The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 2.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 38.06 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 561 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



  • Can’t Lookup

    By HKChai
    This new app no longer allows selecting a word from an article to lookup from the iOS built-in dictionary.
  • Are you planning on enabling screen dictionary? It’s an essential feature to me.

    By hdv2018
  • Fonts and other

    By Denyur
    Here we go. Version 2.0 but even ‘extra large’ fonts are still tiny. And reading an article and swiping left or right (sometimes accidentally) and going back does not remember the last position. Anybody listening?
  • Great app and an even better newspaper

    By Al-Swearengen
    The Economist is one of the few papers I can trust to give me an intellectually thoughtful, uniquely interesting take on the news. I cannot think of another news source that blends sophisticated reporting with satire and polish. The app is a pleasure to use and looks fantastic on an iPad.
  • Audio totally broken, won’t even download!!!

    By Appster3020
    Articles don’t download or play. Progress bar stays at zero, no error is reported, no sound comes out. Try it! Nothing!
  • Special report: only one article available

    By Malcompliant
    This week’s special report about a next recession has 5 articles. Only one is available in the app’s weekly edition. Also, it appears at the very bottom, beneath the obituary, instead of before the businesses section as in the Classic app. Please compare this week’s special report in the new app vs the classic app. If it makes a difference, this is the US edition.
  • Still promoted to enter iTunes password on v1.9

    By johnny5_alive
    I’ve upgraded to v1.9 and I’m still being repeatedly prompted to enter my iTunes password. This was supposed to be fixed in v1.8. Please fix... this is making me not want to pay for your publication
  • No downloads

    By flo6790
    Really, no downloads of issues for offline reading? Deleted.
  • Brilliant

    By Subscribing Member
    I used to use to Classic application, which is a major drag. This application, however, has almost everything I have been longing for. Related articles at at the bottom, I wish they could extend beyond the current newspaper, easy audio/streaming access and a cleaner layout. On the wishlist I would say, please add search functionality. Thank you for this, it is much appreciated.
  • Good when the content is delivered

    By itskyslhxlhdkgs
    The app itself is good but the content does not update. I am stuck with the edition of last week, no way to get the new one.