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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.

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.

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.

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. Hello, weekend binge.

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.

- 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
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- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication

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 36.37 MB. The current version is 2.7.1 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

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theSkimm Reviews


CLICK BAIT  R1tam  1 star

Downloaded this app thinking it was a neat idea. Skeptical as to why it didn’t have a price tag or “in-app purchase” listed... A few options in and I see the catch.. 30-day subscription free and then $2.99 a month. That should be THE FIRST thing you see.


Why?  Darrenmd1  1 star

I get the email news free but for this you want $$. No thanks.


In Top 1%...of “Worst App Ever” Category  Harreld  1 star

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  MacmanPro94  1 star

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.  cognizantnomad  1 star

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!  MsContradiction  5 star

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!

Misha Helena

It isn’t free? Really?  Misha Helena  1 star

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.

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Why pay for what’s already free and readily available?  Silver Claw  2 star

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  Ayo14  1 star

I’d prefer less black slang from a company run by white women

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Kaka bingbong  Kayla McDonald's cible  1 star

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!


Keeps me in the loop  Sari2251  5 star

The Skimm is my go-to for everything that's happening in the world. News that's quick, thorough and clever so I'm in the know and on with my day. Smart. Funny. Essential.


the best!!  Zxcvajx  5 star

my fave news app by far! its so easy to use and i love the layout. essential part of my morning routine😉


kt _princessKT 3 star

Wow @theskimm mentioned The Girls but not Helter Skelter for books to read in their “guide to Charles Manson” I am…


Daily Pnut dailypnut 3 star

@SAManttha18 @theskimm could you please share with us what their feelings were about the tone of us? thanks! wish w…


FeminineFaceOfMoney TFFOM 3 star

“11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie" - Paris Hilton, tweeting her version of history :-).…


Fun to readnews  Prissicilla  5 star

It is fin to read news on Skimm Never boring Or tedious


Lots of room for improvement  ffmvgibtmr  2 star

The Skimm is aiming to be your personal assistant with witty morning briefs. You can adjust the content according to your interests and make it more personal. However, I'm pretty sure it doesn't learn more about you like Pandora's like/dislike algorithm. As a result after a couple of days it starts to fall short of keeping your interest up. Like, I opted for politics and I've been getting all kinds of updates on DACA every day, but no news about world politics. App could easily ask me more questions for getting the content really personalized. Also, there seems to be a problem with the timings since there're recommendations for a long weekend after the long weekend or it redirects me to AppStore to download the app although I already have it. One thing that I like abot the Skimm is that you can add news to your calendar and see the important events on a timeline. tl dr; content is too generic and no effort to personalize it.


Not free.  Cameronindoorrox  1 star

Minimum $3 month.


Trash  thehardrater  1 star



Great App, Even Better Company  filmgal0308  5 star

I LOVE theSkimm! They provide relevant news/stories in a way that's no bs and enjoyable to read. It makes me happy to see a business created and run by women, especially one that's doing so well. I've been subscribed to their email and have been following theSkimm on social media for a while and am excited to finally check out the app! I just have to say... What a bunch of grumps in the reviews!! There's absolutely nothing wrong with the company asking for $2.99 after a free month trial. The emails are free and while they don't offer as much as the app, they're a perfectly fine resource. It baffles me that people spend their time writing a review about not wanting to pay a few dollars a month to support an awesome company. If you don't like it, don't pay for it! Go Skimm and keep doing what you're doing!!


Be educated and informed  ImBrelyn  5 star

A seamless way to introduce current real event into our life. Not intrusive and so important to participate in this brilliant resource. Thank you to the brain behind this source of information. We are all better for having you available to us.


$2.99 really?  Itqsalwaysme  2 star

I mean it probably wouldn't bother me if I didn't get the emails for free but u want me to pay for the app? I get that no one should work for free but it clearly says in app purchases so why do I need to subscribe? I'm not going to subscribe AND get a bunch of spam in the app. It's one or the other not both! Thanks but no thanks


Clever writing  mrclimate  5 star

I enjoy the humor and wit of the articles. They've boiled the news down the essentials. I look forward to reading every morning.


Not free  JennyNerd  1 star

App is actually a subscription. Don't buy unless ur willing to spend money.


Not just for Millennials  Mumfish  5 star

This has been one of the few apps that I really appreciate the "value add" it's brought to my life. It integrates seamlessly with my calendar - and provides a window to what others (friends, family, but most importantly my clients) might be interested in - I find it helps me to be sensitive to what is going on outside my "bubble" - the links they provide to more information makes it soooo easy if I want to know more details. I'm a 50+ year old woman ... This isn't just for millennials!

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