Scientific American

Scientific American

By Nature Publishing Group

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-07-17
  • Current Version: 2.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 15.58 MB
  • Developer: Nature Publishing Group
  • Compatibility: iOS 11.0+
Score: 4.7
From 5,262 Ratings


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Horrendous app - actually stopped reading the mag

Wow. This app was designed in the year 2021? Let me share all the things wrong with it: 1) It repeatedly fails to recognize that you have a paid subscription. Footnote - why am I getting emails asking to subscribe when I already subscribed? 2) Issues must be downloaded, which takes forever. Who does this in today’s world? Go visit The Atlantic, The Economist or any other of a number of great apps. 3) Font size - for an aging demographic, your base font size is entirely too small. This is the only app with which I have issues. You also can’t scale the font size. 4) Speed - loading speed is horrible and navigation speed isn’t much better. 5) Navigation - Articles are listed by title, which often gives no hint of what it’s about. You need to include a brief summary and/or categorize better. I was so excited to get this digital subscription - and I subscribe and read a lot of them out there - but this one needs to be completely redone.
By ScottH409

Liberal propaganda

Literally every article on Scientific American aligns itself with the far left and any secondary opinion is automatically ruled out as "anti science".
By Johnathandjvisonfvuonfevunfe

Haven’t received my health and medicine magazines on digital

S awe
By Preacherman2000

Random Alert badges

Content is good, but the app will suddenly have an alert badge, and there's no feedback on the app to point you to the alert. Sometimes i was able to clear it by randomly opening things. Today I had to just delete the app. Putting a badge on your app icon with no indication inside the app of what is highlighted is terrible design.
By 6ft5guy

Quit improving if all you’re going to do is break it.

I used to instruct Skeptic Magazine that they should copy the method that SA uses to keep tract of what I’m currently reading. It seems SA in the latest update has devolved. I now have to wind my way from the top level menu each time I return to the App. I gotta ask, do the developers/testers actually use this App or do they just read the paper version? The paper version does remember were I left off when I set it down.
By Good App1211

Great magazine.

Love it.
By parkcourt

App crashes, tech support doesn’t care - Beware!

I have subscribed to SA and loved the mag for over a decade. Since 2010 that is via an AppStore subscription ($40/yr). The app has never impressed me but recently it crashes after 20 seconds of browsing. I use an iPad Pro 12.9 2020, iOS 14.5.1, 120GB+ free disk. App regularly says my iPad is out of memory, deletes downloaded issues and demands I free up memory. Delete and reinstall makes no difference. Worst of all, I reported the problems and tech support blew me off, a one line reply telling me my subscription expired in 2010… yeah, my print subscription did. I get it that Apple handles my sub but you guys assume I’m scamming somehow? Sadly my current subscription runs to November. I WILL NOT be renewing. Shame on you SciAm.
By Boyeen

Doesn’t recognize my subscription

My subscription renewed in April. Since that time I can’t download any issue without paying! No way to restore purchase.
By STM57

Great Content, Terrible App

If it’s not losing track of subscriptions and purchases, it’s deleting my downloads because, apparently, having only 750 GB free on a 1 TB iPad, i.e., 75% free, is "low space". The UI is quirky at best; some sort of attempt at skeuomorphism with paper magazines that marries the worst of paper and the worst of digital.
By Yuri G.

Political Science

Politicized science. Not worth the price.
By Politicized "science"

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