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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.

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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 http://theskimm.com/privacy
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication

What's New

Version 2.10.2

Video. That's right. All you have to do is press play. You can watch things like Sip 'n Skimms with world leaders, explainers on important things happening in the world, and a lot more from us. Perfect for your commute, lunch or bathroom break...no judgement.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Listen to concise breakdowns of today's important topics.

Why pay for what’s already free and readily available?

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?

Support quality and convenient journalism

Madeline384

I’ve been subscribed to their emails for a while so now I battled with whether or not I wanted to subscribe for the app. The calendar and the little podcast snipers are fun but that’s pretty much all that’s extra on top of what you get in an email. They’re fun but I couldn’t decide if they were worth 3 dollars. Then I started to think about it as if the emails weren’t free. Each daily skimm would cost about 10 cents with the subscription, then with everything else thrown in as well I definitely think that’s worth it! It’s hard paying for something you can get for free, but this service has become something I depend on. It’s punny and informative and something I want to stick around so when I take that all into account, 3 dollars a month is a steal. Hooray for quality and convenient journalism!

Subscriptions

theSkimm Monthly

Living a smarter life one month at a time

Free Trial

theSkimm Yearly

Living a smarter life 365 days of the year

$29.99

Information

Seller
The Skimm Inc.
Size
38.6 MB
Category
News
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Copyright
© 2018 THESKIMM, INC.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. theSkimm Monthly $2.99
  2. theSkimm Yearly $29.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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