• Category: News
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  • Current Version: 2.15
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Android
12,799 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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  • Great news app 5/5

    By Nan60
    Enjoyable reading with a female twist.
  • Love your wit 5/5

    By Harlam's Bubbio
    At 70, I have extra time to pay attention to international affairs. You explain and comment on what’s happening and add a ‘snarchy’ attitude I love! Keep up the terrific reporting and explaining. Wish you had an advisory board I could join- what a fun experience that would be!
  • Refund! 1/5

    By Sharon Buchbinder
    I unsubscribed from the Skimm several months ago. I’m still getting billed via Apple Pay. Do not subscribe. You will never get out of this infinity loop.
  • Informative... but annoying 4/5

    By Kvmcgee
    I truly like the Skimm because it’s informative on the basics of goings-on around the globe. It can be annoying for a few reasons, though. I feel like it can come across as pretty biased at times. A lot of the trendy verbiage used (another reason I find it pretty annoying) seems to show negativity and bias towards certain things. Another reason (albeit very picky) is that the girl on the Skimm Notes, or whichever one is the daily recording that comes out, cannot pronounce words correctly.
  • My favorite news source! 5/5

    By LCookieGirl
    The Skimm is well written (and with a sense of humor), easy to understand with excellent links to further information.
  • Honest news 5/5

    By jsands44
    This is the only place I feel I can get daily news breakdown with no political bias. Since reading it, my knowledge on current and past events has sky rocketed.
  • Rip off 1/5

    By puddleduck623
    All my games advertise this app So finally I downloaded it, Then read the reviews which are all bad And after it loaded I find out u have to Pay What ...I don’t care if it’s a dollar I’m not paying for news its all around me FREE... No thanks😡😡😡
  • Best thing since sliced bread 5/5

    By ChinaDoll2
    Honestly the skim filled a void I did not know that I had. Love everything about it from the Couch to the background information to the daily Skimm which covers everything I need to know for the day and keeps me on top so I don’t look crazy when I talk to the business world. Love that so much is Audio. Thank you.
  • Best $3 I spend monthly! 5/5

    By Dave10608
    This app is amazing! Keeps me updated and in the loop with out cutting into my busy schedule. The audio clips are great for your commute or just to sit back with a little easy listening!
  • Used to love it, but no longer 1/5

    By True Lake
    They’ve started putting clever in front of accuracy. Not interested in wading through that stuff to get to the news, even in short. This is too bad, in that I used to really like this
  • ❤️ 5/5

    By Scyevil
    One of my favorite apps to find out what’s going on. The picks are great and the podcast is even better.
  • Luving Skimm 5/5

    By Silent Gen
    I love Skimm, a great and time wise read @ the beginning of my day with links to follow for a deeper dive into the subject matter.
  • Liberal Viewpoint 1/5

    By Mr. Big N
    Great idea, sadly a distinct left-leaning ideology seems to permeate everything on here. Not really what I’m looking for in a news aggregator
  • Best money ever invested in my knowledge bank 5/5

    By lady trappistine
    Clear. Concise. Non-biased. Keeps me looking like thee most intelligent, well-informed woman in (&out of) the boardroom. Apple news has nothing on this application. It shouldn’t be a problem that it costs a few dollars, especially since it’s cheaper than a coffee or a cocktail and I get a few of those every week. Worth every penny.
  • Not good 2/5

    By Mott Stamper
    More and more of the sites they send you to do you have to pay to look at it which is not good to say the least so if this keeps up now it’s the New York Times and the Washington Post so if this keeps increasing I’m going to stop skimm what’s the point?
  • The Skimm 🥇 5/5

    By Cyn 🎉
    I just love everything about The Skimm: the morning news and the new evening podcasts. You rock ladies!!!
  • They keep charging me for useless stuff 1/5

    By santa 112252
    Don’t buy this. You can never cancel it’s so annoying and a freaken waste of money. The j formation they give is just like everything else. Not worth the money.
  • Daily Skim 5/5

    By Thamsin
    Very concise & easy to read their format. Highly recommend for those who are pressed for time!!
  • Bad 1/5

    By hello, donuts!
    It costs money, so it's bad.
  • LOVE 5/5

    By CCrump22
    Thank you Skim!! I don’t know what I do without you guys!! You’re doing amazing work!!
  • Worth it! 5/5

    By Dude ninja
    This app is worth every penny! I recommended the email to everyone and now that I have the app, I’m recommending that to everyone!
  • This app is worth the money 5/5

    By BrittnayES
    It’s cheap and amazing. It’s a great way to get news that’s not left leaning or right leaning, just the facts. If you want to stay informed it’s the perfect way to do that. They offer a lot (daily read, the daily skimm, podcasts, colander of events, etc...) and the best part is that if you can’t afford to pay for it you can just sign up for the emails which I did for a few months and it was good, of course the app is better though. Also, with the app you can now sign up for text questions so they send you a topic each week and you can ask questions and they will answer them. I just signed up for it and can’t wait to ask about the next topic.
  • 5 stars 5/5

    By kjudd3
    I use the Skimm app almost daily. I like the clean look and links better in the app than in the email. I also like the additional content, such as the 5-minute reads. One suggestion is for the weekend content to be able to be accessed at a later date. Sometimes a show or book will be recommended and I can’t find it later.
  • 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. Worth every cent. Highly recommend.
  • Not free? 1/5

    By qwertydontplay098
    I love the skim but they don’t tell you they’re charging, too bad
  • Trying to cancel & cannot!! 1/5

    By jamesvanice1
    The skim is a good read, sometimes. It is definitely geared towards 20 something-year-old‘s. I subscribed over a year ago, rarely read it bc I get my news from other sources. I frankly do not understand the wording often in this newsletter. I do not use or want the calendar either. I have tried unsuccessfully to cancel! HELP! How can I stop them from billing my iphone account! If I cancel the card they just bill the card I have for itunes. I feel like Im being robbed!! Please assist🙏🙏🙏
  • First piece of media that starts off my day 5/5

    By bijiou babe
    I think the above says it all
  • Easy, fun read- keeps me up to date daily 5/5

    By KtotheJ4
    Love the Skimm, comes to my email every morning keeping me aware of everything major (and entertaining) going on in the US and around the world. It’s written in a light, easy to understand and dry humorous tone that really suits me.
  • Love the app, no notifications? 3/5

    By sum1dum
    Not getting any notifications on a brand new iPhone XS and the latest version of the app. Installed and reinstalled. What’s going on? Notifications don’t seem to be working 🤷🏽‍♂️ fix please.
  • Quick and factual 5/5

    By Pretty's owner
    I can not recommend the Skimm enough. It is a fair and balanced news source that skips over all the nonsense and gets right down to the relevant issues. The Skimm app allows me to down load various calendars of things I am interested in and don’t want to miss. They also conduct interesting, thought provoking interviews. There is nothing not to love about this app.
  • One sided & biased 1/5

    By BrianVickie
    You don’t get a balanced viewpoint from this site. Having the new read for you leaves the readers revealing their opinion. Not the balance of it. The “News & News” app does a much better job. You’ll have to read though.
  • Yay App! 5/5

    By JMACapers
    I love the layout of the app and how the tabs function. It’s easy to navigate and looks good.
  • Crashing 2/5

    By alcyon_daze
    App keeps crashing whenever I try to play any of the notes
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By Mizhospitality
    I came across the Skimm and was excited to receive all of the goodness that came with it. I did not realize that this was actually something I paid for monthly. I obviously didn’t read the small print and felt it was my stupidity that I am paying $2.99/ month. I came to terms with that, however, when I tried to open the app it would flash and just close... I haven’t had access to the app in MONTHS, yet my credit card is continuously being charged. I think the fair thing to do is to cancel my subscription and refund the money paid while the app glitches out on me EVERY TIME I tried to open it. Thank You.
  • 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. .. 2/5

    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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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