I downloaded this app, Blinkist few months back. I work in a company and do not get enough time to read books that can be an add on for my skills. Being a sales expert, I have realized that books have a very great impact on the way you manage business. However, after I started working extra shifts, my reading time went for a toss.
I downloaded Blinkist after my friend suggested me 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 handsfree 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 may help. If people are talking about the benefits of this app, I must give it a chance. And, that was the biggest mistake. Being sales personnel, I should not have spent on something that is worth nothing. It was like the worst decision I ever made.
The app allows you to download the blinks that can be read later without internet connection. I did download few of them, but it seemed broken or wasn’t downloaded completely. I have downloaded huge videos and audio files. 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.
Sometimes, the audio would be silent for 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. I tried this app on my office’s internet connection which is damn fast. 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. The database that the app has, is for mediocre. Those who want to learn the basics. I am very disappointed with this app features.
This is not it. I wanted to share a blink to a friend who was using the blink app and it did not have any 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.
You can only find it working fine few times in a month. Other times, it would be too stubborn to allow a steady flow to the content. Do not use your phone’s memory on this stupid app. Its not worth your time and patience.