The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 2.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 39.22 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 1,086 Reviews)
  • Price:
The Economist App Ratings: 4.5
Total 1,086 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 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 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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The Economist App Reviews

  • Battery issues now

    By MML the X
    I love the content, and have subscribed for over a decade, but The Economist’s apps have been abysmally implemented. The other Economist app was inexplicably reverted to a featureless Android-edition clone last year. With this app, basic functions don’t work. Then when problems are fixed, other features are broken post-update. Most recently, running the audio edition heats the phone up tremendously—it is easily felt through a silicon case. No other app I use has felt like such a perpetual beta-test.
  • Poor battery economics

    By Goin'Mobile
    Hot pocket with my iPhone. Checked the Battery report for top apps and was surprised to see with only six minutes of usage Economist was the top battery consumer for the day. Demand outstripped supply. Otherwise love the app.
  • Big words make smart

    By dammittrevino
    Me like it
  • The app is heating up iPhone

    By Hythlodaeus
    I have iPhone 7 Plus, model A1661, iOS 12.1.2. Now within minutes of starting the app my phone heats up and battery drops quickly. I don’t dislike the app, just hope this review could get their attention on the issue. Update: the problem hasn’t been solved in 2.3.2
  • Lv ur App

    By Rieudotte
  • Unusable on iPhone SE

    By med student001
    Great content. Terrible bugs. I use an iPhone SE and the app crashes continuously during audio playback even with all other apps manual closed prior to conserve memory. I am going to try to revert to the classic app. Has been worse in the past month.
  • Great content, but...

    By stanekam
    But I have a major issue with battery life and device temperature when using the app at times. The app seems to be a resource hog but for what reason I have no idea.
  • Great app, suuuper buggy

    By hogmonkey123
    First of all, the most recent update causes the app to randomly crash in the background. The app is however well thought out and I do like it. Just things like the crashes, or the fact that you can’t pause audio playback on Bluetooth headphones, or that it won’t play when connected to two different Bluetooth enabled cars I tried, can drive me INSANE. Please fix these bugs.
  • A big improvement over previous version

    By Woody_15
    (NB: I am and have long been a big fan of the content from the Economist. This review concerns only the apps from this publication, specifically on iPad) When the Economist recently (I think back in 2017) “updated” their app, moving from paginated articles to more trendy, endlessly scrolling articles, I thought it was a huge step in the wrong direction. It looked like a cheap, generic app, with many bugs and shoddy UI. For instance, there was no way to jump to another section in one week’s issue, and bookmarking was confusing. I still miss pagination on iPad (call me old fashioned but I think this is the best way to present magazine articles), but this new app version is a vast improvement. Better look, better UI, easy bookmarks that sync between iPad and iPhone. Jump to sections easily. Daily content in addition to the weekly issues. Easy audio downloads. With that said, I highly recommend this app.
  • Appalling customer service

    By Nhep
    Bought a subscription only to never receive an email allowing me to set up the app. It’s apparently a $140 subscription to Apple news. Have emailed multiple times for help but nothing other than generic form emails. Stay very far away.