By Popular Science Media Group
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PopSci.com's news-reader app delivers all the content from PopSci.com in an easy-to-read format on the go. You’ll get up-to-the-minute news on the cutting edge in scientific research, gadgets and green tech. Save the stories to read even when you’re not connected, and filter them by your favorite topic.
What's New in Version 3.6
This version includes bug fixes & experiential improvements.
I really enjoy the fact that the app stays up to date and has an offline mode for when I'm away from wifi and as long as I open it before leaving I can read the articles when. However I would like the articles to download the pictures or at least ask so I wouldn't have to open an article before it loads, for reasons like when I go away. Sometimes the picture is really necessary. It would also be nice if the picture would enlarge if you touch it instead of having to go to the web site. However all and all I really like the popsci app. Keep up the good work over there at popsci and keep bringing me great stuff to read. And maybe take my advice if ya get this I think it would really make a difference in the level of enjoyment your app would provide. Thanks again.
Good content - what little you can see.
Text is good and text size adjusts. That's the pro; the rest is all con. Tap Settings and all you get is a long list advertising unrelated apps - no settings at all. The app offers many graphics and they are detail-rich. But they are uselessly microscopic and cannot be resized or rotated. Today, for example, a tiny (about 1" X 1.3") world map purports to show the distribution of 7 cancers. Which ones? Which countries? What rates? Not even a magnifying glass can tell. The text only mentions a few countries and a couple of cancers. The graphic might be really interesting, but it is impossible to read.
Needs work but has potential
Of course Popular Science is a great source for science and technology but this app is lacking the latter definitely. First the app does not show the pictures to the articles. Second you cannot see a gallery of images through the app. And lastly many of the links require you to go to the site specifically through an app browser. It is sad when you have to read most of the Popular Science articles through another app to see the article cleanly along with the images.