Love the Blinks! 4/5
Easy and short reads. Topics that are helpful and resourceful. Great reads for someone like me that loves to learn but is limited on time!!
Need Apple Watch version 3/5
By Sean King Sean
Could be very useful when running with the book
Books are too short to mean anything 1/5
By Amro n
I thought Blinkist sounded interesting and paid for a month's subscription. I started reading a few books, but found all of them to be terrible reading experiences. An average book has been distilled to about 10 pages or so of content - which is so short that all meaning has been reduced to gibberish. I tried reading Daniel Coleman's Emotional Intelligence, and you could tell that if Blinkist stopped trying to hard to squeeze the book into fifteen minutes they might be able to probe a little deeper into the meaning of the book, but as the content stood it was meaningless. Wouldn't recommend this service.
Great app!! 5/5
By Calm dumb
This app is awesome. I can now read all the books I es wanted to without send all the time I did t want to.
Quick easy helpful information 5/5
By improving you
This app provides you with quick easy to understand and apply to your daily life ideas. I recommend to anyone trying to increase the value/quality of life. Anyone speaking to improve their life.
Wow!!! Glad I didn’t listen to the negative feedback 5/5
I wanted to read summaries of great books because I just don’t have the time for long texts. But I saw there were so many one star reviews so I stayed away. Then I decided to read the one star review. They were either 1. Why doesn’t this app offer free content or 2. Why don’t I get a refund for canceling early?
Jeez people! The policies are clearly state and they have to make money somehow. Otherwise people would purchased a 5 dollars a month service and copy all the content.
Love this app. It’s great to fit a bit between classes.
Awesome way to read books 5/5
Good, brief appetizers 5/5
Having read some of the books that have come through on the daily feed I know that the Blinkist isn't comprehensive of all the points a book makes. But it DOES excise all the stories, examples, case studies and such that I often skip over to get the meat of the book quickly. Plus, these information snacks help me know if I want to read the full book. I'm a fan.
Step your game up BLINKEST 1/5
So. It seems that, just like everyone else that was trusting enough to believe you can still get something for free, I as well, was reminded how inaccurate that naivety so often is. I did so this time using BLINKEST's app, in a matter of moments. You guys represent the philosophy of empowerment through information, yet offer none. Thanks for summarizing the fact that your app is a complete & total waste of time, unless of course, you, as someone interested in a free app, is willing to drop some coin. So to summarize, if you've got money to throw away, to ha ve things summarized for you, either hire a personal data, or systems analyst, or, if you don't have that kind of money, like myself, I'd strongly recommend that you get a readers digest subscription. Needless to say, investing with these cons is unadvisable at best. Hears an idea BLINKEST, start offering up a dozen free articles, once a week, to non-paying members. Who knows? You may even get yourself a summarized good review that wasn't the only one clearly written by yourself. I'd say one of your employees, but let's keep things on the level. The fact that my current qualm is your complete misrepresentation in the non-existent free service you're advertising here. Other than that Bravo! Excellent app. I'd give it 43 stars if that was possible... out of 1000 obviously.
30 day refund doesn't apply to app 1/5
The advertised 30 day money back guarantee only applies to website purchases and not to any purchase made on apple or google app stores. This is frustrating and a rip off.
Stop the bleeding! 1/5
Bottom line: Pay $80 right now or $13 a month for as long as you want. Sure, I'll just add that to the kindle unlimited and audible monthly payments, just to name 2, and I'll just work to read
App is frustrating 1/5
I love this product and find it incredibly useful. But the app requires login every time you open it. And it crashes every time you login. I'd just leave the app be if I could listen to the audio Blinks on the web app, but alas, they are mobile only. Help!
Poor and bad 1/5
By Srdjan Stevic
It doesn't allow me to create account on the phone unless I connect it to my FB account. I do not want that. So - uninstall.
Great way to read books in 15 minutes! 5/5
Having been a subscriber for almost two years, Blinkist does a great job summarizing Books-in-Blinks in digital or audio form. On top of that, their customer service is amazing! No matter how big or small an issue you may have, they're always quick to get back with you and have gone above and beyond more than once!
No stars 1/5
Don't bother downloading this junk unless you are planning on subscribing. There is no such thing as the free plan. There is no way to find, download or locate daily reads. Sob when they say that in the app it doesn't exist.
The feature is as advertised, but... 3/5
By Finally famous let's go
If you sign up for a free trial and enter your payment method, you WILL be charged $79.99 after the 7 day trial period. If you are willing to take that risk, check it out, it's a decent app and it does what they advertise. I don't appreciate the opt-out $80 auto-purchase, so overall I wouldn't recommend.
Did any of the readers actually READ these books? These are some of the most misguided and careless summaries I've ever read.
Outstanding App. 4/5
Little by little these blinks keep me on top of subjects which I rarely have time to visit. I'm seeing myself reading more now than in many years. I really that. Willie E.
Really enjoying this 4/5
Love the simple "play all with restart" ability.
Flaky app with frequent interruptions 2/5
By mas90guru ct
This app frequently stops midstream reporting connection issue. However other apps on my phone work just fine.
The free trial is a SCAM 1/5
Don't fall for it!
I thought I'd give this app a try but when i signed up for the trial I was automatically charged for the entire subscription. I canceled the free trial and still after four attempts at working with Support have not received a refund. I didn't even wait until the free trial period was over! As soon as I saw that I was charged for the entire subscription I tried to cancel the trial. They told me I had to get my refund from Apple support. What a bunch of shysters!
Huge time saver? 5/5
I want to say it's a huge time saver, but really, I'm simply getting summaries of far more books in the same amount of time.
How many times have you ploughed through a tedious, non-fiction book only to finish and think, "Well, that could have been summarized on a tri-fold pamphlet!"
This app and service is the answer to that frustration.
Can't access unless on Facebook? 1/5
I can't access the app unless I am on Facebook (not) or an already signed up email of which there is no menu to sign up. Also, isn't this a Cliff Notes knock off idea? For kids, Cliff Notes is yesteryear, the same thing Blink is touting.
Recent Update is Buggy 3/5
I've been a subscriber for a couple years. I like the app, but recent update is very buggy. It freezes every time I make a highlight.
Not useful 1/5
Audio only allow 1.5 max speed, I can hear faster, up to 3
Book selection is only ok
It is only a one day trial.
It's very effective tool but needs some touches up 4/5
By omar alhamed
I would suggest to add some figures for conceptual frame works, model and illustrative diagram. This it would give more powerful condensed knowledge. Picture worths thousands words.
Love! Love! Love! 5/5
By Miss M45
Use this almost everyday. I find it very helpful, in that I can use it to evaluate a book I'm thinking of buying. It's saved me money and time!
Thank you for creating this tool!!
Worth it 4/5
By Mo cycles
I'm really enjoying Blinkist. I'm super busy with kids and work which makes time for reading difficult. I can get an over view of a book and then if I really like it I can buy the book. Worth every penny!
Getting smarter energy day 4/5
By Fun Paramedic
Blinkist gives me a mental upgrade everyday. It improves my knowledge and brain power daily. It introduces me to knowledge for me to dig deeper
By Adam Hashem
Anxious to upgrade, saving up!
Great App 5/5
Getting the best co-pilot talks through my journey.
I love it! 5/5
I've read other reviews and I personally haven't had any issues with the app. I love the Daily reads and all the books offered. I just hope they add more books that I've been dying to read!
Big Fan - 2 things you must add pls! 4/5
I don't write reviews but b/c the dev team is actually reading and responding - here goes:
If you want listen to a book summary every day ( I've made it part of my workout routine), Get this app and start listening (if you really like the book, then buy it!). This is one of the best ways to validate a book is really worth reading.
- need a way to curate / organize my playlist. Filtering, play-next button, my own ratings/priorities/'like rating' would all help me
- Sorting the search! How do I find most read, what I last read, - work on Amazon-like filter drop down but make it better!
Do It! 5/5
Give me the key points! 5/5
By business only!
This perfect for a father of three with career ambitions. There is no way to come up with enough time to read all the side examples driving the key points of ever business book to fill the 150-200 pages. This is a great app for getting to point and providing the key information. Plus the themed weeks they put together is a nice initiative.
Great App, Great Idea 5/5
"Appwise" it works nicely, both in data or wifi mode.
It has been a nice, rich and time saving experience to listen to so many ideas written by so many writers. It easily became one of the pleasant daily habits!
Great use of time. 15 min. And new info. Wow
This app is great! All the books you always wanted to read but didn't have the time to are only 15 minutes away!
No free trial without 70buck credit 1/5
Why can't after trial be just that- a fee trial with no sneaky charges.
Fast Pace Day 5/5
By Swamp Dust
At the end of Your day read 1 or 2 Books from Blinkist...
And you will find out that
"Today Was The Greatest Day of Your Life"
Great App! 5/5
Love being able to read or listen to book quickly
I love it😁 5/5
Great way to get a synopsis of a book
Bored with trying to get started 1/5
I logged in through Facebook. Only to return to the last of the four preview pages. I hit login with Facebook, again, but it presents no way to actually DO anything and informs me of what I already know that I've already logged in with Facebook.
I don't have time for this level of monotony in my life.
Useful But Buggy 4/5
Overall I'm enjoying the book summaries. Though, I wish the blinks were longer. I've listened to blinks of books that I already read in full and discovered these summaries are missing a lot of relevant information. I know blinks are not meant to be a substitute for the actual book, but honestly some of these book summaries are far too brief to add any value for me.
Furthermore, it's a buggy app. Sometimes the audio cuts off, skipping to the next track, or replaying it. If I want to replay previous blinks in the book, it won't play blinks in order anymore. Other times it crashes after I search for a book. Even so, this is the only app that offers summaries of the types of books I like to read, so I'll stick around.
Books to listen to....???? 3/5
I thought I was signing up for more audible books.
I cannot find them in this site.
I prefer audible while I'm driving.
Please call to show me how to find them in this site 651-955-9857
Overall: Great experience! 5/5
By Sage Stepper
Easy to use. I like the option to read or listen. Importantly, the summary of the reading!
Fine if you don't try to cancel 1/5
You cannot cancel through your app- they tell you to do it via iTunes. Everyone knows how un user friendly iTunes is. I cannot find the place to cancel and now I'm going to have to pay the yearly fee because I can't figure out how to cancel. Keep in mind- im an IT business analyst - so I understand technology. Before you sign up- make sure you can figure out how to cancel.
A must have for everyone 5/5
Great app! Tons of books, great information. Blinkist has been a simple yet powerful way for me to improve myself both inside and outside of business.