Blinkist, a mobile-friendly app for iOS and Android, helps you tap into new topics with ease, despite a busy schedule or just a general aversion to reading books (no shame in that!).
Providing key insights from nonfiction bestsellers in a "made-for-mobile" format, Blinkist is like the Cliff's Notes for real-world knowledge, allowing you to learn something new in a mere couple of minutes.
With a library covering a wide range of topics from business to popular science to health to history and beyond, you can stay current in your professional life or simply relax and savor a book that spurs your curiosity.
WHY WE LOVE IT
The folks at Blinkist set out to make knowledge easily accessible to anyone, wherever they are, and however their routines allow. Get 2 years of unlimited reading (Plus Subscription) for the price of 1, a small price to pay for a priceless abundance of knowledge.
Burn Through Books - Grasp the basics of nonfiction books in 15 minutes or less
Make The Most of Your Downtime - Read while you wait for the bus, a doctor's appointment, or while on your lunch break
Expand Your Mind - Discover a fast growing library of 500+ books in a wide range of topics, with 50 new releases per month
Made For Mobile - Optimized for all screen sizes and available as native iOS, Android, and Kindle apps or a web app
“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.” - Kathy Caprino, Forbes
“The summaries are actually pretty great; I checked out a few books I had read against Blinkist's take and they managed to get all the salient details in.” - LifeHacker
“Most things on my phone distract me and make dumber, Blinkist makes me smarter.” - Matt Mullenweg, Founder & CEO Wordpress
“Blinkist is a great way to "sharpen the saw" from wherever I am, conveniently on my mobile device.” - Gary Swart, Founder & CEO oDesk
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS & LANGUAGES
Currently available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones & tablets, Kindle Fire, and on the web