Scientific American

Scientific American

By Nature Publishing Group

  • App Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-07-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 15.72 MB
  • Developer: Nature Publishing Group
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 8.0
App Ratings: 3
Based on 867 Reviews

Scientific American App Description

The Scientific American Tablet Edition includes all the editorial content from the print edition plus interactive features and video. Available through Scientific American Active subscribers to the Scientific American print edition who purchased their subscriptions at the publisher’s suggested price of $34.99 in the United States/$49 in Canada/$59 International are granted access to the Tablet Edition. Other subscribers may upgrade their subscriptions. Please contact customer service for more information. Access to the Tablet Edition for iPad is included with all Scientific American Digital Subscription Plans. If you have questions about your Scientific American Subscription Plan, Tablet Edition entitlement or if you would like to upgrade your current subscription to include the Tablet Edition for iPad, please contact customer service or visit our Terms of Use. Scientific American Customer Service: Email: Phone: 800-333-1199 Available through iTunes A 12-issue, annual subscription to the Tablet Edition for iPad is available through iTunes for $34.99 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 iTunes account. For more information, please visit iTunes Terms and Conditions: Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the US and the home of the most exciting authors presenting the most dynamic ideas in science today. As the leading popular source and authority on science, technology, and innovation, Scientific American’s award-winning scientist-authored content engages, educates and inspires current and future generations of curious citizens and public and private sector leaders.

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App Reviews

  • Still a very basic implementation. Needs to remember where I left off and allow finger gestures.

    By Doctor Rob 001
    I have used the updated version for a while. It is certainly far better than the original. Still some very serious problems. I have a subscription yet I still keep getting told I have to pay for the editions. The app needs to open to where I left off. It still makes me hunt to find my spot. That is very annoying. It should allow finger gestures to enlarge and shrink the pages. A lot of work left to do.
  • Digital issue

    By Phritz7
    You continue to miss my digital issue!
  • No search function in app

    By EricBier
    A search function would greatly improve this app
  • You only rent issues, not own them

    By neurodoc70
    When my subscription expired I could no longer access any of the issues from that subscription period. When I contacted customer support I was assured that this was the way things worked. When your subscription expires you no longer have access. In other words, a subscription only allows you to temporarily rent issues.
  • Shameful, a black eye for SA

    By N333EX
    I get my magazine in the mail and the apps demands payment to view it on my iPad.
  • App is a hassle

    By D@rkSn0w
    Though I have been a subscriber for decades, this app somehow forgets my subscription every month. Intensely frustrating.
  • SA apparently needs to get rid of some subscribers

    By Rich49
    I won't rehash what review after review has said. Something is wrong in the way the app logs people in and keeps track of subscriptions. I read all of my publications on an iPad and with SA I spend most of my time trying to access the magazine rather than reading it. This has been an ongoing problem for a couple of years in various forms. I have subscribed since 1965 and I love the articles but I don't have the time to deal with the app - so I'm done at the end of my current subscription.
  • Paid for subscription but still can't read articles

    By abqmirox
    Paid for subscription but still can't read articles
  • How many subscriptions do you need

    By ASN13
    Review of reviews reveals that most of the time the app does not recognize your subscription and tries to charge for issues. Even when you "successfully" restore subscription ( where did it go to néed to be "restored" ) it tries to charge anew. Thank goodness I kept print issue active as well as these do show up. The log in conundrum just completely destroys the joy of reading SA. by making it impossible to do so without wasting hours fighting to get what you paid for. S.A. Clearly not versed in computer science
  • Does as advertised

    By Man, Myth, Legend
    Gets me my monthly dose of new science without paper.