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…
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.
Want more? Our audio episodes break down important, relevant topics for you to listen to on the go in 10 minutes or less.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication
We’re back at it again. You now have explainers to keep you in the know and we’ve improved the onboarding, video and audio experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Listen to concise breakdowns of today's important topics.
The more I use this the more I like it
When I first looked at this app I wasn’t into the subscription fee idea. But the more I used it the more I loved it. I barely have time to read the regular news so I get most of my information from Twitter which is... frankly awful. With Skimm I get a nonpartisan view on the matter, stating all sides that there could be to a story and even better, WHY it’s important with mini podcasts, interviews and more details when it counts. I can listen to the 10 minute podcasts in the treadmill, or just on my way to the grocery store. And there’s lots of sources from all across the internet. So I never have to wonder where the data comes from.
Needless to say I fully embrace the subscription as, for me, it is worth the money to save the time to get the facts. With all the “fake news” floating around, I needed a source that I can trust but knew that just 1 place wouldn’t give me that, not if I want all the facts from everywhere. But Skimm does that! I love feeling informed and being in the loop of things. So, thank you Skimm, and you can bet that I’ll be around for a while and telling all of my friends to check you out.
P.S. those mini podcasts really are awesome. They give you the history of a topic that may be really prevalent in the news right now but requires some previous knowledge. So if after reading the daily news you are left wondering what all the fuss is about, Skimm can fill you in.
Why pay for what’s already free and readily available?
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?
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- The Skimm Inc.
- 37.3 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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- In-App Purchases
- theSkimm Monthly $2.99
- theSkimm Yearly $29.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.