Scientific American

Contains adsIn-app purchases
500 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

A subscription to Scientific American magazines is available through Google Play for $49.99 annually or $5.99 monthly and is renewed automatically at the end of the subscription term, until cancelled. Individual issues are $6.99 each. Payment for all purchases will be charged to your Google Play account. For more information, please visit Google Play Terms and Conditions:

Founded in 1845, Scientific American provides expert insights on the most important and awe-inspiring advances in science and technology. With news and commentary about current events and in-depth features by experts, including more than 200 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, Scientific American is the essential guide to the modern world. Support Science Journalism. Become a Subscriber.

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Updated on
Apr 14, 2023

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

411 reviews
Eugeni Vaisberg
May 19, 2023
I like Scientific American content but the android implementation leaves a lot to be desired. After several years of development the application still lacks a basic functionality of remembering a reading position. The latest update did not improve things but instead made navigation a bit more complicated and broke offline functionality. The app downloads the text of the articles but all of the graphics is missing in the offline mode.
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LeeWalls Helm
August 23, 2021
I've had a bit more time to use this app, and really the lack of a dark mode is its biggest flaw. The other much smaller issue I have with it is the inability to read through a magazine end to end. When you finish an article there's no smooth transition into the next one. You have to backup and navigate to the next story. They do a good job with the set up of sequential thumbnails though. That makes it handy for later reference.
36 people found this review helpful
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Janet Raschke
January 1, 2021
The content is great and easy to read. However, the app keeps forgetting me and tells me I don't have a current subscription and some of the previous issues I've downloaded now cost me $6.99. This happens about every couple of months. SA has helped but the only cure I've been given is to log out and then log in again. Of course most of my downloads are lost so I have to reload them all again. SA knows but has not fixed the problem.
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What's new

-Updated look and feel to app sections and magazine issues
-Performance improvements