iPhone/iPad Apps for Science and Engineering

Multidisciplinary Apps

Research Highlights by Elsevier

Price: FREE

Research Highlights is a FREE to download app which supports users in their key task of keeping current with newly-published research.

Science Mobile

Price: FREE

Read summaries, abstracts, full-text articles (subscription required) from Science, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Signaling.


Price: FREE

Search and access various publications from Springer.

Bluefire Reader

Price: FREE

Bluefire Reader is the best way to read Adobe® Content Server protected eBooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With Bluefire Reader you can read EPUB and PDF eBooks from retailers, publishers and libraries around the world.

EBSCOhost mobile

Price: FREE

Search and download articles from EBSCOhost databases. E-books are currently not available through this app. Requires institutional access.


Price: FREE

Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF reader designed for researchers, students, and academics.

Zotero for Mobile

Price: Varies

The mobile version of zotero.org allows you to access and edit your Zotero library on your tablet or mobile phone. The Zotero Bookmarklet allows you to save items from your mobile device's browser directly to your zotero.org account. While there are no official Zotero apps for mobile devices, there are several third party solutions.

MindJet Maps for iPad

Price: FREE

Tool to visually capture and organize ideas, information, thoughts etc. Good for writing- requires user login.


Price: FREE

Converts frequently used units and currencies and comes with a Hardness Converter based on ISO and ASTM Standards.


Price: $2.99 USD

WolframAlpha compute answers and generate reports for you.

Alternatively, you can check out the mobile websites of various databases and add a shortcut to them onto your mobile device’s home screen.