By theSkimm

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.18
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 32.52 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 13,417 Ratings


theSkimm App is a membership to living smarter. It integrates into your routine so you’re always in the know, from AM to PM, Monday to Friday. Plus it helps you maximize your downtime on weekends too. Try the app for free. After that, pay 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 AM NEWS Wake up every weekday with the news you need to know to start your day. All nonpartisan. All in one place. All in 5 mins or less. ON THE GO AUDIO Get audio episodes that break down important, relevant topics, timed perfectly for your commute. BIG STORY BREAKDOWNS Every week, get a new Skimm Guide that goes deep on the stories shaping our world. Go down a rabbit hole on complex topics like Brexit and Immigration in the US. CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT EVENTS Our calendar syncs directly with yours to make sure you always know what’s coming up and can plan ahead for your routine. It’s constantly updating to make sure you never miss important events in politics, sports, entertainment, and more. Plus, you can personalize the categories to make it your own. READS & RECS Every day, we recommend a new, 5 min Read for your lunch break and every Friday, new recs on books, movies, recipes, and more. Consider your downtime managed. ------- 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



  • Disorganized AF

    By DelishOnToast
    I downloaded the app for the audios but when I’m in the app it reads “Skimm More: theSkimm App has an audio episode that explains the business of college sports. Download the app to listen.” BUT IM IN THE APP!!! Even if I click that link it takes me right back to the same exact page with the same exact link. It’s a vicious circle that’s NOT WORTH THE SPACE IT TAKES UP ON YOUR PHONE. I really liked their daily emails but the app has too much content with zero organization of all the content. Fix all that and I might return. TTFN,
  • Simply the best

    By Hxxxxxxchxxxxxxx
    The best writing that is clear and easy to understand. News is easier to consume when it's delivered with the context of why it is happening. It's a deeper dive and gives you what you need to feel a part of the story. Great reporting, thoughtful reporting and listening to them at the end of the day to wrap things up is a bonus.
  • Unbiased, reliable journalism

    By AllenBedgood
    This is everything I wanted and more. I recently cancelled my subscription to The Washington Post for TheSkimm because TWP’s bias for Democrats and being heavily anti Trump wasn’t the type of journalism I wanted. I want unbiased FACTS. Not opinion pieces.
  • Thumbs Down for Update

    By heyit'sAl
    The new update makes this app impossible to download on my current device (iPhone). There should be older versions available for download.
  • Oh goodness gracious lawd almighty

    By Scyevil
    Reunited and it feels so GOOD. Finally hit that resub button again after so long and was greeted by a new Guides tab! Oh how I’ve missed you Skimm so, so much. Love you forever and ever. -Stephen
  • Refreshing

    By harttina
    Worth the subscription money to read and hear news that is genuinely informative. If you love current events but get frustrated watching the news on TV, or if you feel like you have to listen to Fox News and CNN back-to-back to “get both sides” and “figure out what’s happening in the middle” .... theSkimm will make your life a whole lot easier. The subscription gives you access to a bunch of comprehensive guides on topics that are typically very polarizing (For example: The History of Labor Unions, the Hong Kong Protests, the Iran Nuclear Deal ....etc). The timeline of an issue is explained objectively to give context and then moments that are particularly controversial are pointed out. Then, both (or more) sides of the argument(s) surrounding the issue are presented. You know, like how news should be. My other favorite feature is the audio notes because I can just throw those on when I’m doing chores or when I’m driving. It’s crazy convenient - I don’t think I’ve ever in my life felt as deeply informed as I do now, and I barely have to try. Which is funny because I certainly used to spend a whole lot more time trying to figure out what’s going on in the world than I do now. Highly recommend.
  • Links too easy to click while scrolling

    By Mike W L
    While scrolling through The Daily Skimm portion of the app, it is too easy to click on a link that they embed within the text. While scrolling, I have to be careful to move my scrolling finger to the left and right to avoid easily getting pushed to one of the linked pages. Otherwise, I love the content and layout of the app. Since the embedded link issue happens a lot due to the way I scroll, it makes it hard to read. Therefore, until that changes, I am giving a three star review, which otherwise would be five stars
  • Trouble registering, but great once you get in

    By donisflying
    I managed to login after registering by tapping the text link “restore purchases“, once I got in I was really happy with the UI and the non-biased professional content. It's a daily app for me now. OLD REVIEW: Maybe there's some kind of fluke, but I created an account and subscribed but the app still won't even give an option to log in, and you can't use it otherwise. I tried to contact support but there is no link or form to do so... If this is a strange bug, hopefully the developers will reach out.
  • Part of My Daily Routine

    By SamsonMyShiba
    100% honesty: here is a snapshot of my day-to-day Skimm routines... First, I read TheSkimm newsletter while enjoying my morning coffee. While eating my lunch in the afternoon, I peruse the Skimm Reads section via my Skimm iOS app. At the end of the day, SkimmThis, their podcast, provides productive entertainment to keep me alert during my commute. Thank you for making each day of my life a little better you guys! I always speak very highly of TheSkimm.
  • A fantastic way to stay up to date

    By Wanderingella
    This is such a good way to keep up with all of the current events. It breaks everything down and explains it really well. 10/10 recommend it for both those newly trying to keep up to date and also those who are looking for more easy ways to get the news. This is by far the most approachable way I’ve found so far. It even breaks down terms commonly used in articles that people new to these discussions may not know.