The Economist

The Economist


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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 1.9.6:

- Fix to the issue where audio playback skipped before the end of an article. Please contact us if you continue to see this problem after updating the app.

- Other fixes to audio playback.

- Various other bug fixes.

Lists with The Economist

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

Comments and ratings for The Economist
  • (59)

    by Bamshad Pahnfar on 04/05/2015

    After updating the app, it shows me the error "please connect to the internet and try again" while my wifi is connected and the other apps connect to the internet without any problem. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the app but the problem didn't resolve. Please help me if possible.

  • (59)

    by tan George on 04/05/2015

    Have been using this often but recently cannot load the latest issue.. Something is wrong with the app!

  • (59)

    by Rajesh K Parikh on 04/05/2015

    Good One with rare download problems

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    by Reinhold Vieth on 04/05/2015

    I have for the audio, But it doesn't work! The audio sounds like a bunch of chipmunks chattering

  • (59)

    by David Fitter on 03/05/2015

    On my new phone app won't pick up latest digital copies available

  • (59)

    by tayab uddin on 02/05/2015

    just awrsome

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    by Nik Porteous on 01/05/2015

    No problems for nearly a year and last couple of weeks its been buggy on my android phone and issues won't download at all on an android tablet. Will probably end my sub if this isn't sorted out. Annoyed.

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