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 1.9.4:

This update contains enhancements and bug fixes. These include the fix for a black screen crash when reading an article experienced by some readers and the audio truncation of articles on occasions.


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 Sue Ann Tan on 02/01/2015

    Keeps randomly download cover image on storage device. constantly deleting files.

  • (59)

    by Miguel Dias da Silva on 02/01/2015

    Slow to show new editions, block frequently, could be redesigned for a much better user experience

  • (59)

    by John Gunner on 02/01/2015

    The only way I can read this excellent magazine in Australia so have to suffer the failed downloads and frequent freezing of articles which require a reboot to overcome. Plenty of room for improvement

  • (59)

    by Al Beeman on 01/01/2015

    Getting The Economist read to me is the highlight of my week. Best magazine & best app!

  • (59)

    by Thomas Kelly on 31/12/2014

    Easy and intuitive access to issues, but the audio feature regularly jumps to the next article before reaching the end of the current article.

  • (59)

    by Suvesh Sinha on 31/12/2014

    Poor app, crashing a lot

  • (59)

    by Dwayne Lasrado on 31/12/2014

    High quality information provided. Keeps the reader well informed.

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