The Economist Classic US

The Economist Classic US

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Current Version: 4.2.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.04 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 27,755 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.




  • Best content. Worst technology.

    By RobertoStorio
    The Economist continues to follow it's business model for its digital edition - best content, but worst technology. Improved from the past but still lots of problems. The font size almost always reverts to default size when going from one article to another on iPad or iPhone. Also, if you don't do a perfect 180 degree swipe you'll go to the next article rather than go down or up. I just tried to read an article while petting my cat. Not possible. I kept going to the next article because my downward motion using only one hand wasn't straight enough. None of the downloading problems of the past, but still definitely the most technologically challenged app of all the news sites I use.
  • Okay, but could be better

    By Bhensarl
    App is buggy. Sometimes won’t play when app is in the background. Should have a slider to set the playback speed instead of only a few options (0.5, 1.0, 1.5). Often very slow to respond if it hasn’t been opened in a while. Such a great source of news should have a better quality app.
  • No audio unless the app is open!!!

    By Khgfcre
    Seriously? If this doesn't get fixed soon, I'm canceling my subscription. I'm a big fan of you guys and everything you do. Been using the app for years. But come on... Also, can you PLEASE add a sleep timer to the audio. Every other audio app I use has that function.
  • Words matter

    By joejoe the dog faced boy
    These words matter. Concise and clear. Very astute insight into world affairs
  • finally

    By LTR2
    Great content. Place retention is much better. Remaining problems: can’t expand graphs that are too small to read and font reverts to small frequently.
  • Review

    By Mike dematties
    Enjoy the Audi part of the app. Kind of a pain because I have to re-download the issue after the app has been closed for any significant time.
  • Very poor app experience

    By Phil_Hong
    Would you please do something to improve this app? First the audio cannot be controlled at will. I wish I can pause the audio at will but the control bar is normally hidden. I have to call out the buttons first. I don’t like this design. Secondly, the audio always stops when this app is running background. Why not giving me an option to play the audio background?
  • OK but Audio Experience Continues to Slide

    By JasoniTunesReviewer
    I used to like the mixed media in the app but with the classic edition the audio quality went down, many more glitches in audio downloading, and the audio speed adjustment have have disappeared, been hidden, or stopped working at various points and speed controls are essential for me (iPhone 7, iOS 11.4). I have switched to the podcast version for consistent audio and speed adjustment functions. To set that up log in to then use google to search for economist audio. Annoyingly on iPhone you must use the Apple podcast app to get the URL but you can then paste the url into any app. On the podcast I can’t: -Choose my play list on a weekly basis depending on time and interest. Technically possible but I would need to fetch a new URL from the sit every week. -Easily see the article title so if I have to flip to print versions, I can do so quickly. -I can’t see KALs cartoon.
  • Night Mode doesn’t work

    By Saunders1994
    Love the Economist. However this version of the app has a faulty night mode. Everytime you change articles I need to reset night mode. This is incredibly frustrating. Also when moving from article to article why can’t the app remember my previous location in an article. The old app could.
  • New version app is not as good as the older one

    By app enduser123
    Following the app update recommendation, the new version of the Economists app stop playing unpredictably: when you pause and replay, the app sometimes does not respond, needs to reboot the tablet or cell-phone in order to solve this issue. Not as good as the older version!