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 scam?
Blinkist is a scam and a bad service provider as per the report filed on They are not aggressive towards their customer satisfaction and complaint grievance.
Is Blinkist legit?
First Blinkist is not a legit business owner or provider. You must take necessary precautions/measures before buying or using their services.
How many reviews are submitted by Blinkist’s consumers?
There is/are 5 review(s) posted about Blinkist and it indicates that the severity of the scam is High.
Where is Blinkist located?
Blinkist is located at United States. You can contact Blinkist by dialing N/A or visit their website before filing a lawsuit. We are no way affiliated with better business bureau or yelp reviews platform.
How much monetary loss is incurred by Blinkist’s customers?
According to the report(s), US $77 was the total loss incurred by Blinkist’s customers.

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5 Reviews on Blinkist

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 !!

Reported Loss :77 $
Severity of Scam :High
Reported by : Anonymous
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