommend to everyone trying to step to a new and wonderful life .

  67. Jeremy Thatcher-avatar

    Jeremy Thatcher


    I love this app. 💓 For me, these books in brief serve as a savory introduction to the excellent nonfiction that has been published over the past two decades. Chances are, you will have such a hunger for the good material you will be compelled to consume it in full later. If you did not enjoy the Blinks, or main points, of the work, you were saved money by averting a blind purchase.

  68. Wanwan Yang-avatar

    I love this app! It's so useful and interesting! Have numerous and varied book in the platform, also have the transcript would arrange in pairs with listening. But sometimes the speak seem too fast to understand. If the speed have microscale control would be better. Like 1.0/0.9/0.8/... Hope the developer can see this suggestion. Anyway, thank you so much for developing Blinkist!

  69. Ramprasad M-avatar

    While this app does not give you the same experience as reading an actual book, I really appreciate the time and efforts put in by the creators to prepare the Blinks for each book . Blinks are well made, crisp and to the point , providing accurate segment by segment synopsis. Thank you for your efforts!

  70. Ekaterina Fedyunina-avatar

    Ekaterina Fedyunina


    Sometimes can't finish a book or want to remember a book read long time ago. The app has good content

  71. Tiberiu Prunean-avatar

    Tiberiu Prunean


    Nice app. You often waste a lot of time by reading whole books, and the realise 50% appealed useful to you, or 40% was something important for you to learn etc With this app, you can read blinks first, then select those books that are the most relevant you you. I gave it only 4* because imo it is too expensive, I would say it is maybe worth 60-70% of the actual cost.

  72. Dimana Dervisheva-avatar

    Dimana Dervisheva


    It was recommended by an acquaintance and I'm in love with it! I actually really enjoy the basic ode for one reason - I don't preoccupy my mind with thinking what to read next and adding numerous books to my wishlist and never actually reading them. It's a limitation, but in a good way. Maybe think of smthn like that for the paid plan and I'll think about subscribing 😉😊

  73. Liviu Alex-avatar

    The idea is great, but the app needs more work. The audio player is bad. It interupts with every action, and even with a simple reopening of the app it stops and restarts the current blink. It's not practical. If I want to browse the app while listening, the player stops. Fix this because the idea is great.

  74. Durgesh M.-avatar

    Blinkist is absolutely fantastic. It has a wide range of non-fiction books and the best part t is, the audio quality is super-fine. I can sync the key messages with my Evernote account and use it later. Thanks for inventing such a wonderful learning plateform.

  75. Raelle X-avatar

    Good concept for an app but some technical improvements could make it better as an app. Things like allowing to remove things from your reading queue or allowing you to see what other titles this app offers while listening to an audio would be two massive improvements for this app.

  76. Kurt McMillan-avatar

    As a voracious reader with limited time to set aside to read entire books, I've found the summaries in Blinkist to be very succint and the takeaway as beneficial as reading an entire book, although not quite as enjoyable simply because I love to immerse myself in the books I love. With that list being so long, I have yet to find a better alternative to gaining the knowledge I seek than Blinkist. Five stars and then some.

  77. Mira Soullen-avatar

    Blinklist is a great app for supplementing your walk, commute or workout routine with some snackable food for mind and soul. It is a great alternative to brain numbing social media or music play lists. If you prefer reading, Blinklist serves as a great intro to books and allows you filter content and make better decisions about buying the full version of the books.

  78. walter chemjor-avatar

    It is a great educational app, however, the navigations are difficult to use. For example, after reading or listening to one book, that book re.mains stuck on the last page by default and is marked as already read. It took me a long time to figure out that one has to click the back arrow so as to go back to the first page. .

  79. Kriston Mahr-avatar

    The thing about audio books is they appeal to people who don't want or have time to read but still value information books offer. This audio format maintains the insights that avid readers enjoy without losing the tone or message. For me it takes away the ambiguity of wanting to read a good book but putting it off because of job or other studies.

  80. Preston Briggs-avatar

    Update: I'm an idiot, there is a freemium version. Also I love how it chooses a daily blink for me. I end up learning about things I never would if I chose what to listen to. Original: I'm not gonna sign up for a 7 day trial that auto charges me for a full year after, sorry. That's way too short of a time to evaluate an app and in general i never sign up for free trials that auto charge if you don't cancel. If you had a freemium model i would try it out and potentially subscribe but nope. ✌️✌️

  81. Evelyn Neuhaus-avatar

    For a free service that clearly takes time to produce, I'm happy with the Cliff's notes versions of books I wouldn't normally read. I think the chosen books from a wide range of topics means I'm exposed to things outside my bubble. I don't have disposable income to pay for the full version but I can see the benefit. It's not a replacement for topics that you want to be an expert in (you'd have to read the book yourself) but it's good for hobbyists and curious minds.

  82. Stanzin-avatar

    TL;DR - App promised me a trial period of one week then charged me immediately upon sign up. Unless I read the sign up instructions completely wrong, the app promised me a trial period of one week, and prompted me to link my card details via Play store/GPay (which is standard for subscription apps). What was NOT standard: the app charged me as soon as I signed up. No trial period, despite being promised one. While the interface is excellent, I really only downloaded the app on a trial basis.

  83. Shashi Kumar Nagulakonda-avatar

    Shashi Kumar Nagulakonda


    Love this app. This is the best one of all the book summary services out there. It's very well designed and user experience is really pleasant. It has a great dark mode - one of the best implementations of dark mode that I have come across on any platform. I have been using this service for the last 3-4 years and I have been continuously impressed with the content that gets refreshed regularly. Trust me and try this app. You won't be disappointed.

  84. Steve Schafer-avatar

    It's quick and straight forward. The price is $99 per year, so you might freak out when seeing that, but let's be honest, we probably spend that much a week on unhealthy food and alcohol -- or buying the physical book and reading maybe 20 pages before never returning to it.

  85. Alan Lupsha-avatar

    Can't use app while it's playing, otherwise the audio stops. Can't go back to app while it's playing, audio also stops, can't resume, have to play from beginning. Whoever made this app for Android does not care about a good user experience.

  86. Laurent Bouvier-avatar

    Laurent Bouvier


    The app itself is great but customer support doesn't exist...have email numerous times and nothing....just the we are super busy right now message.....three months later and more emails still nothing. My warning be aware it auto renews cancel or change the set up when you sign up....very happy to hear from you blinkist. Happy to say post writing a poor review the customer service team have been intouch and offered me a refund...have moved my rating up from 1 to 3.

  87. Nokour ABAKAR-avatar

    Blinkist is a wonderful app that helps you reading a summarized book in about 15 minutes everyday. It let you choose between an audiobook or a reader. Depending on your experience, both are perfect. I love grasping more knowledge this way and read as much as possible much faster than ever.

  88. Erica Minniti-avatar

    There are several apps that claim to do the same and this one isn't the best. These aren't summaries they're book reports. I got the summary writers feeling on the topics but none of the knowledge I would've gained by reading the book - which makes this app useless. KI Book Club summaries are shorter and contain so much more factual information that can actually be absorbed for intelligent use.

  89. Muhammad Arifin-avatar

    Muhammad Arifin


    i have the hardcopy version of books i listen on this apps, and after i compare it, the blinkist version really got the most important things you must know from the book and it really just take your time less than 20 minute.It really helpful and useful for people to stay update and improve knowledge but he/she is busy.

  90. Reniel Justin Cole-avatar

    Reniel Justin Cole


    Its good, love the clarity of the reader and the way they summarize it, and I know it would be better if they could include ALL CHAPTERS in their summary. It would be helpful for the readers and do justice to the book.

  91. Fabiano-avatar

    Great app, the narrations are incredibly done, really professional (even though I prefer reading the blinks). Is a incredible app that serves amazing content, the fact that offers free daily picks makes me recommend it for everyone with a passion!!

  92. Yvette Dubon-avatar

    The free trial (without giving cc info) during our pandemic is why I will pay for a subscription when all is back to normal. That says a lot about a company! I was using the service for about a month but only the free books when I heard about it from Boost, but I'm really e enjoying these other options.

  93. Keegan Lund-avatar

    Love this app, and the free premium on right now is amazing. Thanks so much Blinkist team, quarantine wouldn't be the same without you! Would love to see an autoplay feature, so you can continually listen to entire audio shows without stopping to press play again on the next episode!

  94. Ted Chaffman-avatar

    As an undergraduate writing big papers in my senior year while juggling other classes and activities, I really appreciate the Blinkist app because I can get the essence of the books I'm interested in citing and listen to 100+ books in the time that I'd spend listening to or reading a full book. As a student, I appreciate that it's free to listen to these blinks. Will consider paying for the other features when possible on my end. Wish you could bookmark small chunks like audible.

  95. Sarah ELISE LOVE-avatar

    Sarah ELISE LOVE


    Easy to follow and voices are soft spoken. The books are quick enough to grasp a vast amount of knowledge and it gives the opportunity for you to read to you, or have books read to you. Which is perfect for when you're too tired to read.

  96. Colleen Heidman-avatar

    Colleen Heidman


    LOVE these blinks of books I've been meaning to read...some for years! Well explained, even for detail-oriented me! I'm only using the free version right now, will see if I need to upgrade later. Highly recommend!

  97. Ali Yazdi-avatar

    Could you please add this feature to add play and pause button in reading view to control playing easily.

  98. Felicia Wingate-avatar

    Felicia Wingate


    I have had an ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE with this app. I tried to cancel a membership that my young cousin signed me up for, and when I asked for a refund, nobody responded. I do not use this app, or intend on using it in the future, especially because it has been over a month since I wrote that email. Now I am being billed $100 for a service I will never touch. I think it's very unprofessional!

  99. Ken Walker-avatar

    When you find out how expensive this free app is you will be disappointed. As you login they get payment details from you and they say it is free for a few days and you can opt out. But so far I can't find a way to opt out. Feels like a trap.

  100. Serena Pynta-avatar

    I love this app a lot! I've been using the free version, and it give me great recommendations of different topics everyday. Though sometimes it used hard and complicated sentences, which makes it a bit difficult to understand. Thanks devs team :)