The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 2.10
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 52.99 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 5
From 5,650 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



  • Wish I could save articles offline

    By archangels89
    Wish I could download whole issues with images for offline viewing. Currently you can only download the audio, but there is no clear way to download whole issues with text and images.
  • 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. Do not subscribe for audio!!
  • The Ad is ugly.

    By zzddffggxx
    The ads under the software are annoying and ugly.
  • Please fix audio playlist customisation.

    By Ken Waters
    I used to love listening to The Economist audio edition until a particular feature was removed. I used to be able to organise my audio playlist in a specific order; the world this week, then the business section, then finance, and afterwards a few select articles chosen among the remaining sections. I was able to go through the edition and organise everything once, then start and stop listening with the confidence that the playlist remained in the order I prioritised. Now whenever I add to the audio playlist it's always ordered in the way The Economist is (The World This Week, Leaders, Letters, etc) and I can arrange the playlist to my priority, which I used to do for the past few I don't even want to bother with The Economist at all since I now have to either keep track of what I listened to manually and/or keep adding/removing to the playlist in order to listen while I'm doing other tasks. Very unfortunate. It would be VERY much appreciated if the feature to customise the order of the audio playlist is made available once again. Thank you.
  • Wish bookmarks sync with webversion

    By Big69Daddy420
    Solid app but I wish there was better integration with syncing bookmarks to the webapp
  • Exactly what I need

    By eodbfjd
    For someone who hates reading news but feels obligated to, this app is perfect. A daily dose of curated, well-rounded articles. When I’m done, I’m done. The whole edition of the magazine/newspaper is great but I just can’t manage to read it every week and get overwhelmed. Please keep this app, Economist!
  • Good

    By Baconbohn
    A little obtuse when trying to find old articles, but overall an excellent app. My favorite news source.
  • Great app, great content

    By lykedawg
    Loving my subscription to the economist. Insightful articles with global viewpoints and the app itself works perfectly and includes audio versions of many of the articles.
  • Vision

    By i wanna be sedated
    There are factors that contribute to our daily efforts to travers our world. The Economist provides more perspectives than all other media/news outlets. I can discover international as well as national influences that allow me to see the factors influencing the world. It is fun.
  • Best news app

    By CaliGal1978
    Unlike every other news app which is a never ending rabbit hole of news, the economist gives you 5 stories a day and shows you if you’re caught up. It’s a great way to keep up with the worlds news without getting lost in the never ending news cycle. I love the economist and love the app even more.