The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 2.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 38.06 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 738 Reviews)
  • Price:
The Economist App Ratings: 4.5
From 738 Reviews

The Economist App Description

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 12-week 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 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 12-week 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 • Full terms of use can be found at • Privacy policy can be found at

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App Reviews

  • Please add listening queue functionality

    By Thejaravi
    Love the app and I like listening to audio stories. It would be great if you add queue functionality so that I can add all stories I want to listen to it and listen to them continuously.
  • The other economist app is better

    By User 93476
    This is shiny, but that's the only thing going for it compared to the Economist espresso and classic apps. The latter two are much more useful.
  • Great app

    By degr200
    I like this app a lot better that the economist classic app. The only improvement I would like is for iPhone X users, when scrolling down the text gets between the time on the upper left corner and the same with the network info on the right top corner. As I read I like to check the time and I have to scroll down until I find a blank space to be able to check the time.
  • Lots of potential, very buggy.

    By hogmonkey123
    First let me say this app is awesome! The design is beautiful and it constantly draws you back in. However, there are a few vexing bugs that lead me to rate it three stars: 1) Subscribing through iTunes/in-app purchase seems to make it impossible to sign in with an account 2) Audio doesn't consistently play on some Bluetooth devices, and in some cases only works at specific speeds 3) When trying to pause audio, at least on my AirPods, the app instead changes the speed of reading rather than playing and pausing
  • want a important feature please

    By Otto Ying
    please do add a long tap the word to look up the word’s meaning, it’s so important to our non-native english speakers.
  • No dictionary integration

    By NaniTony
    Cannot look up words in dictionary. Why does this app keep regressing? The always on bar at the bottom of the articles is another distraction.
  • Just needs iPhone XS Max support

    By Sterling Bourne
    The developers just need to respect the top and bottom “no-go” zones on the iPhone XS Max and this app would be perfect!

    By gfabbris
    Be very careful with their in app subscription. If you subscribe through this app you won’t get full digital access, so you can only access their articles using this app (no the economist classic or espresso or website access!!). This is despite the price being the same as if you register through their website (and get full access)! By the way, I contacted their customer service and they refused to enable full access.
  • Only well written general news magazine in USA

    By Merle F
    I read The Economist on-line, as it is the only general news magazine that does not insult the intelligence of, or talk down‘ to the reader. The variety of articles is always intriguing and rewarding.
  • Nice update

    By EnjoyedCaesar
    An improvement over the previous (and excellent) app by virtue of integrating daily and espresso articles with the weekly edition. Would be nice to have the dictionary/text selection features.