Blinkist - Always Learning

Blinkist - Always Learning

By Blinks Labs

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-11-13
  • Current Version: 4.5.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 113.33 MB
  • Developer: Blinks Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 1,733 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Blinkist - Always Learning App Ratings: 4
4
Based on 1,733 App Reviews
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Blinkist - Always Learning App Details

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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App Reviews

  • Good luck trying to end the subscription

    1
    By CCG7193507
    All the possible books from the trial needed an upgrade, except articles you could already find online. Trying to end the trial to avoid paying the annual subscription had me going through their website, the app and iTunes. They are very efficient to start your free trial but make all they can so that you are unable to end it.
  • $80 Bucks! Super Glitchy

    1
    By HandsOn
    Ap freezes constantly. Thought I found a replacement for Audible. Nope. Skip this one folks. You’ll just be irritated by the continued freezes! *Advise on directions to refund this or cancel any further “automatic yearly renewals”!
  • Great idea, terrible execution

    1
    By Technology is better
    I’ve never wanted to use an app so badly. Unfortunately the app simply does not work. I started the trial and the subscription activated in my Apple ID. But the app never gave me access. Customer support was useless. Too bad...
  • Poor app, decent concept

    2
    By ToDo26
    App constantly cuts out while on Bluetooth. “Blinks” sometimes stop and restart on their own.
  • Unacceptable for an app with a subscription service

    1
    By jenriquenunez29
    I still can’t believe this app hasn’t been optimized for the iPhone X. The whole purpose of having a subscription model is to keep the app update and support the developer, I personally canceled my subscription because I refuse to pay for wonky software. Will revisit once they decide to do something about the newest phone optimization. Apple gave developers months to update their apps and yet here we are. Can’t believe even free apps are optimized and not this.
  • Please fix the crash issue

    2
    By Anotherreviewer838292
    This time it crashes when I click a tag. I don’t recall any version of this app without major bugs. How hard is it to fix a few bugs in such a simple app?! We are paying a lot of money for this. Great service but the app is just very annoying.
  • Not intuitive

    3
    By Goofernator
    Overview of library is difficult to navigate. Crashes when filtering by tag
  • Better than Instareads

    5
    By Good thing it's only 99 cents.
    I stopped in the middle of what is my tenth book in the first day I started the trail to write this review. I tried Skimm and Instareads before as well, and having compared the same books on Instareads and Blinkist, I can tell you, Blinkist is MUCH better than Instareads. It’s like this: Instareads gives you bullet points of information, which comes off very robotic. Blinkist, on the other hand, has a voice of its own, and it adds much of a human feel to the summaries. If you’re a summary enthusiast like myself, you probably know that usually consistent with Pareto’s Principle, 80% of the book can be condensed down to 20% of its content. Blinkist does an excellent job at it, and I am fully enjoying my trial week thus far. I guess it helps that I deleted Instagram and this has now been my obsession instead — a much more edifying one, without a doubt. It is a steep price for the subscription, but I’ve “blinked” 10 books already in one day (I’m a very average pace reader, by the way), which probably would have amounted to more than the subscription fee. As my dad always says, “Money spent on books is never wasted.” I sincerely love Blinkist, and I really pray that others will recognize it too for more than being a pricey subscription. Thank you Blinkist!
  • Worst experience

    1
    By jordanlull
    Don’t know who I’m more frustrated by, Blinkist “customer service” who refuses to take accountability and honor their promo code (despite me sending them a screenshot) OR their 30 day no questions money back guarantee (as of the date of this review I’m at eight days) or Apple’s ping pong game Of saying that I need to go directly to Blinkist. Not only did they automatically signed me up for their most expensive plan, but didn’t honor the promo code that I followed to hear about them in the first place. Now i’m stuck with a service I’m not interested in and don’t use, an unauthorized charge on my credit card for $79.99 and a handful of emails and wasted time going back and forth between representatives who refuse to step up and resolve this. I was offered a 50% off next year‘s renewal, but I won’t be using it.
  • Buyer Beware! Subscription Required.

    1
    By ChrisFromOhio
    You need a paid subscription to make this app worth taking up space on your device. Just get a library card. You'll be much cooler, and you'll save money! Since I see the developers are very much listening to these reviews (kudos for that!), I would suggest maybe taking away a few of those pesky green locks outside of my 7-day free trial (which experience has taught us consumers is double-speak for "Don't click this or you'll have as hard a time cancelling as you did your BMG Music subscription back in the 90s."). I think your UI is the bee's knees, and it would be a shame to see it all go to waste in this sea of apps we have found ourselves adrift in. Much love, peace, and success.

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