Blinkist is for mediocre

I downloaded this app, Blinkist few months back. I work in a company and do not get enough time to read books that can add to my skills. Being a sales expert, I have realized that books have a great impact on how you manage the business. However, after I started working extra shifts, my reading time went for a toss.

I downloaded Blinkist after my friend suggested I to. I tried the free version. It was so irritating. Thee guys have made sure that the free version gets you nothing. I was not allowed to choose the blinks. One blink in a day, and that too wasn’t what I wanted to read. They market their product by talking about the hands-free experience and great comprehension. But, to my disappointment, the free version had nothing.

So, after a week, I paid for the one-year plan. I thought that might help. If people are talking about the benefits of this app, I must give it a chance. And, that was the biggest mistake. Being a sales personnel, I should not have spent on something worth anything. It was like the worst decision I ever made.

The app allows you to download the blinks that can be read later without an internet connection. I have downloaded huge videos and audio files. I did download a few of them, but it seemed broken or wasn’t downloaded completely. So, the internet connection wasn’t a problem.

Later, when I started using the audio facility, I was stuck with the discontinuity problem. Sometimes, I had to wait for minutes for the audio to resume. It was a constant problem. Every time I wanted to use the handsfree feature, I was frustrated because of the constant disturbance.

I tried this app on my office’s damn fast internet connection. Sometimes, the audio would be silent for a couple of minutes. I used to miss things in between. Even their reading panel is somewhat irritating. You need to constantly refresh the library as the window would not do it all by itself. But the same problem persisted.

Not just this, the price is high for an app with so many problems. I was not able to find books that I wanted to read. The books were for beginners—those who want to learn the basics. The app’s database is mediocre—tI is very disappointed with this app’s features.

This is not it. I wanted to share a blink with a friend who was using the blink app, and it did not have an option for that. I had to copy and send the link to that blink separately to my friend. So, I do not consider it even user-friendly. This app needs to work a lot on its features and quality.

Do not use your phone’s memory on this stupid app. You can only find it working fine a few times in a month. Other times, it would be too stubborn to allow a steady flow to the content. It is not worth your time and patience.

Is Blinkist a legit?

Blinkist is not running a legit business. They are not aggressive towards customer satisfaction and complaint grievance redressal, Hence 9 consumer[s] submitted negative ratings, and only a few left positive feedback.

Where is Blinkist located?

Blinkist is headquarted at us. You can contact Blinkist by dialing N/A or visit their website

How much monetary loss is incurred by Blinkist’s customers?

According to Blinkist’s customers, a monetary loss of US $77 has been reported. The severity of entire incident reports is high.

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9 Reviews on Blinkist

  1. Fraud

    I bought a blinkist subscription for a friend for 20 euro on a black friday deal, blinkist took my card details and also put a full subscription in my name for 79.99.

    Absolute fraud.

  2. Fraud

    This company frequently charged my account! This scam company should be hir with multiple law suits.

  3. 50% off is a Blinkist scam

    Blinkist yearly subscription is $99
    I received an email with a 50% off coupon for $49.99
    Valid just for this weekend I entered my credit card information paid for it successfully they charge me $99 what a scam don’t fall for this I contacted my credit card company and had them block the payment
    And canceled my seven day free trial I’ll just stick with the free one that’s the best deal that’s a very sneaky dishonest way just to get business
    For that reason I will never trust Blinkist Or recommend them
    There should be a class action lawsuit filed against them with everyone that has fallen for this scam luckily I screenshot every page that offered the 50% off so I have proof

  4. Blinkist is a scam


  5. Blinkist is a SCAM

    After trying out only 1 of their books, I immediately realized this is a useless app.
    You can get summaries of books from many other sources for free like Amazon
    so I cancelled the trial subscription. Therefore, I was surprised to receive a bill from them. That’s when I found out THEY DON’T HAVE A PHONE NUMBER for customers to contact them with problems. This is a very bad sign. This company need to be reported to the authorities.

  6. Sneaky automatic renewal fee

    I used to like Blinkist, but the books I searched for are not available on Blinkist. I thought I would just let my subscription run out.

    This month, I got an automatic renewal fee of 80 euros. No email was sent. I remember a year, I opt-out of the auto-renewal subscription. Now I asked the billing and support to refund me.

    Reading from their terms , they don’t respect existing customers.

    Subscribe only if you have a big discount and remove the payment solution afterward.

  7. This must be a scam

    I wouldn’t waste your time with this app.

    They operate as if they are some high-end intellectual education service, but really they are just a poor version of audiobooks.

    They are trying to get as many yearly subs as possible because it seems like such a good deal when actual services charge so much, think Masterclass, Skillshare, others.

    They are no better than Indian call scammers hiding behind some kind of faux academia.

  8. A total rip off--there is no free trial

    These guys are scammers. Keep well away. Once you sign up for the free trial, you will be charged, no matter how hard you try to cancel.

    The book summaries are rubbish. Their customer service is a joke.

    Please don’t sign up through PayPal either because they don’t help much, even when it’s obvious an unscrupulous company like Blinkist has ripped you off.

    I’m still trying to get my $119 back after canceling on the first day of a 7 day “free” trial.

  9. I cannot get out of the free trial no matter what I do !!! It's impossible !!!

    Do not sign up for this App. They make it impossible for you to get out of the free trial.

    Presently I am waiting in line to talk to an APPLE rep to help me try to get out of the bogus instructions.

    They have to discontinue this spam app before they charge me $99.00 !!

Reviews: 9
Reported Loss : 77 $
Severity : High
Reported by : Anonymous
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