The Economist for iPhone

The Economist for iPhone

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.2.12
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Android
4,121 Ratings
$ 0

The Economist for iPhone App

• Our app is free to download • Read or listen to a selection of must-read articles chosen each week by Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist • Subscribers enjoy full access to each week’s issues and analysis A smart guide to the forces that shape the future, readers access an essential global briefing on business, finance, economics, science, current affairs, technology and the arts from The Economist each week. FEATURES • Read or listen to each week’s full issue from Thursday 4pm EST/ 9pm GMT. Read or listen to each week’s full issue every Thursday, before it hits newsstands. • Pre-download The Economist and enjoy offline reading anytime, anywhere. • Seamlessly move between our reader and audio features. • Store and access back issues. • If you are a registered reader, you may purchase single issues using in-app purchase. • Subscribe within the app and get full access to and The Economist apps. 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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The Economist for iPhone app reviews

  • Intelligent reporting 5/5

    By Mere Being
    Well worth the subscription price. Very informative with a global perspective.
  • Bug: forgets last position 1/5

    By MrFish808
    The previous version remembered where you left off when listening to the audio. But the latest update broke that function. Now you have to start over each time and try find where you left off. It is very, very frustrating. Despite this bug being reported weeks ago, it has still not been fixed! Until the app developer sorts this out, please provide the option to use the old version.
  • Content Excellence, Access everywhere 5/5

    By hugodoc91
    This application is it fantastic complement to a subscription to this great news medium. Solid reporting Worldwide perspective, timely and very prudent. The app is generally flawless and delivers the content in a way that makes it very accessible. Worth every penny I pay for it.
  • Biased toward common sense 5/5

    By TJtuner
    I have been reading this magazine for some 30 years now. Overtime our views have begun to diverge or perhaps I'm just better at seeing some of the gaps in reasoning in their writing. However this periodical remains geared toward common sense. I find using the audio version very useful to stay current.
  • Annoying bug 1/5

    By Thomas_SS
    I have to reinstall the app to download the new issue from time to time
  • Great content, app is buggy 4/5

    By Strangeloop2718
    The content is thoughtful as usual. The application is simple and elegant and works well offline. However one hugely annoying bug: every once in a while (every 3-4 weeks or so?) a new edition comes out and it won't download. Clicking on download button doesn't do anything at all. Only workaround is to uninstall and reinstall. I'd give five stars if this bug were fixed.
  • Cannot download new issues 1/5

    By hugo811
    The app is great, but I need to reinstall it every time I want to download the latest issue. The "download" button just doesn't work!
  • Very good app. Works great 4/5

    By Usnêr
    I have had it for years and it works great
  • Audio Edition is essential 5/5

    By Scott KFL
    App can be buggy. But the audio edition is an essential part of my subscription now. Don't commute without it!
  • Required 5/5

    By Zgiddy
    If there's one thing I do each week it's absorb the audio, word for word, of the economist. This app makes it seamless.
  • Great App 5/5

    By Life easier now
    Easy to use, easy to search content, easy to control and easy to read. For the above reasons it's my only newspaper subscription.
  • Watching the Ratings Drop 1/5

    By Tulipeater
    Update April 19, 2017. At 3gig, I deleted and re-installed the app to see if I could clear some memory. The app now installs outside the Newsstand. Good!!! But it then proceeded to crash and uninstall itself. Not sure trying to fix the memory issue was a good thing after all. Rating update Monday October 24, 2016. OMG. The update now causes the audio to stop when my phone goes into sleep mode. Does anybody ever test these updates? Rating update Friday, May 13, 2016. Seriously, none of these bugs existed 3 or more versions ago before the app was "improved" and put in the Newsstand. Still is a real hassle to create a playlist and I still miss no longer being able to pair the print article with the audio playback. Please can you just give us back the classic app that worked? One step forward, one step back. I've cancelled my audio subscription over the recent upgrade. The Economist staff can read my comment and all the others to figure out what is wrong. The most recent upgrade says the audio is being fixed to restore the functionality of earlier versions. Until then, I can do without. The new app doesn't create audio playlists. The whole point of my getting an audio subscription is to create a playlist I can listen to in the car to avoid having to scroll articles whilst driving. Bring back the old app which was horrible but at least had that basic function. Seriously, the best feature of the audio edition is the ability to make playlists. Otherwise it's like forcing a reader to read the issue cover to cover. Also, isn't the Economist going to be taken back out of the newsstand to be a primary app as it originally was? Having to search for it in the otherwise empty newsstand is a waste of clicks.
  • Well organized way to read the Econmist 5/5

    By Wmillik
    Thanks for this app
  • Bluetooth interaction broken 3/5

    By KKMMJJ22
    When I click pause via Bluetooth it goes back instead. On all my devices. And the ads should slide away faster.
  • Perfect. Worth Every Penny. 5/5

    By Corp Counsel
    The Economist app is easy to use, easy to read, access current, and past editions. Plus I can increase the text size or listen to the audio version. I connect my speakers via Bluetooth and select the articles while I work in garage, home, etc. It is perfect. I read some of the negative reviews and completely disagree. I have been a subscriber for years. This app is better than the other media companies and the content remains superior. For the price, it is worth every penny.
  • So nice 5/5

    By Cocofb
  • I really love this app 5/5

    By ujj nath
    Are use this app when I bike ride every weekend to listen to the Economist and catch up on the news Worldwide. It's one of the few apps or magazines that still has it Worldwide focus. With this make America great slogan, everything seems to be focused internally now. How sad!
  • So much brain food... 5/5

    By slivkov easily consumed on my iPhone SE. Never an issue over the past year. Thank you all!
  • Great paper, great app 5/5

    By Mbradycf
    The economist is one of the few things getting me through these rough times.
  • Subscription is hundreds of dollars, but you still get bugs 1/5

    By Andrewbp677
    I'm frustrated that this app has some simple bugs that you'd expect from a developer low on resources. This is a free app but I pay almost a couple hundred dollars a year for this content, and yet, as some other reviewers have noted, there appears to be a bug that prevents me from downloading the newest issue. For some reason a re-install fixes it, but as a paying subscriber I feel my money should go toward the development of the Economist apps. I shouldn't have to reinstall the app every time I want to read a new issue...
  • Superb 5/5

    By sunt05
    Like it.
  • Great app 5/5

    By curtiw
    Wonderful breakfast
  • Best world overview 5/5

    By Bruceovf
    Gives a minimal biased overview of what is happening in 65% of the world.
  • Excellent writing, lackluster app 2/5

    By EnjoyedCaesar
    Automatic download just freezes when a new edition is available for download. It is too easy to trigger the red header on articles whilst scrolling down. Makes it annoying to read while exercising. Otherwise 'kay
  • Perfect app 5/5

    By NikPai
    More convenient than the print version.
  • Great reads and the e-platform is fantastic 5/5

    By Fireonice17
    I have been reading /listening to the Economist for over 8 years now and it is by far one of the most insightful magazine in the World. The app helps the most as I drive a lot and I get to listen to all the articles through my cars Bluetooth function. Recommend for people who need real and factual insight into what's happening in the World.
  • Terrible app 1/5

    By Snama
    Does not download automatically. Had to reinstall. Font size is s problem. Please check other magazine apps and copy
  • What I wish all magazine apps were like 5/5

    By monsieurpeyton
    Excellent app and content
  • Need to fix font size. Largest setting still way too small 4/5

    By Cypress Todd
    Rarely have a problem but recently my fonts in both articles and in navigation are way too small, even I largest setting. Not sure what happened but needs fixed.
  • Love it 5/5

    By thebenhenry
    Love it, use it everyday!
  • From Paris With Love 5/5

    By Porterhouse1945
    My son ordered for me to broaden my perspective. Really enjoy...
  • Wish the WSJ had audio like this! 5/5

    By FreddyD: )
    I love the fact that the entire issue each week is available to listen to. 5 stars.
  • Best App I Use 5/5

    By Hls
    Easy to use; terrific content; no gimmicks. Can't ask for more than that!
  • Great App 5/5

    By 146Scott34
    Great App
  • George 5/5

    By Gza PHZA
    Great publication. Really provides insightful and balanced commentary.
  • Still buggy 3/5

    By Razasaurus
    New version still has bugs. Latest issue will not download. But I do love the black background for reading in bed.
  • Could use a revamp 3/5

    By Hdkajyheh
    The content is great as we could expect but the UI is seriously bad. We have to browse through each separate issue, the articles cannot be sorted in any way, it's really far below what you can see in competing apps. Also, there are ads even for paying users.
  • Updated economist app 5/5

    By Pmwolverton
    At times in the past, the Economist app had serious problems. However, in the latest iteration, the app is absolutely fabulous and I no longer read my paper copy of the magazine. Great job Economist!
  • Need to fix audio 4/5

    By Robbie Meat-Hands
    The economist is a great app and has fixed many of the issue from 2016. It is one of my primary sources for news and I enjoy reading every issue. One request would be to keep my place across multiple devices. I listen to the audio version frequently on my personal phone, my work phone and my tablet. It would be terrific if each device knew my last position, whether read or listened too.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Maxcortez
    Great app
  • Scrolling and planning listening 3/5

    By KSJ01
    Please improve UI for planning/moving through listening plan. Basic total lenght of plan missing and scrolling function is tricky. Otherwise happy....benefit of app is to listen on average id guess so focus should be here...tx
  • Decent app 5/5

    By Arun Anguraj
    It's not a sophisticated app with too many options but it serves the purpose very well. Obviously I m not here to rate the content of economist since everyone understands its a world class journalism. Best part of this app is charts I can clearly read it. Again nothing much to say about this app, I m just missing the "search"
  • Great app! 5/5

    By Yshas3
    Convenient to have the latest issues of the economist with me at all times and the ability to listen to the stories is a game changer for the drive to work!
  • Sometimes need to reinstall to download new issues 2/5

    By Simple-Meng
    This is annoying.
  • Great way to read, buggy! 1/5

    By djsurge
    Every 3-6 weeks I have to erase and reinstall the app just so the issues keep downloading. This is unacceptable. Good app, few shortcomings: - UI gets out of whack sometimes - play pause doesn't always work with remote/Bluetooth
  • Simple and well executed 5/5

    By OldLadyLiving
    Easy to navigate by top quality journalism.
  • Stop auto-downloading on launch! 2/5

    By staunchnortheasterner
    I don't want it to do that. Plain and simple.
  • Needs to be reinstalled to download issues 1/5

    By JetPilot703
    For over six months now every couple of weeks the app is unable to download new issues and needs to be reinstalled to fix. Support confirmed the bug but still hasn't corrected it. I even offered to pay to have the bug fixed! The content is great but the app is disappointing.
  • Love the audio settings 4/5

    By Jeyner777
    Excellent for traffic jams, a bit cumbersome the interface
  • Great content; great presentation 5/5

    By wisdomiskey
    I really enjoy the diversity of issues covered by the magazine, which is complimented by high quality and interesting writing. User interface is good and notifications aren't annoyingly excessive. Overall strongly recommend.

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