I recently found this app and was hooked to it since then.
Blinkist provides key insights into 1000s of non-fiction books out there. Its like reading a book in 20 mins.
We all know the benefits of reading.Many of us wants to read evryday, but the 'to-read' list keeps piling up day after day, due to our tight schedules.We are missing out on so much knowledge. I am a slow reader, i take forever to complete a book. Mainly due to passive daydreaming, mind wandering,regression (things i found out from the book '10 days to faster reading' on Blinklist itself! ). It would take me 3 births atleast to complete all the books i want to read.
This berlin based startup came as a blessing. Aimed at people who are time-poor and knowledge-hungry, they provide summaries of non-fiction books in ‘blinks’.
These blinks are not created by an algorithm, but by real writers after carefully reading the material. Currently available in both web and mobile versions.
I have read more than 10 books in 5 days since i purchased the subscription. And i know from those 'blinks', which book i need to buy for a full read, I can skip the rest knowing i have already absorbed the key messages from those books.
I finish atleast 1 blink on my way to office and 1 way back.Commuting has never been so enlightening.
When you sign up it comes with a 3 day free trail with access to unlimited books.
Once the trial finishes, you can continue to enjoy one free blink a day.
For complete access to all books, the subscription costs $49.99 yearly for the Plus version which lacks only Audio support and ability to sync with Evernote or send to Kindle. The full fledged premium version comes at $ 79.99.
Although i agree this can never replace the thrill and joy of reading the book, it certainly is a great way to catch up on the vast knowledge out there.
I feel i got my worth by buying the plus subscription with a 50 % discount code.
To try it out for 2 weeks free use below link to register:
Blinkist lives upto its slogan: Serving curious minds.