The Economist Classic US

The Economist Classic US

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Current Version: 4.2.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.04 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 28,531 App Reviews)
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The Economist Classic US App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 28,531 App Reviews

The Economist Classic US App Details

The Economist weekly magazine, digital edition Users on iOS 10.3 or above can explore an expanded version of this app, incorporating daily and weekly updates, along with a morning briefing by searching for ‘The Economist’. Readers can access their essential global briefing on current affairs, business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts from The Economist each week. Download the free app to: • Enjoy three free articles a week, including the cover leader • Enjoy the content of the weekly newspaper in an easy-to-use format • Save articles to read offline later • Get alerts when the new issue is available along with notifications on cover stories, breaking news and analysis. • Subscribe within the app and get full access to and The Economist apps • Share articles via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook • The app presents a great digital native reading experience for readers allowing for font size changes, Night Mode and other convenient user friendly qualities. In today’s changing world, the one thing that’s certain is uncertainty. Make sense of it all with The Economist. SUBSCRIBING IN-APP • Purchase a quarterly subscription to the full edition of The Economist for USD $45.99 or an annual subscription for USD $189.99. • Subscribe annually, quarterly or buy a single issue. 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. • Annual and quarterly subscriptions automatically renew. You can manage auto-renew 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. • The app may offer a free trial. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Cancellations must occur 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Visit for more information. • Full terms of use can be found at ALSO AVAILABLE ON IPAD Simply search for The Economist in the App Store to download the app for free. Please note that this app requires iOS 8.0 and above. We recommend you update to the latest version of iOS to receive the best possible experience.


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App Reviews

  • Great content subpar app

    By Tom_Bay
    I've been a longtime on and off subscriber since college and truly appreciate this publication's content. Nevertheless, both magazine apps available are just plain horrible. I've reached out to support several times and have been told to look out for updates over and over again. Users want an app that'll allow content consumption in a flexible and coherent manner, this app does neither. Other reviews further expand on existing limitations, truly wish developers took a few min to read threw them. PS bookmarked articles don't even sync with your account, only within the device...another missing feature
  • Buggy app good magazine

    By F. Tianwen
    Great magazine, terrible app. The audio stops working when the app isn’t open and new issues have trouble downloading due to “authorization” problems. Please fix
  • Unreadable editorial cartoon

    By Burbanker
    Impossible to read editorial cartoon because cannot zoom in.
  • Great content and analysis, but the app needs to be improved.

    By E Yuan
    I use the app primarily to listen to the articles in my car during my commute. So most of this applies to when the app connects to my car’s stereo via Bluetooth. Often and all of a sudden, the app becomes unresponsive. Previous versions used to pick up the audio track exactly where I had left it. Now it replays the last article from the beginning, even when there’s only a few seconds left to listen, that is, if it doesn’t completely lose track of where I left it last and reverts to where I left it a session prior to last. Please fix the app’s use case of audio-via-car-stereo-via-Bluetooth. The Economist is my primary and trusted source of news and analysis, and the audio function (great readers, by the way, particularly when they read the obituaries) turns my commute into valuable time, but it could be much smoother after ridding it of these glitches.

    By shankar0055
    I have been subscribing to The Economist since I received my MBA from the UC Berkeley in 1994. Like any newspaper, it has evolved responding to the changed demographics of its readership. However, during the recent past, your paper has been struggling to find its voice. Politely speaking, you have fallen victim to what I loosely call “group thinking”. In my humble opinion, you are no longer an unique or one of a kind Journal any more. This is most evident since the election of Trump. Not a single piece of Lexington has been sensitive to the plights of the 60 million Americans who voted for him. Rarely has the paper been sensitive to the half of the British citizen who voted for Brexit. All these people can not be racist or bigoted, nor are they intellectually inferior. The editor of the Economist continue to pick commentaries that are continuing to be bordering insults to the Trumpians or the Brexiteers. Very few of these commentaries spend serious intellectual capital and horsepower to examine the root causes leading to Brexit and the ascent of Trump. I urge you to recruit a few new blood to your team who have direct involvement and/or understanding of the Trump/ Brexit phenomena. I am neither a Trumpian nor a Brexiteer. However I welcome unbiased and objective debates on the understandings of the WHYs of these new phenomena. You may consider taking cue from the Wall Street Journal rather than the Bloomberg and NYT on how to navigate this cultural and political transition of the world. I am hopeful that you will rise to the occasion and help loyal readers like me to understand what motivated (root cause) so many people of the world to bring Trump ( to some extent Modi and Erdogan) and Brexit to our door step. With this hope in mind, I am renewing my subscription to The Economist. Regards, Shan BHATTACHARYYA Oakland, Calif.
  • Glitches

    By Alandear
    On my iPhone SE, 3 problems: 1. Graphics frequently don’t enlarge when I tap on them, until I close the app and restart. This is a problem, because I usually can’t read them without enlarging. 1. Font returns to smallest possible and I have to reset it for each session, even if I haven’t closed the app. 3. Occasionally — not always and at most once per issue — an article appears on screen but disappears as soon as I try to scroll down in it. I’ve never managed to find these articles. The latest was “Camouflage: Heat shield” in July 7, 2018.
  • Review

    By Upssy doc
    The economist is my main source of news content. I appreciate its thoroughness in its reporting and transparency regarding opinions. However, the audio portion of its app on the iPhone is fraught with glitches. If my memory is close to full I have to re-download the whole issue every day. Playing volume will drop when looking at other apps. And lately playing will be delayed or even stop intermittently at ends of articles, rather than continuing on to the next.
  • Great audio experience

    By tstahl
    I love The Economist. Great news source with great audio versions of articles. The app is a reliable and unobtrusive way to enjoy this great content.
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  • 5 stars for content, 1 for this app

    By Forestial
    Some articles (e.g. “Heat Shield” in 7 July edition) cannot be read past the first screen because scrolling results in a blank screen. Same happens to this article on both iPhone and iPad. So far the previous issue of losing font size settings seems to be fixed. But overall this is still a downgrade over the version of a couple of years ago. (25 year subscriber here, regretting going digital only.)