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Universal app (iPhone/iPod Touch & iPad)

Category: News | Release Date: April 18, 2016

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Price: Free

App Details

Developer: theSkimm

Genre: News

Current Version: 1.9

File Size: 26.21 MB

Age Rating: 12+

Ratings: 4.50 (5 votes)


theSkimm makes it easier to be smarter. Millions of people rely on the Daily Skimm for their news every morning, and now we’re making it easier to be smarter in a whole new way. Think: the future and everything else.

-- Meet Skimm Ahead: it gives you all the info you need about future events. Never again will you wonder when Beyonce tickets go on sale, what time the debate starts, when your favorite Netflix series is coming back, or when National Wine Day is.

And the best part - it can all show up directly in your calendar.

-- Meet Skimm Reads: everyday we choose a new 5 min Read and every Friday a favorite book. All the reads. All the time. All in one place. Oh, and then we make it easy to search for past ones so you’ll never run out of things to read. Your bathroom break just got a lot less crappy.

-- Meet Skimm Picks: a selection of what you need to start watching, downloading, and listening to.

-- Daily Skimm: yes, the best way to wake up is also here. It’s free 99 and it starts your morning with all the info you need to get you through your day.

Your first month of the app is free. That’s right. You can Skimmify your calendar and check out all the events, Reads, and Picks before a recurring charge of $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year is applied.

In-app purchase subscription required. All subscriptions begin with a free 1-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
- 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.

What's new in version 1.9

We fixed a bug where some users were stuck on an empty screen. And all of the rest of what's new in 1.7... -- You can now Skimmify your Google Calendar. Bonus: this also means it can show up on your laptop or desktop calendar. 'Tis the season for festive events in your cal. To do this: update the app, go to Settings, and tap Skimmify My Calendar. -- You know when your lock screen shows you the weather and reminders? Yeah, that's called the today screen. Now we are on it. To activate: swipe right on your phone lock screen, scroll to the bottom and tap "Edit", find theSkimm and add it, tap "Done." You fancy, huh? -- Bug fixes and improvements to make the experience so fresh and so smooth, smooth.

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App Changes

  • Version 1.9 released Apr 18, 2016
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iOS Compatibility & Supported Devices

TheSkimm requires iOS 9.0 or later, and supported on the following devices: iPhone 6 ,iPhone 5 ,iPad 3 ,iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

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Our Verdict: Average!
  • theSkimm is a highly rated app with 4.5 stars.

Recent Reviews (See app reviews)

5 out of 5
Great way to keep up to date

The Skimm is quick, informative, witty news. I love the Skimm app because of the Skimm Ahead feature which lets...

By Raginggiraffe.
March 28, 2017
5 out of 5
Best news app I've ever downloaded

This app is fantastic. Delivering news in such a way that not only keeps you informed, but gives you backstory...

By SCLA11.
March 18, 2017
5 out of 5
Love theSkimm

Love reading the Daily Skimm in my app and love the calendar feature to help organize my week ahead!

By Leeroo11.
March 14, 2017

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