• Category: News
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  • Current Version: 2.13
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Android
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theSkimm App

theSkimm App gives you all the news and information you need to know to start your day. Try the app for free, after that it’s less than a cup of coffee a month. We’re making it easier for you to live a smarter life, and there’s a lot that comes with that… DAILY NEWS Every weekday, you get the news you need to know to start your day. All nonpartisan. All in one place. All in 5 mins or less. AUDIO SERIES Want more? Our audio episodes break down important, relevant topics for you to listen to on the go in 10 minutes or less. CALENDAR INTEGRATION That’s right. Our calendar syncs directly with yours -- Apple or Google, you choose -- to make sure you always know what’s coming up and can plan ahead. It’s constantly updating to make sure you never miss important events in politics, sports, entertainment, and more. READS Every Friday we recommend a new book that you won’t be able to put down and every day we recommend a new, 5 min Read to get into. DOWNTIME Consider your downtime handled. And smarter. Every Friday we give you what to watch, listen to, download, and read over the weekend. ------- In-app purchase subscription required. All monthly subscriptions begin with a free trial, after which a recurring charge of $2.99 per month. All yearly subscriptions are charged $29.99 at the time of purchase, with a recurring charge billed annually. 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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  • Like it! 4/5

    By AndiRH
    I like the ease of seeing the important news nationally and all over the world, including politics, entertainment, sports. And without the negativity of tv news. The only reason I didn’t give The Skimm 5 stars is because I see some liberal tendencies in the reporting. I prefer non-biased news, just the facts.
  • Stories Are Repeated 1/5

    By Poklad611
    With all the news out there I don’t want o see stories repeated. Glad it was a free trial.
  • Skimm - my news feed of choice! 5/5

    By dnewsskimm
    I love quick wit and satire in my news! This is a great way to get a skimm of top news and decide if I have the energy or interest in pursuing the “full story”.
  • App 2/5

    By rutjy
    Please remove me from this app. Thank you
  • My morning 5/5

    By turn 37
    Let the dog out, brew coffee, catch up with the Skim. The best way to start my day.
  • Best app for my life! 5/5

    By MBiruh
    Efficient, concise, informative! Wish they could put out more skimms a bit faster.
  • Best News Aggregator EVER 5/5

    By CVS_Artist
    I’m bad at keeping up to date with the news, but this is wonderful because it provides backstory in short tidbits and links for further reading - all in one seamless condensed and interesting weekday form! Best news site I’ve come across in a LONG time..
  • Skimm is keeping me prisoner 1/5

    By nvnguyen003
    Let me unsubscribe and stop charging me every month for the love of God
  • I’ll stick to NPR for now 1/5

    By iamjosharpe
    Not a diverse choice of stories and too liberal and opinionated. It’s a nice idea though.
  • Subscription based 1/5

    By anonymous1418
    Can’t use app until you pay for a subscription. Don’t understand why it’s free online but not in the app. Kind of deceptive considering the app is advertised at free but USING the app is not? Many fake reviews. Honestly not worth the download
  • The Skimm is not the same 1/5

    By Not Bacan
    I used to look forward reading my Skimm every morning until I realized that we are actually just reading selective news. Where are the news about what the government is doing for and against our environment , our people? I miss The Skimm that was bringing me a lift in the mornings, news with a fun, honest perspective of what is going on in our country and abroad, I miss knowing that reading The Skimm was all I need to be informed, unfortunately not anymore. You have lost it and it saddens me.
  • Liberal Opinions Not Just Facts 1/5

    By Truth1214161719
    Beware The Skimm has liberal views. I want just the facts of the news without your opinion. It’s sad that Americans can’t trust the news anymore. I will cancel my subscription.
  • Super liberal 1/5

    By Dr.Owski
    After seeing this on the Rachael Ray show, I thought I should give it a try—a fun easy way to start my day. However, the material does not expose it’s audience to multiple layers of media, arts, and entertainment. It’s truly created for a liberal audience.
  • Does not sync well 1/5

    By 2009accountant
    Skip this app I have 6 different calendars of this crappy app because events either won’t sync or they stop syncing Dint waste your money
  • Named just right. 5/5

    By Hulot1953
    I like the light, breezy way in which the news is introduced each day. I know this turns some people away, but there are plenty of links to original sources in take a good, deep dive if you wish. The calendar features is great, as well as the audio features that are provided. It’s really well worth it.
  • Thorough 5/5

    By Cinnymon
    Great app! Skimm has all the right info and get it to me in all the right ways! Love this app!
  • Informative and fun 5/5

    By ChrisNJ11
    It’s a great way to stay in the know and keep updated on current events. If you subscribe you also get access to calendars and podcasts. I read it daily.
  • Do not download the Calendar! 1/5

    By 1&28;!/
    I have been trying for months to remove the skimm calendar that is linked to my phone and it has so many unnecessary things on it.
  • Connectivity 5/5

    By allthewaykay
    This subscription is paramount to my daily SPF. I’m obsessed and look forward to the sarcastic witty commentary that keeps me informed and up to date. I love the layout and having the opportunity to scratch the surface of some issues or do a deep dive, whatever I have time for. Oh, and if you haven’t started listening to their girl power podcast kick yourself and then start from the beginning :) so many nuggets of wisdom and advice and a good way to start the morning commute! Thank you for this, it makes my day a little brighter!! ❤️
  • Crashes every time I open it. 1/5

    By Hlwilson
    It’s not even functional at the moment.
  • I already get free news! 1/5

    By oteet
    CNN sends free news every morning and it costs nothing. Why pay?
  • The Skinm 5/5

    By lolodarling
    I love this app! Short, funny, & right on cue.
  • Wait 1/5

    By Bstewie
    People actually pay a monthly subscription for this? No, thanks
  • Keeps me sane and at least somewhat informed.... 4/5

    By KatAnne88
    I am not a big fan of reading or watching the news. I don’t like the repetition of stories, the negativity, or dramatization of events. I just want to be at least somewhat informed and not have to sift through a bunch of negative hyped up crap to do it. That’s why I love the Skimm. It’s simple. It makes it so I can at least have an idea of what’s going on and maybe talk intelligently about it. Only reason I’m not 5 stars is I find it a little hard to navigate this app. I’m not sure how I get to everything all the time and also have a hard time trying to find something I’ve read a while ago if I wanted to look back at it.
  • Very Liberal 2/5

    By Vantran321
    Before you get offended by my title, I just want to let you know that I'm very neutral on the political spectrum. The idea is great and the journalism is very easy to follow along. I am just looking for a news outlet that has a more balanced point of view.
  • I love this app. 5/5

    By Popstar5991
    Best news app I’ve seen by far. I’ve never wanted to read the news more!
  • I’m impressed 5/5

    By BattleRed
    I’m always hesitate to get another news app. I already have MSNBC & Fox News and don’t need anymore yelling. Skimm just tells the story. It actually gives both sides deliberately but it’s not in a they’re wrong or right description. In regards to the subscription its more that just a news story reporting service that yes you can get free from 100’s of apps. It gives easy to backgrounds & research of topics as well. Only wish is they had a podcast so I could get updates from Hey Siri. My go to news (not yelling) app!
  • Ultra liberal 1/5

    By Redline450
    Very one sided, this is the app for far left ultra liberal females ... the groups that have time protest everything
  • Excellent service & worth the fee 5/5

    By AlphaJules
    The best updates, with clear & concise language, and a clever, witty sensibility. They always seem to know what is happening & keep me informed. Stellar insights on books & other key educational information to help me stay up to date, and growing my own brain. It’s my fav!
  • Bait and switch membership for biased information 2/5

    By Hobert miller h
    This free app has nothing to offer unless you pay its monthly fee, which was not disclosed openly upon downloading. The information in the bite sized pieces are very liberal leaning in pay gap “Facts”, and is not politically unbiased in the information it gives you, and it’s delivery. A portion of the information is not fact checked, and is presented at the same credibility of a college podcast, not a news agency. So take everything with a grain of salt. As a synapses, this app will best benefit a liberal leaning person looking for quick information, and doesn’t mind paying a monthly fee.
  • Well worth it! My go to news! 5/5

    By Bms1290
    Hello, I just downloaded this app the other day and I have to say I’m really loving it. I’m a 27 year old stay at home mom and I can’t always have the news on or sit on my phone and read up on world affairs/daily news. This is one of the best apps I’ve ever come across. It covers everything and I love that it explains what certain things are like the (Nuclear deal) for example. That is my favorite part of the app. Since I tend to be out of the loop, I sometimes don’t know what things are about. I’m normally a Twitter user but this app goes far beyond because it takes the time to cover everything, stick with key points and explain what things are. I’m finding myself clicking on this app more so than Twitter now! I have no issues paying for this service whatsoever. Thank you to the creators of this app. I can tell a lot of love went into it and hard work on the daily. 5 stars from me!
  • Mama’s gotta eat 5/5

    By Krys Radz
    I gladly pay the eensy weensy subscription fee because it saves me a ton of time! So what if the info is already out there for free; it does me no good to hunt it all down. Thanks for the content curation, the calendar that lets me avoid water cooler awkwardness, and a very usable app! Kudos, Skimm team!
  • Enough Biased Politics 1/5

    By BethABrown74
    Was looking for some straight reporting, not more biased media. I don’t care which party you affiliate with, I don’t want my news skewed in either direction. Give me facts, not opinion, when reporting the news.
  • Useless 1/5

    By Maijstral
    This is a thinly veiled advertisement of their calendar app. Just install the free AP News app and get free news briefs with the ability to customize what you want to see. App uninstalled even before the free trial was over.
  • Like a Book Report on a Newspaper 1/5

    By alwaysmprest
    I spent much more time figuring out how to cancel my "give us your info, free for one week, then we automatically bill you" subscription than I did reading news. Why? Because this app reads like a book report on a newspaper. Few topics, and nothing in depth. If this app survives for year (on the subscriptions that hopeful readers forgot to cancel), it may mature into a news-in-a-nugget format that is worth reading. It's not yet there.
  • I can’t sign up unless I link my credit card. 5/5

    By danyel446
    Apps that erect paywalls will limit their user base.
  • Vomit-inducing, pejorative crap 1/5

    By Lamperti
    Imagine VentureBeat covering the whole news cycle. They try, above all, to be cute. Then, it’s down to presenting everything through an ideological lens. No. Thanks.
  • The more I use this the more I like it 5/5

    By Rocky'sBigSister
    When I first looked at this app I wasn’t into the subscription fee idea. But the more I used it the more I loved it. I barely have time to read the regular news so I get most of my information from Twitter which is... frankly awful. With Skimm I get a nonpartisan view on the matter, stating all sides that there could be to a story and even better, WHY it’s important with mini podcasts, interviews and more details when it counts. I can listen to the 10 minute podcasts in the treadmill, or just on my way to the grocery store. And there’s lots of sources from all across the internet. So I never have to wonder where the data comes from. Needless to say I fully embrace the subscription as, for me, it is worth the money to save the time to get the facts. With all the “fake news” floating around, I needed a source that I can trust but knew that just 1 place wouldn’t give me that, not if I want all the facts from everywhere. But Skimm does that! I love feeling informed and being in the loop of things. So, thank you Skimm, and you can bet that I’ll be around for a while and telling all of my friends to check you out. P.S. those mini podcasts really are awesome. They give you the history of a topic that may be really prevalent in the news right now but requires some previous knowledge. So if after reading the daily news you are left wondering what all the fuss is about, Skimm can fill you in.
  • Wow 1/5

    By Sylvanna11
    I can’t believe that you have to pay, just to start. I would give this app more than this, if I could actually use it.
  • . 3/5

    By Review User234
    The app has a really great idea behind it.I think this app helps a lot of people and would help more if you didn't have to pay.I don't see the reason of paying for this a normal app and trust me more and more people would use it it you didn't have to start a trial.This is one of the millions of apps with a GREAT IDEA behind it, but not by paying.I couldn't get the app but just by looking the idea is amazing so please I know these reviews may not do anything.But not having to pay this app could be a bigger hit.
  • I have to pay to get the news?!? 2/5

    By That's Smart
    Great concept of quick news but why do I have to pay to hear or read the news. Google already shows the top news stories for FREE. Delete
  • More accessibility 3/5

    By KB908
    I really wish they made the feature of this app accessible on a desktop. Specifically a log in for the Skimm notes would be very helpful because it’s a lot easier for me to listen on my computer opposed to my phone while at work.
  • Biased 1/5

    By Greatsss
    I wouldn’t call them fake news but they are 100% biased against President Trump and they make it clear they are Democrats.
  • One sided 1/5

    By Mmedrano87
    Loved the idea and i thought they may try and be a credible news source, but they can’t seem to keep their bias options to themselves. Disappointed
  • Love the skimm, hate the fees! 1/5

    By MSUalumni2013
    I subscribed to this app without being aware there were monthly fees. Not sure if they suckered me in with a “free month” or when I did this. But to my surprise I started being charged a monthly fee. Now I can’t figure out to unsubscribe. Frustrating. Love you skimm, but don’t appreciate that I was tricked into a subscription.
  • Calendar Spam 1/5

    By Kaiserseal77
    Can’t block it or turn it off
  • Loved it until... 1/5

    By Mike88
    Great app.... until they started inserting events into my busy calendar at specific times during the day.
  • News with a spark 5/5

    By vindi kaur
    Am addicted to skimm. Great job all skimm staff Bravo
  • Let down 2/5

    By Miker141
    I was excited to be kept up to date but was tricked into downloading the app to find out it wasn’t free. Only a month is. Then you pay. I can read all of this online. I’m not paying for it.
  • Need to Knows - Uninterrupted 5/5

    By Suffering Selfie
    As a subscriber to the Skimm for over a year, I couldn’t be happier with the progress made and performance of this app. I turned to the Skimm during the election to get the news I *needed*, not the news I *wanted*. I started out with the Daily Skimm to my inbox and was able to get the day’s news uninterrupted by partisan bias and straight to the point. That captured my attention and I quickly became a subscriber. It’s a little bit of entertainment, sports, pop culture, and world news. I love the calendar subscriptions and I always feel in the know. Keep up the good work!

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