Knovel™ is a cloud-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and research tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.

The Knovel ToGo app gives existing Knovel subscribers mobile access to Knovel Technical reference content, providing engineers access to Knovel content both offline and online. With Knovel ToGo you can catch up on a project in transit, cross-reference guidelines on-site, and have trusted, verified technical information for engineers right at your fingertips – anytime, anywhere. Also, titles are synced between the Knovel ToGo app and the Knovel web site to provide continuity between platforms.

Any user who has access to the Knovel web site can use the Knovel ToGo app on iOS phones and tablets.

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What’s New

Version 3.0.0

•The primary method of accessing content changed from downloading to a streaming by tapping on the title
•There is no limit to the number of books you may stream
•You may still download titles for offline reading. Name of My Resources page changed to “Favorites”
•Browse function now allows you to filter results by subject area and sub-topic
•Search now allows you to filter results by subject area and sub-topic
•Version History page added to Main Menu
•UI/UX changes to accommodate streaming
•Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Asturlab ,

Good service, awful app

The Knovel service is amazing. It's great with the subscription my institution has, I can find books in almost any topic I need to learn.

However, the app is less than usable. I don't know how a reputable publisher like Elsevier would accept to publish it! I save titles form the website but nothing shows up here -yes i am logged in. Every time I go to another page from the left pane, all my titles disappear and I have to relaunch the app.... Just a horrible experience! For the amount of money my institution pays, you guys should be ashamed!

Developer Response ,

Hello, We noticed that the app you used is an older version. We would like to suggest downloading the current version (3.0.0). If you still experience an issue, feel free to contact us at and we will be glad to help you. Thank you. The Knovel Team

Fafinful ,

Fail fail fail

This App doesn’t give users any more functionality than a printed text book. Besides residing on a mobile electronic device, it’s as functional as leafing back and forth through a printed book. I’m not even factoring in the constant graying out of saved document links necessitating non-stop re-downloading. Fail fail fail.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry that you did not have a good experience with our app.

The app is designed to be a reader extension of the Knovel web site. It syncs with the web site to provide continuity as users switch between the mobile and the web site. It also provides ability to search for titles in our collection.

We will be glad to review the issue you are experiencing regarding re-downloads. Please contact us at .

We recently released version 3.0 and users can now stream content when the mobile device is online, thus avoiding the need to download content.

Thank you.
The Knovel Team

Violin260 ,

Won’t load past login screen

I use this app occasionally at work (I’m an engineer). It offers great content, and the app used to be at least usable. Apparently they’ve updated the app and now it won’t even load past the login screen. I’ve tried my username/password, and I’ve also tried using a mobile authentication code. What was supposed to be a 5 minute task to look up a reference has now resulted in 30 minutes of troubleshooting without a solution. Frustrating user experience to say the least.

Developer Response ,

Hello, We apologize for the problem you experienced logging into the app. We would like to suggest trying the current version (3.0.0). If you still experience an issue, please contact us at and we will be glad to resolve the issue for you. Thank you. The Knovel Team.


Elsevier Inc.
37.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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