You are always on the go, you have a stack of yellowed Penguin classics that you are dying to lay your hands on but each time you attempt beginning one, you never end up reading it beyond the first two chapters, before the real story even begins, because you schedule is too tight. Every time someone asks you that one thing you wish you could do more often, the automatic answer is reading books. You always attend all the book fairs and buy lots of reading material – old, new, fiction, non-fiction, comics, autobiographies, biographies and even picture books – but they end up being there just to beautify your library. You love your life but are sad that you are not being able to give time to your books.
You could also be someone who is extremely lazy and you just cannot bring yourself to hold a book – reading is just not your thing. You hate it. You do not even like reading jokes that are too long. You do, however, desire to know what certain books contain but you are not really into it. Each time you open a book, it works like a drug on you; in the sense that you pass out before completing the first chapter.
This app solves three purposes – being busy, being lazy, not being interested in reading. This mighty app is called Blinkist. It offers a terrific service – great ideas distilled down to their very essence as it offers the following facilities:
- Get the key insights from nonfiction books presented in 15mins each.
- Find inspiring ideas and learn something new, anytime, anywhere.
- Dive into great knowledge from business and beyond.
This app is driven on a simple motto – read more in less time. Most of the world’s knowledge is hidden in books. Blinkist unveils it in a beautiful, concise, and eminently usable format: blinks.
This app has been tailored for the mobile lifestyle wherein each of the blinks can be read within two minutes. Whether you want to make the most of your waiting time or learn something new on your daily commute, it supports the pursuit of continuous learning even in the busiest of schedules. It helps with staying current in your professional life with its hand-picked business knowledge or simply relaxing and savoring a topic that spurs your curiosity. It lets you explore, marvel, and wander in its constantly growing world of nonfiction.
Blinks are curated and written by true field experts. No algorithms that mechanically put facts behind facts. Pure human brainpower with a passion for explaining complex matters in a simple and beautiful language. This app is currently available in English and German and they are working hard to add other languages soon.
One of the good things about this app is that if you do not find some book that you like on it, you could send in a suggestion of that book to be added.
If you are a new user, Blinkist offers a free trial to new users. After expiration of the trial period users can continue using it by subscribing to the service. They offer monthly, quarterly & yearly subscriptions. Subscribers enjoy unlimited access to Blinkist. Payment is charged via Google Wallet at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
With all the books becoming a convenient read, even the people who are not into books can enhance their knowledge about books and who knows, you might actually turn into a book worm!