The Economist Classic (US)

The Economist Classic (US)

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-10-03
  • Current Version: 4.2.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.04 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 26,381 Ratings


The Economist weekly magazine, digital edition 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 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. SUBSCRIBING IN-APP • Purchase a quarterly subscription to the full edition of The Economist for USD $45.99 or an annual subscription for USD $189.99. • 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 for more information. • Full terms of use can be found at ALSO AVAILABLE ON IPAD 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.



  • crashes

    By way way uptown
    Often, the download of content is incomplete. The background download fails, so you only get part of an article. When you swipe down, you get blank space and the app crashes. Extremely frustrating.
  • Can’t Magnify Images

    By Trksak
    I used to be able to magnify images by just clicking on them. That functionality has been lost in recent updates. Please fix it. 9/14/18 update: Still the same. Why has this been so hard to fix? Now I can’t download the new issue on my original IPad to read while exercising.
  • Very Enjoyable

    By Canteatscenery
    Long term subscriber, very easy to read and research by topic.
  • Advertising bug

    By BertMiami
    I can not get past the Brightline advertising. It forces me to go to their website. If I carefully swipe to go the next article it swings back 10-15 pages. When I try again, same thing happens over and over again. I understand you need subscribers to get advertisers, but charging a high subscription fee only to annoy readers is maybe not a good business model. Can you come up with a subscription model to opt out of advertising?
  • Finally they it bloody right

    By Golux
    Works well in my car, jumps to my Bluetooth headphones, works well on mobile. Sharing works well. My only gripe is that the charts and diagrams can't be enlarged on mobile, the way photos can, for detailed viewing. Carrion, chaps!
  • Great user experience

    By St. Louis Fan 1234
    One of the best magazine apps out there. A great way to read The Economist’s content every week.
  • Excellent source of well written information.

    By WGM45
    The Economist is the best single source of weekly information available. The app allows the entire magazine to be down-loaded so that it can be read on airplanes and other places with patchy access.
  • App locks up

    By sueb-TX
    Love the content, not the app. It really doesn’t work. It’s unresponsive when I touch a section. I’m trying one of their other apps before I drop my subscription.
  • The Economist

    By MGH2018
    This is the once a week read that gives me insight to world affairs. Furthermore in these troubled times I trust what I read and have had this level of confidence for many years. Please keep up the excellent work.
  • Easy and reliable

    By Tibyra
    The app is as strong and reliable as the content. I have no complaints whatsoever.