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The Future Of Reading: An App Better Than eBooks & Audiobooks

Books come in all shapes and forms nowadays, but the Blinkist app takes it to the next level. With it, you can get the main takeaways of a book in 15 minutes.
by Michael Benninger | May 26 2017

For decades, sci-fi has been preparing us for a brave new world in which we can simply upload new knowledge to our brains. Until that day comes however, reading is still our main means of learning new things. But what if you could learn just as much in half the time?

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The Blinkist app makes it possible to absorb knowledge from today’s top nonfiction books in a fraction of the time it’d take to read the full text. By distilling books down to their core concepts and letting users read—or listen to—an author’s key message in as little as 15 minutes, Blinkist can exponentially increase your reading efficiency overnight.

Learning has evolved, and ebooks and audiobooks are simply behind the times when it comes to learning quickly and efficiently. The Blinkist app is a new departure that allows you to read and learn quicker than you ever thought possible.

Here’s how Blinkist helps you embrace the evolution of reading

1. We specialize in making nonfiction books more accessible

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Everyone loves a gripping novel, but people are probably slower to pick up self-help or business books. However, when it comes to inciting real life changes, the latter are the ones that have the capacity to really make a difference to our lives.

We believe in the power of books, and want to make sure that you never miss out on great ideas that could change your life. The Blinkist app makes it easy for you to access the best ideas from non-fiction by presenting them in a way that is straight to the point, and fun to read. By recreating these books in the Blinkist format, we’re not only giving nonfiction books a popularity boost, but we help out the authors as well. Over one-third of the time, people who discover a title on Blinkist go on to buy the original book. Everybody wins!

2. Blinkist distills books into flashcard-like pages for quicker learning

Blinkist extracts key insights from more than 2,000 books and divides each title into roughly a dozen flashcard-like pages known as blinks. These books-in-blinks focus exclusively on an author’s core concepts, making it easy to absorb crucial information in minutes, instead of hours. And that’s not all. Blinkist also utilizes scientifically formulated, brain-based learning techniques, ensuring every bit of content is clear and memorable. Even Blinkist’s in-app reader was designed to be easy on the eyes, helping you retain what you read.

3. Listen your way

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The rise of podcasts proves that many of us learn best through listening, which is why all of Blinkist’s books-in-blinks are narrated by real people specially trained to deliver intimate audio experiences. While audiobooks offer that same intimacy, it’s hard to skim the key ideas of a four-hour listen. That’s why the Blinkist app is a great companion to your reading experience. You can dip into the key ideas of a bestselling title to figure out if the book is a good fit for you. We also have plenty of handy audio functions to help you adapt your listening experience to a pace that suits your life.

4. Get book recommendations tailored to your taste

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When it comes to learning something new, the hardest part can be figuring out where to start. Fortunately, Blinkist takes the hassle out of finding your next beloved book by suggesting selections specifically for you. The more time you spend using Blinkist, the more the app will learn about what you like. Just keep reading, and top-notch recommendations tailored to your unique interests will be right there waiting for you.

5. Discover new ideas effortlessly

There’s an immense amount of information at our fingertips, yet gleaning actual facts is more challenging than ever. If you’re interested in taking a deep-dive into a particular topic, Blinkist offers professionally curated booklists to provide you with well researched, comprehensive overviews on any number of topics. The Blinkist app also lets you know about trending titles, so you’re always up-to-date on hot-button issues. Never miss out on what really matters, and get ready to school those around you with the truth about today’s most important issues.

The Blinkist app offers a whole new way to read and learn. When you use Blinkist, you’ll save time without sacrificing knowledge.

So why not begin accessing the key insights from over 2,000 of the world’s bestselling nonfiction books today. Start living in the future now, and upgrade your brain with Blinkist—no neural lace necessary!

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