Meet: theSkimm app. We’ve got you covered on all the news and info you need to start your day. Think: news, podcasts, curated picks, and a personalized calendar to help you live your smartest life. Try the app for free. After that, pay less than a cup of coffee a month.

Wake up with us.
It all starts with the Daily Skimm – the morning newsletter that connects the dots on how the biggest stories affect your life.

Dive deeper.
We help you navigate the complicated topics around your career, health, and wallet.

Listen in.
Meet our podcasts: “Skimm This” explains the week’s biggest stories. “Skimm’d from the Couch” features advice from female leaders.

Stay up-to-date.
Our calendar integrates with yours so you never miss important moments, like awards shows, elections, and more.

Discover more.
We Skimm your shopping cart, streaming queue, and bookshelf. We'll help you discover things quicker, so you can spend your downtime smarter.


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.
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What’s New

Version 2.23.1

Here's the Skimm on the latest update:

- Access additional content: Skimm articles, podcasts, recommendations, and more
- Try out the new and improved design

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12.7K Ratings

12.7K Ratings

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.

Silver Claw ,

Why pay for what’s already free and readily available?

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?

Sherylc6 ,

Original concept has deteriorated

The reason I have multiple digital news subscriptions (Washington Post, NYT) is because of the Skimm, which encourages readers to explore multiple sources. And I’ve gladly paid their small fee for years, without too much burden, as it’s a small amount. However, it seems like more than half of the daily Skimm has become less general interest and more advertisements. I get that everything has ads, but this is for stuff that I have no use for, like $150 vibrators, which is ridiculous, or Instagram feeds about postpartum depression. I get that their main demographic is younger millennial women, and I’m at the top of that range, but at some point, the content should evolve. And the talking down to women has got to stop. Millennials aren’t kids anymore, nor do all of them care about the same things, like having kids or certain “networking’ things. I feel like they need to focus on the news. And drop the fee if the ads keep getting more and more prominent.

The Daily Skimm is their main brand - they need to focus on that and stop trying to become an empire. The audios are ok and worth keeping up, but a lot of the other stuff is superfluous, like the Skimm from the couch videos. If you can’t keep the main thing up, you can’t grow the side hustles.


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