By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.13.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 41.53 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 11,183 Ratings


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



  • 1 minor issue

    By ConnorB_18
    I love the app and the whole idea of TheSkimm. My one complaint is that when a “podcast” or Skimm Notes is playing I can’t use the menu bar at the bottom to browse through the app to find another Skimm to listen to. I’m sure this issue is being addressed by the Skimm team, but that is my only complaint about the app. I am using an iPhone XR and this bug may be occurring on the other phones with the notch.
  • Needs some gender theming/filter options

    By Bwt615
    Love this! However is clearly a little more catered to female readers. How hard would it be to allow theming and have some filters to cater towards males (e.g. sum up important sports stuff, I CBF following)? Would be PERFECT then.
  • Having a Sonic Meltdown...

    By ingiep
    Sweet Jesus. EIGHT Sonic ads (some 2x in a row, same ad) for three 30 second videos??? If you can't sell ads, suppress vids & quit selling hamburgers.
  • Love it!!

    By CaliBears
    Love this app!! They break down all the concepts that have been in the news so that you get the lowdown in a very brief, concise, yet well worded and easily understandable way! There were lots of concepts I wasn’t grasping in the news but the skimm breaks it down to its very origins and states exactly what the issues are at hand. things in the news make so much more sense now! They also present the material in a concise and non-boring kinda way. Love the audio notes the best and look forward to those coming out often. If u want un-sensationalized news and just want to know what’s going on in the world in a drama-free but rational kinda way look no further! Thank you the skimm!!
  • JB. Please cancel my order which did not go through!I’ve changed my mind!I didn’t want this app

    By Joannegrace
    Thank you
  • Clutch

    By coltonjsmith
    I have always struggled with staying informed. Not anymore. I feel as though I can have conversation based in fact with those in my circle & stay current with what matters to me, what is happening in our world. Thank you for the wonderful resource! I am grateful.
  • Love it

    By thatnicknameistakenughokfine
    Reading the skimm is part of my morning routine!

    By toribyers13
    I am so tired of apps that list themselves as free, and then you download it only to find out that you have to pay monthly to use the app. Don’t advertise yourself as a free app if I can’t even use it without paying for a subscription.
  • Love the skimm

    By Canchita1
    Skimm is amazing. So thankful foreverything I have learned.
  • For people who aren’t smart enough to use a browser

    By Tom Steele
    Same info as free version on the web. Just drop a web link to your home screen. Maybe skimm can educate people on how to do that?