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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

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and, more recently, The Boring Company, is famous for his insatiable appetite for reading. If you were to ask the future-focused entrepreneur whether people will still be reading nonfiction books a few decades from now, odds are he’d say no. He is working on an interface to connect artificial intelligence and the human brain.

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While we wait for Musk to help us to upgrade our brains to a new operating system, 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.

Nonfiction ebooks and audiobooks are 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.

The Blinkist app can offer you more than ebooks and audiobooks, here are some reasons why:

1. Learn & remember thanks to a simple, scientific approach

Blinkist extracts key insights from more 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.

2. Listen anytime, anywhere

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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. So whether your hands are tied up at 10 and 2, or if you’d just prefer having your nonfiction read to you, Blinkist makes it simple for you to listen to takeaways from today’s top titles wherever and whenever you want.

3. 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.

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. 10 new books added every week

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There are thousands of books in Blinkist’s library, and over 10 new titles are added each week. Our team of content experts are constantly scouring libraries and bookstores for the best nonfiction on the market, hand-selecting each title before transforming it into smart, useful pack of insights. So, even if you become a Blinkist power-user who blazes through every volume in our app, you can always look forward to a constant stream of new content.

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!

Start living in the future now, and upgrade your brain with the Blinkist app—no neural lace necessary!

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