ABOUT THE ECONOMIST ESPRESSO
The Economist Espresso is a daily morning news
briefing from the editors of The Economist. Delivered to your smartphone before
breakfast, it tells you what’s on the global agenda for the coming day.
Espresso summarises the latest news and highlights the most...
Content is fine, IF you ever receive it
I’ve always loved the Economist and have read the print version religiously for over thirty years. But their apps (and their subscriptions department) are truly terrible. This app will refresh only about 70% of the time. Every third day, good luck getting the news. It’s also the only app on my phone that regularly crashes. On my phone it looks fine, on my iPad it doesn’t expand to fill the whole screen (it’s “iPhone-sized” but in an iPad screen). The app won’t rotate from vertical to horizontal, even if Screen Aspect is unlocked. Finally, there are different versions floating around in the App Store, so you have to be careful about which one you are getting. My advice: stick to the print edition. (IF it ever shows up on the front doorstep, it’s a great read!)
A Nice Dose of Calm
In the morning, I tend to make my coffee, meditate for 10-15 minutes, then read Espresso before moving on to something else whilst sipping my bean-water. As part of my morning ritual, Espresso gives me a good boost in thinking while making me a laugh out loud every so often. It’s well-informed data and links to Economist articles furthers my understanding of what’s going on in the world today. Plus, as a sucker for a good quote, the last page of the report makes me happy. Overall, a great use of time every day.
A great second to the economist.
I spend a lot of time reading the economist articles, and find them quite interesting and knowledge dense. Of course, sometimes I do not have the time to read my daily article, and this is where ‘espresso’ saves my time. The articles presented in the espresso version of the economist are, knowledge dense and short. They have made my daily intake of news a lot easier and a lot faster.
Not getting better ....
I have used the app for at least 5 years now. It’s my usual cycling companion. Little by little I have watched the engineering decline and judgement grow worse. Bluetooth buffering has been a consistent flaw that they can’t seem to get right. On certain devices when there is a pause, the resumption is delayed. Poor QA practices. UI is not really improving and in the audio section is plain bad. I pay for the subscription. Can I expect not to have to “swipe left” to avoid the upfront ad? The swipe is poorly done so 3 out of times you end up clicking. That’s called a clickbait - is that Economist wishes? When first introduced, it was annoying. Now that it is always shown even when you are simply returning to continue on the article you were reading or listening to, it’s just plain offensive. You think that extra half a cent worth the damage to you brand’s image? Poor judgement on the app diminishes a great magazine.
Best news app ever!
This is an incredible news app! I've never felt more motivated than now to keep up to date with the news. This app carefully selects a handful of stories each day to read and you can track your progress by checking the boxes next to each story. Easy to use, excellent journalism, up-to-date and objective news briefings. Highly recommended!!!
Annoying, minor and easily solvable technical issue
This app had one minor annoying issue, it won’t sync what is read across devices. I read it on my phone in the morning, but when I open my iPad in the evening the stories show as unread. This is a Minor issue, but perhaps working across multiple devices and having slight OCD are a combination more common in readers of The Economist than in the general population. Since this happens 6 days a week, it merits being fixed. Thank you.
Just the shot of news you need
Instead of focusing on opinion based, hastily researched screeching about current events, The Economist’s Espresso presents small doses of well developed analysis regarding news from the entire world. It’s all the broad scope of the weekly periodical, but doesn’t require the time equivalent of a second job to read. This is the antidote to the sound bite addicted, 24 hour news cycle.
When you want a quick look at the news of the day
I read this first thing every morning. It’s a good gauge as to whether I want to read more in a full length newspaper and also useful when I’m short on time but want to briefly know the world news. I like that you can change the focus of the report to different parts of the world.
Great news app! Bit-size format
This review was already written as a standard message from the app itself, but I am editing this initial statement just to confirm that it reflects my exact feelings about the app; SUPERB! Could not ask for a better news app that keeps me up to date with the most important financial and political news on a daily basis! Great job guys!
I love Espresso in the mornings
Aggregating the most important news in the world is no small thing to do, but The Economist has managed to do it. My only complain is that sometimes the exact same versions of the short articles make it to the The World this Week section of The Economist magazine, but other than that, great read in the morning.
No longer able to increase the speed of the audio version
As always, this is only a review of the app. If I could rate the economist it would get a 6 out of 5. Unfortunately I noticed that the iPhone app no longer supports the 1.5x and 2x speed listening option. Please bring this back!
Beware - incredibly difficult to cancel subscription
The app itself is a pretty basic source of news, the issue is with their subscription model. There is no way to cancel your subscription within the app or even on their website! I called their customer service number and was told I have to call ITunes directly to cancel. For an app to not have a way to cancel its own subscription is a joke. There are much better sources of news out there that don’t make you jump through hoops to cancel their subscription.
Much improved interface, unparalleled news
Seems like most of the kinks have been worked out of this app finally. I used to have an issue of it pulling up the last days news I had accessed before I had to force it forward to the current day. No longer a problem. Great copy and coverage. Love the quotes at the end. Please make an Apple Watch version!
Love it; wish it would pre-load the articles
This app is one of my favourite parts of my morning routine. It's also simple and to the point! One thing I wish for is for the content to always be fresh and pre-loaded *before* I open the app every day, so that I can access the content even on my underground commute where I don't have access to the internet.
Boiled down to a science
I love this side app, hooked along with the Economist issues, gives me a good quick brief in the mornings before I get down time to open my long form issue. Different versions of a great thing are always welcome. Shout out to the writers and editors, excellent journalism, editing, and writing work. A steady rock in the rough seas of news lately.
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