theSkimm

theSkimm

Designed & Published By theSkimm

  • App Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-04-18
  • Current Version: 2.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 36.37 MB
  • Developer: theSkimm
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 6,174 Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
theSkimm App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Based on 6,174 Reviews
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theSkimm App Description

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. SKIMM NOTES 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. SKIMM AHEAD 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. SKIMM READS Every day we choose a new 5 min Read and every Friday, a favorite book. Your bathroom break just got a lot less crappy. SKIMM PICKS A curated selection of what you need to start watching, listening to, and downloading delivered to you every Friday. Hello, weekend binge. THE DAILY SKIMM 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. 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

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App Reviews

  • The Skimm is the best!!

    5
    By K <3's Logan
    I love the Skimm! It has made me a better citizen!! They always tell stories without bias and make the news fun!
  • If you don’t like big words

    3
    By mpears
    Seems like everything is dumbed down... and I have to pay for the news??
  • Fast, witty and accurate

    5
    By Lllllllkllkjhgvggccfgffg
    Great was to get a quick summary of news! Love the links so I can dig deeper on news that peaks my interest. I appreciate the witty titles and way they play on words.
  • No value without a subscription.

    1
    By atheken
    This app offers zero functionality without a subscription. There are probably 5-6 onboarding screens to the point where you can start a trial sub. I’m pretty sure the lack of any usually functionality without a purchase is in violation of Apple’s app review rules. Im fine paying for a subscription, but I feel like this app uses some pretty dark ui patterns to get there.
  • Just too simplified

    2
    By janettenoel
    The Skimm really tries but it feels like your reading notes from a sorority class file and in the case of the audio recordings, a sorority girl is reading it to you. Cringe factory is so high it hurts. Just use NPR app. And you won’t feel like you have to order the skinny mix with your drink.
  • Great

    5
    By Ben Glaze
    Couldn’t disagree more with review suggesting the app would be better if it were free. True investigative journalism costs money, and I respect the way you guys have translated complex stories into simple, yet well informed short form podcasts. Great stuff.
  • CLICK BAIT

    1
    By R1tam
    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?

    1
    By Darrenmd1
    I get the email news free but for this you want $$. No thanks.
  • In Top 1%...of “Worst App Ever” Category

    1
    By Harreld
    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

    1
    By MacmanPro94
    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.”

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