What's New

First, there were Blinks. Now we're bringing you a first-of its-kind way to learn—Shortcasts! They're like Blinks, but for podcasts. 15-minute listens that pull out the most actionable, interesting, and helpful parts of an episode with added fresh perspective, and produced with the original podcasters. What's more, we've added Learning Paths—pre-curated programs to help you learn fast! Just choose and path, learn with the selected Blinks every day and you'll be on your way to a positive change!

App Description

Where do the world’s smartest people get their ideas? From great books & podcasts! Blinkist transforms the key insights of 4,500+ bestselling nonfiction books & popular podcasts into powerful explainers you can read or listen to in 15 minutes.

Over 15 million users use us as a tool on the most valuable & challenging journey known: reaching their potential.

GET THE KEY INSIGHTS FROM 4,500+ 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 4000+ 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

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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:
• 4,500+ 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: https://www.blinkist.com/en/tos
Privacy Policy: https://www.blinkist.com/privacy.html

Questions? Suggestions? Speak to a real person at Blinkist! Our trusty customer support team is just an email away—simply write to [email protected]

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • November 13, 2013 Initial release
  • November 21, 2013 New version 2.1.1
  • December 05, 2013 New version 2.1.2
  • December 19, 2013 New version 2.2.0
  • January 16, 2014 New version 2.3.0
  • February 14, 2014 New version 2.3.1
  • April 01, 2014 New version 2.4.0
  • April 06, 2014 New version 2.4.1
  • April 29, 2014 New version 2.4.2
  • June 27, 2014 New version 2.5.2
  • July 12, 2014 New version 2.5.3
  • August 07, 2014 New version 2.6.0
  • August 28, 2014 New version 2.6.1
  • October 10, 2014 New version 2.6.2
  • October 20, 2014 New version 2.7.0
  • November 08, 2014 New version 2.8.0
  • December 12, 2014 New version 3.0.0
  • January 04, 2015 New version 3.0.1
  • February 21, 2015 New version 3.2.0
  • March 12, 2015 New version 3.3.0
  • March 24, 2015 New version 3.3.1
  • June 09, 2015 New version 3.3.2
  • June 12, 2015 New version 3.3.3
  • June 27, 2015 New version 3.3.4
  • August 27, 2015 New version 3.4
  • September 17, 2015 New version 3.4.2
  • October 06, 2015 New version 3.4.3
  • December 13, 2015 New version 3.5.0
  • January 26, 2016 New version 3.5.2
  • January 29, 2016 New version 3.5.3
  • February 24, 2016 New version 3.5.4
  • February 28, 2016 New version 3.5.5
  • March 23, 2016 New version 3.5.6
  • July 03, 2016 New version 3.6.6
  • July 14, 2016 New version 3.6.7
  • August 03, 2016 New version 3.6.8
  • November 06, 2016 New version 4.0.1
  • December 08, 2016 New version 4.0.3
  • December 22, 2016 New version 4.0.4
  • June 14, 2019 New version 4.12.1
  • June 24, 2019 New version 5.0.0
  • August 17, 2019 New version 5.2.0
  • August 19, 2019 New version 5.2.1
  • September 05, 2019 New version 5.2.2
  • September 24, 2019 New version 5.3.0
  • October 03, 2019 New version 5.3.1
  • October 15, 2019 New version 5.3.2
  • October 29, 2019 New version 5.3.3
  • November 12, 2019 New version 5.3.4
  • November 26, 2019 New version 5.3.5
  • December 17, 2019 New version 5.3.6
  • January 07, 2020 New version 5.4.0
  • January 28, 2020 New version 5.4.1
  • July 15, 2020 New version 6.7.0
  • October 22, 2020 New version 6.15.0
  • October 28, 2020 New version 6.16.0