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.
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.
The articles on covid in August are from April! I need current info. You only have 4 articles. They can’t all be current?
About two months ago I started having real problems with my daily skimm. Could not access it, my password was lost in the system, could never reset it, the daily stopped landing in my inbox each morning, and now I cannot access my account at all. I communicated this to The Skimm, and was told "sorry" and that you were working on it. "No problem!" I thought. Except nothing has been fixed. I am supporter and love female founders but at this point why am I paying for something I cannot use? Best, SM
I wish I could rate this higher because I like the style of the writing and the concept very much. But, I am frustrated at the lack of updates on important issues. For example it is August 2020 and the Co-Vid link is from an article published in March. So many things have changed since March. For this app to be at its best, it needs to be updating its information.
Been using for 2 days now, & I can already say this is the best app for keeping up-to-date on the news without being bombarded with information. It’s summarized, unbiased, & quick to read in the morning. I love it
Password resets aren’t working. Spent about 30 minutes trying.
I cannot read the daily skimm. Every time I touch “read more” button, It doesn’t work and the app is turned off. This should be corrected. If not, I want to refund it.
hard to find the daily skimms & archive
As of this review, this app is great and very close to perfection. Just a few design-isms will make it more of a joy to use on a regular basis. WHAT I LOVE: - variety of news topics and the easily digestible format for reading about them - calendar feature (so I can be “in the know” on certain holidays or milestones before I show up to work) - the mix of media: short audio stories, longer reads, and quick bites make this app extremely flexible to fill any time bracket. - the humor interspersed throughout the app makes me chuckle. - the biggest thing: it feels a tad feminine, like I’m getting the news from my favorite worldly aunt, which is good for me as most other news sites feel very aggressive (and more masculine?). I dunno - hard to describe but it’s the special mojo here and I LOVE it. WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED: - controlling more settings and reading more meta content within the app. I’d like to be able to choose “do not sell my data” from within the app itself. Same with navigating FAQs and ToS. - tighten up the leading on the text, as even with an 8+ I have to scroll a lot to see each article’s description and only one or one and a half articles for my viewport at a time. Maybe offer a large font and small font (with tighter leading) view? - dark mode. Come on, it’s 2020. Where is it? - navigation is not quite as polished as it could be. The navigation tray at the bottom is fine, but again could get more viewport space if you hamburgered it. I’ll most likely purchase an annual subscription once my trial expires as I really feel this app serves a useful purpose, and I’m already telling my friends about it.