• Category: News
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  • Current Version: 2.14.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Android
11,409 Ratings
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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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  • More audio please 3/5

    By Bigfatchump
    I would love this app if everything was audio. I listen to the news as I stand in packed trains and ride my bike or drive my car. The ten minute segments once per week isn’t enough to justify the cost. And it wouldn’t be that expensive to make the daily stuff audio. Nobody really does this. Not the Atlantic. Economist does full audio but only releases once per week. Opportunity knocks!
  • Best breakfast news brief 5/5

    By qmsos
    Morning news with a side of humor! Love reading The Skim with my morning coffee, starts my day with a chuckle and I feel like I have an idea of what’s going on in the world.
  • Money grab. .. 1/5

    By Mindflowers
    I would guess most of the glowing positive reviews are fake. Evidence: Notice the reviews are either 5 stars or 1 star, not much in between. If this app were a buck I might be into it. But 2.99 monthly for a few calendar items and a podcast?? 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.
  • Outlook calendar integration please 3/5

    By oscara11
    Please update to integrate with the outlook iPhone app as well
  • Subscription 1/5

    By Hawk99
    How to unsubscribe—i can find no way to get rid of this and I keep getting charged for it. Please tell me how to unsubscribe
  • Fabulous! 5/5

    By KatieGirl843
    Balanced, succinct, witty, reporting; fascinating links to explore. Thank you so much! I really do start my day with you!
  • THE BOMB.COM 5/5

    By honeycuttje11
    I love theSkimm and I love the app! All the best news and day-to-day info you could ask for with a fun a witty twist!
  • Must have app!!! 5/5

    By Angie Appaholic
    I work a full time job, am a full time mom, maintain a relationship and have many other community commitments so I don’t have a lot of time to read the paper or watch tv. The Skimm has been my go-to on current events and keeps me in the know!
  • 1 minor issue 4/5

    By ConnorB_18
    I love the app and the whole idea of TheSkimm. My one complaint is that when a “podcast” or Skimm Notes is playing I can’t use the menu bar at the bottom to browse through the app to find another Skimm to listen to. I’m sure this issue is being addressed by the Skimm team, but that is my only complaint about the app. I am using an iPhone XR and this bug may be occurring on the other phones with the notch.
  • Needs some gender theming/filter options 3/5

    By Bwt615
    Love this! However is clearly a little more catered to female readers. How hard would it be to allow theming and have some filters to cater towards males (e.g. sum up important sports stuff, I CBF following)? Would be PERFECT then.
  • Having a Sonic Meltdown... 2/5

    By ingiep
    Sweet Jesus. EIGHT Sonic ads (some 2x in a row, same ad) for three 30 second videos??? If you can't sell ads, suppress vids & quit selling hamburgers.
  • Love it!! 5/5

    By CaliBears
    Love this app!! They break down all the concepts that have been in the news so that you get the lowdown in a very brief, concise, yet well worded and easily understandable way! There were lots of concepts I wasn’t grasping in the news but the skimm breaks it down to its very origins and states exactly what the issues are at hand. things in the news make so much more sense now! They also present the material in a concise and non-boring kinda way. Love the audio notes the best and look forward to those coming out often. If u want un-sensationalized news and just want to know what’s going on in the world in a drama-free but rational kinda way look no further! Thank you the skimm!!
  • JB. Please cancel my order which did not go through!I’ve changed my mind!I didn’t want this app 1/5

    By Joannegrace
    Thank you
  • Clutch 5/5

    By coltonjsmith
    I have always struggled with staying informed. Not anymore. I feel as though I can have conversation based in fact with those in my circle & stay current with what matters to me, what is happening in our world. Thank you for the wonderful resource! I am grateful.
  • Love it 5/5

    By thatnicknameistakenughokfine
    Reading the skimm is part of my morning routine!
  • NOT FREE 1/5

    By toribyers13
    I am so tired of apps that list themselves as free, and then you download it only to find out that you have to pay monthly to use the app. Don’t advertise yourself as a free app if I can’t even use it without paying for a subscription.
  • Love the skimm 5/5

    By Canchita1
    Skimm is amazing. So thankful foreverything I have learned.
  • For people who aren’t smart enough to use a browser 1/5

    By Tom Steele
    Same info as free version on the web. Just drop a web link to your home screen. Maybe skimm can educate people on how to do that?
  • Fallen from it’s pedestal 1/5

    By CWB in CA
    Despite its casual flare, this used to be the leading and most concise news service, possibly bar none. While it remains on top of many leading news stories, it has become so heavily politically biased it its tone that it has lowered itself to other mainstream media and lost its ability to effectively report the leading stories ahead of everyone. Great to have a political view but don’t let it get in the way of what was exceptional journalism. Missing the old Skimm reporting
  • Skimm 1/5

    By roof re
    I canceled the skimm do not pay them
  • !!!More Libral propaganda!!! 1/5

    By Gaidenlight
    This app is perfect if your uninformed and willing to except everything you read as truth. This app uses New York Times and other far left leaning news sources to report what’s going on around the world. The anti-Trump stories are evident throughout. They try to tie it all up in a nice little package with attached voting instructions. Attention Millennials: do your own research and find out the truth for yourselves by looking through multiple news resources both from the right and the left and come to your own conclusions.I subscribed to the weeklong free trial and already canceled my subscription the first day.
  • Great app! 2/5

    By Nckhawk
    Terrible news. It’s biased beyond belief and the writing style is childish, I feel like I’m reading a middle schooler’s newspaper.
  • You have to pay for this?!? 1/5

    By Jenji88111234
    I’m broke after I pay my bills. Looks like I’ll use npr and bbc news for free. Elitist bologna. 👋✌️
  • In Love 5/5

    By Tay_Blah
    My favorite way to stay up to date on the news! I look forward to each morning to read the daily Skimm. I enjoy the calendar so I can see what big things are going on in the world! By far my favorite app!! I love all things Skimm!!💕
  • Best News App for Busy People 5/5

    By Jmsan5
    Keeps me up-to-date in a short amount of time. Everything is concise, informative, and easy-to-follow. My favorite is the Daily Skimm, which summarizes major news stories into one quick read. The Skimm Notes and other Skimm features are a nice bonus. The subscription is worth every cent. Highly recommend.
  • Pretty good, can be better 4/5

    By welcome stranger
    Loving the style of writing and the relevance of the news. Would love to see more global news and one regional topic. But Skimm made me read the news so that’s a great start!
  • 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

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