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The Economist

Publisher: The Economist
Price: Free with In App Purchases
Compatibility: iPhone & iPad

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App Description

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Each week over 1.5m subscribers trust The Economist to help them make sense of the world. Join them by downloading The Economist app.

The app includes The Economist today, a handpicked daily selection of the best of our journalism, along with the full weekly version of The Economist newspaper to read or listen to on the go.

Already a subscriber to The Economist? Simply install the app and sign in with your Economist login details.

The Economist is an award-winning, trusted filter on global affairs, offering in-depth analysis of everything from business, finance and politics to science, technology and economics. It covers every region of the world including the United States, Britain, Europe, Asia and Latin America. The Economist is also available as a weekly magazine.

App highlights:
The Economist Today: a daily selection of seven articles, combining news analysis with highlights from the weekly issue
Economist Espresso: a short morning briefing on the day’s global agenda
The Economist weekly edition: full access to the weekly version of The Economist
The audio version of the weekly edition to listen to on the go
A selection of our podcasts, including The Intelligence, a daily burst of illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents

App features:
A morning briefing on the day ahead
Timely analysis of the world’s biggest stories, updated by the end of the day
The weekly edition available from 9 pm every Thursday evening London time
Audio versions of the weekly edition read by professional broadcasters
Reading times highlighted on each article
Bookmarks to save articles for later or create personal reading lists

Subscribing in-app
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At the end of the introductory term, the subscription will automatically renew onto a quarterly subscription at the standard price. Annual subscriptions are also available
You will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by Apple. Payment is charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase
All subscriptions automatically renew. Your account will be charged 24 hours before the renewal date, at a cost of £19.99/$19.99/€24.99 for a monthly subscription. Annual subscriptions renew at £179.99/$189.99/€279.99 (for an annual subscription)
You can cancel your subscription from your iTunes account settings at any time but you must turn off auto-renewal at least 24 hours before the end of the current period to avoid being charged again
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55607 ratings

Why does each article have an ad asking me to sign up the economist

I already signed up The Economist, but why does each article have an ad asking me to sign up The Economist? The most annoying thing is that it’s so easy to click the ad inadvertently while scrolling and reading an article, it then opens a browser, which totally destroys my reading experience.

Jan 07, 2021

News great, Ads not so great

The content and reporting from the Economist is top notch as usual. However a new ad system was implemented where a simple touch of an ad will force the advertisement content to open in my default browser. They have been set to be overly sensitive and don’t discriminate vs a tap with intent and one that’s simply just to scroll further down the page. This has created a horrendous user experience as I’m constantly having to switch back to the app after ungraciously been redirected to an ad I have no interest in. This is a recent issue, where they began by showing advertisements for their own offerings. And now I assume after compiling the rigged conversion rates to be able to pitch to advertisers ad space they are showcasing external third party ads.

Jan 11, 2021


If you have to choose only one news source ... this is it.

Jan 12, 2021

Only review I’ve ever written

The Economist is THE news outlet for being informed without getting too emotionally charged. They avoid verbose hyperbole while also being sure to avoid making grand assumptions based on directional leanings; this they allow the reader to determine at their own discretion. A great variety of topics by sensational journalists harbored worldwide. The perfect combination of brevity and depth. A sensational outlet that I have been reading for almost a decade, starting in late high school. Not too esoteric for younger readers or otherwise-specialized academics. Sign up!

Jan 08, 2021

The Economist is a must-read but...

... The Economist (Legacy) app is much easier to use if you like to read the weekly edition of the magazine.

Jan 08, 2021

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