The Blinkist App

By
Real Estate Agent with Tierra Bella Realty

My post is a little bit different this time...  I'd like to tell you about an app I found that has been so helpful.  Perhaps you'll find it useful, as well.

Like most people, my days are full of activity and it's not always easy to squeeze in personal growth.  

Enter the Blinkist app.

Rather than trying to describe it myself, here's a brief description from their marketing:

"Where do the world's smartest people get their ideas?  From great books!  Blinkist transforms the key insights of 3,000+ best-selling non-fiction books into pwerful packs you can read OR LISTEN TO (emphasis mine) in just 15 minutes."

Sharpen your professional skills with the best books in your field

Explore your many-sided self with the most impactful self-improvement titles

Discover new perspectives on the world with best sellers on economics, science, history & culture

Stay of top of the latest trends and ideas in your professional field

Listen to audio versions to effortlessly slip learning into your day

Create your own personal audio playlists to customize your learning experience

Learn hands-free at the gym, in the car, or doing chores with autoplay

Read and listen offline

Always know what to read next--we'll suggest titles based on your interests & reading history

Discover new ideas and topics with suggested readings curated by experts

Focus only on the best non-fiction--our editorial team carefully selects every one of our titles

Enjoy lovingly written summaries of key ideas by field experts with a passion for explaining complex matters in simple, beautiful language."

 

This app has been a great tool because it pulls key concepts of books, summarizes and narrates them to me while I drive.  On a one-hour drive in the car, I can easily listen to key-point summaries of three books.  Incredibly efficient!

So check out the Blinkest app and see if it's something that you might find useful, as well.  I am not being compensated in any way for sharing this app--I just really find it helpful, and hope you will, too.

 

Comments (2)

Diana Bakia
Chicago, IL

Great app. Thanks for sharing the idea. I am already enjoing it. "Successful Aging" reminded me of a beautiful lady who at 94 year-old was passionate about reading. Keeping her mind sharp and her attitude sweet. 

 

Perhaps starting a book-club, would be useful, as well. 

Feb 29, 2020 06:26 AM
Tim Lamson
Tierra Bella Realty - Phoenix, AZ
MBA

Glad to hear you're enjoying the time-saving benefits of the app, Diana!  Hopefully you'll continue to find it useful in the future, as well.

Feb 29, 2020 08:32 AM