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
4,161 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

  • Great 5/5

    By Fjohnson
    Love the subscription, love the app. The app is easy to navigate by selecting the week then the specific content.
  • Well Done UI 5/5

    By akwtm@icloud
    This app is a smooth seamless interface to The Economist. All issues available on the go.
  • Great App 5/5

    By ThAtDiRtYcUbAn123
    I have read and loved the printed version of The Economist every week for years. The app just makes it that much better. Intuitive, easy to use, and portable anywhere.
  • Good but buggy 2/5

    By Bkfunk
    I get a notification that there's a new edition available. I tap download...And nothing happens. Then the issue is impossible to download. I have to uninstall the app and reinstall it.
  • Best news 5/5

    By Budjet
    Clear writing combined with great choices on content. The app delivers the content very cleanly with the benefit of audio.
  • They got it right. 5/5

    By ericofboston
    It's a great app now.
  • Can't download most recent issue 1/5

    By Mrmotorycle
    It works on my iPad but not iPhone. This is common with updates to the Economist app. A serious let down in quality control. Fire your developer and hire a new one that can actually deliver a product that works and doesn't drive your customers away.
  • New issue problems 1/5

    By KeynesNow
    New issues won't download properly. This has been a problem for months.
  • Great News App! Love the digital audio. 5/5

    By Artruisms
    I appreciate the option to have the news read to me while I drive!
  • If only downloads worked.. 1/5

    By BoborigmusV
    Best news magazine in the English language, and a generally good app with serious problems downloading new issues. Support has me deleting and reinstalling the app every time it fails to download, which happens more than half the time. This has been going on for about a year or more and makes the whole experience a real pain. And no, restarting phone or deleting history doesn't work.
  • Best magazine on the market 5/5

    By jhawxfan
    Coverage of world events is superb. Articles aren't overly long and easy to read and digest. And the obituaries are wonderful, I read them even when don't know who they are.
  • The best 5/5

    By Adam_Wolnski
    Seriously, the best.
  • Well done 5/5

    By Jsp543
    Intuitive interface, and great audio versions of all articles. This ones a winner.
  • Downloading problems 3/5

    By reviewersb2299
    Have huge problems downloading old issues, downloading multiple issues at the same time, swiping between issues while downloading will cancel the downloads, closing the app will cancel downloads. This really needed to be fixed.
  • Very well written 5/5

    By Mktbiker
    I really enjoy the weekly Economist, especially the digital version that I can listen to on my iPhone when traveling to work. The articles cover a variety of topics from science to business to world events.
  • Love app but what's with the audio? 4/5

    By Cartoast
    Please fix downloaded audio on iPad version
  • The download button is broken on the iPhone 1/5

    By t8robot
    At the moment, the app is useless. How did this get past QA?
  • Very good 5/5

    By Stmcxxx
    Great magazine, no complaints about the app!
  • Great app, easy to use 5/5

    By Ghnfyj_
  • Clean and easy 5/5

    By c55r
    Nothing less than my usual expectations from the Economist. Probably one of the best apps on my phone.
  • New glitches and why am I getting advertisements? 3/5

    By Xantar 1
    I have been using this app for over a year and have a full online and print subscription. All of a sudden, the last two issues have been giving me problems when they are released. In order to download the new edition, I have to delete the app altogether and re download it. Only then can I download the new edition each week. On another (and maybe more frustrating note) -- why did the Economist start including advertisements in the audio version of the editions? I pay for the subscription so why would I have to be subject to listening to an ad to subscribe? Very annoying...
  • In-Depth Analysis From A Unique Perspective 5/5

    By ex2bot
    The Economist digs into important news and politics from a European perspective. The app is been working fine for me so far. It has controls to change the text size as well as a button to reverse the text to white on black. Organization makes sense, with letters and important topics on top, followed by news organized by world region. Highly recommended if you want an unusual perspective and in-depth reporting and analysis.
  • The Economist provides breath of sanity in weird times 5/5

    By v1nsai
    Happy to support their excellent reporting
  • Great App 5/5

    By Stridereq
    This latest version of the Economist App is first class and does everything required with speed and elegance. Downloading over Wi-Fi is recommended as a slow cellular connection can result in downloading difficulties.
  • Excellent app, excellent audio 5/5

    By Cameroncj
    The audio feature is a pleasure to listen to and a great way to stay up to date on the latest Economist stories.
  • Outstanding 5/5

    By The last king of Prussia
    All the news that fits with a perfect balance of brevity and depth.
  • Back to being a great app 5/5

    By Boothill resident
    They fixed the crash upon launch of the previous version. It's now back to being a great app.
  • New Issues won't download 2/5

    By 505655321
    I love the app but for one thing: almost every other week the new issue won't download - you have to delete and reinstall. So, if this happens to you - please don't do web searches, restart your phone or otherwise waste time. The only fix is the reinstall. Please fix this!!!!!
  • Hi 3/5

    By E سرحان
  • Great magazine app 5/5

    By Ktlikes
    This app makes it easy to read on the small screen and the larger iPad screen. Best magazine format I've found. The fact that it's a great way to keep up with international news is the real reason to get it. Great all around.
  • Fantastic! 5/5

    By Zanep1988
    Love this app! Very informative.
  • One issue 4/5

    By 5173$27
    Sometimes when a new issue is released it goes through the downloading process, only the button doesn't change from "downloading" to "read", it goes back to "download". I have to delete and reinstall the app to get that issue. It's kind of disappointing do to that when I have amassed a collection of previous issues downloaded in the app, and I have to see them go when I have this new issue downloading problem forcing me to reinstall the app. Other than that the app is fine.
  • Essential. 5/5

    By revan1701G
    The Economist is a wonderful source of timely, interesting, and balanced perspectives on world events.
  • Awesome, but buggy 3/5

    By jrb33
    Love it, read it every week. Most recent episode won't download, though, which is the first time I've seen this bug. If it works, five stars.
  • great 5/5

    By Teptonic
    i love it!
  • Good newspaper, good app 5/5

    By amaleewilson
  • One of the best app for magazine ; I only use tablet and phone addition for reading.. 5/5

    By Nchhangani
    Great app
  • Great app! Especially the audio downloads 4/5

    By RadOncRad
    Easily listen to the economist audio version with this app Excellent content The app has some bugs and sometimes navigation can be difficult (thus 4 stars)
  • 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.

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