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theSkimm app anticipates what you need, and gives you the information when you need it. It syncs directly with your calendar to make sure you never miss important events. You’ll always know when the best TV show to binge comes back, when BFD political events are happening, and we’ll tell you when to buy things like Mother’s Day presents or book flights for a long weekend.

Our app syncs directly with your calendar making sure you never miss important events. We’re constantly updating the events and adding important information as things get closer. We also have special calendars if you’re into entertainment, politics, sports, and/or business to make sure you’re getting more of the things that matter to you. We’re dedicated to doing all the work, so you don’t have to.

Every day we choose a new 5 min Read and every Friday, a favorite book. Your bathroom break just got a lot less crappy.

A curated selection of what you need to start watching, listening to, and downloading delivered to you every Friday.

Every Monday through Friday, get all the news and info you need to start your day. It’s the best and smartest way to wake up.

In-app purchase subscription required. All subscriptions begin with a free 3-month trial, after which a recurring charge of $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year is applied.

- Subscription options: monthly subscription of $2.99 per month, or yearly subscription of $29.99 per year
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theSkimm App Description & Overview

The applications theSkimm was published in the category News on 2016-04-18 and was developed by theSkimm. The file size is 27.73 MB. The current version is 2.2 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

ICYMI we now have calendars for different categories in entertainment, politics, sports, and business & tech. We also have a Care Calendar so you can stay on top of your doctor's appointments.

This version also brings you some updates to make the experience so fresh, so smooth.

Call us, beep us, if you wanna reach us. Actually just email us at [email protected] if you have any feedback or questions.

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theSkimm Reviews


Needs a lot of work  Pooraggies  1 star

I've had this app twice, I can get the same news an two seconds from free apps. Don't spend money on something you can get for free.


For Women  Meishu  3 star

I like the app, commentary, etc but it's annoying to me that nowhere in the description or anywhere else does it say this app is aimed at women. (And it is based on the content). Now I'm totally fine with that, just wish it mentioned that somewhere in the description. Or at the least throw in some content geared towards men. Little frustrating buying into the subscription and only then find out the slant. Misleading.


Love theSkimm!  RockingAnja  5 star

Love this app and its content. Also enjoy following theSkimm on social media, particularly Instagram!


Excitement  k.a.t.e  5 star

I'm so excited about Skimm and love sharing quick information with links to sources I really trust. But my favorite is where it's heading. I love the notifications, love the customizable calendars that sync with my google cal, and can't wait for new ways to connect with what's happening in the world.


$3 a month is ridiculous  Streidjen  1 star

This app should be free. Plaster is with ads I don't care, but $3 a month is not worth it for something g that's already free on iPhones.


Only here because Jenna and Julian  queenmimi325  5 star

Downloading this now. Hoping it is as good and useful as they stated in their podcast.


Love the seamless integration  sassykat2003  5 star

Love the timely and relevant info and seamless integration to my tech and life. Only request is to consider posting before 6am... there are some of us who only have 'me' time 5-6am before the rest of the world gets in the way.


Great idea, great execution  s.donati  5 star

I have been reading theskimm for a long time... This app makes an already great product better. I love the calendar integration. Simple, clean, elegant.


Exciting Times Ahead for TheSkimm  Jellerbee  4 star

Love all the different Skim Ahead calendar reminders. The $2 a month is worth it to just to have my calendar automagically filled with current & major events. The Daily Skimm, as one reviewer mentioned, is written very heavily for females. Reading it can be like reading the news/current events through the filter of a high school or sorority girl. But I have noticed it's gotten slightly more gender-neutral. Awesome concept here and happy to see it evolving for the better. I mainly use it for the Skimm Ahead calendars. And am happy to keep paying to get that feature. Maybe as the company grows, they can have a Skimm geared for the other 50% of the market-- guys. That way they can keep the Skimm and not disrupt or alienate their core loyal female readers and users. Just a thought!


Perfect for me.  taydub915  5 star

It's easy news fast without all the extra crap. And if you do want the extra stuff there are always links to more information. Love it.


In The Know!  BLymberis  5 star

If you want to have a wealth of interesting info to share with your peeps, this is the app for you! It's quick news, really well - written, and right on top of current events. If you're a news junkie, or even if you're not, here's your "fix".


Love it.  Ashleeeeeyyy  5 star

I've subscribed to the theSkimm email for a few years now, and it's the email I open first every weekday morning. I consider it essential. The app is no different.


Don't pay for what's happening in the world  Walkinabox  1 star

News is free. This app is not.


Found this via Business Insider  Vsexx_  5 star

Firstly, I read a Business Insider interview with the Founder's of this amazing news source. Secondly, their story compelled me; I wanted to contribute to their success. To those that are complaining that it costs money to read this news source, it's really only $2.99... you pay more for your cable bill and listen to partisan news. News sources charge $ because newspapers are dead (what's a newspaper...?). Also, this is much better for the environment. Happy to pay $2.99 to save some trees. This team knows how to pull important info from an event and put it into cliff notes for you to ingest quickly. They know how to talk to millennials that are like "what's a government shutdown...?" and make the explanation clear and concise while also being nonpartisan. I think this is an excellent app that I'll be using for a long time. Love. It.

Crazy Shirley

Not a "free" app!  Crazy Shirley  1 star

You say "some content is premium, some free" - but you can't even launch the app without agreeing to sign up for a "free trial" that then costs you $2.99/month... Sounds like all the readers you've been getting through "Skimmbassadors" have made you greedy for more than what your corporate sponsors are already giving you. Love your research, wit and writings - but whatever business strategist told you this was a good idea: Fire 'em.


Scammish  Sfaught  1 star

Don't show this as a free app if you have to sign up and pay for it monthly!!! I very much enjoy the newsletter and will continue to get that but I know you don't need to charge people for this app since you have advertisers...! I'm very disappointed that this is just a sneaky way to get people to pay monthly all the while via App Store luring people to believe the app is free.


Very average.  Q-Vt  2 star

Not really that impressive. Would be ok for someone who doesn't read the news. A quick scan of the free BBC headlines works better.

The cat mama

Like Cliffnotes for current events  The cat mama  5 star

Want to know what's going on in the world but, much like that awful English lit book, you don't want to spend hours reading it? Check out the skimm. I like that they offer links for further reading too.


No thanks… paid app, not free.  TimmayD  1 star

Just a demo. Move along to something else if you thought this would be free. Sure, it may be worth it to some. I just don't want another 30 day demo period. Thanks but no thanks.


2.99 trap  Ymcker  1 star

The app traps you in to a sub. Don't download unless you want to pay $3 a month.

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