We all know the proverb, Knowledge is power.
And who doesn't wants the power, right? But modern time is undoubtedly hectic, nowadays we don't even get the time to take a proper rest (I am guessing, since you are reading this blog, you are a curious and a knowledge seeker), allotting a reading time is not an easy task.
But, since we are living in a world flooded with technologies. Everywhere we look, we can find solutions to our problems, but these vast options are often overwhelming. When it comes to reading or listening to a book, there are plenty of options out there. But when it comes to the free options, then the good options are limited.
Allow me to introduce you to Blinkist mobile application (not sponsored, just an honest opinion). The solution to all those knowledge seekers, who can't afford the options like Amazon Kindle or Google books.
I have been personally using this application for about 170 days to expand my knowledge bucket. In this blog I'll be my experience with this application (Blinkist) and try to give a ultra short description about its pros and cons to help you to decide whether you should use this app or it's just a waste of time. Before going any further, I must add this that the free version of this app only offers one book a day to listen to. So, I recommend this app to those who what to expand their knowledge in different subjects like politics, psychology, self help etc. Although the daily free books option it offers, is great since it covers large variety of topics you opted for.
Blinkist is available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The interface of the app is very easy to navigate through. It will offer you the premium option, when you'll first install it, however its nothing to worry about, because you can just skip pass through it and opt for the topics on which you want to receive the recommendations. And that's it.
The summery of each book is very detailed yet brief, about 15 to 20 minutes each book.
Pros and cons:
As I already mentioned, we are only covering the free version features of Blinkist. Because free version offers one book a day and along with it other free books option, like atomic Habit by James Clear.
The free version is ideal for those who want to explore the fountain of knowledge but are very busy to pick up the books or listen to the full size audio books.
Now let's look at the pros and cons of the free version of blinkist mobile application.
Free option of Blinkist offers wide range of audio books and it is sufficient for those who are having a busy life style and can't afford to invest much time into reading and selecting the books. Although I must mention it here that this is not a replacement to real books.
No privacy issues. It offers listening to the audio books without login compulsion, as per now in May 2023. You just have to install it and then you are good to go.
Other than daily free books, it has plenty of other books option available for free to munch up some extra time.
User interface is good and the audio quality is top notch.
Length of each book ranges from 10 minutes to 25 minutes of play on an average, and it has very neat sections for each key point.
Stuck somewhere and can't listen to the audios. No worries, it got you covered with the text option for each blink (book).
Lack of download and offline audio play option, you can only stream audios via internet connection.
Some of the listeners may find the daily recommendations limited and restrictive.
I can not find too many downsides of this app. Since I want to utilize my lizure time with some learning and this app servers all the things which I, as a curious knowledge seeker, want, I totally went for it. All in all, its a great free option to have for those who keeps thinking about reading a new book but couldn't find free time to do so. On my personal note, I totally recommend this app to increase your pocket of knowledge.
My Book recommendations to read in 2023
101 Essays that will change the way you think by Brianna Wiest
Four Hour work week by Timothy Ferrriss
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Starry Messenger by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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