Scientific American

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383 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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Jun 30, 2021

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383 reviews
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.
35 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.
58 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
December 29, 2019
Although I am a subscriber, I just can't download some issues - I mean, sometimes I can, while most of the time the only option is to buy an issue instead of downloading it. It seems totally random. I can read the same magazine issues online without a problem. Also, even when I'm logged in, it says I'm not authorized to see my own account details. That's a very poorly designed application.
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What's new

- New toolbar design for easier navigation
- Performance improvements