Blinkist Review: Information gained in minutes from books. - TechTitanic

Blinkist Review: Information gained in minutes from books.

We are up with Blinkist Review -this time it covers books!! Its an app named Blinkist.

Who does not love to read books with a cup of hot coffee ?

Sadly, we all know how busy we are in today’s time. We barely have time to sit near a window with a mug of hot coffee AND a good book. In case of a non-fictional book-it’s even a greater challenge. Non-fictional books need a fresh mind and a mind that reads and thinks deep as the leaves of the books are flipped.

Blinkist Review

BlinkList is for those who love to read but don’t have time.

Fortunately, this is the very gap that Blinkist identified. They came up with an app that assists you to keep leading so enlighten yourself with wisdom.

Blinkist a smartphone app that summaries a non-fictions book. This summary contains valuable core learning points which normally you would have to uncover by reading the whole book.

Blinkist covers over18 categories of books offer. Here’s the full list of categories:

  • Politics & Society
  • Health & Fitness
  • Personal Growth & Self-Improvement
  • Science
  • Economics
  • Relationships & Parenting
  • Money & Investments
  • Productivity & Time Management
  • Psychology
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Communication & Social Skills
  • Management & Leadership
  • Technology & the Future
  • Mindfulness & Happiness
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business
  • Biography & History
  • Corporate Culture

 

In this Blinkist review we listed both the Advantage and Drawback. We want our readers to know honestly the usefulness of this app. We’ll start off with Blinkist’s advantages.

 Blinkist Review:ADVANTAGES

  • This app extracts main learning points out of a thick paged book. So, you don’t necessarily have to read the entire book. Saves a good deal of time to move onto your next book.
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  • Science books are best for this app as they summaries the core ideas and crucial explanations. Therefore, with more books you finish with this app-the wiser you will grow but with speed!!
  • Reading non-fictional books can be a pain-so this apps saves you time by simply giving you the main points of the book. Thus, you don’t lose interest overtime by reading since you already got the main points of the book.
  • If you don’t even have time to sit down with the app then just make use of the audio option. Books in the app have the option to read out loud the text. I find this option very helpful especially when I’m in a traffic jam or too lazy to pull out my smartphone.So grab your headphones and absorb that info!!
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    The audio option reads out the book for yo

  • Large Library: the app has a library with 2000+ bestselling non-fictional books.  Just pic a book of your choice and let Blinkist reflect all those info.
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  • POWERS OUT: if there’s no net around you then you can still tune into the app to read and listen. This is not an app that requires internet 24/7.

 

Blinkist Review: DRAWBACK OF THE APP

  • Makers of the app correctly identified the app in the reader’s arena. As good as the idea of the app is, developers still need to fix certain issues.
  • Not all books store the audio option for users. It seems only popular books hold this valuable option.
  • The app is also not an affordable adoption. See the price below.
  • Many have also experienced problems with the audio option. Others have complained about the Bluetooth issue.
  • My final Blinkist review drawback opinion is my personal opinion:  As an avid reader of books, it is impossible for an app to summaries a books entire content. It can miss out many valuable information in the process of summarizing a content. This thought has been correctly shared by many book readers.

CONCLUSION

No apps have ever been perfect to the fullest. However, this app is certainly a meaningful app to me. Gaining info on wisdom is no small category.

I believe that if developers of this app improve its user experience then it will go a long way in assisting people who are hungry for knowledge.

 

Lastly, I found the developers very responsive to the feedback given from users. So I’m not giving up on this app in exchange for idle time without any learning!!

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