The Economist Classic US

The Economist Classic US

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Current Version: 4.3.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.40 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 34,623 Ratings


The digital edition of the The Economist weekly magazine with audio, Users on iOS 10.3 or above can explore an expanded version of this app, incorporating daily and weekly updates, along with a morning briefing by searching for ‘The Economist’. Readers can access their essential global briefing on current affairs, business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts from The Economist each week. Download the free app to: • Enjoy three free articles a week, including the cover leader • Enjoy the content of the weekly newspaper in an easy-to-use format • Save articles to read offline later • Get alerts when the new issue is available along with notifications on cover stories, breaking news and analysis. • Subscribe within the app and get full access to and The Economist apps • Share articles via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook • The app presents a great digital native reading experience for readers allowing for font size changes, Night Mode and other convenient user friendly qualities. In today’s changing world, the one thing that’s certain is uncertainty. Make sense of it all with The Economist. SUBSCRIBING IN-APP • 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 ALSO AVAILABLE ON IPAD 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.




  • Limited functionality

    By Robinanyc
    When reading on the treadmill or similar, i often accidentally swipe to the next article rather than paging down. When i go back the app puts me back at the start and i have to scroll around to get back to where i left off, which is annoying. Also if i want to reread an article, i have to scroll through issues as there is no proper search feature. On the bright side the ability to navigate through articles and ads is good.
  • not at the standard of a paid app

    By mjblanchard
    Recently the app keeps deleting issues that I have already downloaded, forcing me to download them over and over. This is a paid app, and an expensive one at that. Please fix it.
  • Please fix customisation of audio playlist

    By Ken Waters
    I used to love listening to The Economist audio edition until a particular feature was removed. I used to be able to organise my audio playlist in a specific order; the world this week, then the business section, then finance, and afterwards a few select articles chosen among the remaining sections. I was able to go through the edition and organise everything once, then start and stop listening with the confidence that the playlist remained in the order I prioritised. Now whenever I add to the audio playlist it's always ordered in the way The Economist is (The World This Week, Leaders, Letters, etc) and I can arrange the playlist to my priority, which I used to do for the past few I don't even want to bother with The Economist at all since I now have to either keep track of what I listened to manually and/or keep adding/removing to the playlist in order to listen while I'm doing other tasks. Very unfortunate. It would be VERY much appreciated if the feature to customise the order of the audio playlist is made available once again. Thank you.
  • What a ripoff. Shameful.

    By crankyprof
    I’ve been a subscriber of The Economist for more than a decade. I recently renewed my subscription in the new iPad app, and discovered that I can no longer access The Economist content on the Web or on Android devices. This has always been possible: I subscribe to “The Economist”, not “The Economist on iOS devices only”. When I renewed, there was no disclaimer, no warning, not indication whatsoever that I will only be able to access my subscription on iOS devices. Is this a ploy to double-charge your subscribers, trying to get readers to pay for the same content separately on iOS and Android? Or just incompetence? Either way, this brings shame to the legacy of The Economist.
  • Audio feature needs help

    By ahc10
    I use this app primarily for the audio feature. I listen on my commute to/from work. When the audio works, it’s great, but this feature is pretty buggy, and now, it seems to have completely stopped. Please fix ASAP! I crave my daily Economist fix!
  • Please fix the audio X button

    By Az khan
    Audio is my most used feature on the iphone app. When you want to go out of the audio menu while playing audio, the X at the left top corner does not respond in iphone xs max all the time. I have to keep tapping at it. I have the latest iOS.
  • Terrible application

    By Percy3859294
    Amazing content but horrible app. It doesn’t let me pause or fast forward and sometimes prevents me from accessing its audio files.
  • awkward giant fonts can’t be shrunk

    By Djmski
    The smallest font setting is way too large. Unreadable on the iPad Pro, and awkward on the iPhone XS. These giant fonts have been an issue since the 2017 update. When will it be fixed? Just allow the fonts to be adjusted to a size that is standard on all other apps, eg Kindle, NY times.
  • Great content but terrible app

    By Marcela Grld
    The Economist audio app should be much better. If anything, it seems to have worsened over time. It used to allow to play just a selected playlist. Now that option is no longer available. Second, if I stopped listening to a story mid-way, next time I opened the app, it would pick it up where I left. That’s no longer possible so I have to start from the beginning. This is very unpractical if you are using the app while driving during your commute.
  • One feedback

    By Asianblackhairgirl
    Marking one the texts!!! Really Like highlighters!! When i read this magazine on my iphone i often get lost!!