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What’s New

Version 2.2

Minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

1970's fan ,

Good app but not great

The app works well apart from one constant reoccurring problem. It keeps logging me off requiring me to login every time I need to download my next issue.

boo&woo ,

Corrupts credentials

The magazine and its content is excellent. However, the app is frustrating. It regularly tells me that I am not authorised to view content or there is a charge. I log into the site via web browser and am able access the same material with my subscription. Logging out of app and back in again fixes the problem. App doesn’t remember where I have got to in reading an article and resets me to the top or front page. Far from the digital experience I’d expect. Tempting to revert to old school paper editions delivered by snail mail. 4 out of 10 - Could do better. See me after class!

Billy Benjo ,

Excellent magazine

Excellent magazine. Easy to read and very interesting articles.
Best science magazine in the world.


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Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Scientific American - 1 year Subscription £25.99
  2. Scientific American October 2012 issue £5.99
  3. Scientific American issue for November 2014 £5.99


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