The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 2.8.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 52.76 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 3,494 App Reviews)
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The Economist App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 3,494 App Reviews

The Economist App Details

Each week over 1.5 million subscribers trust The Economist to help them make sense of the world. Join them with The Economist app. Free to download. New users can subscribe to The Economist within the app and take advantage of an introductory subscription offer. Users on iOS 10.2 or below will need to update their phone to access the app. Otherwise The Economist classic app is available to enjoy our weekly edition. Already a subscriber? Simply install the app and sign in with your Economist details. The Economist is a trusted, independent, finishable filter on world affairs, offering in-depth analysis of business, finance, economics, science, technology, arts and culture. Whether it’s the latest developments in the Trump administration, the rise of automation in the workplace, the economic impact of environmental change or the case for legalising drugs, The Economist has it covered. App highlights: • A morning briefing to prepare you for the day ahead (Economist Espresso) • A daily selection of curated articles, combining news updates with highlights from the weekly issue • Full access to the weekly edition of The Economist (digital and audio versions) As well as full access to the weekly edition, the app includes additional daily updates with articles from The Economist along with Economist Espresso, a morning briefing highlighting the most important things you need to know each day. All of the articles from the weekly magazine are available to listen to in audio, along with selected daily updates FREE TO DOWNLOAD Full app features: • The weekly edition available every Thursday evening London time • Audio versions of the weekly edition read by professional broadcasters • Daily Picks: a daily selection of curated articles • Economist Espresso: a morning briefing published every weekday, and on Saturday • Notifications of the latest cover stories and key articles • Reading times highlighted on each article • Bookmarking to allow users to save articles for later, or create their own collection • Support for iPhone and iPad SUBSCRIBING IN-APP • All users on iOS 11.2 or above can subscribe to The Economist within the app and take advantage of an introductory subscription offer. At the end of the introductory term, the subscription will automatically renew onto a quarterly subscription at the standard price • Annual subscriptions are also available You will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes • Payment is charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. • Introductory offers, annual and quarterly subscriptions automatically renew • Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the current period, at a cost of £44.99/$45.99/€69.99 (for a quarterly subscription) or £159.99/$189.99/€229.99 (for an annual subscription) • You can manage auto-renewal of your subscription from your iTunes account settings at any time, but must be turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period to avoid being charged again • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable • Full terms of use can be found at • Privacy policy can be found at


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App Reviews

  • 🐜-ridden

    By MrsAshworth
    Obviously this review is for the application performance and not for the content - which is excellent, otherwise I would not pay for a subscription. I have many issues with this app. A tech support representative even admitted to me were legitimate flaws with the iOS version (I finally called Tech Support when I just couldn’t take it anymore) and that they had no timeline of when they would address these bugs. I use the app predominantly for the audio version of the articles because I listen on my commute. Here is a summation of my issues: -Navigation is still terrible (though they did finally add a table of contents menu and a check mark symbol next to articles indicating you’ve finished-I wish this would transfer to the table of contents so I can see at a glance what I’ve read and what I still need to). -Audio download constantly interrupts or just completely fails over WiFi and data. -The Play button is wonky. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Tech support literally told me I would have to start from the beginning of each section every time this happens and then advance through using the fast-forward button. What? -Sometimes the audio playback repeats a sentence or skips a word/paragraph. -I can’t stand some of the voices of the narrators (this is obviously more preference than a flaw) and some of the volumes in which they speak are way too low so I have to turn up my speakers so loud and then be blasted by their jingles when the next article starts. Please fix!
  • Economist not accessible from Apple.

    By notagoodsubscription
    When your Apple subscription expires and automatically renews, the Economist ask for a digital access, and wants a”CRN” number which is only available on “paper” subscription. Do you can’t get a digital access granted, so you’re stuck with your payment for nothing. The only thing to do is cancel, call Apple support at 800-275-2273 and ask for a refund. With a glitch like this Catch-22, you wonder why Brexit can’t work.
  • Radio

    By ahmed904
    i am looking to produce u icon for the economist radio as before .
  • Rich ...!

    By GadooraSUDAN
    A morning fuse injection of coffee and The Economist.....
  • Why did they change this??

    By Heyhey11111
    The old app was the gold standard for magazine apps. The functionality was perfect and let me immerse myself in each week’s magazine with no other distractions, so it felt much closer to the print version. Now the menu bar at top is always visible allowing me to click back to “this week.” I want that to go away when I scroll down/read. And it shouldn’t refer me back to “this week”—that’s a section of the magazine. It’s confusing to call the magazine part of the app that as well. Also, I never ever listen to the audio version. So why do I have to see it on each page? I just don’t get why you’d mess with perfection. I’d use the “classic” app, but apparently it doesn’t recognize my economist subscription? So frustrating.
  • Best political, economic magazine there is

    By Don Pedro 1492
    I’ve been a subscriber to this wonderful magazine for the past 40 years...and it only gets better with age. Why? For example, because now I can listen each week to the contents of the entire magazine via the audio download that’s wonderfully read so I can jog or walk my little dog while enriching my mind with the best written articles about politics, economics, business and finance. I also appreciate the magazine’s classically liberal, open, progressive, free enterprise viewpoint.
  • Just good journalism

    By BALohof
    In a world awash with biased opinion pretending to be journalism, it’s reassuring to have the ECONOMIST at hand.
  • Excellent, just missing audio auto-delete

    By csagers
    Love the layout and the curation. It’s the best of both worlds—the website and the weekly edition app. I only wish the downloaded audio had a an auto-delete feature, like the weekly edition app does. It should auto-delete after two weeks or a month. As it is, I have to go through all the previous editions to make sure I’ve deleted the downloads.
  • I love the economist app

    By CMH37
    The thing I love most about this app is that each of the articles is paired with a voice recording of it. It’s a great way to read it an Economist article, which tends to be dense and long. Somehow having somebody read it to me makes it more accessible and enjoyable. I also really love The Economist. The articles give me a far-reaching understanding of what’s happening in the world. Contrast this to the myopic news we get in our daily newspaper.
  • Still the best

    By gregparson
    Recently re-subscribed after taking a break and trying out some other, cheaper options for a few month. I came back because no one else does a better job of getting me up to speed on world events. The app experience has improved dramatically in the last several months as well.