The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 2.7
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 52.66 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,973 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 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 The Economist 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 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 • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable • Full terms of use can be found at • Privacy policy can be found at



  • New update issues

    By Chief_pie
    The latest update keeps sending me to the current week’s edition when I am trying to listen to the previous week. Very frustrating when I’m trying to navigate through articles from the previous week and keep losing my spot.
  • Notification Spam

    By Malcompliant
    I'm a paying subscriber and I feel this app to sends me too many notifications - including, hilariously, about articles I have already read. I only want notifications once a week when a new weekly edition is available. Please provide more granular notification settings so we have that kind of flexibility.
  • The audio consistently doesn’t work, don’t pay for this!!!

    By Appster3020
    They don’t care about this app. The audio just doesn’t work much of the time. This issue is persistent, I doubt they ever will fix it! No other apps that I use have this issue.
  • Can not activate digital subscription on website

    By ozzyjithu
    Buying subscription from the app, doesn’t allow you to create an account on Which in turn means that I can’t read an economist article from browser. I called up the customer care twice and they are so un-helpful ... worst service ever period !!! They told call Apple and tell the issues. If economist folks care to read this review, please tell me how to link the subscription I paid via this economist iPhone app to activate digital access on economist website ?
  • Should say....

    By gwlk
    This app costs $$$$$ Disappointing to hear.
  • Cancel subscription.

    By Rusticflyer
    How do I cancel my subscription? The subscription page only has options to renew. :(
  • Sharing content

    By JMDSilvey
    Hello - I would like to recommend a small improvement with the app: would it be possible to allow the quote of the day to be shared to FB, Twitter, text, etc? Currently the quote can only be directly shared through the Espresso app. I would like to see the same function in the Economist app. Please let me know if I can further clarify. Thank you for considering.
  • Crashes too often

    By Atidefan
    The last version or two of the app are unstable. Crashes within a few moments of opening an article. Impossible to read anything. Normally a 5 star app, but not worth a single star right now.
  • What is it doing to overheat my phone?

    By stanekam
    The Economist has great content and strong app design. However, there are times where it consumes insane CPU cycles or downloads crazy data and begins to heat my phone to unreasonable levels. Very bad for battery consumption as well. Please fix.
  • Get smart

    By Markclayton04
    How does such a smart magazine keep making such poor decisions about its app providers?