Espresso from The Economist

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About this app

Espresso is a rich, full-flavoured shot of daily global analysis from the editors of The Economist to get you up to speed, fast. Maximise your understanding of the most significant business, economic, political and cultural developments globally. Manage your time effectively with a concise summary of the news and a personalised selection of longer reads from The Economist. Magnify your worldview with top stories, a daily podcast, audio version for hands-free listening and easily absorbable extras such as charts, facts, quotes and quizzes.

Why buy?
• Best if you’re busy
• Go beyond the daily headlines to be informed in minutes

• Top stories for essential analysis
• “The world in brief”, a news summary updated regularly throughout the day
• Five short articles offering finishable quick reads and analysis on key developments
• Audio versions of articles plus a podcast to enjoy hands-free
• A zingy blend of Fact of the day, Quote of the day and Chart of the day
• Selected content in the “For you” tab, updated weekly
• Daily quiz to tickle your grey cells

• Updated design
• Time to read highlighted on each article
• Dark mode for more comfortable reading

Try Espresso today free for seven days.
Subscriptions start from just £7.99/$7.99 per month.

Espresso provides a concentrated shot of independent daily analysis and opinion from The Economist, one of the world's most authoritative and influential news brands. It reports in depth on everything from politics, business and economics to science, technology and culture. It covers every region of the world and excels at dissecting important topics, from climate change and sustainability to the future of work and globalisation.

All daily and weekly analysis is available to subscribers via The Economist app (search for “The Economist”)

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• At the end of the trial, the subscription will automatically renew onto a monthly subscription at the standard price
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Jun 13, 2022

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29.4K reviews
Robert Miller
April 13, 2022
On Samsung tablets, no landscape option. In portrait configuration the text is shifted to the right, which blocks out about 10% of each line. Cell phone text is centered properly. No landscape. The user comments are not presented in chronological order so that five star comments, which describe an old, unavailable app, are seen first. The one or two star comments which are reasonably critical of the app "upgrade" in April, 2022 are scattered further down. No reason for the IT team to be proud.
16 people found this review helpful
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Logan Nye
May 5, 2020
This app is a wonderful way to stay current on world events without having to watch the news or filter through unverified articles shared by acquaintances online. The columns are somewhat editorialized (which I find humorous), but it also reveals the underlying biases of the journalists. Despite it carrying a slant (like any news outlet does), I will continue to log in for its quick, easy-to-digest updates on world news.
21 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
June 8, 2019
I have not been able to access this app since the 15th of May, it just gives me an error saying that the editions are unable to download. However, I still get a new notification each morning that I have news that I can read. I have not received any technicsl support to figure out what the situation is and so all of these issues makes paying for a subscription feel super wrong. I just want to read the news!
5 people found this review helpful
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The Espresso team