Quartz is your guide to the global economy. We cover the most important and interesting news, with a focus on how businesses and industries are changing.

The main experience of our app is a continually updated news briefing written by our journalists around the world, along with insights from our reporters and members. It's free to read. If you want, we'll also send you notifications throughout the day that keep you informed without being annoying. (They don't even buzz your phone.) Our goal is to help you understand how the world is changing, while respecting your time.

You can also become a member of Quartz to add your own insights to our coverage and enjoy member-exclusive coverage throughout the app. Quartz membership requires an additional purchase.

Let us know what you think at Thanks!

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What’s New

Version 2.0.2

Hello, hello, is this thing on? We've had our heads down working on this all-new version of the app. Seriously, we built it from scratch. A little hard to write release notes when everything is new, but here we go...

The main experience of the app is a news briefing written by our reporters around the world and augmented by insights from our members. That's the biggest change for existing users: Now only members can leave contributions on stories. We hope you'll consider supporting Quartz's journalism by becoming a member.

We also got rid of following people and topics, so we no longer display a feed of what you're following, either. Instead, we poured all of our energy into making the home tab as good as it can be.

Our push notifications have been totally overhauled—both how they work and how we write them. We think you'll love the new experience. You can learn more and customize the notifications you receive in settings.

Quartz members will also find their experience in the app is much improved. We've got a new tab where you can find our latest member-exclusive reporting and an archive of every field guide.

Oh, and dark mode. We've got one, and it's so beautiful, you might be tempted to leave it on all the time.

Those are the highlights. You'll find plenty more that's new as you use the app. You might even find some bugs, which we hope you'll send, along with any feedback about this new version, to Thanks!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Alex Rundle ,


One thing I loved about Brief wasn’t that you didn’t have to make a profile and commit to an app, it was quick and easy and worked on the tube for my commute. I made a profile for this app and it automatically followed 400 people I didn’t want to?

The Monk One ,

Garbage compared to brief

The original quartz app was one of the few news experiences that both worked on the tube and delivered news in an engaging, entertaining way. I used it daily. This, i’ll be uninstalling. Bring back brief!


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26.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
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In-App Purchases
  1. Quartz monthly membership £13.99
  2. Quartz yearly membership £91.99


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