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The digital edition of the The Economist weekly magazine with audio,

Users on iOS 10.3 or above can explore an expanded version of this app, incorporating daily and weekly updates, along with a morning briefing by searching for ‘The Economist’.

Readers can access their essential global briefing on current affairs, business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts from The Economist each week.

Download the free app to:

• Enjoy three free articles a week, including the cover leader

• Enjoy the content of the weekly newspaper in an easy-to-use format

• Save articles to read offline later

• Get alerts when the new issue is available along with notifications on cover stories, breaking news and analysis.

• Subscribe within the app and get full access to Economist.com and The Economist apps

• Share articles via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook

• The app presents a great digital native reading experience for readers allowing for font size changes, Night Mode and other convenient user friendly qualities.

In today’s changing world, the one thing that’s certain is uncertainty. Make sense of it all with The Economist.


• Subscribe annually, quarterly or buy a single issue. 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.

• Annual and quarterly subscriptions automatically renew. You can manage auto-renew 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.

• The app may offer a free trial. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Cancellations must occur 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Visit http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4098 for more information.

• Full terms of use can be found at http://www.economist.com/legal/terms-of-use.


Simply search for The Economist in the App Store to download the app for free.

Please note that this app requires iOS 8.0 and above. We recommend you update to the latest version of iOS to receive the best possible experience.

What’s New

Version 4.4.1

- Minor bug fixes & performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

EtheSpike ,

Content is great, but app has annoying bugs

UPDATE: the latest app update resolves the crash issues that I and other users reported. So I’m restoring my rating.
I love the magazine, but as others have reported the app is now unusable because with the most recent update it crashes constantly - I cannot get through even one article. I hope this is fixed soon...

Earlrond ,

Convenient substitute for the printed version

*** Review update:
Version 4.4.1 fixed the crashing issue that surfaced with an earlier update. The app now functions as it used to and serves as a good substitute on the iPad for the physical magazine. My appreciation to the developers for squashing this bug.

*** Original review (1 star):
The app was fine until the latest version, but now it is unusable: swiping down in an article causes the app to crash on my iPad Pro. Makes reading a bit difficult. Oddly enough, the iPhone version seems okay. Please fix this, otherwise I will not resubscribe.

Soon-to-be-ex-reder ,

App is a piece of crap: I would fire people who are in charade of digital

I like the magazine, which contains a lot of shallow analysis for a trained economist (we make fun of Economist all the time), but better than other options. The problem is that the implementations of digital edition is so poor. They do not understand some people do not get subscription through Apple (they cannot recognize subscription obtained not via Apple). A lot of ads interfere with the article,s making impossible to read some articles due to ads. I see that Economist is also going down, slowly compared with other old media, but steadily, unless they change people in charge of digital.


The Economist Newspaper Group Inc.
23.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



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