By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.22
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 34.52 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: iOS 13.0+
Score: 4.77
From 12,661 Ratings


theSkimm App is a membership to living smarter. It integrates into your routine so you’re always in the know, from AM to PM, Monday to Friday. Plus it helps you maximize your downtime on weekends too. Try the app for free. After that, pay 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 AM NEWS Wake up every weekday with the news you need to know to start your day. All nonpartisan. All in one place. All in 5 mins or less. CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT EVENTS Our calendar syncs directly with yours to make sure you always know what’s coming up and can plan ahead for your routine. It’s constantly updated to make sure you never miss important events in politics, sports, entertainment, and more. Plus, you can choose which categories to follow to make it your own. READS & RECS Every weekday, you’ll get a list of curated picks. Including what we’re watching, listening to, cooking, reading, and more. Consider your downtime managed. BIG STORY BREAKDOWNS The app offers Skimm Guides that go deep on the stories shaping our world. Go down a rabbit hole on everything from the evolution of America’s political parties to immigration in the US. ON THE GO AUDIO Get audio episodes that break down complex stories and connect the dots on why they matter. ------- 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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Went downhill at breakneck speed

I used to feel like The SKIMM was a great, less biased source to get the basics. Leading up to the 2020 election and most certainly afterwards, when there was loads of evidence coming forth about voter fraud (easily found and verified), The SKIMM kept emphasizing that it was ridiculous (in their tongue-in-cheek way). Regardless of who anyone voted for...the fraud and criminal activity surrounding it is beyond scary and threatens the fiber of the American way. I’d say THAT is newsworthy and certainly doesn’t deserve the condescending dismissal it has received by The SKIMM. Terribly disappointed.
By Amiraclemorninggirl

Only MainStream Media

Just Democrat DNC trash is available to read.
By Skeggj

Just.. No.

Completely bias as usual.
By ilindsay

Used to be an ambassador

They got too political and too one sided. Sadly, I stopped following all of their news outlets and regret ever buying their book.
By MJinGalveston


I used to think the Skimm was more balanced but in the months leading up to the 2020 election, it is clear that they are against anything in the Republican agenda. It is disappointing to say the least that yet another news source cannot be trusted. There is no where to turn that isn’t either super right or super left. And this includes the Skimm.
By peterskm

Love the format and the app. Don’t love the liberal bias.

When I signed up for the Skimm, I read they were moderate and got criticism for being too conservative or too liberal. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried it. And while the format, quality and brevity are great, I am disappointed to find this is predominantly liberal media. Their attempts represent the conservative side reveal their bias. Not surprising when you consider Google is an investor but still disappointing.
By Erica in Bzn


This app is advertised as “free” with in-app descriptions. However, that’s really a misadvertisement. You can access the app for a 1 week free trial, and then you have to pay. So it’s not partly free, with additional layers of access available for purchase. You have to pay for any and all access except for the 1-week. I’m fine if an app wants to charge, but I think that advertisements need to be honest and not skimming by with a technicality in how they word things. Pun intended.
By rlm041157

I’ve tried so hard to like this app

I’ve tried so hard to like this app. There are truly great things about it. The guides are pretty good; the daily briefs are generally informative. The only problem is that it is nauseatingly biased. I don’t mind hearing news from a different political perspective (it’s keeps me rounded) but they don’t even attempt to have any semblance of fairness. There is no restraint when it comes to pandering to millennials. I don’t want to be pandered to; i just want news without any commentary. If this app could just be the one to finally provide this, it would be the best news app around.
By Con150


Skimm has been my favorite for sooooo long. I don’t have cable and felt a little lost trying to make sure I wasn’t missing important goings on. It’s really important to me, in a world of everyone shoving an opinion at you, to find something that lets you just be knowledgeable and research further. I used to think that this was it!! It was a non-bias source of information. However, I see tone developing. I’m disappointed and will likely look elsewhere for information so I can read info instead of what feels like someone’s opinion.
By Hwneif


The articles on covid in August are from April! I need current info. You only have 4 articles. They can’t all be current?
By greenmagnolia2


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