Best Free iPad App of the Week – The World in 2013 from The Economist: Editor’s Highlights

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The World in 2013 from The Economist

One of the best things about using an iPad is all the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is The World in 2013 from The Economist: Editor’s Highlights – a selection of articles and forecasts from the print edition of The Economist’s The World in 2013.

The World in 2013 is The Economist’s latest annual collection of predictions, insight, and snapshots of some of the most notable people, events, and trends that are likely to shape the year ahead. Here’s a little more info via the App Store page for the app:

With a mixture of analysis with wit, journalists from The Economist join luminaries from the worlds of politics, business and science in offering forecasts for 2013, a year that will be particularly important for America’s fiscal future, for China’s new leadership and for Europe’s efforts to emerge from crisis. Triskaidekaphobiacs (those who fear the number 13) will have much to worry about, but everyone will smile on March 20th—the first official international happiness day.

Month by Month 2013

The World in 2013 is a guide for what we can expect to dominate the news and impact our lives next year and this app is a great little primer on it, featuring some of the highlights in an easy to browse interface.

Some of the notable sections in the app include:

Month by Month 2013:  A quick month by month rundown of major events coming up next year.

In Person 2013: Brief overviews of some of the important figures who are likely to have great impact next year.

In Person 2013

In Video 2013 – These are all about the outlook for 2013 and what’s on the horizon for countries and regions around the world. There are videos from the economics editor at The Economist; their Beijing and South Asia bureau chiefs, their Berlin correspondent, and even one from Kevin Kallaugher, a cartoonist for The Economist.


In Brief 2013:  Little bite-sized facts and milestones for next year.

2013 in Figures: Some interesting numbers and statistics for 2013 – including an item on the rise of mobile vs. desktop.

Upwardly Mobile

Barometer 2013: These are brief summaries on global outlook, outlook by region, outlook by industry, Euro-zone issues, business concerns, and more.

There are also pages on Britain in 2013, United States in 2013, and International in 2013.


Here’s an App Store link for The World in 2013 from The Economist: Editor’s Highlights; it’s a universal app too, so it will run on iPad and iPhone.

If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week. We’ve also recently put together a best of the best of our selections from the last year in a Top 25 Best Free iPad Apps list.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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