The Economist for iPhone

The Economist for iPhone

  • Category: News
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  • Current Version: 3.2.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Android
3,964 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

  • Outstanding 5/5

    By The last king of Prussia
    All the news that fits with a perfect balance of brevity and depth.
  • Great 5/5

    By Yalapeno
    One of my go to apps. Performance and reliability lately has been great. I typically use to download and listen to the audio edition and playback of issues has worked well lately.
  • Lack behind 2/5

    By Once-a-PC
    why can I write a comment about an article within the app? Why isn't there live news update as same as the website?
  • Great app 5/5

    By MJ McBride
    I love this app. Great easy navigation, cool audio, downloads. Great interface.
  • Awesome app and content! 5/5

    By Cosmaracoare
    Excellent and balanced content that puts to shame most of the informational garbage that floats around presented in a friendly way. The app crashed few times taking down with it my bookmarks but this is not a big deal.
  • Please Read This! 1/5

    By Bobbbbbbb
    Please (I am begging you!) update the audio section of the app! It is WAY too sensitive and every time my finger SLIGHTLY pulls down on the article list, the playback section pulls down with it. It drives me insane!!! Makes it nearly impossible to select a different article to listen to, at times. Please! Please! Please! Fix this issue so I don't end up throwing my phone against the wall one day. Other than that, spectacular job! Thank you!
  • Irritating 1/5

    By Zingalingaling
    App doesn't work can't activate my account Called in three times and still no go Very frustrating
  • Real journalism... very scarce these days 5/5

    By lpgpsousa
    In the age of social networks that distort reality and hackers manipulate information, that then get picked by fast food journalists, please make your brain excercise a little and read The Economist
  • Simply the Best Reporting and Analysis 5/5

    By Whimster
    Therefore I overlook any glitches. Eventually they'll get fixed in due time. Glad that they don't make upgrades incessantly.
  • Superb simple intuitive 5/5

    By Kiwi Sailor
    Excellent app that does all it should, simply, fast and intuitively. Always accessible once downloaded, easy to navigate, would be hard to improve...
  • Best magazine app around 1/5

    By zadnor
    Until recently, this was the standard for magazine apps. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked on my iPhone for some weeks now. It always says I have no internet connection even when I absolutely do
  • finally 3/5

    By LTR2
    Great content. One continuous annoyance: it tantalizingly shows you your spot in an article you are part way through, then snaps you back to the beginning, leaving you to scroll down and find your way back to your place. The content s still top notch. Why can't it just keep our place?
  • Great app 5/5

    By PatrickEconTech
    I used to find it hard to finish a full edition each week, but the mobile edition is much more suitable for me. Very user friendly and great to have a full Economist library on my phone.
  • Great app 5/5

    By Emoji_DC
    Intelligent articles. Love the audio.
  • Good App 4/5

    By BigJaredMax
    Besides some minor design issues, this app has worked great. I use it to listen to the economist while driving, and it works well for that.
  • Great mag. Decent app 4/5

    By Adnoance
    Works 98% of the time!
  • Love the audio edition 5/5

    By Mcinto11
    The audio edition is the reason I'm an Economist subscriber. Love the readers. Controls of audio are not available in all audio screens for some reason. To advance / go back in audio playback I need to exit audio screens then go back in. These controls should be available by just tapping the bar at the top of the screen. Otherwise, it's excellent.
  • Quality User Experience 5/5

    By mnattier
    Easy to use & love the word for word audio that helps process an entire issue when reading the full paper copy may not work some weeks with your schedule. Plug your headphones in, sit back, relax, and get updated. It's my favorite part of the week when I get to relax with the Economist.
  • Why can't it detect when a new issue is available? 2/5

    By marmotzero
    One of the key selling points of this app is that you can start reading the magazine before the print edition is delivered, however this app seems unable to detect new issues. Today a new issue was released, and it didn't show up in the app. I tried closing the app and re- opening. I tried logging out and logging in. I tried deleting old issues. The only thing that finally worked was to delete the app and re-download it from the App Store. That's dumb. Maybe add a "refresh" button?
  • Please update this app 4/5

    By User888888888888
    The economist is THE GREATEST. I love this newspaper. Please make an app edition in which I can highlight :)
  • Great content 5/5

    By FollowChrist
    Love the economist
  • Works great 5/5

    By Blake Kavanaugh
    Great publication and great app. Fixed some audio issues too
  • New version not downloading 1/5

    By EricHoo
    I could see an new issue coming but could not download it in China even with VPN, which helped always before. I deleted the app and re-downloaded it, "sorry, no content available", oops ... BTW, I am a Chinese man and hate your tone and your prejudice towards China. It shows how little you know about China about Chinese people and about the changes these years! Some of your critics are objective but most are subjective. The western people are fooled by you like idiots. But I still read your magazine because I just want to see how bad you can do.
  • Fast and thorough 5/5

    By John Sweeney
    Seems to me I get it all on the app. Not as many ads as paper. I still enjoy the hard copy but am happy w this if need be.
  • Economist saves the world 5/5

    By Spotify Sam
    Every day, the Economist gives me useful information to further my understanding of the world.
  • Balance 5/5

    By Youngt2729
    I like reading The Economist for it's balanced outlook on the world politics and economics. I look forward every week to reading the obituary which generally gives me a good look at a life well lived and guides me on how to live my life fuller. It is also humorous and a dry English way.
  • Economist app review 5/5

    By Gautam Balakrishnan
    I have several magazine apps and none have the seamless look and feel, the fluidity and ease of navigating like the economist. It's superb. The auto download feature keeps me updated and whenever I get the time I read a few articles. The ability to share is also wonderful. Highly recommend
  • Best of the best bews 5/5

    By eman4305
    This magazine reports news in the least biased terms I have found yet at a time when people get the news that just reinforces their own opinions be it left or right here is news that tells the facts without an agenda. The iPhone app is easy to navigate and picks up where you left off. That is why the Magazine costs more than any other and it is well worth it
  • Economist Ap 5/5

    By HReader
    This ap is well done and easy to use. The Economist comes right to my phone, keeping me informed and engaged on important issues.
  • Excellent, as the content inside 5/5

    By Galaxy_84
    Excellent app, perfect companion to the print version. On iPad it's even better! Love the Economist
  • Useful App 5/5

    By Lovin' good sound
    Like and use the app consistently for the Editors' Picks
  • Constant issues 1/5

    By Texasmav
    I'm regularly finding myself having to delete and download again the app. The issue won't download, the pw won't be recognized. Getting frustrating.
  • Economist 5/5

    By wpick66903
    I have not had any problems. I like it
  • Eh 1/5

    By Xavier 1243678
  • Download button doesn't work on version 3.2.10 3/5

    By ESLlearner
    Great app and magazine, but the button to download the December/10th edition stopped working. After tapping on the button nothing happens. Pls help!!
  • Excellent 5/5

    By Strangeloop2718
    The content is thoughtful as usual. The application is simple and elegant and works well offline. I'd tweak some small UI behaviors, but hard to expect a lot more from a newspaper / magazine app.
  • Good app 5/5

    By Vivekkik999
    I would appreciate if you update the app in tandem with your website so that we don't have to download the magazines to read the news and also get the updated articles as on your website.
  • Review 5/5

    By Seanjohn399
    Great service and convenient
  • Great except file deleting 3/5

    By Polotunes (c)
    Great app overall but they seriously need to address file deletion. I always delete each issue after reading but the app size grows every week regardless. In need to delete the entire app and download again every month.
  • Life changer 5/5

    By Arthur Grizzle
    Incredible coverage of global affairs, read to me by lovely British voices! Changed my commute. Changed my life. The main reason I still subscribe to the paper magazine. If other traditional publishers caught on to this the world would be better.
  • Buggy app 1/5

    By jtothet29
    Subscribed a week ago, paying for a whole year. First time a new issue is delivered it won't download. Just sits there and does not react to any input. Troubleshooting says if that happens, it's because of device's date/time, which is not true as mine is getting these from network by default. Had to uninstall app completely and reinstall to get the latest issue. Lame.
  • Not usually a big e-reader fan 4/5

    By Getswifty
    ...but I'll make an exception as this app is easy to use and the interface although standard works well.
  • Great App 5/5

    By 146Scott34
    Great App
  • Ads are unacceptable! 1/5

    By Dunzag
    With such a pricey subscription why am I having ads shoved down my throat every other page?
  • Best news app by far 5/5

    By Appman5605
    Audio/read app is absolutely fantastic. Thanks for creating it, worth every penny. And of course the content is excellent.
  • A great read! 5/5

    By oldannyboy
    This app is a great way to read a great newspaper. I only wish the bookmarks feature in this app caused those articles to be saved in the subscriber's Timekeeper section in the Economist's website.
  • Excellent objective world news source 5/5

    By bert wilson
    Excellent objective world news source. Especially in today's age. The audio option for the whole magazine is awesome too!!! I have been a subscribers for 10 years.
  • Have updated everything necessary 4/5

    By EBODKing
    Love this app. Auto downloads could be better, but everything else is there :)
  • Good 5/5

    By MSR23456
    Nice app. Love the content. At one stage it took up a huge amount of memory (700Mb), despite deleting all psst issues. But, I deleted and reinstalled it, which fixed things.
  • Great relevant news and editorials. 5/5

    By RMLundeen48
    I just started my online subscription to the Economist and I could not be more pleased with the relevance of the content. A global view of critical events and trends. It is my number one weekly read.

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