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The complete Encyclopaedia Britannica - the world’s most trusted knowledge source, enhanced for your iPhone and iPad.
“Especially for students, or anyone who values what Britannica has to offer, I found the new Britannica iPad app to be a pleasing, easy way to navigate through a large body of knowledge.”
- Walt Mossberg, All Things Digital
*Search & Browse:
Over 100,000 articles – expertly written and thoroughly fact-checked – on everything from Astronomy to Zebras. Our contributors include more than a hundred Nobel laureates, five presidents of the United States, countless Pulitzer Prize winners, and many others of international renown.
Photographs, maps, charts, and graphs bring each topic to life.
*Test Your Knowledge with Quizzes:
Our app now features our popular quizzes testing your knowledge on history, pop-culture, literature, science, and more!
“LinkMap” lets you explore each article with a dynamic view of related topics.
“My Britannica” keeps track of your favorite articles and more.
Free to download. Over 65,000 articles are available for free and users can get access to 100% of the content in an ad-free experience for a $14.99 annual subscription.
- Length of subscription: 1 Year
- Price of subscription: $14.99
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- Added support for new iPhone/iPad screen sizes and aspect ratios
- Added support for safe area insets (devices with Face ID)
- Implemented Apple Transparency Tracking (ATT) framework
- Migrated and modernized code base
- Fixed performance issues that prevent app usage
- Fixed new app crashes
- Device compatibility updates
- Updated screen layouts and graphics
Ratings and Reviews
As others have pointed out, this could really use a bookmark, place holder feature. After leaving the app there’s no way to return to where you left off.
On the web/browser version in the help it talks about bookmarks but I’m unable to find that feature so decided to try the app but it’s the same - no way to mark progress.
A dictionary would also be nice. In a browser it’s not so bad as I have a Chrome dictionary installed but I still have to manually lookup a lot of words. The app could really use it.
Terrific content but frustrating to use.
The price of knowledge
Shame education and knowledge costs money. I understand there’s tons of work and upkeep and maintenance expenses yet, those free knowledge bases supply the usual information at a cost of being edited by omission, one sided views etc etc.
as a big fan of those old thick hardcover shelf books, of which as a child i would peruse daily through, online isn’t that great of a desire. As curiosity of statue’s and other art gets erased from a young minds view, the books no longer collected , unavailable and dismissed due to online ventures such as social media, games and chatting with strangers, encyclopedias give way to a choice, an hurried, short learning curve, dumbed down populace. The sharing and influence imbued among actual People, other then the criminal minds has long ago become a cloudy opaque afterthought. Best regards Britannica , thank you for the adventures around the world many decades ago.
Im still traveling in my imagination. For free.
It is really nice
I have used the encyclopedia Britannica books and before I read the books i used Wikipedia, until my teacher told me that Wikipedia can be edited by people and you don’t even need an account, so after that are used the complete set of Britannica that I bought the books from eBay there from 2004 and I did attempt to read all the books ALL 32 books and I use them for studying for school, but when I’m on the go I actually use this the encyclopedia Britannica app I really love it it’s actually better than Wikipedia, i would use it like Google but I won’t delete Google for this app but I give it a five star rating.
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- 137.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
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- Encyclopædia Britannica Content $1.99
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