As a professional Software Developer living in Berlin, I like to support cool companies and products from Berlin. I was an early adopter of N26 mobile banking (sadly it does not give me any benefits and they canceled my account because of my nationality). Blinkist is one of those cool companies with HQ in Berlin and I really like what they are doing.
No promotion included, I like Blinkist and just giving my personal opinion here and what I found helpful that might help you as well.
What is Blinkist?
In busy times like ours, we often do not have to read. I like to read but often don't find time for it.
Whenever I'm on the go or cooking something at home I like to listen to podcasts or audiobooks.
Blinkist lets you read the key lessons from 3000+ nonfiction books in 15 min or fewer.
What they offer are web and mobile apps with a great selection of books in different categories like productivity, personal development, etc. I like that you can listen to audio and read one "Blink" on a subway. Although I commute mostly by bike for health and environmental reasons. I think it's great to get an overview of the most important ideas from the book withing 15 mins.
One year in review with Blinkist premium
I completed 50+ blinks in one year. I don't think that is a lot and I'm pretty sure some people are reading this amount in two months or so but it is what it is.
You can install Blinkist ios and android app and start with a free plan. In a free plan, you can read one blink or title completely free. If it's not enough you can try Premium plan for 7 days for free.
In the premium plan, you have access to any titles at any time and can sync your highlights to external apps like Evernote.
Although I'm not using this app to the full extent I extended the subscription for another year as well. I just like the idea.
It was a good price for the Black Friday season. I found it on mydealz (German only description of the deal)
I hope you find something helpful in this post! Thanks and see you in the next one!