The Economist Classic US

The Economist Classic US

  • Category: News
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  • Current Version: 4.2.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Android
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The Economist Classic US App

The Economist weekly magazine, digital edition Users on iOS 10.3 or above can explore an expanded version of this app, incorporating daily and weekly updates, along with a morning briefing by searching for ‘The Economist’. Readers can access their essential global briefing on current affairs, business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts from The Economist each week. Download the free app to: • Enjoy three free articles a week, including the cover leader • Enjoy the content of the weekly newspaper in an easy-to-use format • Save articles to read offline later • Get alerts when the new issue is available along with notifications on cover stories, breaking news and analysis. • Subscribe within the app and get full access to Economist.com and The Economist apps • Share articles via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook • The app presents a great digital native reading experience for readers allowing for font size changes, Night Mode and other convenient user friendly qualities. In today’s changing world, the one thing that’s certain is uncertainty. Make sense of it all with The Economist. 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 http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098 for more information. • Full terms of use can be found at http://www.economist.com/legal/terms-of-use. 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 Classic US app reviews

  • App won’t play audio files 1/5

    By lilannaye
    Audio files will not play. The audio files are a major reason I have this subscription. Fix asap please. Digital audio content is so much easier to consume for people with busy schedules.
  • Fantastic, but 2 annoying bugs... 4/5

    By Jezza6969
    It really bugs me that when swiping back to an article you have been reading it always scrolls to the top of the article. It’s annoying that it’s too easy to accidentally swipe away from an article and then lose your place when you swipe back. The other annoyance is when it sometimes doesn’t remember the font size I like, and you need to re-choose the desired size. (Maybe that has been fixed as I can’t reproduce it right now.) Content is fantastic - which is the primary reason for 4 stars. I also like the ability to listen to the articles when travelling.
  • No need to read anything else 5/5

    By oms nabs
    Liberally opinionated , highly informative in business and politics, from now on The world is in your hand
  • Not great 2/5

    By A bad application
    Probably the least reliable app on my phone and also your phone.
  • World in 2019 audio 4/5

    By Kube42
    A few issue deletions, forced app restarts, and days later; all is well for now. Original Review 1-star iPhone X iOS 12.1 audio for the World in 2019 edition will only play if the phone ringer is on (not vibrate) and the app is open with the screen on.
  • Great but for one annoying UX issue 4/5

    By Dhdiisjeh
    I love the Economist, and this app is well-designed. The fact that there is an audio version of each article is great. However, the “swipe to next article” feature is way way too sensitive!! It’s very frustrating when I am scrolling vertically and accidentally move my finger a millimeter to the left, and the app moves to the next article. Compounding my frustration is the fact that when you go back to the article, it starts at the top so that you have to find your place again.
  • Continuous problems using in the subway 1/5

    By Davidnyc10024
    What should be the perfect subway read is a constant frustration of being declined because not able to verify identity to waiting for a advert to not load. Get out of your ivory tower economist
  • Good Content, Glitchy App 2/5

    By Cole.kv
    Love the content. The app is glitchy. I cannot get audio to play often.
  • Great audio experience 3/5

    By tstahl
    I love The Economist. Great news source with great audio versions of articles. The audio playback is buggy and frustrating. Currently playback stops when I click off the iPhone screen. Also audio playlist is extremely slow to load, freezing for about 20 seconds. These problems have happened before, were apparently fixed, and have now returned. This is an experience not worthy of The Economist’s high standards. I will give a five star rating when fixed.
  • Reporting vs Editorializing 3/5

    By Tex Ed
    I’ve been a subscriber of The Economist for many years. In the last five years the reporting has become skewed further and further to the left. Instead of reporting the facts your readers are being subjected to editorializing by your writers. No one ever calls the queen of England Liz. She is always referred to as Queen Elizabeth. While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was addressed as Madam Secretary not Clinton. The current leader of the United States should always be addressed as President Trump not just Trump. Furthermore when your writers do attempt to report, their obvious bias and animus towards President Trump is bordering on juvenile. Your editors should temper the slanted adjectives and outright insults used in your articles toward President Trump. I don’t expect anyone to support any particular politician but I do expect respectful reporting without the progressive screed of late. From a disappointed subscriber.
  • Comprehensive 5/5

    By LeeB65
    I believe that the Economist is the most balanced, informative and comprehensive world news out there. I hope they have another 175 years. :-)
  • Fine Journalism 5/5

    By GabeStacy
    Simply the best
  • Analysis for a never ending news cycle 5/5

    By Jay18117
    Removed from partisan bickering, and the nonsense of the 24 hour twitter news cycle, The Economist provides all the news you need to know. That’s why it’s trusted by CEOs, and world leaders. Also the last hope for those who believe in a more open society.
  • Engaging and Insightful 5/5

    By Mchi2015
    I have never been as compelled to read articles as I have with the Economist. I generally find other sources’ news/opinion articles not engaging and thus not compelling to try to read, but the Economist has been intellectually stimulating. I find it a good mix of theory, thoughtfulness, awareness, and relative objectivity. It’s a refreshing changed from our current cultural climate of dogmatic partisanship. The app itself functions well and is user friendly.
  • Best economic and geopolitical publication 5/5

    By FYATHYRIO69
    World class for breadth, depth and balance.
  • Terrible customer service 1/5

    By paul sanwald
    I paid for a yearly subscription, and lost access to the app. After 6 weeks of talking with customer service, they can not restore my access or give me a refund. Apple will not give a refund for subscriptions after a certain period of time, despite it being a yearly subscription. I wouldn’t recommend this app to anyone.
  • Best News Source Out There 5/5

    By MetalAuthority
    The Economist is thorough, fair and pleasantly rid of the emotional hair-pulling most news has become; a refreshing willingness to ponder questions without easy answers, and where they do provide an opinion, it is well reasoned, stated openly, and empirically supported. Support news worth of supporting! Read The Economist!
  • Updated print edition? 3/5

    By svordidas
    I was interested to read about the recent update to the print edition in light of the fact that the app hasn’t even been updated for iPhone X, which came out over a year ago (the notch covers the text). Also the text size options only range from very large to comically gigantic, and can’t be set to adjust dynamically to the iOS settings. Images and charts are low quality and not interactive like with the New York Times digital edition. Enabling this functionality would be great for their new “Graphic Detail” section which, in its current static form, is completely pointless. Confusingly, some images can be selected and rotated, zoomed in, etc., while others can’t. The iPad version is an unimaginative wall of scrolling text that utterly fails to capture any of the design aesthetic of the magazine. It’s like they literally just copy+pasted it into a text file. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Economist and have been reading it every week since 2006 but they are falling seriously behind in the digital transition.
  • Ads 2/5

    By BOObIE LOVER69
    Why do I pay for an Economist subscription and still get ads on the app?
  • One of a small list of International publications that is Trustworthy. 5/5

    By TechPhilosophy
    I’ve been reading the Economist since 1978, when I moved to London to work. I have changed significantly since that time, and I mean philosophically. But I still enjoy their expertise that is not poisoned by American politics. I’m retired but writing and have always enjoyed learning about economics, especially international theory. I don’t get the planner anymore. If you want to know what the hell is going on in the world, The Economist probably had a feature on it a few years ago. Seriously, they had one on Loyds of London increasing their premiums to reflect higher natural disasters due to global warming 20 yrs ago? I have never heard this mention in the US. Doesn’t make climate change a hoax. The other feature was on the disappearing usefulness of men. Published long before white men started killing themselves and others. I don’t know if the is even a correlation but I have 3 adult sons and they agree that women kick men’s butts in work efforts, emotional intelligence and healthy living including exercise. Plus they look so much better than men. May they continue the good work.
  • Essential Reading 5/5

    By JAM9798
    In a busy life, we need a go to source for world news written with perspective and smarts. It’s important to push ourselves to learn more about things outside our daily lives. Each week I get surprises too. The Economist is my go to. Thx.
  • Amazing content. Terrible functionality. 2/5

    By Rss25722005
    The economist is the best news outlet. Hands down for objectivity. But the app is absolutely awful. Freezing, laggy and bad.
  • Issues with navigation / downloads 3/5

    By banifa
    The app keep deleting issues. The message saying that “you are running low on disk and we have deleted issues to save space” is bogus. I have 250gb with 209gb available! Please fix Navigation: it is hard to find an article when someone knows the magazine. You have to scroll down to find a section. It used to be easier.
  • Great magazine, app has bugs 3/5

    By David55usernames taken
    There seems to perpetually be one aggravating bug or another in every update. For a while, there was one article in each issue that I couldn’t read because as soon as I tried to scroll down my screen would go white and stay that way until I swiped forward or back to a different article. With the redesign, the app doesn’t remember my place in the issue and keeps returning me to the opening article when I pull up the app (even without closing it). Not sure what the exact memory load is that causes this to happen but if I’ve let a couple of hour pass between clicking the app then it seems to happen. I’m using an iPhone 6s. All that said, still worth using because it’s the economist.
  • Thanks! 5/5

    By cleosgeo
    Thanks for shedding light on the important issues happening all around us! Clear, balanced approach is helping keep my mind calm in the eye of the trump-storm!
  • About the audio edition 2/5

    By frinkle
    The audio playback part of the app is very buggy. You have to play it in the app. Migrating the files to other apps creates chaos. You want listen to the app in the car but it frequently just stops for no reason and has to be rebooted. So you have to stop the car to attend to it. There are only a couple of play back speeds. The buttons are tiny. Often a large chunk of the audio will not be in chapters so you can’t find your way around. The app starts very slowly and then it won’t play until you go back one chapter and then forward to try again. Sometimes it just won’t load so back you quit the whole app going through the swiping and back chaptering all over. The readers are great. The content of course is superb most of the time. The audio app is the problem
  • Issues don’t show up 1/5

    By ZachF123
    I get a message that “There are no issues available. Please check your internet connection and try again later.”
  • Good but with bugs 4/5

    By AjG2018
    The app freezes often with the audio version. The design is nice and easy to navigate
  • Comprehensive, objective, source of news 5/5

    By seattleshirley
    I turn to the Economist weekly for both national and international news. I am wearied by US television news sources, each which carries its own version of the truth, conditioned by political motivations. I am therefore limiting televised news, and am relying primarily on the Economist for trusted, comprehensive, factual reporting. Thank you for your honesty and effort. Independent, fact-based, news media is critical to a healthy democracy.
  • Reader review 5/5

    By jrwende
    Well thought out articles with opinion usually clearly stated. Factual information seems mostly unaffected by editor bias . A refreshing journal of global issues.
  • Dual brain action 5/5

    By Bellco90
    The best feature by far in the app is the ability to listen to a news topic while simultaneously reading another topic! This method allows for double knowledge absorption. In addition, the app is SO easy to use and manage! Hands-down my favorite news app, even above CNN! 💁🏽‍♂️
  • Audio experience is still a wreck 2/5

    By vpribish
    The economist content is fantastic, but the audio version and embarrassing failure. It halts, crashes, the pause button is desynced easily, it loses your spot, forgets the speed setting. The progress slider is terrible, audio quality is not as good as it was. This is table-stakes stuff for a world class publication but you are failing so hard that I hesitated to recommend it to others!
  • Worse with every update 3/5

    By Alr3adY Tak3n!
    The content is excellent. Audio options are great and the British accents make it complete. Why does this app make it so hard to listen? The list of bugs and glitches just keeps getting longer with every new update. Please fix it, or better yet, stop trying to fix things because you are making it worse. Just quit and go back three or four versions.
  • Love the economist. 5/5

    By Shalini sharma
    The best magazine in the market today. Keep it up and thank you.
  • A decent app for an excellent newspaper 5/5

    By CollegeGamer
    The app is reasonably easy to use, although it is a bit old looking. The content is great. I really like how all the articles can be listened to although I don’t like that functionality to fast forward and pause recordings of articles is not provided
  • A world view vs the daily talking heads of US 5/5

    By Biden2020
    There is a lot going on in the world and the US we pay too much attention to claims and counterclaims of our political system. Economist is readable and informative – not that common in today’s sources of news
  • Subscription rip off 1/5

    By Tnrchrds2
    I have been a subscriber for 40+ years. I switched to digital several years ago subscribing through iTunes. Whenever my subscription renews on iTunes I have to call Economist customer service because the apps don’t recognize the renewal. Now I found out from them that the iPhone app and iPad app have to each have a subscription. The single subscription made on one device will not work on the other. This is crazy for one of the most expensive subscriptions there is. Also, this should be disclosed on the App page.
  • Good content, but Bluetooth audio need work 3/5

    By nergllak
    I love The Economist, but I’ve had trouble with the app with two different Bluetooth audio devices— on the latest, a pair of apple earpods, the sound cuts out as soon as my phone goes to lock screen. On the former, a bike speaker, the sound was glitchy. Other audio apps like Spotify work just fine with both.
  • Bold Ideas 5/5

    By Quiet Story Approved
    Never before we have needed thinking and ideas such as The Economist presents. This magazine is vital and necessary reading for anyone who believes the world can always be a better place.
  • Economist app 5/5

    By Tom P t
    The content is wonderful. The weakness of the app is that it automatically updates the issue that you have loaded. This is an issue on the Boston subway. I loose the connection and cannot read it because the partial update stops.
  • Brilliant Interface for Global News and Opinions 4/5

    By onemcos
    While the reportage provided by the Economist is excellent and augmented by clearly articulated opinions, the previous iterations of the Economist’s iPhone presence were clunky and unintuitive. This app integrates experiences like the a curated list of articles presented daily below my favorite, the Espresso section which provides snippets of information to wake up to. It has become a staple to my daily life. My one quirk I think should be addressed is the ability to highlight and copy text, and look up words. This functionality isn’t possible in the app while it is in, say, the New Yorker’s Daily app. Also, in the stand alone Espresso app there is an easy way to export the quote of the day to my notes. Integrating that feature into this app would round out the already outstanding interface.
  • Love content - hate webcast player 5/5

    By Alekspost
    Amazing content but keep struggling listening it while commute: - Stucks and requires to press forward and backward buttons so that audio can play again. Have to manually then comeback to the place where left. - need to restart an app to resume playing.
  • Great content, poor app 2/5

    By bruinslacker
    The audio player fails to behave as expected much of the time. I have problems pausing and restarting the audio using my headphones. The Bluetooth connection in my car is a nightmare. I sometimes spend 2-5 minutes in my driveway trying to get it to work before beginning my drive. Otherwise I’ll fight with it while driving and cause an accident. The articles are informative and thoughtful. The audio recordings are clear. I love the content I get from this app, I just dislike interacting with it.
  • Good. 5/5

    By SNCC fencdd
    Brilliant magazine, and an app that gets the job done.
  • Economist is awesome, this app is fine 5/5

    By Jeremy_Gr
    I actually prefer reading the Economist on my PC, but they’ve stopped supporting the app, probably because most people read it on other platforms. The problem with the iPhone app is that while text sizes can be adjusted, pictures, graphs, and cartoons cannot be enlarged. It regularly happens that I simply can’t see something well enough in order to understand it. Apart from that, the app is fine and I think the Economist as a publication is simply invaluable.
  • Dysfuntional 1/5

    By Wangsondon
    I'm not clear on what improvements have been made to this app. It doesn't look very good and the audio is terrible. The voices sound tinny and the speeds are screwed up with normal being very slow and 2x being too fast. The app will lose your place in whatever you were listening to if you are closed out of the app for too long and the speed resets as well. I'm sorry I updated it. New bugs have now appeared. If you’re listening to the audio and get a phone call the app will freeze and lose your place. It will revert back to whatever article you started listening to the last time you opened the app.
  • App not very good 2/5

    By Rob Hackett
    If you are in an Internet censored country (eg China) downloaded audio content will try to authenticate (and fail). You won’t be able to play the audio content until the authentication fails, so you will press PLAY, but wait a solid minute for the app to respond and start actually playing. This is not for downloading new content, this is for content that was downloaded in the app and stored in the iPhone.
  • App not very good 2/5

    By Rob Hackett
    If you are in an Internet censored country (eg China) downloaded audio content will try to authenticate (and fail). You won’t be able to play the audio content until the authentication fails, so you will press PLAY, but wait a solid minute for the app to respond and start actually playing. This is not for downloading new content, this is for content that was downloaded in the app and stored in the iPhone.
  • App not very good 2/5

    By Rob Hackett
    If you are in an Internet censored country (eg China) downloaded audio content will try to authenticate (and fail). You won’t be able to play the audio content until the authentication fails, so you will press PLAY, but wait a solid minute for the app to respond and start actually playing. This is not for downloading new content, this is for content that was downloaded in the app and stored in the iPhone.

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