Blinkist

Key insights from 2,000+ bestselling nonfiction books

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#1 Product of the MonthNovember 2013
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Are you too busy to read books? Not anymore! Blinklist will give you the opportunity to boost your knowledge with 2000+ bestselling nonfiction books that are transformed into 15 minutes read or listen packs.

Reviews

  • Evan Thomas PaulVP Products, GuideStar
    Pros: 

    I can get the core content from nonfiction books I've had on my "want to read" list for years.

    I can either read them or listen to them.

    Cons: 

    Wish I could easily share the book content with friends.

    They have a "buy on iBooks" option, but I'd rather buy on Amazon.

    This has quickly become one of my most frequently used apps. It also just feels a lot healthier to read these than Facebook posts or 'same story different day' news articles.

  • Dave MackeyIT Director, Liquid Church
    Pros: 

    Offers both text and audio summaries.

    Cons: 

    See below

    I wrote a full review of Blinkist on my blog, here: http://www.daveenjoys.com/blinkist-staying-current-break-neck-world/

    Dave Mackey has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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adiiHunter@adii · Founder @Conversio
I actually managed to finally "read" 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. Only because it took me 10 minutes though.
Joe Chierotti@joechierotti · SEO & SEM Inbound Marketing Consultant
@adii Good stuff!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Adii- ironic. :) I played with Blinkist a few weeks ago. It's a neat app, I like the completion mechanics it uses with the progress bar and completed chapters. I've been meaning to read more books but I've replaced that reading with blogs because they're so quick and instantly deliver a reward -- a completion and feeling of having learned something. Additionally, blogs are more shareable than books, providing additional motivation to read to share (via Buffer, in my case).
Nathan Bashaw@nbashaw · Head of Product at Gimlet Media
Thank you for recommending this! After 2 days, I'm officially addicted
Zack Shapiro@zackshapiro · Core Team at Nano
Very cool. Thanks for sharing this, Adii. I'm finally reading How to Win Friends and Influence People!
Kurt Walker@kurtwalker · Ventrepreneur. Fundbrella.com
@zackshapiro one of the best books ever written for sure. I've read it again and again.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I just received an email from Blinkist about Antifragile. Will check it out based on @liveink's recommendation.