Best of 16 biography apps on Android, iPhone

If you're a bookworm who loves to delve into the lives of fascinating people, then you'll want to check out these 16 best biography apps. From Google Play Books & Audiobooks and Amazon Kindle to Everand, there's an app for every biography lover.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. Google Play Books & Audiobooks Google Play Books & Audiobooks Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 4B+ Millions of titles
2. Amazon Kindle Amazon Kindle Icon Android, iOS 4.9/5 443M+ Millions of books at your fingertips, Find your next great read
3. Everand Everand Icon Android, iOS 4.4/5 45M+ Massive digital library, All-in-one media hub, Personalized recommendations
4. Ultimate Facts Ultimate Facts Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 2M+ Daily fun facts, Covers all topics, Easy to use
5. Historical Calendar Historical Calendar Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 1M+ Timeline with illustrated events, Save events for later reference
6. World History World History Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 648K+ Fast user-interface, Quiz format questions, Instantaneous evaluation
7. Daily Random Facts Daily Random Facts Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 620K+ Thousands of facts, Notifications, Multiple categories
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1. Google Play Books & Audiobooks

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Millions of titles


Cost: Google Play Books (Free), Google Play Books Premium Subscription ($9.99/month)

Google Play Books & Audiobooks is a mobile app that allows users to read and listen to books and audiobooks from the Google Play Store. It offers a wide variety of titles, including bestsellers, new releases, and classics. Users can choose to read books on their phone or tablet, or listen to audiobooks while they're on the go. The app also includes features such as bookmarks, notes, and highlights, making it easy to keep track of your reading progress.

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Google Play Books & Audiobooks - Millions of titles
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  • Millions of titles
  • No subscription required
  • Personalized recommendations

Application information:

Downloads 3.5B+
Features Read or listen to your favourite books and audiobooks, wherever and whenever you want.
Pros Wide selection of books and audiobooks, customizable reading and listening experience.
Cons Some books and audiobooks require purchase, occasional bugs and glitches reported.

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2. Amazon Kindle

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Millions of books at your fingertips, Find your next great read


Cost: Amazon Kindle (Free), Kindle Unlimited ($9.99/month)

Amazon Kindle is a mobile app that allows users to read e-books, newspapers, magazines, and other digital content. It is available for free on iOS and Android devices. The app syncs with your Amazon account, so you can access your library of Kindle books from any device. You can also purchase new books directly from the app. Amazon Kindle offers a variety of features to enhance your reading experience, including the ability to adjust the font size and brightness, highlight and annotate text, and look up words in the dictionary.

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Amazon Kindle - Millions of books at your fingertips, Find your next great read
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  • Millions of books
  • Read anytime, anywhere
  • Find your next great read

Application information:

Downloads 442,723,519
Features Read books, magazines, and newspapers from your library, even when you're offline, and sync your progress across all your devices.
Pros Huge selection of books, easy to use, syncs across devices
Cons May not be compatible with all e-book formats, some books may be expensive

3. Everand

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Massive digital library, All-in-one media hub, Personalized recommendations


Cost: Free, Premium (7.99)

Everand is a biography app that provides access to millions of biographies, audiobooks, and other resources. With Everand, you can learn about the lives of famous people, explore different cultures, and discover new perspectives. The app is easy to use and offers a variety of features, including personalized recommendations, offline reading, and text-to-speech functionality. Whether you're a student, a researcher, or simply someone who loves to learn, Everand is a valuable resource that can help you expand your knowledge and understanding of the world.

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Everand - Massive digital library, All-in-one media hub, Personalized recommendations
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  • Massive digital library
  • All-in-one content hub
  • Unlimited access to books

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Comments and Reviews from users:

Valerie Smith: “Idk what changed when they switched from Scribd to Everand, but the app is quite glitchy now. Almost every time I leave the app, it kicks me back to where I started reading the previous time, meaning I have to scroll through a bunch of pages to find where I actually left off, even if it's only been 5 mins since I last read. Good selection. Wish they were up front about the throttling so I could plan what to read for the month. Stinks to find everything on my list blocked halfway thru the month” – 3/5 in Play Store

Heather Maloney: “I hate algorithms. After a few months, you're locked into a narrow set of recommendations (mostly cheap Amazon freebies) that clog every view and make finding anything new a chore. You have to think of and then get to very specific categories, find which results lists have more than a few items, change the sorting and filters every which way, sift through long, stagnant lists of randomness, click on something similar to what you want and scan through related items.” – 2/5 in Play Store

4. Ultimate Facts

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Daily fun facts, Covers all topics, Easy to use


Cost: Ultimate Facts - Daily Random Facts (Free), Ultimate Facts - Pro ($2.99)

Ultimate Facts is a mobile app that provides users with a daily dose of random and fascinating facts. The app covers a wide range of topics, including science, history, geography, and pop culture. The facts are presented in a fun and engaging way, making them easy to remember and share. Ultimate Facts is a great way to learn something new every day and expand your knowledge in a variety of subjects.

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Ultimate Facts - Daily fun facts, Covers all topics, Easy to use
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  • Daily fun facts
  • Trivia and curiosities
  • Learning and entertainment

Application information:

Downloads 2,276,873
Features A daily dose of random facts covering a wide range of topics, including science, history, geography, and pop culture.
Pros User-friendly interface, vast collection of facts, and educational value.
Cons Some facts may be inaccurate or outdated, and the app may occasionally show intrusive ads.

Comments and Reviews from users:

RJVan: “My go to app when I feel a need for entertaining facts. Some facts are a bit trivial but interesting all the same. It's nice that you can go to the source to learn more, but I think you should be able to unlock extra catagories by listening to ads or something. Also have been noticing some grammatical/spelling errors here and there. Proofreading needs improvement. But still a fun and educational app!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Kassandra: “I really really like that when you touch your screen to turn it back on, that the screen turns on to a random factoid and then you can choose "Got it," & the page closes and your phone opens to whatever screen it normally does when you turn your screen on, or you can press their, "tell me more" button, & it shows you a summarized, well-worded, & engaging page for more of an in-depth page for you to check out. I get excited every time i read one bc I can't wait to want to share it!” – 5/5 in Play Store

5. Historical Calendar

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Timeline with illustrated events, Save events for later reference


Cost: Historical Calendar (Free), Historical Calendar Pro ($0.99)

Historical Calendar is a mobile app that provides a daily glimpse into the past. With over 1 million downloads, it's one of the most popular history apps available. Each day, the app presents a curated selection of historical events that occurred on that date, ranging from major world events to quirky and forgotten stories. Users can explore the past through engaging articles, images, and videos, making history come alive in a way that's both educational and entertaining.

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Historical Calendar - Timeline with illustrated events, Save events for later reference
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  • Historical Events Timeline
  • Historical Quiz
  • Offline mode available

Application information:

Downloads 1,088,620
Features See what events happened on any day of the year going back centuries, with Historical Calendar.
Pros Learn about the past and see historical events in chronological order.
Cons The interface is a bit dated and could use some updating. Some events may not be accurate or may be missing.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Really good if you want to learn more History. You get acquainted to lots of historical events. The problem is that it is extremely Eurocentric. If it were to include events of a global nature, it would be a perfect app.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “I use this App every day. Very interesting. I bought the license to remove the ads, but somehow, my license disappeared, and the ads came back! And every time I try to restore my license or buy another, nothing happens. Frustrating... Amendment: Alex responded right away via email regarding my issue. After several suggestions, we both agreed the issue was with my phone (I had recently updated the OS with an android Update). As it turns out, the problem stems from Google Play Store/Games not recognizing my previous purchase. Alex was very responsive and willing to help. Thanks again Alex!” – 3/5 in Play Store

6. World History

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Fast user-interface, Quiz format questions, Instantaneous evaluation


Cost: World History (Free), World History Pro ($4.99)

World History app is an informative and comprehensive resource for anyone interested in the history of our world. With a vast collection of articles, interactive maps, quizzes, and timelines, the app provides an engaging and educational experience. Users can explore historical events, figures, and civilizations from ancient times to the modern era. The app is well-organized and easy to navigate, making it a valuable tool for students, teachers, and anyone curious about the past.

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World History - Fast user-interface, Quiz format questions, Instantaneous evaluation
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  • Quick e-Book
  • World History Events
  • Organized Contents

Application information:

Downloads 648244
Features Educational and entertaining app with interactive quizzes, detailed timelines, and immersive historical events.
Pros User-friendly interface, rich content, and engaging learning experience.
Cons Limited free content, potential for in-app purchases, and occasional technical glitches.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I am looking for the in app purchases but it won't let me get to it. It jumps to other available apps. Other wise it is laid out well, and very easy to use.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “According to your material there was no development in the Indian subcontinent until recent times relatively speaking. I have no real data but I believe that there was probably more development there earlier than you have projected in the research presented. Can you verify if this can possibly be true.” – 3/5 in Play Store

7. Daily Random Facts

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Thousands of facts, Notifications, Multiple categories


Cost: Daily Random Facts (Free), Daily Random Facts Pro ($0.99)

Daily Random Facts is a mobile app that provides users with a new random fact every day. The app has a simple and easy-to-use interface, and it can be used offline. Daily Random Facts is a great way to learn new and interesting things about the world around you. It can also be used as a conversation starter or as a way to impress your friends with your knowledge. Whether you're a trivia buff or just looking to expand your knowledge, Daily Random Facts is a great app to have on your phone.

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Daily Random Facts - Thousands of facts, Notifications, Multiple categories
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  • Fun facts
  • Unique content
  • Notifications

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Comments and Reviews from users:

Jonathan Guillarme: “Really unic app. learning some things in just one sentence... it is like reading motivations quotes.. everyday I am reading more and more, I will recommend it to anyone who is curious and doesn't know where to search to get impressive things that nobody knows. I use to spend hours on YouTube trying to find new channel or video to learn some new things, sometime I feel stuck , not knowing what to search.. This app is a real breath of fresh air in or daily routine ! I really love it” – 5/5 in Play Store

J Hort: “I love the random facts. There interesting. I have already searched a lot of things so i know quite a few of them. I like that you can save the ones you like. But theres a few things about this app that i wouldnt add when creating any of my apps. I vould critique details. But I will just say the main issue. The price for premium, and premium in genral is way over what it should be. Notifications seem to be inaccurate and have no use but on and off.” – 3/5 in Play Store

8. The History of Everything

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Vertical timeline, Beautiful illustrations, Open source


Cost: The History of Everything Lite (Free), The History of Everything Premium ($4.99)

The History of Everything app is a comprehensive and engaging resource that delves into the vast expanse of human history. Through a captivating blend of text, images, and animations, the app chronicles key events, influential figures, and groundbreaking discoveries that have shaped our world. From the origins of civilization to the present day, The History of Everything offers a captivating and accessible journey through the annals of time, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the human experience.

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The History of Everything - Vertical timeline, Beautiful illustrations, Open source
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  • Interactive timeline
  • Stunning Visuals
  • Comprehensive content

Application information:

Downloads 439472
Features Explore the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the present day, with stunning visuals and engaging commentary.
Pros A beautiful and informative way to learn about the history of the universe.
Cons The app is not available for all devices and may not be suitable for younger children.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “the controls aren't optimal. the app is very contradictory with its name. The history of everything doesn't even have 20% of history in it. its missing a lot. (for example the latest history they have is creation of www) the graphics are neat and really good. the app has a lot of potential, but as of now its at its infancy” – 2/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “really nice material design, looks fresh and beautiful, but it's missing a lot of important historical events, it's still new so I'm going to give it 5 stars for now, i hope that the devs keep on updating the app and add more content and features like copying texts and adding links to websites that provide more information if we want to know more about a topic, also adding an option to search for the definition of a word when touching and holding it would be much appreciated” – 5/5 in Play Store

9. Fortelling

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Advanced plotting tools, Comprehensive worldbuilding


Cost: Free, Premium (9.99)

Fortelling is a writing app designed to help aspiring authors write better books and stories. It offers a range of tools and features to aid in the writing process, including story outlining, character development, worldbuilding, and grammar and style checking. Fortelling also provides access to a community of other writers for feedback and support. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, and it is free to download and use.

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Fortelling - Advanced plotting tools, Comprehensive worldbuilding
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  • Advanced Plotting Tools
  • Comprehensive Worldbuilding
  • Collaborative Writing

Application information:

Downloads 266348
Features Craft captivating stories with ease, Create detailed characters, plot twists, and immersive settings using our comprehensive writing tools.
Pros User-friendly interface, Extensive writing tools, Collaborative writing option.
Cons Limited free features, Some advanced features require subscription, May not be suitable for all writing styles.

Comments and Reviews from users:

averythesuperhero: “It's definitely useful for larger stories with a lot of characters and plot threads, and I love the pinboards. Though I will say that I miss the old formatting of the "perspectives" on character links. When I write a paragraph on the different character perspectives, it's inconvenient for me to keep scrolling to the side rather than having the whole paragraph laid out in front of me It's also a bummer that desktop is no longer free. That's kind of the only reason I would get the premium option” – 4/5 in Play Store

foofoocuddlycabbage L: “It's a great app, one of the easiest to mentally navigate a story. Good job dev! A couple of suggestions: 1-Can you add the ability to use line breaks to the "descriptions" of other tools like items, species, and languages? Descriptions tend to need more structured detail for a lot of writers and being able to separate w/ lines would help. 2-Adding links to events in a timeline would make it a more intensive tool.” – 4/5 in Play Store

10. Biographies of Great People

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Motivational quotes, Success principles, Historical insights


Cost: Biographies of Great People (Free), Biographies of Great People Pro ($2.99)

Biographies of Great People is an inspiring app that provides a wealth of information about the lives and accomplishments of history's most influential figures. With a vast collection of biographies, quotes, and thought-provoking stories, this app offers a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences and wisdom of great minds. Whether you're seeking motivation, knowledge, or simply a deeper understanding of the human spirit, this app is an invaluable resource.

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Biographies of Great People - Motivational quotes, Success principles, Historical insights
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  • Motivational Quotes
  • Inspiring life stories
  • Success principles

Application information:

Downloads 144561
Features This application contains stories, sayings, thoughts, and quotes from great, famous and successful people.
Pros Can be inspiring and educational.
Cons The application may contain ads.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Fantastic app, but it will has 5 star when you add bio of Jordan Belfort ;) I will wait...” – 4/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Hello developers, I want will so you add biography of Lionel Messi. This is very interesting, 5 stars.” – 5/5 in Play Store

11. History of Art

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200k artists and artworks, 50k architectural works


Cost: History of Art - Free, History of Art - Premium (4.99)

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of art history with this remarkable app. Spanning from ancient masterpieces to contemporary creations, History of Art unveils the evolution of human creativity across civilizations and epochs. Explore a vast collection of artworks, each accompanied by insightful commentary, interactive timelines, and high-quality images. Whether you're an art enthusiast, aspiring artist, or simply curious about the stories behind iconic works, this app is your indispensable guide to the history of art.

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History of Art - 200k artists and artworks, 50k architectural works
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  • Massive art content
  • Clear categorization
  • User-Friendly Interface

Application information:

Downloads 92638
Features The History of Art app provides an interactive experience of the history of human creativity with thousands of artworks, timelines, movements, and stories.
Pros Easy-to-use interface, Comprehensive content, Interactive timelines
Cons Limited search functionality, Occasional bugs and crashes, Some content may be outdated

Comments and Reviews from users:

EclecticReader: “Lots of potential. However, paintings show artist's name but not a name of the work in the free version when exploring. There are quotes. E.g.DiVinci painting with a quote from Picasso but no title such as the Mona Lisa.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Clare Osmond: “Wow, Very impressed. One of the best art history apps I have seen. There is so much content covering so many different genres. I have also found the app easy to navigate. Thanks so much for your hard work. Much appreciated.” – 5/5 in Play Store

12. 100 Great People Biography

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Inspiring life stories, Famous personalities, Overcoming challenges

100 Great People Biography is an educational app that provides concise biographies of 100 influential individuals from various fields, including science, art, literature, and politics. With easy-to-navigate categories and a user-friendly interface, the app makes it accessible for users to explore the lives and achievements of these notable figures. Each biography includes key details, famous quotes, and a timeline of significant events, offering a comprehensive overview of their contributions and impact on history.

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100 Great People Biography - Inspiring life stories, Famous personalities, Overcoming challenges
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  • Inspirational Stories
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Biographies of Famous People

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Comments and Reviews from users:

Shahzadi Beti: “Hundred great People application is very effective application we can get biography of famous peoples I really impressed” – 5/5 in Play Store

Uma Pakistan: “This is a very good and awesome app. I really appreciate it very much. This application is really amazing and fantastic .” – 5/5 in Play Store

13. Ginkgo

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Visual timeline, Intelligent flashcards, Personalized learning


Cost: Ginkgo - Uncover World History (Free), Ginkgo Plus - Learn World History ($4.99)

Ginkgo is a mobile biography app that provides concise and engaging summaries of the lives of famous historical figures. With over 27,000 downloads, Ginkgo makes learning about history fun and accessible. The app features a user-friendly interface, a vast library of biographies, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge. Whether you're a student, a history buff, or simply curious about the people who shaped our world, Ginkgo is the perfect app for you.

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Ginkgo - Visual timeline, Intelligent flashcards, Personalized learning
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  • Visual Timeline
  • Intelligent flashcards
  • Personalized learning

Application information:

Downloads 27000
Features Ginkgo is an interactive timeline app that allows users to explore historical events and their connections.
Pros Ginkgo is a great way to learn about history in a fun and engaging way.
Cons Ginkgo can be a bit overwhelming at first, with a lot of information to take in.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Jenna Argo: “Very very educational and will be recommending to all my teacher friends to check for their schools and individual classrooms as well as, my home school moms on my social media pages. Great job!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Sour: “great app it is easy to navigate and you quickly learn what you want. Edit: this is the second day of using this app and the swipe limit is way too low. Last time I didn't think about it but now I've noticed it. I really love the idea (without the swipe limit). Edit 2: a great way would be daily swipes or smth.” – 3/5 in Play Store

14. Famous People Biography

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Vast database, 18 categories, Quiz and games


Cost: Famous People Biography (Free), Famous People Biography Pro ($2.99)

Famous People Biography is an educational app that provides information about famous people from various fields such as sports, movies, news, business, and more. It features biographies, trivia, and quizzes to help users learn about their favorite celebrities. The app is designed to be engaging and informative, with a user-friendly interface and rich content. It is a great resource for students, researchers, and anyone who wants to expand their knowledge about influential individuals who have shaped our world.

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Famous People Biography - Vast database, 18 categories, Quiz and games

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Comments and Reviews from users:

Jitin Ninan: “Very amazing app, this app has many famous persons from various fields. I is really very useful” – 5/5 in Play Store

15. Biopage

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Professional biography page, Micro-blogging for writers


Cost: Free, Premium (9.99)

Biopage is a mobile app that allows users to create and share professional biographies. It offers a range of templates and tools to help users create visually appealing and informative bios. Biopage also includes a social networking component, allowing users to connect with other professionals and share their bios. The app is free to download and use, and is available for both iOS and Android devices. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features, Biopage is an excellent choice for anyone looking to create a professional and engaging online presence.

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Biopage - Professional biography page, Micro-blogging for writers
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  • Professional Bio
  • Social Networking
  • Writing Practice

Application information:

Downloads 8623
Features Connect with others who share your interests, Customize your profile to showcase your skills and experience, Discover new people and opportunities through our community features.
Pros Easy to use, Professional looking, Great for networking
Cons Can be time-consuming to set up, Not as many features as some other platforms, May not be suitable for all professions

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “This is a great new app that makes writing beautiful and exciting. It reduces the volume of material to only the most essential. And oh yeah, you have an opportunity to even win a prize in the free essay contest Biopage organizes.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “It's a good platform, but the app quits every time I go into my notifications tab, and its getting really annoying, so if you guys could fix that and make it a little less buggy, it'd be perfect :)” – 3/5 in Play Store

16. Biography of famous Scientists

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Inspiring stories, Stunning visuals, Interactive timeline


Cost: Biography of famous Scientists (Free), Biography of famous Scientists Pro ($4.99)

"Biography of Famous Scientists" is an informative and engaging mobile application that provides detailed biographies of renowned scientists from various fields. With captivating images, easy-to-navigate interface, and well-researched content, this app offers a comprehensive exploration into the lives, discoveries, and contributions of these brilliant minds. Delve into the inspiring journeys of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, and many more, gaining insights into their scientific achievements, personal struggles, and the impact of their work on the world.

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Biography of famous Scientists - Inspiring stories, Stunning visuals, Interactive timeline
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  • **Immersive Biographies**
  • **Inspiring Stories**
  • **Groundbreaking Discoveries**

Application information:

Downloads 309
Features Explore the lives and achievements of renowned scientists through engaging biographies and captivating images.
Pros Offers a wealth of information on famous scientists.
Cons May lack interactive elements and in-depth analysis.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Nurul Amin: “**Biography of Famous Scientis Review** Biography of Famous Scientis is a great app for anyone interested in learning more about the lives and work of some of the most influential scientists in history. The app features biographies of over 100 scientis, from Albert Einstein to Marie Curie. Each biography includes a comprehensive overview of the scientist's life, work, and contributions to science. The app is well-organized and easy to use. The biographies are presented in a clear and con” – 5/5 in Play Store