theSkimm

theSkimm

By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.16
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 32.40 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: iOS 11.0+
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 13,072 Ratings

Description

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. ON THE GO AUDIO Get audio episodes that break down important, relevant topics, timed perfectly for your commute. BIG STORY BREAKDOWNS Every week, get a new Skimm Guide that goes deep on the stories shaping our world. Go down a rabbit hole on complex topics like Brexit and Immigration in the US. 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 updating to make sure you never miss important events in politics, sports, entertainment, and more. Plus, you can personalize the categories to make it your own. READS & RECS Every day, we recommend a new, 5 min Read for your lunch break and every Friday, new recs on books, movies, recipes, and more. Consider your downtime managed. ------- 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 http://theskimm.com/privacy - 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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Reviews

A fantastic way to stay up to date

5
This is such a good way to keep up with all of the current events. It breaks everything down and explains it really well. 10/10 recommend it for both those newly trying to keep up to date and also those who are looking for more easy ways to get the news. This is by far the most approachable way I’ve found so far. It even breaks down terms commonly used in articles that people new to these discussions may not know.
By Wanderingella

The best part of every weekday...

5
I am a more informed person because of Skimm and well rounded information makes me more interesting. Thank you Skimm.
By Grandma Gretch

Really dislike the navigation

3
I really dislike the navigation the app
By Gerritkl

A skim too shallow

3
The content producers of theSkimm have apparently focused on an audience that doesn't read mainstream news and accepts TV and radio as sufficient day-to-day info. I pay for subscriptions to the digital NYT and Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, Guardian and other news and commentary sites such as The Intercept, so I already have access to a deep and broad range of news. TheSkimm is a sort of Cliffs Notes for the folks who missed the evening news. The skeleton is there but the meat is sparse. The app leans heavily on entertainment and celebrity "news" along with sports. I deselected both of those categories in my preferences, but still was served a substantial portion of celebrity fluff. I don't care for the writing style. Any sentence that begins "How's who's" will get my attention, but not in a good way. The writers of the story summaries have the mistaken idea that contractions make an idea more enticing, more accessible. That is just not true for those of us who appreciate clear and unambiguous writing. Save the apostrophes for actual possessives, and by all means avoid writing "it's" — any time, anywhere. Pronunciation is important in a podcast, and I had heard enough when the reader of the Moon Landing history twice called the first man in space Yuri "GAG-er-in". She wasn't born yet when Yuri "Gah-GAR-een" entered the history books, but she could have researched the pronunciation. I don't mean to be overly harsh. I am thankful theSkimm is not a thieving aggregator publishing word-for-word content from journals without compensating the writers and editors. This is original content. It just doesn't satisfy my need for depth.
By Lexicosm

This app is total garbage

1
This app works horribly, Donald Trump is a great president, let’s get that wall built!
By heidhjdorkew

Too Partisan

1
Just fake news repackaged a different way to fool people who think skimm is neutral. No thanks, uninstalled.
By Just the Fax 3737

A sense of humor and control

5
It’s a scary, bleak world these days and I’m guessing most agree that reading the news is pretty painful and depressing. The Skimm adds just enough levity and friendly lightheartedness to make it not only palatable but enjoyable. They soften things a bit, without diluting anything. I also love being in control of the content. I can click deeper if I wish, but I don’t have to. I am truly grateful to these brilliant women who have given me a way to stay connected and informed without totally losing my spirit.
By Kjwwinsagain

Money grab... FAKE REVIEWS!!?

1
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.
By Mindflowers

Almost perfect

4
This news app is almost a perfect, albeit slightly snarky at times, review of the big news of the day. As a baby-boomer male, I really enjoy it. Also, try out the podcast if you get a chance. It’s fun, too.
By bostnlegalfan

Great app - Needs Sped up Audio

3
A feature used for listening to audiobooks that has proved very useful is being able to speed up the audio for even faster listening. I would love to see this implemented here.
By HappyEv333

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