Scientific American

Contains adsIn-app purchases
897 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
Nov 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

724 reviews
Michael Maurer
February 29, 2024
Downloading issues has issues. I'm not sure why there's an option to download articles because you can't read them unless you're online. If I'm not online when I start the app the screen sits blank with the spinning wheel. If I want to read offline I have to go somewhere with wifi or cell service, start the app, let the menu load, and then I can read downloaded articles if I lose service. 🤔 Very poor design from a magazine that is supposed to be on the cutting edge of science.
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Erick Michael Griffin
November 29, 2023
The new version is better, but it still gets confused. I use VPNs always and I think it causes an issue for this app. Over time it forgets (expired or bad token in bg?), and once it does, you cannot access your online subscription or other functions. I have to reinstall it, very annoying. Still waited for a real fix and better QA with this app. 11/29 - Still broken, no digital magazine access.
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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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What's new

Bug fixes and performance improvements