10 Best Science Apps on Android

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Science is everywhere and part of everything. However, most people don't know much about science. We have the basics, like how water evaporates when heated or (in general) how the sun works. There's a lot more to it, though. There's always an opportunity to learn more about the world around us, even the things we can't see. These apps should help with that. Here are the best science apps on Android.


Curiosity is a general information application. It features a variety of articles and videos on a variety of topics. Among them are information about science, psychology, astronomy and various other types of information. The app is customizable. This means you can configure it to see only what you want. It has over a million videos and thousands of articles. It is also completely free to download and use. There are a few announcements, however. It is one of the most accessible scientific applications.



Feedly is an RSS reader app. It allows people to aggregate various sources of information in one place. There are a ton of science blogs, sites, and news sources. They can be difficult to follow on their own. Feedly gives you a way to keep track of it all. The interface is straightforward. Moreover, it supports multiple platforms, some customization features, and integrations with Facebook, Twitter, IFTTT, Pinterest, and others. It is a rock solid app.


Google Drive

Google Drive is one of the best science apps for students and scientists. Most people know what Google Drive is and what it does. You can store various files there, collaborate on projects with other people, and use the office suite for whatever you need. Google Sheets and Docs are a good place to jot down data and information. Also, Google Keep integrates with Google Drive. This adds note taking to the whole package. It's excellent and definitely one of the best science apps.



The isotope is one of the most recent scientific applications. It shows you the periodic table of elements. The app also shows you information about each element including beautiful animations, weight, configuration, melting point, boiling point, atomic number and other things. There are 118 items in the app. The free version has most features. The pro version goes for $1,99 and includes everything.


Khan Academy

Many science apps focus on specific topics. Khan Academy is great for the basics. It is an online learning application with lots of subjects. They include math, science, economics, and many more. They have a total collection of over 10 videos. There's a ton of scientific information in this one. You have all kinds of little courses and branches that you can take. The app also supports cross-platform support with their website.



Netflix is ​​not your typical science app. It is actually an entertainment app with video streaming. However, the service includes some very good science shows, documentaries, and other content. Neil deGrasse Tyson Cosmos is a particularly good watch. There are a variety of others. Moreover, you can entertain yourself with the other things. This makes Netflix a good approach for more than one thing. We wouldn't base our entire education on it, but it's certainly useful in a way that other science apps aren't.


Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts is probably the best podcast app available right now. It offers solid performance, tons of podcasts, multi-device syncing, and even customization. There are a large number of science podcasts on a variety of topics. This includes the science behind hot new topics, the science behind old stuff, and just general science stuff. There are tons of great podcast apps out there, like Doggcatcher and others. It doesn't matter, really. The thing is, there are tons of science podcasts out there that can teach you a lot, and they're consistent.


Science Journal

Google Science Journal is a great app for science. It saves your progress as you do various things. This may not be in depth enough for the everyday researcher. However, it is more than enough for students, children and some researchers. You record experiments, progress, observations and data as usual. This app also lets you use sensors on your Android phone to record data. In this, Science Journal is unique.



TED is a great app for a variety of topics. It is not educational at first glance. However, it features talks and talks from industry figures, experts on various topics, and others. One such discussion was about whole-body transplants, for example. The app features over 2 lectures, a built-in podcast, cross-device syncing, bookmarks, and more. The app is also completely free with no in-app purchases. Like Netflix, it's not a complete education. However, it definitely adds more to the table.



YouTube is one of the best science apps. It features a variety of YouTube videos on a variety of science topics. Some of them are just fools mixing two things together. However, many channels like Vsauce, nurdrage, minutephysics, Smarter Every Day, and many others really take the topics they discuss seriously. Some of them are super hardcore while others discuss basic topics. You can actually get a full education here if you watch long enough (and watch the right videos). The optional $9,99 per month subscription to YouTube Red removes ads and enables background streaming, among other things.


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