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The Economist for iPad

By The Economist

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• Our app is free to download
• Read or listen to a selection of must-read articles chosen each week by Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist
• Subscribers enjoy full access to each week’s issues and analysis

A smart guide to the forces that shape the future, readers access an essential global briefing on business, finance, economics, science, current affairs, technology and the arts from The Economist each week.

• Read or listen to each week’s full issue from Thursday 4pm EST/ 9pm GMT. Read or listen to each week’s full issue every Thursday, before it hits newsstands.
• Pre-download The Economist and enjoy offline reading anytime, anywhere.
• Seamlessly move between our reader and audio features.
• Store and access back issues.
• If you are a registered reader, you may purchase single issues using in-app purchase.
• Subscribe within the app and get full access to and The Economist apps.

• 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

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.

What's New in Version 3.2.12

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Customer Reviews

I love the Economist but not the app

The App is essentially a crippled version of the website. Even things like copy/paste, which you can do on the web, are disabled in the app.

Additionally, there are simple and frustrating inconsistencies between the iPhone version and iPad versions. For example, on the iPhone I can keep the 3 weeks of audio downloads and then they're automatically removed. No such option exists on the iPad version. It's as if the Economist mobile development is done by two team who don't talk to each other.

Lastly are the ever changing glitches. You'll need to sign out and in again this week, next week something else. Feedback is the app is responded to, but largely ignored. Bulk deletion of past weeks is a pain (something you'll notice if you're a long term subscriber).

Nearly perfect news / magazine app

This app exemplifies the very best regular reading of magazines or regular news. Other apps focus too much on formatting output forcing you to scroll... This just presents the content and gets out of your way. I really love reading the content without it trying to format as it would a printed magazine. I can't tell them that enough.

Another flaw, however, is the advertising. I pay for a subscription, and as such I expect no adverts. It's somewhat upsetting that even subscribers have to deal with ads which I have little tolerance for.

Does what it should

If you are looking for this app to deliver the functionality of a website let's be real; you use tablets and phones for convenience. The computing power will not be that of a laptop or desktop. That being said this app is pretty awesome; very minimal adds, easily navigable, and nearly identical to the print edition (I wish that I could thumb to the back to see the financial indicators and recommended books)

The Economist for iPad
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  • Category: News
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  • Version: 3.2.12
  • Size: 25.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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