Want To Read And Learn Faster? Use One Of Europe’s Greatest Startups: BLINKIST

Recently Sebastiaan Roebroek (working for the site “thenextweb.com“) published a 4-questions interview with Holger Seim, CEO and co-funder of Blinkist. More specifically, the interview is about the rise to success of this great company. To see the full interview, check out this link.

Now let’s bring it back to the subject: their product.

Your school or your desk job requires you to read some books and guides, but you don’t have the time because you’re too busy? Then my friend, you might’ve comed to the right website.
There’s an app that summarizes non-fictional books, letting you read the core informations of a text in 15 minutes or less, and if you can’t do that either, it allows you to learn the subject you’re interested in without even reading it. How? Thanks to its audio function, which basically reads it out loud for you.

THE PROS:
  • It helps you save a lot of time.
  • It helps you improve yourself as a person and your professional skills at work as well.
  • If you’re bored and you don’t know what to do, by using this app you’ll do something productive with your time.
  • The audio function (you can learn while making a sandwich! Talk about productivity).
  • The interface’s graphics are nicely designed and very intuitive.
  • They have over 1500 books and they add 40 more every month.
  • You can use it as a complimentary guide to decide whether or not the entire book is worth buying and reading later.
  • They have pricing options, letting you use the app for free (although with less features and a limit of one book for day).

 

CONS:
  • Some summaries simply can’t fully encapsulate the whole book because of the big amount of content it could have.
  • As I said in the pros, the free membership limits you to just one summary a day. The prices of the other membership options are 49.99 and 79.99.
Screenshot from the official site.

 

 

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