By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.8.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 39.71 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 9,044 Ratings


theSkimm App gives you all the news and information you need to know to start your day. Your first month is free and 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 podcast breaks 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 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



  • Often irrelevant / pop culture

    By Ari Maarie
    When I first used this app it gave a lot of relevant skimms on what was going on in the world. It covered world leaders and history behind a lot of buzzy things you’d hear in the news. It covered things like the history of ISIS and other worldly things that I found interesting and relevant. I had a lot of fun going back through previous skimms and learning. After subscribing I realized skimms only come out about once a week. At 10mins a pop and not very interested in the article style skimms over the listening; the app got old fast. Then to add to it all the skimms lately are about the olympics. Things like the Tonya scandal and the city built for the Olympics. Just a bunch of very pop culture stuff for a month now. I got the app for news, history and learning and it seems this app went astray of news in favor of pop culture. I’m also not very interested in the Olympics so Skimm has been useless to me all month. Might be relevant to someone else, but I canceled.
  • Listening to skim

    By donnalynn33
    I like to listen to the skim notes in car. It would be great if it automatically went to the next one and played. This way I don’t have to pull over and do it
  • Written by and for millennials

    By Uva121
    A great app... if you like your news articles written by 13yos like a buzzfeed article. I'm not sure how I can take articles about politics seriously when the writers use teen slang and write at a 5th grade level.
  • Love the Skimm and the idea of this app but

    By MegOD8
    I wish that instead of just the notes being read..we could get the actual skimm daily newsletter read aloud. I commute 45 mins in traffic everyday and would love if I could play this to kick off my drive! Otherwise, there isn’t much need for the app. I like the calendar of events and the little tidbits that let you dive deeper into a subject by don’t neeeeed those for $20/year. I forget about them half the time anyways. I’d pay to be read the skimm and additional news.
  • Good app but annoying voice

    By andicandy
    I like the content in this app, but honestly the voice of the person reading the news is a little hard to listen to. She needs to soften her tone or lower the treble on her output of the recording.
  • Why would I pay $2.99 a month when I get the daily email for free...

    By ZoesiTunes
    Not cool that you have to sign up for the 30 day free trial just to check out the app features. Then when you forget to cancel you pay $2.99 per month for the same information you send me in an email for free. Who wants to pay to for what you already send me for free.
  • Snarky, accurate "Skim over the top"

    By Proseknitic
    Excellent way to get the top stories summarized with links to analysis. Calendar interaction works well. Less NYC, popular culture centric would be nice - but then I'm not 30 either. Considering the price of a subscription to the NY Times, Washington Post , the SKIM is a bargain
  • Skimmple Reading Made Fun!

    By MusicMoxie
    This is the perfect format for me to stay up to speed with the news!
  • insignificant news

    By Taylorsfan121389
    I liked the idea of being able to listen to important news excerpts in the morning, but the skimm does not report on hardly anything worthwhile. It’s an app for 14 year olds who want to hear the latest world drama and maybe a snippet or two about relevant and significant world politics and news. I think the wording of the articles is supposed to come off casual, but really it just sounds immature. To put this into perspective, one of their news highlights for a summary of 2017 was that “Taylor Swift has a new boyfriend.” Case and point. Ridiculous.
  • Makes My Mornings Better

    By phanessa
    I have been a loyal Skimm’r for years now, love the app and I have no qualms about paying for the annual subscription. Sure, I could read a dozen publications to find the information but to have someone so perfectly extract the relevant stories and curate them in a digestible manner so that it takes me 10 minutes to have real talking points before I walk into work is priceless. It’s seriously on par with having a personal assistant do the work for me. And I can’t afford a personal assistant, so thank you Skimm.