Good Apple Apps – Blinkist

Date:  Jan 26, 2014

The App I am recommending is called “Blinkist”.  

It is an iPhone app.  

So, what so special about this app?

In my opinion, this app is for those people English not very good, and has no patience to read thru few hundreds pages for a single book.

Blinkist is a sort of E-Book collections.

But it is not the full book.

The group of readers actually summarise the book for you into chapters and pointers and summary.

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For example… I wanted to read this book “The Presentation Secret of Steve Jobs:  How to Be Insanely Great in Presentation”.

But it is 256 pages.

You have no time, no patience to read the whole book.

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So, it summarise the outline for you, and you can read the “essence” of this book in 18 minutes.

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So Blinkist summarise the outline for you into 12 chapters.  Here are the chapters.

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It gives you some information about the author, and the audience that this book is intended for.

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Just like iBook, when you read it, you can highlight the text.

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Here are some more pages.

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The last chapter is always the Final Summary.

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Let’s look at the summary.  Yeap, it does gives you the summary of the concepts of this book.

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More summary.

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After you have read it, and you think you want to read the whole book, there is this option for you to but the eBook.  And this will take you right into the iBook store.

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They do not have a lot of books.  

All the books are non-fiction books.

So, it is a good collection of books to make you productive, make you healthy, teach you politics and how to do business, and so on.

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The categories.

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Hey, I found another book that I wanted to read.

It will takes 12 minutes for me to finish this outline.

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Quite cool to read The Art of War’s summary in English.  

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The fact that the outline or summary is so short encourage you to read.  

This is just like last time reading the “Study Guide Book”.

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Here are the key message of The Art of War…

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More summary of the Art of War.

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Again, clicking to buy the eBook will bring you to iBook.

Hey, The Art of War is FREE.

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And you can start reading the original ebook after you think it is worth to read, and there are some ideas you think it is good for you to pick up.

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The app is free.  However, it only allows you to read I think 3 days.  After that, you cannot read any more.  But you can subscribe to its service.  I think $4.99/month and $49/year like that.  

For example, the Steve Job book cost about $17.99.  So, if you can read more than 12 books, I am very sure that you will get your money back.  Wahahaha.

I love this app, because I don’t usually read finish thick books.  But I like to learn the ideas and things from the books.   

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