• Category: News
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  • Current Version: 2.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Android
4,758 Ratings
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theSkimm App

theSkimm app anticipates what you need, and gives you the information when you need it. It syncs directly with your calendar to make sure you never miss important events. You’ll always know when the best TV show to binge comes back, when BFD political events are happening, and we’ll tell you when to buy things like Mother’s Day presents or book flights for a long weekend. THE CALENDAR Our app syncs directly with your calendar making sure you never miss important events. We’re constantly updating the events and adding important information as things get closer. We also have special calendars if you’re into entertainment, politics, sports, and/or business to make sure you’re getting more of the things that matter to you. We’re dedicated to doing all the work, so you don’t have to. 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. THE DAILY SKIMM Every Monday through Friday, get all the news and info you need to start your day. It’s the best and smartest way to wake up. 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.


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  • Useful af 5/5

    By Wowclwow
    Love how concise and easy to read this is. I also love that you link in articles if I want more info. Id like to see more cliff note type articles on bigger issues.
  • LOVE it! 5/5

    By AULulu
    Love the brevity, humor, organization, objectivity and links to more info. Perfect for my day and the connection I need to the world.
  • My one and only 5/5

    By Pretty's owner
    News source! Can't believe the day has come that I am able to download the Skimm app!! No other news source gives it to you quick and dirty, like the effects of a good martini. Try the others if you must; but you'll quickly see why Skimm is my one and only news source! As for the people who are complaining about the $2.99 per month: a news paper or cable subscription cost waaayyy more and I can get the news I want when I want so for $36.00 per year, it is a no brainer.
  • Meh 2/5

    By laappreview
    This app is a great idea, but the categories of information available are very pop culture and entertainment industry-based. Where are the sections for science? International culture (sorry, how to pronounce Oktoberfest is not news)? Travel? Thought-provoking philosophy? Art and music? If you like finance, Hollywood entertainment, football, and celeb gossip, you'll be into this, otherwise just skip it.
  • Stand Up - Straighter! 2/5

    By Bill Barcode
    Well, everyone was raving about this app, so I subscribed too. OK, I guess... What I have found is that it makes my wife smile. She really likes it! OK, Good! From where I sit, it is a bit too cute and a bit too loc (left of center) in its views and articles. Personally, I would like a subscription that was more - straight down the middle. No cutsie, No commentary. Just the facts. News, not Editorial. Reporting, not Commentary. IMHO, the American public is hungry for honest news, not bias. Life is about balance, and balance is usually found in the middle - a place our journalists fear to tread. How about an app subscription called - "Bullseye - no bull, just an honest look!"
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By Liamardo
    Terrible app, instantly makes you pay for the app or at least put in credit card info
  • Fun to readnews 5/5

    By Prissicilla
    It is fin to read news on Skimm Never boring Or tedious
  • Lots of room for improvement 2/5

    By ffmvgibtmr
    The Skimm is aiming to be your personal assistant with witty morning briefs. You can adjust the content according to your interests and make it more personal. However, I'm pretty sure it doesn't learn more about you like Pandora's like/dislike algorithm. As a result after a couple of days it starts to fall short of keeping your interest up. Like, I opted for politics and I've been getting all kinds of updates on DACA every day, but no news about world politics. App could easily ask me more questions for getting the content really personalized. Also, there seems to be a problem with the timings since there're recommendations for a long weekend after the long weekend or it redirects me to AppStore to download the app although I already have it. One thing that I like abot the Skimm is that you can add news to your calendar and see the important events on a timeline. tl dr; content is too generic and no effort to personalize it.
  • Not free. 1/5

    By Cameronindoorrox
    Minimum $3 month.
  • Trash 1/5

    By thehardrater
  • Great App, Even Better Company 5/5

    By filmgal0308
    I LOVE theSkimm! They provide relevant news/stories in a way that's no bs and enjoyable to read. It makes me happy to see a business created and run by women, especially one that's doing so well. I've been subscribed to their email and have been following theSkimm on social media for a while and am excited to finally check out the app! I just have to say... What a bunch of grumps in the reviews!! There's absolutely nothing wrong with the company asking for $2.99 after a free month trial. The emails are free and while they don't offer as much as the app, they're a perfectly fine resource. It baffles me that people spend their time writing a review about not wanting to pay a few dollars a month to support an awesome company. If you don't like it, don't pay for it! Go Skimm and keep doing what you're doing!!
  • Be educated and informed 5/5

    By ImBrelyn
    A seamless way to introduce current real event into our life. Not intrusive and so important to participate in this brilliant resource. Thank you to the brain behind this source of information. We are all better for having you available to us.
  • $2.99 really? 2/5

    By Itqsalwaysme
    I mean it probably wouldn't bother me if I didn't get the emails for free but u want me to pay for the app? I get that no one should work for free but it clearly says in app purchases so why do I need to subscribe? I'm not going to subscribe AND get a bunch of spam in the app. It's one or the other not both! Thanks but no thanks
  • Clever writing 5/5

    By mrclimate
    I enjoy the humor and wit of the articles. They've boiled the news down the essentials. I look forward to reading every morning.
  • Not free 1/5

    By JennyNerd
    App is actually a subscription. Don't buy unless ur willing to spend money.
  • Not just for Millennials 5/5

    By Mumfish
    This has been one of the few apps that I really appreciate the "value add" it's brought to my life. It integrates seamlessly with my calendar - and provides a window to what others (friends, family, but most importantly my clients) might be interested in - I find it helps me to be sensitive to what is going on outside my "bubble" - the links they provide to more information makes it soooo easy if I want to know more details. I'm a 50+ year old woman ... This isn't just for millennials!
  • False Advertising- Not Free 1/5

    By yy4u2rel82
    Don't make users download the app to find out the truth. Not free. $3 monthly subscription.
  • Quick reads 5/5

    By CeKayBe
    This app is great for news you should you know.
  • Quickly catch up on the news 5/5

    By Tina.617
    The newsletter has been a quick way to catch up on the news for a couple of years... The app goes further by corralling all of the Skimm reads, Plus letting me know and download key schedules to your calendar… such as the Olympics (including when each sport is shown on television), Award shows, business earnings, plus the new health reminders.
  • Not Free 1/5

    By Kilo211
    It's 2.99 a month. 30 day free trial. You can't open the app until they have your commitment! Don't download.
  • Just no. 1/5

    By Blondevetgirl
    I am not going to be 3 dollars for a "skim " read. Just no. It should be free. Money grab.
  • 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 but this is a money grab. And I found it confusing to quit after the free trial. Don't download this app.
  • Misleading 1/5

    By Tallyshine
    The app setup starts by saying it's free, except for the premium content. It then goes on to say there is a subscription fee you must agree to. Maybe I don't understand the definition of free..?
  • Really?! $3 a month. 1/5

    By Emi & Pusheen
    Why can't this app be free? I am not playing this for a month!
  • Brilliant! 5/5

    By Vanity😍
    I enjoy every single one of my reads because of the wit and fun incorporated into the writing.
  • $2.99 a Month 3/5

    By apt342
    I think I've downloaded this app several times and I keep forgetting that it's $2.99 a month so this is just a note to myself really. A note to remind myself why I've never completed the install. - 07/29/17 That's what I get for just watching the video and not reading the full description. Deleting the app. Sorry. By the way, I heard about this app on the Note To Self podcast. - 06/15/16
  • Great app! Love the news and the calendar 5/5

    By Dgrdgr15
    So easy to read and one tap takes me to more info. The editors are witty and smart !
  • What the heck! 1/5

    By Nutzydoodle
    The intro ends with btw, you get a month's free trial and after that, the monthly cost is "just $2.99." The app needs to be advertised as $2.99!
  • Love it 4/5

    By gentsth
    I think it's a bit pricy but I enjoy it. I am not sure I will renew next year. Money is tight. But over all I enjoy it.
  • Skim 5/5

    By stacilane21@aol
    Best news, entertainment, sports feed ever!!
  • Does not work without subscription 1/5

    By Jancpc
    Does not work without subscription
  • Game changer 5/5

    By css555
    I seriously could not function as a person without this app. It's how I plan my social life (or not-so-social life, when I stay in and watch all the entertainment recs with a box of cereal). I read the 5 min reads during my commute.
  • Like the sports calendar! 5/5

    By TripHopHiker
    I've been looking for something that will remind me about just major sports events in the sports I otherwise don't follow that closely, like golf and tennis, and this seems to do that. I hope it will also include triple crown races and the Indy 500 when they get closer.
  • Relieved 5/5

    By Corkeney
    Dear Skimm, I am a new mom and have not had time to stay caught up on the news. I was in the hospital when Trump was elected. I feel really out of the loop and, since I'm not working right now, I need more to talk about than just my baby. I am a high school English teacher who specializes in expository reading and writing – analyzing nonfiction and news articles; therefore, I feel even more embarrassed that I don't know what's going on. The Skimm has been a godsend to me! I now feel informed and able to talk to my friends about what's going on in the WHOLE world instead of in simply my own. The best part is that I can read up on the news before my baby's attention span dwindles. I love the way the authors write. I even laugh out loud at times. Their wit and cynicism is extremely entertaining. Thanks, Skimm!
  • AWFUL 1/5

    By ᗰᗩGGIE
  • $3 per month for nothing 1/5

    By N v pp
    I downloaded because a friend recommended it. It was nothing fancy. I got more out of scanning headlines than out of this app. Forgot about it. Uh oh - monthly charges for the last 6 mo. Of course they don't tell you that they will charge you. Do not let this app linger around!
  • Best App Available 5/5

    By Diane Lake
    This is hands-down my favorite app. I love the daily updates and even added every calendar to keep me up-to-date on everything happening now. I just love the fun spin they put on the news. We need a little humor with our news today!
  • Didn't work except to charge me 1/5

    By Lauralibby88
    I downloaded the app after an offer for 90 days free to try again. I couldn't log-in and was never given any kind of notification about my subscription being added back. It won't even let me reset my password to login. The "best" part is that I got charged for downloading the app as a subscription even though I can't access it and it's not working right. It let me get done with setup but never past the login screen. I get an error when logging in every time. Even after delete/re-install. There was no prompt about the subscription either. Not happy with this app at all. I tried it awhile ago and found it to be too excessive, too many alerts for example. I liked some features but I didn't like how full my calendar suddenly looked it all the emails and notifications. I thought I'd try again after hearing how people love it, but since I can't even login, it's not worth it.
  • Stay informed! 5/5

    By Suffering Selfie
    This app is 100% worth the download and the subscription. From the daily newsletter-style breakdown of the latest in news to the calendar, Skimm makes it impossible not to stay informed. A very important app in a very important time!
  • Beware the auto charge 1/5

    By Jilane
    I deleted the app months ago -- didn't see any extra value to it -- and yet was still charged for an auto renewal. I redownloaded to see what had happened, and they make it more challenging than they should to decline renewal.
  • The Audacity 1/5

    By jusbntame
    Where do you get the audacity to charge a monthly premium of $2.99 monthly or a yearly fee of $29.99? This is a basic app, AT BEST! It has to do less with your app and more about the synchronization of the calendar. The suggested price for this should be $0.00 or a one-time purchase of $0.99. End of Story! Disappointed!
  • Possibilities Are Endless 5/5

    By Pumpkins68
    This could be the greatest app for info hungry people like myself. More is needed but they're on their way!
  • Great App 5/5

    By LikesToReadSometimes
    Love this app. Gives the necessary facts about stories with a clever flow in their writings.
  • Love at first Skimm 5/5

    By Bookaholic1986
    The Skimm is the unicorn of news apps. You'll wake up with her and smile. You'll laugh together, read together, make plans together. She's the perfect current events goss sesh you've been looking for, with links to sources and opportunities to deep dive. Wondering what book to read next? Netflix show to binge? Cocktail to make? Gift to buy you dad for Father's Day? When you should make that dentist appointment you've been putting off? The Skimm's got you covered. If you are a lover of good things, you will want to make this app yours.
  • Silly 1/5

    By an intelligent adult
    It felt like the news "dumbed down". I can read the news from the source and enjoy it. It wasn't up to date, .... with Mother's Day around the corner... it's almost 4th of July. I might have appreciated the events reminders, but the rest was not for adults. If you want to aim at working adults, please write to us like we are adults.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Eanymeany
    Love this app! It tells you the news in a quick, short, funny way. I think it's for both men and women
  • Just use Apple's News App 1/5

    By Tikishark
    Save your money and just use Apple News. You have more options and you can actually select what you want to read. This app provides a lackluster calendar and 5 or 6 randomly "female" oriented articles. The promise of pertinent reminders are really just basic information you can see at CNN or on twitter.
  • Pointless app 2/5

    By MGhostSoft
    Look at the reviews and they made me think that the unusually high ratings are fake ones. Nothing is too special in this app and I could get much more in even the native Apple News app. Why would I care something like "Blue Apron goes public" so much that I want them to be added to my calendar? And it costs $3 per month? $1 for lifetime is already overpriced.
  • Confounded 1/5

    By heathercmiller
    Expensive and fixed to an awkward set of topics. Last I checked, no content on weekends. You don't need this app; if you want to skim world headlines that you can actually tailor to your interests, just use the Apple News app. This idea of a monthly subscription for someone summarizing news that's interesting to them personally 9-5 on weekdays is nuts. I really don't understand all the 5-star reviews... Seems really fishy.
  • Needs a lot of work 1/5

    By Pooraggies
    I've had this app twice, I can get the same news an two seconds from free apps. Don't spend money on something you can get for free.

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