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Filippo · 8/9/2015
Looking forward to an update to Windows 10

This is a great application to read the Economist on Windows even when you are offline. Previously, it often failed to show or download the latest issue available, but the developers fixed this problem. On Windows 10, there are issues with font sizes: the text appears smaller than on Windows 8.1. In addition, it would be great to have a Universal Windows App, with an updated design that matches the new OS and the ability to run also on phones.

Mohit · 8/4/2015
Love reading through this app!

Like the app; only wish if there was a way to create bookmarks, highlight text?

Reviewer 8242 · 8/27/2015
Audio feature is a must!

Could you add audio download and offline listening to Windows version like we have for iPad and Android?

Jack · 4/19/2015

This is far superior to reading the Economist on its website on your PC. I have a Sony Ultrabook with an amazing screen and longed for reading the Economist with a similar experience to my iPad mini. Done!

Robert · 3/14/2015
Not working with the latest updates

This app has been buggy from the begin of use on a Surface 2. Now is just say that it won't work with this device. Time for some one to upgrade. I bought a subscription and hate to be limited to reading on my phone or desk. Get with it you app developers.

Jonathan · 3/2/2015
Nice on the Surface Pro 3

It definitely looks nice to read it more as a magazine as compared to my cell phone (Android) app. Really nice - and I'm glad that The Economist invested in the Windows App version. I just wish the audio edition for a given article would keep playing as I scrolled through the other articles...

Josh · 2/24/2015
Was excellent but stopped working

The app was really great, but I've been having trouble opening it in the past couple of months. The error I keep getting is "The Economist app cannot contact the server"

Joe · 1/23/2015
Charts too small (regression)

Recently the app updated so the total column width would expand from standard display (e.g. 4:3) to widescreen display (e.g. 16:9 or 16:10). This is a welcome change. However, there is a severe regression such that all charts are constrained to fit within ONLY ONE column. This is especially problematic for charts that have a lot of detail and are clearly intended to be displayed in a much bigger size, such as a large regional map. Currently the workaround is to enlarge the font size, which would increase the column width and in turn increase the chart. Must fix soon!

Norm · 9/13/2014
Great content, audio a big plus

This is amazing weekly content. Well presented with graphs and pictures and able to listen to all the articles. The digital subscription price is not cheap but the content and presentation make it worthwhile.

Alexander · 9/5/2014
App works smoothly

Despite numerous complaints from earlier this year posted for this app, I have no problems running it on Windows 8.1 on my Asus T-100 Transformer. Sign in worked smoothly and download of the issue for offline reading as well as audio streaming working. I do think a download of audio function would be an improvement, as well as a flip version of the entire magazine.



  • Each week's issue available from 9pm London time on Thursday
  • Download issues to your Windows device to read without an internet connection (if enabled in Settings)
  • Switch easily between reading and streaming The Economist in audio (when connected to the internet)
  • Subscribe from within the app and receive full access to The Economist on Windows, Android tablets, Android smartphones, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook and economist.com

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Dear reader, This update addresses an occasional issue where the app would not start up on a slow network. Thank you for reading The Economist. - The Digital editions team

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