iOS and Android Apps for Budding Scientists

Best 3 iOS and Android Apps

Are you looking for nifty digital tools to help your career as a scientist? There are many apps on iOS and Android platforms that focus on scientific research. However, the problem is that not all of them are reliable. Below, you’ll find three apps that are definitely worth considering.


The world’s most popular space agency has its own free app to help you learn more about the universe. There are currently 16,000 detailed images — and more are added on a daily basis. Likewise, there are more than 14,000 videos to let people know what NASA does.

The app connects you to NASA in more ways than one. You get all the newest tweets from the agency. Plus, you can check out NASA TV anytime you want. There’s even an interactive map that lets you look at Earth in an entirely new way. Plus, there are 3D planet models accompanied by tons of scientific info.

2) Science Journal

Google has done many things to help scientists do their jobs in a more efficient manner. The tech giant has Google Docs for online collaboration and Google Books for accessing content relevant to your research topic. But there’s also the Science Journal — an app that serves as your new digital notebook.

Whether you have new observations or photos to keep, you can store them all in Science Journal. The app even allows you to measure sound and motion if your device has the necessary sensors. And as long as you know how to VPN setup Android or iOS devices, your information will stay safe and secure.

3) Curiosity

Last but definitely not least, there’s the free Curiosity app — the companion to the popular website of the same name. If you’re looking for informative articles on a multitude of topics, you’ll likely find a lot of them here. In fact, there are more than 5,000 articles and a million videos available for viewing.

The Curiosity app does not just pick content at random. All the videos are carefully chosen to ensure that you gain something from them. And if you don’t have enough time, you can always just check the short-form articles. You can save all the articles you want to and you can follow multiple categories.

Scientists help us understand reality in many ways. There is so much more to learn within and beyond planet Earth — so it’s a good thing there are mobile apps that can make their jobs a little bit easier.

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