The Economist for iPhone

The Economist for iPhone

  • Category: News
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  • Current Version: 3.2.12
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Android
4,083 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

  • 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.
  • Highly recommend 5/5

    By bradby
    I use this while riding my bike and love being able to listen to all the articles I pick out- great interface!
  • IOS App Weak 1/5

    By Imvooboo
    Frequently can't download new issue. Audio app does not reload view properly forcing me to restart app. When you restart app, you are forced to view and swipe through an add. Why am I forced to view adds as a paid subscriber?
  • Now I'm REALLY Annoyed 1/5

    By 1@rhHh
    Great content, but the current issue will not download unless I delete and reinstall the app. This has happened two weeks in a row, and needs to be addressed. Thanks. Third attempt to write a review, because I keep getting disciplined for non unique or too long nicknames. This has not improved my mood.
  • From great to useless with latest update 1/5

    By The Arthurian Legend
    Another update another screw up. This time issues can't even download
  • Great App 5/5

    By Immanji Kenya
    Love the content and the app works well enough. Very enjoyable to listen to the audio version. Keep up the great work!
  • Stupidiphone 5/5

    By Stupidiphon
    I was not able to download the new issue on my iPhone 7 while I can do so on my iPad.
  • Audio does not play!! 1/5

    By Alr3adY Tak3n!
    Please fix immediately. This is a big step backwards and erodes trust in future updates.
  • Audio version is awesome 5/5

    By Nashuberguy
    I have been an Economist reader for over 6 years now and I have continued to use the audio version of the app more and more. Love it.
  • World's best magazine 5/5

    By Tom in Ellensburg
    They call themselves a newspaper but what matters is The Economist is the best periodical on the planet. And the audio feature on their app makes it the best app as well. Why can't others follow their lead?
  • Philosopher 5/5

    By Carter Hale
    Economist Review For what it is the economist is a very good overall briefing of the world situation. Of course it's from a distinctively British point of view which can be rather odd from an American standpoint at certain times. Especially enjoy the science and technology sections that highlight the current trends in science that are unrelated to the fields that I normally work in. I enjoy the economist perspective in regards to Central Asia and China, areas that I don't have a lot of time to assess properly. This gathering together of different regions politics, technologies, problems, and aspirations is especially helpful when assessing how the US government is reacting to those areas. One last thing, in discussing Venezuela and it's political debacle that's currently taking place, The news outlets in the United States don't cover it or refuse to believe that there's anything wrong going on there in Venezuela. There will be a bloodbath, A rehashing of the same old communist socialist fight that has taken place many times in the last hundred years all over the world. This will be the next big story in the Americas. Thousands will lose their lives just because the communist in Cuba, Nicaragua, Italy, And the USA, Will do whatever it takes to maintain their hold of power. Not only should the economist do a special section on Venezuela that highlights and compares the current common struggle with the previous, communist struggles around the world, but it should also forecast the distruction that will take place. The bolivarian revolution Has resulted in a small cadre of ultra wealthy Venezuelans, all in the name of communism, who are totally out of touch with the realities of the pain and suffering they have unleashed on their fellow countrymen for years to come.
  • Perfect 5/5

    By kcd66026384
    Love it!
  • Substandard and Elementary 1/5

    By CHRISdappointment
    At first glance, the idea of The Economist App sounded spectacular. I immediately subscribed to the digital version and what a disappointment. The app is set up so that the reader has to find articles via blindly guessing what monthly edition the desired topic would've been associated with. Navigating the app to specific articles reminds one of flipping through that ancient dictionary in a library as a child. The customizability is the equivalent to a VHS tape in 2017. There is not one single personalization setting other than choosing a password for overpriced garbage. Do not waste your time, money, or excitement on this. There are free unaffiliated applications that are updated to this centuries' standards. Welcome to 2017. No, I do not want to flip through an animated magazine. No, I do not want to carry around a monthly edition of any magazine in my back pocket. No, I do not want to spend any more time pondering what this flop of an app could have been. Do us all a favor, scrap this s**t, and put some effort into it. Until then, -Subscription Cancelled
  • Content good App Marginal 2/5

    By Fishing Stretch
    Connectivity is intermittently not possible. For the price this is unacceptable!
  • Great App 5/5

    By jas_thornton
    Better than reading the news.
  • Great content, great app (for the most part) 4/5

    By savoie.creative
    Obviously if you subscribe to the Economist you know how good the content is. On the app, one half star off for not being able to customize downloads. On my previous 16GB phone (why is that even an option?), the app automatically downloads new editions taking almost 1GB of data. Maybe it's not an issue with new phones, but I had to delete the app from my old phone since I didn't have room for the app and data.
  • Great find 5/5

    By Frostedquill
    The articles are well written, the research thorough and they cover a wide range of subjects. I leave every article having learned something new. So far I like the app, it's well organized. Just be careful about how many issues you download because they take up space. I keep an issue on my phone for when I'm bored.
  • Best news 5/5

    By Ricardo Anios
    In a world where journalism got mixed with social media, this one is by far true journalism that we need
  • Love the audio feature !! 5/5

    By MoPadder
    Very good audio download and playback feature!!
  • Simply the best 5/5

    By Wastee
    But you already knew that
  • Frustrating 2/5

    By Stormovik
    Does not always download issues. Have had problems with this app before, probably will get rid of it again.
  • Economist app 4/5

    By Coopermtn
    A little buggy at times, but the audio is well worth the price of admission; easy to read on my iPhone 6.
  • Cannot Download New Issues 1/5

    By tinu
    Been about five months now, I'm not able to download latest or old issues.
  • awesome app 5/5

    By AlphaAlphaAlpha
    well made app.
  • Love this app! 5/5

    By Kishita
    I love the audio option.
  • Econ app 5/5

    By JC2682
    Great app. Audio option is excellent!
  • iPhone 7 very buggy 3/5

    By Gb in NJ
    As noted by others, version on my iPhone 7 is full of bugs, especially with long delays in being able to access the new issues and then sometimes not being able to download at all. Version on iPhone 4S works flawlessly.
  • App is good when it works. 2/5

    By Jbeaird3
    Last week the issue wouldn't download. This week the audio doesn't work. The app is my primary way of interacting with The Economist. Please fix these issues!
  • Bugs on iPhone 7 2/5

    By mdaniels3000
    Love this app, but on iPhone 7, new issues fail to download. The app has to be deleted and reinstalled...every week. Functionally unusable.
  • Latest update flawed 1/5

    By lost in Granada
    Love this app, but this latest update doesn't work
  • Again problems. 1/5

    By Nomad171972
    After each upgrade something is wrong. This time it has a problems with playing audio sometime it refuses to play. Besides the last position of listening after switch to another task is losen. It's shame that so serious magazine hired so inept software team. Outrageous
  • Frustrated 2/5

    By Kalnas try
    Love the newspaper but the app itself is weak. I only pay for a subscription for the audio edition and it goes down every few months. Been reinstalling the app for a week and I still can't get the audio edition to play
  • Dishonest Subscription Renewals 2/5

    By AdamAq
    I was disappointed to find out that to unsubscribe from the service, I needed to call in, rather than do it online. I made sure to call well in advance of the new term that my subscription was to start, and was disappointed to find that they charged me for three more months of service in January, when the paid for service doesn't start until March. Bad business practice, in my opinion.

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