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 years....now 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.
Solid app but I wish there was better integration with syncing bookmarks to the webapp
For someone who hates reading news but feels obligated to, this app is perfect. A daily dose of curated, well-rounded articles. When I’m done, I’m done. The whole edition of the magazine/newspaper is great but I just can’t manage to read it every week and get overwhelmed. Please keep this app, Economist!
A little obtuse when trying to find old articles, but overall an excellent app. My favorite news source.
Loving my subscription to the economist. Insightful articles with global viewpoints and the app itself works perfectly and includes audio versions of many of the articles.
There are factors that contribute to our daily efforts to travers our world. The Economist provides more perspectives than all other media/news outlets. I can discover international as well as national influences that allow me to see the factors influencing the world. It is fun.
Unlike every other news app which is a never ending rabbit hole of news, the economist gives you 5 stories a day and shows you if you’re caught up. It’s a great way to keep up with the worlds news without getting lost in the never ending news cycle. I love the economist and love the app even more.
Many years ago I picked up The Economist at a dentist office started reading it and instantly forgot the drilling noise, audible inside the waiting room. Haven’t put it down since. The app makes it even easier to continue reading common sense, and to-the-point journalism. There’s little left of this kind of reporting, analyzing and unbiased editing. I am a creative in design and advertising, yet it’s The Economist that makes me smarter in meetings with executives from all kinds of industries. There, The Economist has been my little secret over the years.
Obviously the Economist is most valuable for its content. I won’t comment on that other than to so I would be subscribing even if the app were poor. But the app is by far the best news/magazine app I’ve encountered. (And as a news junkie, I’ve encountered plenty.) The Economist has but the kind of thought about usability and clarity that goes into their writing and charts into their app design. I shows.