The Economist Asia-Pacific
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Age Rating: 4+
Free or Subscriptions
This weekly magazine can be read on your iPhone or iPad almost as soon as the paper edition hits the newsstands.
Front covers are displayed in cover flow view, and are browsed by swiping left and right. Tapping an issue downloads it, and you can then read it offline, which is handy. Half a dozen articles are free each week, but you can also purchase complete issues and subscriptions. The text menus make navigating the content easy, but it’s visually dull and some articles are text-heavy, with just one or two images.
However, the quality of the news analysis is first class, and it covers world politics, business, finance, science and technology. All the articles are also available in audio form, so you can listen to them on the go.
A simple no-frills app that delivers high-quality news analysis.