The Economist

The Economist


(4 stars)


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1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • Cool layout (black/white)
  • Audio articles
  • Good free editor's highlights
  • It takes too long to download issues
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Expert's Review

"The Androidified Economist"

Reviewed by / Jan 25, 2012

The Economist is the official app of the globally well-known magazine

Whether you're subscriber, follower or just you don't even know The Economist, this app is a good way to enjoy its content from your Android. Of course there are difference: if you're subscriber you'll have access to all the content. If you aren't, you will have free access just to an editor's highlights, a compilation of articles (but no worries, that selection is interesting enough).

Download each week's issue to your device to read it offline. If you aren't subscriber and you want to read the full issue, you can buy it from the Android market (it costs around $6). Swipe to turn page (to the next article) or download audio option to listen to it. Switch layout (night/day) to black and white (better black to save battery). Change font size, share articles or lock screen orientation.

Enjoy from now of The Economist free content by downloading the app. If after checking the full index an article that spark your interest, go buy it and get the full version of the magazine. Directly from the Android market. It seems that some users have noticed forcecloses or device heating. We didn't, so we can say that happens in all device. Recommendable app.

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Developer's original description available here
The best way to read The Economist on your Android device.

The app is free to download and includes free access to the Editor's picks – a weekly selection of articles from each week’s edition of The Economist.

Digital and print subscribers to The Economist receive unrestricted access to each week’s full print edition.

• Each week’s issue available from 9pm London time each Thursday
• Download each issue to your device to read without an internet connection
• Switch easily between reading and listening with The Economist in audio
• Store and access back issues
• Purchase single issues in app
• Subscribe from within the app for full access to The Economist on Android tablets, Android smartphones, the Chrome Web store and
• Share articles via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook

The Economist on Android operates on tablets and smartphones running Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.

Should you require any assistance using our app please visit for answers to frequently asked questions as well as ways to contact customer support.

Recently changed in this version

Dear Reader,

Updated in 1.9.5:

This update contains enhancements and bug fixes. These include text rendering improvements and enhancements to audio playback.


The Digital Editions team.

Lists with The Economist

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for The Economist
  • (59)

    by Joydeep Ghosh on 02/02/2015

    Makes for easy reading across devices. The best part is that the content is the same as the print edition. No changes. Keep it up!

  • (59)

    by Mat O on 02/02/2015

    The app is great but the audio function still cuts off the last two or three sentences on each article! And this has been the case since over 6 months, please finally fix this issue!

  • (59)

    by Joshua Adams on 31/01/2015

    Articles are top notch but the app reading experience could use some work

  • (59)

    by kanu mitra on 31/01/2015

    The earlier version used to download issues in units. It let you read each unit even if the entire issue couldn't be downloaded. The last few updates have been terrible. If you lose your Internet connection midway through the download (happens often in India) you restart the download from zero. I don't understand how this is an improvement.

  • (59)

    by Waleed Baig on 30/01/2015

    I bought galaxy NOTE 4 and the app shows that I can enjoy gift subscription but I can't have access to premium subscription.. Plz resolve this issue

  • (59)

    by Alan Tejada on 30/01/2015

    Also now it won't work (activating digital acees )

  • (59)

    by Joseph Hardie on 30/01/2015

    Keeps downloading the magazines as soon as you touch them. Also, no podcasts.

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