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The Economist

The Economist

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 1.8.3:

This update includes general enhancements and bug fixes. We continue to work on fixes for the remaining audio issues reported by several readers. Thank you for your patience while we fix this these.


The Digital Editions team.

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

Comments and ratings for The Economist
  • (58)

    by Mohammed Qasim Al-Darwish on 17/09/2014

    Huge I.provements needed. Downloaded content had to be redownloaded after updating the app.

  • (58)

    by Kristy Feldman on 16/09/2014

    The app does a great job of presenting the articles in a visually appealing way and are easy to access through the table of contents. The audio has never worked properly on my samsung galexy tablet. Audio works well on the iPhone app

  • (58)

    by Lars Kraack on 16/09/2014

    This application continually checks the subscription status by internet. I try to read The Economist on the train where internet is patchy. Often I am prevented from opening an issue I have been reading for the previous 5 days.

  • (58)

    by Bob Gillingham on 15/09/2014

    Sound app and good reading as well.

  • (58)

    by Stanislav Stepniewski on 14/09/2014

    If I try to do anything else while listening to the podcast, the audio will stop, and my progress lost. The iPad app is so much better.

  • (58)

    by Glen Cox on 14/09/2014

    Not even a single visual hint as to how to escape from this all-capturing trap of an add? Not good enough for subscription payers.

  • (58)

    by Stuart Browne on 14/09/2014

    The best weekly read