theSkimm

theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Android
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1,561 Ratings
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theSkimm App

theSkimm makes it easier to be smarter. Millions of people rely on the Daily Skimm for their news every morning, and now weโ€™re making it easier to be smarter in a whole new way. Think: the future and everything else. -- Meet Skimm Ahead: it gives you all the info you need about future events. Never again will you wonder when Beyonce tickets go on sale, what time the debate starts, when your favorite Netflix series is coming back, or when National Wine Day is. And the best part - it can all show up directly in your calendar. -- Meet Skimm Reads: everyday we choose a new 5 min Read and every Friday a favorite book. All the reads. All the time. All in one place. Oh, and then we make it easy to search for past ones so youโ€™ll never run out of things to read. Your bathroom break just got a lot less crappy. -- Meet Skimm Picks: a selection of what you need to start watching, downloading, and listening to. -- Daily Skimm: yes, the best way to wake up is also here. Itโ€™s free 99 and it starts your morning with all the info you need to get you through your day. Your first month of the app is free. Thatโ€™s right. You can Skimmify your calendar and check out all the events, Reads, and Picks before a recurring charge of $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year is applied. In-app purchase subscription required. All subscriptions begin with a free 1-month 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 http://theskimm.com/privacy - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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theSkimm app reviews

  • Love love love 5/5

    By Seth8189
    This rocks my socks and makes my day so much better and informed. Thank you so much!
  • Love it!!! 5/5

    By J-BaeBae2
    I love theSkimm's app! The calendar feature is incredibly useful, and keeps me in the loop with all important events. I'm so caught up in my day to day, that it's the only thing that keeps me caught up!
  • Love the calendar integration 5/5

    By #skimmlife
    THANK YOU theSkimm ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ. Amazing concept and great execution. Simple, smart, and exactly the help I needed with my ๐Ÿ“….
  • Such an awesome app 5/5

    By AndyGreen1991
    I am up obsessed with this app. It helps me to stay informed on what is coming up with in the next few weeks. I am able to know about things like president speeches but also about when my favorite new TV shows come on. Also the five minute reads are awesome and I feel like I always learn something new.
  • I deleted the app 1/5

    By asport
    It sounded great but you can not use the app until you agree to pay after the 30 day "trial". If they are so sure this is a great app then let me decide that after my 30 day trial. I deleted the app.
  • Best news app I've ever downloaded 5/5

    By SCLA11
    This app is fantastic. Delivering news in such a way that not only keeps you informed, but gives you backstory on why the current headlines you're reading are so important. Nice layout and design- funny and insightful. Worth every cent.
  • Misleading 1/5

    By Injectionprincess
    $2.99/month for some news feeds and a calendar item here and there? No thanks.
  • Skimm 1/5

    By Invirginia2017
    I felt like teenagers were writing this. Sophomoric humor. Hard to cancel! Beware!
  • Best app! 5/5

    By Csully1011
    Literally keeps me up to date with what is coming and I don't miss a thing!
  • love this app. 5/5

    By TheLordofIOS
    I live by my google calendar. Now I have all the important events I need to know on my Calendar. Love to know what other cool features they have up their sleeves for the next versions of the app. Guys my android friends keep asking for an android version. They are jealous that I get all this information but they can't .
  • Game changer 5/5

    By css555
    Fav part is having all the book recommendations and longer reads in one place. I was always bookmarking them in my email before I got this app. Use it daily!
  • Simply the best app at keeping me informed 5/5

    By Cbear4707
    This app makes it much easier to knows what's going on in the world. I love that it syncs with my calendar (helllooo March Madness). I also really appreciate the reads and the recommendations to watch. Thanks for making me feel smarter!
  • Such a smart app 5/5

    By CleStu18
    Love this app. The new March Madness cal is ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ
  • Mind reader 5/5

    By Kateโค๏ธSkimm
    Can't get enough of this app. Love the new update with images and ability to add to my google cal. Smart and on point
  • Absolutely LOVE this app 5/5

    By NYCgirl53598
    I love theSkimm app. Like nothing else out there. The calendar is my favorite part -- it can integrate right into my iPhone and I always feel so in the know about upcoming events, movie or tv premieres, concert tickets, and more. I am also obsessed with Skimm Reads - so great to have all these in one place!
  • Love theSkimm 5/5

    By Leeroo11
    Love reading the Daily Skimm in my app and love the calendar feature to help organize my week ahead!
  • Love it! 5/5

    By egolden13
    This is a great app. It keeps me on top of all the things my friends and family talk about all in one place, and even puts the things I really care about in my calendar. Worth the price of admission
  • Awesome app ๐Ÿ€ 5/5

    By dks2203
    This app is my new personal assistant. I've been a Skimm'r for a while and love the Daily Skimm, this app just made me love theSkimm even more. It keeps me one step ahead of the game, telling me what's coming up (important primaries, Beyonce album drop, buy Mother's Day present) and keeping me on top of things. Saved my life a few times already, worth every penny! Also - I love the March Madness calendar!
  • Money grab 1/5

    By Mindflowers
    First, I would guess most of the glowing positive reviews are fake. Evidence: Notice the reviews are either 5 stars or 1 star, nothing in between. If this app were a buck I might be into it. But 2.99 monthly for a few calendar items. They are interesting notes but this is a money grab. And I found it confusing to quit after the free trial. Don't download this app.
  • Subscription fees - don't bother 1/5

    By kcdrummer
    Free if you do it by email but sub fees if you use the app?
  • Patronizing 1/5

    By salice8402762
    The tone of this news app is patronizing and dumbed down, which is particularly offensive since it seems to be marketed to women.
  • Can't find what or if chargers ... confusing ... deleted when finding a link 1. $2.99. 2. $29.99 1/5

    By NV Wier
    Thought I might like this... Had to dig deep to find out what ? Where? Or if? there was a change... Checked reviews ... seemed good ... but the reviews said previous versions...๐Ÿค” no reviews yet on this version ... then j found something which said 1. $ 2.99 2. $29.99... big ... huge ... difference but still couldn't tell if & what it charged me ... so I deleted it! Too bad ... sounded interested ... but why 29.99... NOT WORTH THAT ... info is free & easy ... 2.99... possibly... 29.99 No Way !!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ
  • Say how much? 1/5

    By mussronkey
    Yeah $2.99 right off the bat. So slick you won't even notice during setup. Beware the Skimm scam.
  • Need a subscription 1/5

    By jac9212
    30 days free then it costs you. Why?!
  • "No Excuses" Is Right 5/5

    By The Caro
    This app has made it effortless to stay abreast in current events and now I look forward to my morning Skimm
  • Horrible content 1/5

    By Hails1234567890987654321
    Do not use The Skimm in an attempt to have an intelligent, informed conversation about world events. The writing is sophomoric. The only difference between The Skimm & The Weekly Reader they use to hand out in elementary school, The Skimm hints at vulgar language. Coarse language does not make one "edgy". It is a sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcefully. I am not surprised celebrities endorse this product. It seems like something that would appeal to court jesters.
  • False advertising 1/5

    By Cbap1559
    Not free!!!!! You have to pay to use it after a 30 day free trial. False advertising!
  • Not free 1/5

    By jesus_bass_man
    $2.99 per month. No thanks. There's plenty of free news apps.
  • Great App, Great Content 5/5

    By Matt, 28 TN
    I love starting off the day with theSkimm. It's a quick skim over the major events, even sports which I'm not a fan of so I skim over that ish. Great topics for finance and sometimes trading. Humorous. I'm very picky about biased or politically skewed articles. TheSkimm passes the test as a trustworthy source. To top it off they make great wine suggestions on occasion. My clients always love these classy selections as a thanks for their business.
  • Scammed 1/5

    By Grnlntrn81
    Received a notification that there was an issue with my Apple ID. Something about a purchase not being resolved. Did some research and found out that this app hit me for $2.99 I'd never even downloaded the app. It wasn't on any of my Apple devices but showed as a cloud purchase. No idea how or when as I'm the only one that manages my account. Had to contact Apple support. I'd avoid.
  • HLN or Extra 1/5

    By Nissan
    If you consider the stories on HLN or Extra as "news", have the attention span of a gnat, the IQ of a lobotomized hamster, and the reading comprehension of a brick, then you will love The Skimm.
  • As advertised 5/5

    By Chellelenea
    I read the previous reviews and am not sure what they are even talking about. It is just simply a snap shot of what is happening or has happened for the day. The Bias is what you bring to the table. It is true that you do have to agree to the trial and that the service is not free. If you do not like it simply cancel your subscription. It really isn't that hard to do! I am not sure if I will end up keeping this app. I have enjoyed what I have seen so far. It gives you a quick run down about subjects that people will be talking about and maybe somethings that people will not be which will make for a good did you know? The condense review is done in a clever and interesting way. That style may not be for everyone! The reason why I am not sure if I will keep it or not is I am not sure that for the amount of stories they provide that it is worth the price tag! I will keep it for the first month and then determine if it is enough news (stories) to justify the cost!
  • Too biased 1/5

    By Valley girl 07
    At first I thought this app was cute. A few days into it, I realized this is more like opinions of the news. Too bad. A cute idea, but your bias is showing Skimm.
  • ๐Ÿ‘Ž 1/5

    By SamySuz523
    Deleted. It costs $2.99 per month.
  • Bait and switch 1/5

    By Shagstah
    You have to sign up for a subscription to even see how the app works. You do get a free month, but I'm not subscribing to something sight unseen and then going through the hoops to get out of it. If your app is good, people will subscribe, but the way it's designed it's like a bad gym membership.
  • Staying informed for Dummies 5/5

    By ucdgal14
    I'm not someone who very easily understands what's going on around me, sad I know. Skimm is the perfect app! It updates me daily on EVERYTHING I need to know, and explains it in a super easy to understand way. It's worth every penny to be well informed :)
  • Should be free 3/5

    By refillrev
    I was excited to download this app because I get the skimm emails which are great. I saw that it had some in app purchases but what I didn't realize until I downloaded it is that the only option to access the app is allow them to sign me up for a 30 day trial which I'll get charged for after the 30 days-- $2.99 a month. That might not seem like a lot to others but I don't want to pay a monthly fee to simply access news. I'll just stick with the emails. Deleted the app.
  • Not Free/Leftwing Bias 1/5

    By Jussttbre
    First of all, this app isn't free which the advertising made it seem to be, you'll need a subscription. (1 month free) My other issue is that it isn't moderate or central at all. All of the articles are very left winged and bias without a healthy balance of right winged news. Which in that case it should just stay moderate.
  • Not free!! 2/5

    By Alex333berg
    It's a free trail of one month and after this month you have to pay!
  • Not worth it 1/5

    By Worleybirds4u
    The Skimm seems to be a scamm
  • Update the app cover art!!! 5/5

    By texasberries
    I have been rooting for the skimm for years! Just update the app cover! The graphics inside the app are great but the app button isn't.
  • Dishonest company...avoid 1/5

    By Doctor Bill 68
    When I read the advertisement it sounded like a great idea. It also said some is free and some is paid but all is awesome. This is not true. After jumping through several hoops to install the app, you find out that you have to pay a monthly subscription for any of it to work. This is false advertising in this company should not be patronized. Get your news from somewhere else and boycott companies like this who take advantage of people and lie to them.
  • Little liar 2/5

    By KeiraB56
    It is very pretty app but the "stuffing" is so biased.
  • Racist and wrong 1/5

    By CMBfangirl
    If you are racist or you're a liberal you'll love this app! They really bias against white people and anything an republican has ever done. I liked it at the beginning but it's really spun out of control. Happy to have unsubscribed!
  • Biases 2/5

    By NYCatholic
    Do not bother with this app if you are religious or right of center. Very biased and false "info" on pro-life issues. You can look at how the cover Donald Trump for example. They yap a lot about the protests, etc (as if that was the most important part of the day) and not much about anything else. Lots of links and promotion of The NY Times. Used to get the email but stopped because I could not stand the liberal slant. I give it two stars because I liked the book recs and have gotten some great reads. They need to look into getting some conservatives on their staff for diverse news coverage. Can't see paying for liberal news coverage when they are anti-Trump and pro-abortion. I can get that for free from the main stream media every day.
  • Awesome!! 5/5

    By Curlyfry97
    I love checking into this app and staying up to date!
  • THANK YOU SKIMM! 5/5

    By Unbiased Patriot
    I am so grateful for the Skimm! As a young individual who wants to keep up with current events, it's so refreshing to find a source that continually stays unbiased and keeps up with the facts. There is so much commentary, and noise being portrayed as "news" these days, The Skimm has counteracted this with their small snippets but factual journalism on what's going on in the world. If you want commentary, or more details just clink on the link! I read it every morning before work, or class. When I found out they finally got an app, I immediately downloaded it. LOVE YOU SKIMM!
  • Bej72827628 1/5

    By Bej6843568
    I love the app and I love TheSkimm in my inbox every morning. However, if you are looking for unbiased journalism.. this is not it.
  • Like buying bottled water 2/5

    By EdCold
    When running this app for the first time, you have to run a gauntlet of offers. Once you've fought your way to the front door, you learn that your efforts have been rewarded with 30 days usage of all the features of this app, after which it's gonna cost you. I can get all the news I want for free, from thousands of sources. Not going to pay for it.
  • Not really free 1/5

    By Phreak76
    App has no functionality unless you agree to a 2.99/month subscription right up front. I'd be happy to pay for something AFTER I get to use it. The argument is I can always cancel, but who remembers that??

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