iOS: If you’ve ever wondered when the next series or political primaries are, but then also wanted to know when your favorite show was about to premiere, but also wanted to know when to get tickets to your favorite musician, Skimm Ahead is an app that feeds all of that to you in calendar form.
Skimm Ahead is a side project from theSkimm, a daily newsletter filled with interesting news, events, stories, and dates. The calendar service—available as a $3/mo subscription—wants to be your personal concierge, reminding you of interesting cultural, political, and entertainment events before you have to wonder about them. So you’ll find out when the next season of Orange Is The New Black starts on Netflix, or when Game of Thrones premieres right alongside when the best time to make plans for Labor Day or when the State of the Union address is scheduled to air.
The app isn’t perfect though—the events are curated and dictated by the team behind theSkimm, which means you really don’t have a say in what’s “interesting” and worth including—at least not yet. So while it’s definitely packed with information, it may not be information you particularly find interesting or relevant. To that point, when you sign up, you get a month free to see if it’s up your alley. If it’s not, you’re not out any money. Also, the app is iOS only, so we’re hoping for an Android version and the ability to submit your own interests and events in the future. In the meantime, if you’re interested, hit the link below to try it out.