By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 36.37 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 6,077 App Reviews)
  • Price:
theSkimm App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 6,077 App Reviews

theSkimm App Details

theSkimm App is giving you all the news and information you need to know and helping you plan ahead. Skimm Notes will talk you through a relevant topic in 10 minutes or less. All you have to do is listen. Skimm Ahead syncs directly with your calendar so you’ll always know when the best TV shows come back, when big political events are happening, and when it’s time to buy things like Mother’s Day presents or book flights for the holidays. Look at you go. SKIMM NOTES Our audio product breaks down relevant topics in 10 minutes or less, every week. You’ll learn what happened, why it’s important, and where we are now. That means you’ll learn about things like ISIS, artificial intelligence, the opioid crisis, and more. SKIMM AHEAD Our calendar is constantly being updated with important information as events get closer. We also have category specific calendars so you can get more of the things that matter to you. If you’re into entertainment, politics, sports, and/or business and tech we have a calendar for you. Your calendar game is about to get upped. SKIMM READS Every day we choose a new 5 min Read and every Friday, a favorite book. Your bathroom break just got a lot less crappy. SKIMM PICKS A curated selection of what you need to start watching, listening to, and downloading delivered to you every Friday. Hello, weekend binge. THE DAILY SKIMM Every Monday - Friday, get all the news and info you need to start your day. It’s the best and smartest way to wake up. And we’ll let you know when it’s ready to read each morning. ------- In-app purchase subscription required. All subscriptions begin with a free 30-day trial, after which a recurring charge of $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year is applied. 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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App Reviews

  • Why?

    By Darrenmd1
    I get the email news free but for this you want $$. No thanks.
  • In Top 1%...of “Worst App Ever” Category

    By Harreld
    DON’T EVEN DOWNLOAD this app. If you don’t find content total rubbish and think maybe you’ll look at it for the free trial and see, then your nightmare will begin. Failing to respect my cancellation before end of trial, this app levied unwanted subscription charges for months after I’d cancelled and racked up repeated consequences for me from hitting accounts near their limit. Refunds may be promised but there’s been an utter failure to deliver.
  • Unprofessional

    By MacmanPro94
    Got this app for the audio news summaries. The narrator sounded like a buzzfeed article. I get the app is trying to cater to millennials, but you can provide engaging content without using emojis in every title and calling older pieces of history “The O.G.”
  • Awful.

    By cognizantnomad
    Curated and shortened news to help your busy life sounds nice, but when you doubt whether the curators of the app are unbiased... combined with the gross pandering to the baser instincts of the millenials and the awful narrator with the vocal fry problem... easy pass.
  • I am loving theSkimm!

    By MsContradiction
    Though I have just downloaded the App, I love it so far! I just read another review protesting the slight fee, the argument being that the content is already out there. This is true, but it takes the brilliant team at the Skimm time and effort to put it together in the various formats, including the calendars. I find that the people behind this App have done a tremendous job to make it light and funny! The news is the news, they do not change that, but the way they present some things are great (IMHO). A good sense of humor in today’s crazy and infuriating world is worth the minuscule price all by itself!!! I highly recommend this App, and I am a news junkie. Bravo, Skimm Team. You have me smiling!
  • It isn’t free? Really?

    By Misha Helena
    Smart News app is the same thing and, it’s free. I was excited for this app because it synced with my calendar. Then I discovered it’s not free. Sorry.... I’m not paying for something that is widely available for free in any number of apps.
  • Why pay for what’s already free and readily available?

    By Silver Claw
    I respect the idea behind this. One stop shop for news snippets and such. However, I must rate this low for one reason. A subscription fee. No matter how low, what reason should anyone pay for this? I’m not saying this because the content is poor, or it’s a bad app. I say this because all this information is already out there. The idea of short news podcasts has been done to death. No matter your politics, all the major news networks in the U.S., and beyond, already put out 10-15 minute news digests, FOR FREE. If this app had no subscription fee, it would likely be excellent. However, for some reason, the creators of this app feel they need to charge you for information already provided for free. Information that you most likely already know. Football fan? You knew when the games are. Political junkie? You keep up with all the political news already. I just don’t see the reason to pay money monthly to have spam alerts put in my calendar, get news digests, and really that’s it. I don’t see the need for anyone to pay for information already readily available. Skimm, your app seems great, and I’d love to use it. However, I don’t forsee a long future for this. If you switched to a free with ads model, I think there would be a greater future for y’all. But a subscription fee to get what’s so readily available from so many sources? What reason should I have to pay for already free information?
  • Uses too much AAVE

    By Ayo14
    I’d prefer less black slang from a company run by white women
  • Kaka bingbong

    By Kayla McDonald's cible
    It's crap I didn't even know it didn't work but it's not even worth it I don't like it its crap,stupid,and annoying because it didn't even work!
  • Perfect way to start your day!

    By LBK1956
    It's like Cliff Notes for current events, but way more fun!