The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 1.8
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 38.05 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 423 Ratings


Each week over 1.5 million subscribers trust The Economist to help them make sense of the world. Join them with The Economist app. Free to download. New users can subscribe to The Economist within the app and take advantage of an introductory 12-week subscription offer. Users on iOS 10.2 or below will need to update their phone to access the app. Otherwise The Economist classic app is available to enjoy our weekly edition. Already a subscriber? Simply install the app and sign in with your Economist details. The Economist is a trusted, independent, finishable filter on world affairs, offering in-depth analysis of business, finance, economics, science, technology, arts and culture. Whether it’s the latest developments in the Trump administration, the rise of automation in the workplace, the economic impact of environmental change or the case for legalising drugs, The Economist has it covered. App highlights: • A morning briefing to prepare you for the day ahead (Economist Espresso) • A daily selection of curated articles, combining news updates with highlights from the weekly issue • Full access to the weekly edition of The Economist (digital and audio versions) As well as full access to the weekly edition, the app includes additional daily updates with articles from along with Economist Espresso, a morning briefing highlighting the most important things you need to know each day. All of the articles from the weekly magazine are available to listen to in audio, along with selected daily updates FREE TO DOWNLOAD Full app features: • The weekly edition available every Thursday evening London time • Audio versions of the weekly edition read by professional broadcasters • Daily Picks: a daily selection of curated articles • Economist Espresso: a morning briefing published every weekday, and on Saturday • Notifications of the latest cover stories and key articles • Reading times highlighted on each article • Bookmarking to allow users to save articles for later, or create their own collection • Support for iPhone and iPad SUBSCRIBING IN-APP • All users on iOS 11.2 or above can subscribe to The Economist within the app and take advantage of an introductory 12-week subscription offer. At the end of the introductory term, the subscription will automatically renew onto a quarterly subscription at the standard price • Annual subscriptions are also available 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. • Introductory offers, annual and quarterly subscriptions automatically renew • Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the current period, at a cost of £44.99/$45.99/€69.99 (for a quarterly subscription) or £159.99/$189.99/€229.99 (for an annual subscription) • You can manage auto-renewal 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 • Full terms of use can be found at • Privacy policy can be found at



  • A step up

    By garrett_oh
    This app is definitely a step up from the classic app; the design is modern and there’s more content. I would love to browse content by category, but some might consider that bloat to a sleek app. I have two complaints: 1) The scroll bar stays dark in dark mode. This makes it hard to tell how far into an article I’ve read. 2) Text in cannot be selected by tapping and holding. I often want look up words, but I can’t select text to get the look up option.
  • Needs text selection feature

    By ChristianH008
    I like the design of the new app. However, it’s lacking one essential feature: Text selection. Not being able to select or copy text makes dictionary lookups cumbersome. If this was included I would give all five stars.
  • Even the largest font is too small

    By Denyur
    Please allow for much bigger fonts. The current largest font is too small. The old app allowed to zoom in to change the font sizes and much bigger ones were available. This is my biggest issue before I even contemplate renewing.
  • Great Content, please consider Apple Watch

    By med student001
    There are no bad ideas just those that are too early. Now that the Apple Watch has gained popularity and function and Bluetooth headphones have proliferated. please consider rereleasing the watch app. Thanks
  • Worse than the old app

    By Martin needs a nickname
    The new app no longer downloads whole issues and is dependent on a network connection to properly load articles with images. This makes it useless during my commute, constantly showing empty space where charts and images should be.
  • Needs improvement

    By RJ Turing
    I urge the developer teams to make the design more aesthetic before adding new features. Performance should be enhanced, too.
  • Audio Update (AMENDED)

    By Keydet
    So, when you update the audio features, where did you put them? I can’t find the audio on my iPad or my iPhone... I STAND CORRECTED, THE AUDIO COMES IN AFTER THE TEXT Also, have you looked at the app on an iPad Pro 12.9? Just curious if that’s the polished look you want.
  • Audio edition doesn’t work well

    By aariaa
    The audio edition barely works in this new update. I also miss being able to create audio playlists of articles. The previous version was much better for this
  • Doesn’t remember places

    By hdv2018
    The app doesn’t remember places when i quit the app. I have to scroll down to the article/paragraph i read last time.
  • New app review

    By joelmartin.rph
    I like the overall design and combo with expresso edition but 2 main things I noticed that have become issues - the button to play audio is embedded in the article which makes it easy to accidentally click and start audio accidentally which can be annoying; also the new app does not regularly remember where you left off in the weekly edition like the previous app did causing repeat scrolling to find the last article.