Economist’s IPhone/IPad Apps Better Than Print?

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This week, The Economist unveiled free iOS apps that dish out digital versions of its full print edition every Thursday. In-app purchases for individual issues are $5.99, which can seem a bit pricey, but users with print and online subscriptions can get them gratis.

Instead of a multimedia swamp of elements all clamoring for your attention, this magazine app takes a dignified approach to content by simply offering well-written, thought-provoking articles — and the occasional audio versions read cleanly and professionally — all in a simple-to-use UI. This was a well-done application, and I think there will be a number of print customers who will ditch their pulp subscriptions for this.

Click to get the iPhone version and here for the iPad app.

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