Comments for The Economist on Windows


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4 September 2015

Considering how much I'm paying for the subscription to the economist I don't think it's unreasonable to expect an app that actually works. This app doesn't download the latest version and now I have to go out to their website to read it - not what I paid for!


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18 June 2015

Smooth to switch, intuitive to use, bookmark is really handy!


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29 May 2015

Uninstalled and reinstalled app but still getting "The Economist app cannot contact the server. Please connect to a stronger network and try again." error message.


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19 April 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!


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5 April 2015

This will take your $ and give you nothing back. Will not allow login and password matching. Good luck getting customer service to help. Good lucjn getting a "CRN" ... good luck wasting your time... Buyer beware.... very very poor app.


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4 April 2015

The app does not recognize my user name and password, even after resetting my password and reinstalling.


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24 March 2015

Was a really great app but has suddenly stopped updating, even after reinstalling app. Sort it out Economist, I've paid for a digital subscription which I now cannot use!


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14 March 2015

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.


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10 March 2015

Can not read offline, takes forever before getting latest issue, difficult navigating. etc...I used to read this on my iPad where there are no such problems... hard to understand why on Windows we can not get the same functionality and ease of use.


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8 March 2015

Good app Unbiased news Much better than TV Good global view Has interesting scientific reads


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2 March 2015

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...


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26 February 2015

Works great and I think it reflects the feel of the magazine.


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24 February 2015

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"


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28 January 2015

This is a great application to read the Economist on Window even when you are offline. A recent update improved the text layout, with the line spacing looking much better now. Unfortunately, the app often fails to show the latest issue available, forcing me to read it on the website. The problem has been getting worse over the last few weeks


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23 January 2015

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!


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14 January 2015

This is a waste of time - doesn't refresh and doesn't update - never know when this app will be connected and working. Not a networking issue as this is the only app that I use that has this problem. Very disappointing for a brand of this stature - not even close to any other news app out there.


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13 January 2015

The app is currently 4 months behind. How do I make it download the latest edition or editions? Same complaints on windows app store reviews I see.


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11 January 2015

Great app would give five star if we can listen to audio in offline mode too


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5 January 2015

The only purpose of this app is to download the Economist every week. Why do I need to open and close it five times to get it to do this?


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18 December 2014

I think this app is a piece of crap it never updates to the latest date.


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25 November 2014

The app is fine. The only thing I want to complain is that the app is quite laggy when swipe.


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15 November 2014

It seems like it takes forever to load the new issue when you open the app and there is no obvious button in place to 'refresh' the issue. If this could be clearer or fixed then 5 stars all the way.


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13 September 2014

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.


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5 September 2014

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.


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3 September 2014

Even though I have it activated on my account, the app does not recognize it. When I put in my CRN, it says it can't find it. Useless app.


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29 August 2014

If a student turned in this app as a term project they would get an F. It doesn't reliably load issues, it complains my connection is slow when everything else I run downloads fine including video), it only lets me keep four issues for offline reading, it won't let me decide which four, bumping them at random when I loans a new one (Economist Support reply: "That the way it was written"). All the app does is download text and pictures and display them for reading. How hard can that be? I should be able to download as many issues as I like (as long as I've subscribed to them), keep them as long as I like, and choose which ones to delete. Anything less is just incompetent design.


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29 August 2014

Crashes occasionally and offline reading is not perfect but works overall.


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6 June 2014

App won't connect to server.


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29 May 2014

works well


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24 May 2014

Good app, as you would expect of the Economist, but it is annoying that you can't download the audio version from within it, just stream it. Very strange since I've used the android app, where that's possible.