By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.14.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 40.22 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 11,414 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




  • More audio please

    By Bigfatchump
    I would love this app if everything was audio. I listen to the news as I stand in packed trains and ride my bike or drive my car. The ten minute segments once per week isn’t enough to justify the cost. And it wouldn’t be that expensive to make the daily stuff audio. Nobody really does this. Not the Atlantic. Economist does full audio but only releases once per week. Opportunity knocks!
  • Best breakfast news brief

    By qmsos
    Morning news with a side of humor! Love reading The Skim with my morning coffee, starts my day with a chuckle and I feel like I have an idea of what’s going on in the world.
  • Money grab. ..

    By Mindflowers
    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.
  • Outlook calendar integration please

    By oscara11
    Please update to integrate with the outlook iPhone app as well
  • Subscription

    By Hawk99
    How to unsubscribe—i can find no way to get rid of this and I keep getting charged for it. Please tell me how to unsubscribe
  • Fabulous!

    By KatieGirl843
    Balanced, succinct, witty, reporting; fascinating links to explore. Thank you so much! I really do start my day with you!

    By honeycuttje11
    I love theSkimm and I love the app! All the best news and day-to-day info you could ask for with a fun a witty twist!
  • Must have app!!!

    By Angie Appaholic
    I work a full time job, am a full time mom, maintain a relationship and have many other community commitments so I don’t have a lot of time to read the paper or watch tv. The Skimm has been my go-to on current events and keeps me in the know!
  • 1 minor issue

    By ConnorB_18
    I love the app and the whole idea of TheSkimm. My one complaint is that when a “podcast” or Skimm Notes is playing I can’t use the menu bar at the bottom to browse through the app to find another Skimm to listen to. I’m sure this issue is being addressed by the Skimm team, but that is my only complaint about the app. I am using an iPhone XR and this bug may be occurring on the other phones with the notch.
  • Needs some gender theming/filter options

    By Bwt615
    Love this! However is clearly a little more catered to female readers. How hard would it be to allow theming and have some filters to cater towards males (e.g. sum up important sports stuff, I CBF following)? Would be PERFECT then.