The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 1.6
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 37.71 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 260 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



  • Asking for App Store password

    By cfobanker
    I feel that this vision asks for my Apple store passed repeatedly. Am I losing my mind, or are others experiencing e same? In both iPad and iPhone versions...
  • Good app, still some bugs

    By xiao ningchuan
    The app hasn’t been super stable but mostly usable. I especially like the “streaming” feature so you don’t have to download each issue as in the other app (Classic US, I think that’s the name). Every update brought some bugs and fixed some. Considering the version number of 1.x, it is probably expected. Ever since 1.5.1, I can’t access the previous editions from my iPhone X. Would appreciate it if you could please fix this soon! Update: there is a workaround to get the previous editions back. You have to delete the app and then reinstall it. But it really shouldn’t be like this way.
  • Bookmarked audio doesn’t work

    By Eke jerhjsjshs
    When I bookmark a bunch of articles and try to listen to the audio by going to the bookmark tab then pressing play. It never works. Then I have to go back to the edition tab find the right edition, scroll to the article and then press play. This is very inconvenient and frustrating and needs to be fixed quickly!!
  • Buggy and unusable

    By media-n
    Every time you open the app you must re-enter your Apple ID password. About half the time the app freezes when you try to switch which weekly edition you are viewing. Playing the audio version of an article almost always results in the app freezing when you get to the end of the article. This app simply doesn’t work a majority of the time - I love the economist but I can’t continue my subscription
  • Keeps prompting to login to App Store

    By johnny5_alive
    Several times this app prompts me to login to the App Store presumably to check my subscription. It’s annoying and distracting for a service that I’m paying for
  • New update

    By App reviewer!
    There is a major bug where the screen is wiped out. Sort this mess please
  • Please allow to look up words

    By Pateltejas
    The focus on few news articles is great! However many times I would like to look up some words used in app. It would be great if words are selectable and iOS look up mode is enabled
  • Every update makes it more unstable and adds bugs

    By djole78
    Not sure what’s happened, but over the last 6-12 months, your apps have deteriorated majorly to the point where this one crashes all the time. Please role back to a version from last year that did not have all of these issues :/
  • Can’t use ‘Look Up’

    By bshomb
    With this version you can no longer select text in an article, and because of this, you can’t lookup dictionary definitions using this iOS feature.
  • No economist espresso

    By Anonymous41909
    No espresso. Only thing I’d like to see is pagination on the full magazine but otherwise this is great