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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 2.3

Improved the speed and reliability of the edition download


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Customer Reviews

Good app, with some room for improvement

I love the the overall UI design and the high quality content of the magazines. However, each issue takes ages to download due to the relatively big size. Also, each app update wipes out the downloaded issues for no apparent reasons, which is a pain. At least there should be a warning in each update description, so users can hold off updating until they've finished reading the downloaded issues.

Updated app and removal of back issues

This version of the app does not provide access to back issues (prior to early-2015) as the old app did (prior to version 2.0). Essentially the 2.0 update (and IL) deleted all the old issues from my tablet. THAT is Not cool. I'll do my own deleting on my tablet, thanks.

With that in mind I have removed this app as I have enough to read (that I PAY for) without being annoyed by the shenanigans of a free periodical. I suspect that IL will soon be asking US readers to start paying up. And fair enough, I certainly WOULD have paid up, but not after this stunt.

Crashes all the time

I was previously a big fan of this app, as I love The Economist's Intelligent Life magazine. However, the app just seems to freeze and crash now, and is essentially unusable at this point.

Intelligent Life
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3
  • 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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