Does not work without subscription 1/5
Does not work without subscription
Game changer 5/5
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
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.
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.
I WAS CONFUSED AVOUT THE FREE TRIAL SO I EMAIL THEM AND THEY WERE NO HELP
$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
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
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
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!
Possibilities Are Endless 5/5
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
Love this app. Gives the necessary facts about stories with a clever flow in their writings.
Love at first Skimm 5/5
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
For Women 3/5
I like the app, commentary, etc but it's annoying to me that nowhere in the description or anywhere else does it say this app is aimed at women. (And it is based on the content). Now I'm totally fine with that, just wish it mentioned that somewhere in the description. Or at the least throw in some content geared towards men. Little frustrating buying into the subscription and only then find out the slant.
Love theSkimm! 5/5
Love this app and its content. Also enjoy following theSkimm on social media, particularly Instagram!
I'm so excited about Skimm and love sharing quick information with links to sources I really trust. But my favorite is where it's heading. I love the notifications, love the customizable calendars that sync with my google cal, and can't wait for new ways to connect with what's happening in the world.
$3 a month is ridiculous 1/5
This app should be free. Plaster is with ads I don't care, but $3 a month is not worth it for something g that's already free on iPhones.
Only here because Jenna and Julian 5/5
Downloading this now. Hoping it is as good and useful as they stated in their podcast.
Love the seamless integration 5/5
Love the timely and relevant info and seamless integration to my tech and life. Only request is to consider posting before 6am... there are some of us who only have 'me' time 5-6am before the rest of the world gets in the way.
Great idea, great execution 5/5
I have been reading theskimm for a long time... This app makes an already great product better. I love the calendar integration. Simple, clean, elegant.
Exciting Times Ahead for TheSkimm 4/5
Love all the different Skim Ahead calendar reminders. The $2 a month is worth it to just to have my calendar automagically filled with current & major events.
The Daily Skimm, as one reviewer mentioned, is written very heavily for females. Reading it can be like reading the news/current events through the filter of a high school or sorority girl. But I have noticed it's gotten slightly more gender-neutral.
Awesome concept here and happy to see it evolving for the better. I mainly use it for the Skimm Ahead calendars. And am happy to keep paying to get that feature.
Maybe as the company grows, they can have a Skimm geared for the other 50% of the market-- guys. That way they can keep the Skimm and not disrupt or alienate their core loyal female readers and users. Just a thought!
Perfect for me. 5/5
It's easy news fast without all the extra crap. And if you do want the extra stuff there are always links to more information. Love it.
Love The Skimm!!
Time saver 5/5
For those of us who don't have the time to filter through 100 articles a day, this app is perfect! It weeds through all of the days's news, and gives you just the good stuff. The important stuff. The stuff you need to stay abreast of local, national, and international news, as well as some fun entertainment info. Just 10 minutes a day and you're caught up on pretty much all of the important going on around you. And the best part, is it unbiased. In a time when everything is polarized, they remain neutral.
Hmmmm, wouldn't suggest 2/5
Just so you know this is majorly tailored for the 15-17 high school girl, if you aren't in high school you may have outgrown their language and vocabulary. Paid $2 for it twice and it was supposed to have a free month. Disappointed but a nice attempt, I suppose.
Love it! 5/5
It will quickly become indisepensable.
Subscription is required.....bs
Good stuff 5/5
I'm up to date on everything all the time. I enjoy Skimm Ahead very much. I can talk sports and Hollywood without even knowing much about them cuz Skimm keeps me savvy.
I would not recommend paying money monthly just for a smart calendar.
So worth it 5/5
Love this new calendar updates Now that I have it I can't imagine my life without it! Seriously theskimm makes it so easy to be smarter
Awesome !!!... but not for that monthly fee
Smart, well-written and worth it. 5/5
Love it. Easy to navigate, clever writing. As owner of a branding/marketing agency, I especially love the writing and POV. I feel smarter and entertained at the same time.
By Sasquatch Wade
Subscription required to use. No thanks.
This app looked so promising, until... 2.99/month! 😒 Seriously?? Who has time for that! IF the entire app (1x fee) were 2.99 or even 3.99 I would easily pay that! So 35.98+ a year to use your calendar! I think not! 🙅🏽
just bc you can make an app, doesn't mean you shouldn't 3/5
I thought the interface would look more appealing, more like "theSkimm"
I'll continue my support for you guys but via the lovely emails and theskimm.com
Pay to have?? No thanks. 1/5
Didn't realize I had to pay three dollars a month to have an app. Never mind 😔
Worst app ever!! 1/5
Why would I pay for a few calendar notifications??!!?!! Don't download, but write bad reviews!!!!
Do you really have to pay $2.99 for a calendar? That makes no sense, don't buy this app! It's not worth $3 for a calendar that will probably mess up in the future. Best off spending that $3 on something useful and not this dumb calendar app.
Best News App! 5/5
I begin my mornings by jumping into theSkimm app. theSkimm gets to the point so I'm not wasting time. I ❤️ the app and it is a must have for anyone! Their new calendar feature is a game-changer!
Monthly Cost 1/5
You will be charged $3 a month
Excellent Summary of the "Need to know" 5/5
As a Sign Language interpreter, it's imperative to be knowledgeable on all current events and popular topics of discussion. Having a good understanding of the subject being discussed between two parties ahead of time greatly increases the accuracy and flow of the interpretation. So thanks to theSkimm for doing my prep work for me!
Added bonus: Quick, witty humor and references make reading the news so much more enjoyable
Really love it. Worth the upgrade, too.
Bhhe terrible 1/5
By boi 2cool 4u losers