By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.20.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 25.83 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.2+
Score: 4.77
From 12,435 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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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

Onlines woes

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
By Stexasbbq

Updated articles are needed

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
By jweld33

Password resets not working

Password resets aren’t working. Spent about 30 minutes trying.
By mas90guru ct

Serious problems

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.
By qqqqqrtfttd

love the concept, hate the update

hard to find the daily skimms & archive
By aubreyj42

So close to perfection, but still very much worth it.

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.
By Drewnnnnnnnn


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