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Intelligent Life

By The Economist

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The Intelligent Life iPad app is free to download and includes every piece from each issue of Intelligent Life, the award-winning magazine published by The Economist, covering life, culture, style and places. It publishes original features, memoirs, profiles and other articles by contributors including Economist staff, leading journalists from elsewhere, well-known authors such as Julian Barnes, Douglas Coupland, Carlos Fuentes and Margaret Drabble, and prominent photographers such as Tim Flach and Sebastião Salgado.

What's New in Version 2.0

The new app from Intelligent Life, compatible with all iOS devices, is now available. Issues downloaded using the old app are not currently available, but we will be publishing back issues from 2015 over the next few weeks. Every piece from the magazine is also available on our website,

This is the new app from Intelligent Life, replacing our apps for iPad and iPhone. It is compatible with all iOS devices.


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Customer Reviews

Baffling incompetence

For all their journalistic brilliance, the baffling incompetence of The Economist in the digital domain is almost comical. Neither the weekly paper's app nor this app ever seems to work properly. Right now, they managed to release an "upgrade" that wipes out ALL previous editions of the magazine. And there is no way of bringing them back.

I continue reading the weekly paper on paper. But I am having a hard time taking The Economist seriously.


I am really disappointed that I cannot retrieve the older issues and re-read them as I used to enjoy. If I knew that updating will delete older issues I wouldn't have updated. Please fix this issue as I am sure any follower of this publication will tell you.

App Update

If I had known that the upgrade would delete all
my previous issues I never would have upgraded.
Fix this and restore the issues or I will contact your CEO and tell him why I am canceling my Economist Subscription. Please terminate the idiot that had this Brilliant idea!

Intelligent Life
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
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  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 6.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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