By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.8.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 40.88 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 7,638 Ratings


theSkimm App is giving you all the news and information you need to know and helping you plan ahead. Skimm Notes will talk you through a relevant topic in 10 minutes or less. All you have to do is listen. Skimm Ahead syncs directly with your calendar so you’ll always know when the best TV shows come back, when big political events are happening, and when it’s time to buy things like Mother’s Day presents or book flights for the holidays. Look at you go. SKIMM NOTES Our audio product breaks down relevant topics in 10 minutes or less, every week. You’ll learn what happened, why it’s important, and where we are now. That means you’ll learn about things like ISIS, artificial intelligence, the opioid crisis, and more. SKIMM AHEAD Our calendar is constantly being updated with important information as events get closer. We also have category specific calendars so you can get more of the things that matter to you. If you’re into entertainment, politics, sports, and/or business and tech we have a calendar for you. Your calendar game is about to get upped. SKIMM READS Every day we choose a new 5 min Read and every Friday, a favorite book. Your bathroom break just got a lot less crappy. SKIMM PICKS A curated selection of what you need to start watching, listening to, and downloading delivered to you every Friday. Hello, weekend binge. THE DAILY SKIMM Every Monday - Friday, get all the news and info you need to start your day. It’s the best and smartest way to wake up. And we’ll let you know when it’s ready to read each morning. ------- In-app purchase subscription required. All subscriptions begin with a free 30-day trial, after which a recurring charge of $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year is applied. Details: - Subscription options: monthly subscription of $2.99 per month, or yearly subscription of $29.99 per year - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period - theSkimm's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use can be visited at - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication



  • Great Potential: two issues

    By jjordan1513
    I love the idea because it gives unbiased presentation of important information in a fun accessible way. This could really help raise civic awareness. I just have two issues: the first is that the ratio of entertainment/fun-content to real-news-content favors the former a little too much. The second is that there’s a subscription fee. No matter how much value people get from an app, a large subset of the population will always turn down an app that charges money. If raising civic awareness is the goal, then the app should do away with the subscription fee.
  • Terrible, biased, not worth a penny.

    By Theirdeedee
    Terrible, biased, not worth a penny. I thought I would get news, instead it’s all junk opinion
  • Well done... just one plea

    By brabner
    I will pay for this because it does offer more than other news feeds. I don’t have a lot of time to read or even skim all the news that is on my other news feeds. They offer an audio Skimm on key topics- I especially like the series on world leaders. I wish they would add more of these- I can listen to them while driving and get a good base of what I need to know. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  • Good idea, terrible implementation

    By agc0042
    Set up is easy, but then the news it pushes is not relevant to your choices during setup. Also you can’t cancel the service on the app itself. They give you a series of 5+ steps to cancel... very sleazy
  • Smart and Great for Busy People

    By FoodieO
    The Skimm is like talking to a really smart, informed friend who breaks everything down for you in simple words and concepts and manages to give you a ton of information you don't tend to see everywhere. I love it!
  • Not Unisex

    By MykkeP
    From it’s design, to it’s language, theSkimm uses terminology and aesthetics that are exclusionary, even for some women (i.e., even my girlfriend found that theSkimm’s tone-of-voice to be “too girly”). The simplicity of the app is great as well as the distillation. I just think they’d have a larger audience if they were a little bit more ambiguous about who they are trying to cater to. Point in case: I’m too ashamed to tell my guy friends about it.
  • Quick, thorough and neutral read

    By Kristen52
    Read it every morning.
  • Okay....if you supplement with other sources

    By UniqueUnicorn26
    Very bias views on certain topics. Limited information, leans politically and socially one direction and doesn’t give other opinions. Not a good “one stop shop” for all your news. Not even good for “getting the gist” of what’s going on due it it’s bias nature. International news is severely lacking.
  • Bias

    By Runforever2016
    I like the idea of the app; however, there is obvious bias in the content.
  • My most coveted news source...

    By sigarm
    ... is also my non-guilty morning pleasure. Way better than waking up to the ever-dissatisfying Facebook newsfeed.