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 23,839 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
    Why does swiping down on the second article in Science and Technology crash this app? It happens about every 3rd month.
  • Nothing compares

    By AbiNYC
    The Economist print and apps are peerless. Save your time. Read this and only this for a pithy pointed view of world affairs, business and miscellany.
  • Ads interfere with switching between articles

    By 00Hein
    Good content but terrible app that crams advertising
  • 5 stars if split-screen on iPad

    By Yvan.Li
    I don't know why it always lack the split-screen support on iPad. Since lots of users take notes or search terms while reading, the support for screen slipping on iPad will definitely enhance the experience. So disappointed!!!
  • Buggy

    By disgruntled123
    Extremely buggy. Text in under the playlist for the audio edition gets on top of each other and is impossible to read. These issues have been present for months and under several versions despite the moron developers at TE knowing about it.,
  • Share feature

    By 5173$27
    I am very upset a out the share button now being disabled. I want to regain the ability to save the articles to Instapaper because of this app’s user hostile behavior like not saving the spot I was reading last and a broken night shift mode. I still can not get over the switch away from column text with pagination that was forced upon us in an update about a year ago.
  • App is buggy

    By RG&SV
    Can never read the last article before the Classifieds. Happens on every issue. Seems to be an app problem.
  • Ads interfere with many articles, making their app useless

    By Soon-to-be-ex-reder
    I have been a royal reader of economist for a couple of decades. I switched to digital edition since they started charging two to have both, and since I travel and move too much. The app is horrible. Especially with the ads, and they make it clear that ads are more important than readers. Every week some articles cannot be read because ads either before or after the articles interfere with the articles and make the app crash. Especially the ads with movement create bugs more often. I have been asking them to fix this for a while but they always tell me that they cannot fix this. With the declining quality in the recent years (many of my economist friends cancel subscription in the last couple of years because of the deteriorating quality), I might just not renew when the current subscription expires. It’s sad but the magazine is not what it used to be, quality wise, and in terms of the treatment of royal customers. And their digital team is so incompetent.
  • Best publication

    By tkhira
    I started subscribing to The Economist when in college (40 years or so ago). It’s a Superb journalism covering a large variety of topics. I trust this publication, I highly regard the knowledge it brings to me. It meets all my needs - starting from economics, politics, business all the way to culture. It pays attention to what is happening world wide. I eagerly look for new edition every week — and love the digital version. I carry it with me every where. Thank you Tahira k. Hira, Professor Emerita
  • Opinion

    By objective and loyal reader
    Concise, insightful and topical- my most important read of the week!