By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.10.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 36.87 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 9,564 Ratings


theSkimm App gives you all the news and information you need to know to start your day. Try the app for free, 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 episodes break 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 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




  • Ultra liberal

    By Redline450
    Very one sided, this is the app for far left ultra liberal females ... the groups that have time protest everything
  • Excellent service & worth the fee

    By AlphaJules
    The best updates, with clear & concise language, and a clever, witty sensibility. They always seem to know what is happening & keep me informed. Stellar insights on books & other key educational information to help me stay up to date, and growing my own brain. It’s my fav!
  • Bait and switch membership for biased information

    By Hobert miller h
    This free app has nothing to offer unless you pay its monthly fee, which was not disclosed openly upon downloading. The information in the bite sized pieces are very liberal leaning in pay gap “Facts”, and is not politically unbiased in the information it gives you, and it’s delivery. A portion of the information is not fact checked, and is presented at the same credibility of a college podcast, not a news agency. So take everything with a grain of salt. As a synapses, this app will best benefit a liberal leaning person looking for quick information, and doesn’t mind paying a monthly fee.
  • Well worth it! My go to news!

    By Bms1290
    Hello, I just downloaded this app the other day and I have to say I’m really loving it. I’m a 27 year old stay at home mom and I can’t always have the news on or sit on my phone and read up on world affairs/daily news. This is one of the best apps I’ve ever come across. It covers everything and I love that it explains what certain things are like the (Nuclear deal) for example. That is my favorite part of the app. Since I tend to be out of the loop, I sometimes don’t know what things are about. I’m normally a Twitter user but this app goes far beyond because it takes the time to cover everything, stick with key points and explain what things are. I’m finding myself clicking on this app more so than Twitter now! I have no issues paying for this service whatsoever. Thank you to the creators of this app. I can tell a lot of love went into it and hard work on the daily. 5 stars from me!
  • Mama’s gotta eat

    By Krys Radz
    I gladly pay the eensy weensy subscription fee because it saves me a ton of time! So what if the info is already out there for free; it does me no good to hunt it all down. Thanks for the content curation, the calendar that lets me avoid water cooler awkwardness, and a very usable app! Kudos, Skimm team!
  • Enough Biased Politics

    By BethABrown74
    Was looking for some straight reporting, not more biased media. I don’t care which party you affiliate with, I don’t want my news skewed in either direction. Give me facts, not opinion, when reporting the news.
  • Useless

    By Maijstral
    This is a thinly veiled advertisement of their calendar app. Just install the free AP News app and get free news briefs with the ability to customize what you want to see. App uninstalled even before the free trial was over.
  • Like a Book Report on a Newspaper

    By alwaysmprest
    I spent much more time figuring out how to cancel my "give us your info, free for one week, then we automatically bill you" subscription than I did reading news. Why? Because this app reads like a book report on a newspaper. Few topics, and nothing in depth. If this app survives for year (on the subscriptions that hopeful readers forgot to cancel), it may mature into a news-in-a-nugget format that is worth reading. It's not yet there.
  • I can’t sign up unless I link my credit card.

    By danyel446
    Apps that erect paywalls will limit their user base.
  • Vomit-inducing, pejorative crap

    By Lamperti
    Imagine VentureBeat covering the whole news cycle. They try, above all, to be cute. Then, it’s down to presenting everything through an ideological lens. No. Thanks.