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Universe in a Nutshell

Universe in a Nutshell

Wait But Why & Kurzgesagt

Discover Your Place in the Universe

4.9 Ratings 5K+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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Discover Your Place in the Universe
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4.9
5.3K+ Ratings
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  • Arguably the Best Purchase I've Ever Made Sep 22, 2020

    By Enrich e's son
    I honestly can't remember the last time my curiousity has been so quenched with knowledge. Each animated graphic was aesthetically pleasing and contained a perfectly eye-opening description of the subject matter. My mind got blown with almost every tap. This app is so well crafted. The quality of each design stays remarkable at all sizes and through each frame, and the one-finger slide mechanic is so smooth to navigate the scales. The developers managed to fit hundreds if not thousands of years of human knowledge into such a simple, amazing and digestable app and I couldn't recommend it more. At the time of writing this I think it's wild that there's only one other review but I'll make sure to share my experiences in this app with my friends and teachers (I am a 17 year-old at the moment, though this app is great for all ages) Thanks to Kurzgesagt and all the people who helped make this, I don't know what more I can say that could do this app justice!
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  • Nov 27, 2020

    By ambion stitches
    Simple but brill. You got a healthy curiosity? You got kids with a healthy curiosity? You like a bit if science trivia to blow your friends' minds when you're socializing? Just get it. It's worth a few quid.
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  • Astonishing Sep 24, 2020

    By Touchgrind BMX is awesome!
    We are but specks of dust in this extremely vast universe. The size of the universe to a human is not possibly perceivable, and yet this app has managed to make it almost possible. There are cute, funny descriptions of every single object you tap on, and I can stare for hours reading about each thing I tap on and zooming in and out to the smallest thing in the universe, to the universe itself, just barely grasping how small I really am. It is truly an experience to behold. And the fact that there is music and no ads make the whole journey from big to small so much more immersive. I’m so glad I’m helping support In a Nutshell by buying it. This app is a perfect example of their saying “Quality over quantity”. If the price had been one hundred times more, I still would have bought it. Thanks to everyone that made this masterpiece possible, you all deserve it. Kurzgesagt is keeping science beautiful, just how it’s supposed to be.
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  • Nov 23, 2020

    By lawrence max villanueva
    I just love it. So much information neatly arranged in an incredibly unique way, not to mention an extremely intuitive interface. Would highly recommend.
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  • Puts my existential crisis into perspective Sep 23, 2020

    By wilmot13
    For those of us that fondly remember that classic space film from 1977...that’s right, I’m talking about “Powers of Ten: A Film Dealing with the Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero,” this app is the ultimate expression of the concepts first popularized in that epic saga. Universe in a Nutshell is packed with astounding detail about objects at every scale in our universe (even more than Katamari Damaci!). It’s a collaboration between two of my favorite explainers-of-things: Tim Urban (“Wait But Why?”) and Kurzgesagt (In a Nutshell). Beautifully illustrated, wittily written and expertly engineered, it’ll expand and contract your mind, ultimately leaving you out of breath as you sip the quantum foam from your piping-hot cup of supernova neutrinos in the restaurant at the end of the universe. I’ll rate it a Googol out of a Googol stars, which turns out to be way, way more than the number of stars in the observable universe.
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  • Arguably the Best Purchase I've Ever Made Sep 22, 2020

    By Enrich e's son
    I honestly can't remember the last time my curiousity has been so quenched with knowledge. Each animated graphic was aesthetically pleasing and contained a perfectly eye-opening description of the subject matter. My mind got blown with almost every tap. This app is so well crafted. The quality of each design stays remarkable at all sizes and through each frame, and the one-finger slide mechanic is so smooth to navigate the scales. The developers managed to fit hundreds if not thousands of years of human knowledge into such a simple, amazing and digestable app and I couldn't recommend it more. At the time of writing this I think it's wild that there's only one other review but I'll make sure to share my experiences in this app with my friends and teachers (I am a 17 year-old at the moment, though this app is great for all ages) Thanks to Kurzgesagt and all the people who helped make this, I don't know what more I can say that could do this app justice!
    more
  • Nov 27, 2020

    By ambion stitches
    Simple but brill. You got a healthy curiosity? You got kids with a healthy curiosity? You like a bit if science trivia to blow your friends' minds when you're socializing? Just get it. It's worth a few quid.
    more
  • Astonishing Sep 24, 2020

    By Touchgrind BMX is awesome!
    We are but specks of dust in this extremely vast universe. The size of the universe to a human is not possibly perceivable, and yet this app has managed to make it almost possible. There are cute, funny descriptions of every single object you tap on, and I can stare for hours reading about each thing I tap on and zooming in and out to the smallest thing in the universe, to the universe itself, just barely grasping how small I really am. It is truly an experience to behold. And the fact that there is music and no ads make the whole journey from big to small so much more immersive. I’m so glad I’m helping support In a Nutshell by buying it. This app is a perfect example of their saying “Quality over quantity”. If the price had been one hundred times more, I still would have bought it. Thanks to everyone that made this masterpiece possible, you all deserve it. Kurzgesagt is keeping science beautiful, just how it’s supposed to be.
    more
  • Nov 23, 2020

    By lawrence max villanueva
    I just love it. So much information neatly arranged in an incredibly unique way, not to mention an extremely intuitive interface. Would highly recommend.
    more
  • Puts my existential crisis into perspective Sep 23, 2020

    By wilmot13
    For those of us that fondly remember that classic space film from 1977...that’s right, I’m talking about “Powers of Ten: A Film Dealing with the Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero,” this app is the ultimate expression of the concepts first popularized in that epic saga. Universe in a Nutshell is packed with astounding detail about objects at every scale in our universe (even more than Katamari Damaci!). It’s a collaboration between two of my favorite explainers-of-things: Tim Urban (“Wait But Why?”) and Kurzgesagt (In a Nutshell). Beautifully illustrated, wittily written and expertly engineered, it’ll expand and contract your mind, ultimately leaving you out of breath as you sip the quantum foam from your piping-hot cup of supernova neutrinos in the restaurant at the end of the universe. I’ll rate it a Googol out of a Googol stars, which turns out to be way, way more than the number of stars in the observable universe.
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  • It’s a cool thing to play with but I want more Sep 23, 2020

    By LoreenSdrn
    First of all, it’s cool, especially if like me you like spending time thinking about how many dust mites are in your pillow RIGHT NOW. You should buy this app because it’s the kind of project you should be supporting if you’re into learning and knowledge and other smart stuff. I have some suggestions for the app’s improvement. I’d like to be able to see photos of the things on the app (well maybe not the worm, because everybody knows what worms look like. but all those cool galaxies and animals). I’d also like to have more comparisons of mid- sized things. How many toasters fit in an average house if we fill it from top to bottom with nothing but toasters? I also want to be able to scroll sideways and not just in and out. And I want to be able to make wallpapers of the images in the app. Like the cute pug or the human cube. Those were awesome.
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  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Ulises Hernandez
    The app is very immersive and informative. Although the it is great, I have some suggestions to make. My first suggestion is an option for portrait mode. Secondly, have more information about some objects as some are lackluster. Then finally, have Kurzegasts videos on the objects that already have that, but keep it as an option for those that want to decide on having more space or not
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  • Interesting and barebones Sep 22, 2020

    By Pug.Hud
    The app is fun to look around in but you can tell it is new (as of sept 22). It would be nice to be able to move the images around somewhat, like in a mode where you can move around things in a certain size in order to compare them better. For example it is hard to compare a human with the Apollo capsule when they are slightly diagonal and apart from each other. Also some images are in accurate like with the hydrogen atom. While the actual nucleus would be too small for in the normal zoom mode, it would be nice if it were to scale and you could zoom in on it when you opened up its description. Other than that it is cool to get this info and sense of scale in one place.
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  • Great app but only one problem Sep 25, 2020

    By 1143543
    It’s overall a great app but one of my pet peeves as a american is obviously the different measurement systems. Don’t get me wrong, they can use whatever system they like but couldn’t they just add (Imperial system) next to measurements? I mean a good majority of their audience is American and since we obviously don’t use the same measuring system I find myself having to either guess or look up measurements. I just think for a app that makes us pay we should at least get the comfortability to not have to guess or look it up. But overall that’s literally my only problem and it’s a small one at that.
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  • Beautiful app but... Sep 22, 2020

    By Manicboii
    There’s a couple things missing from the app I’d like to suggest for future improvements. 1) Smooth scrolling. My fist instinct was to quickly swipe right and whizz from Earth to the edge of the Observable Universe. Sure I could use the size bar at the bottom right or just hold my finger on the left or right side of the screen but the Smooth Scrolling feature would greatly improve the experience (compared to tediously swiping the screen) These features should be highlighted in the tutorial. Would like to quickly swipe, stop, and land on something new and random every day. 2) Credits. Just to make this app a one-stop-shop of information it would be helpful to include who discovered the Strange Quark and a year. Some information at the end of each blurb would be far more educational. 3) Graphical Suggestion. A gradient for the background. A darker spot in the middle of the background would, I think, improve the feeling of depth. Will give 5 stars if these updates are implemented. Nonetheless, fantastic app and thank you for your hard work thus far!
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