Tree of Life App is an interactive and illustrated family-level phylogeny of living beings based upon a synthesis of data from thousands of published studies from the primary literature. Main groups of organisms –from Bacteria to Vertebrates- are displayed in the initial tree as collapsed branches that can be opened to view family level relationships. Over 7000 families are included in the current version.
The interactivity and contents of Tree of Life App include the following features:
-Zooming in or out in order to explore a very large tree
-Tapping on the pictures to see family details such as common names, and quick links to Wikipedia (internet connection is required for this feature)
-Collapsing clades into single branches to summarize or hide undesired details
-Viewing subtrees of special interest
-A search feature enabling users to find specific organisms either by common or scientific family names
-A time scale to determine divergence dates among lineages and dates of extinction of fossil families
Tree of Life App is constantly being updated to include recent findings, guaranteeing to illustrate the most up-to date state of the art about evolutionary relationships among living beings.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

Whole source code modification and migration from Objective-C to Dart (Flutter), which includes the following new features:
• Taxon metadata windows including an improved citation and reference formats as well as taxon synonyms
• An “open all” button for unfolding every pre-collapsed branch at one
• Addition of Hexapoda and Apicomplexa, as well as several newly described families since 2017, for a total of over 2000 added taxa
• Improved layout for subtrees
• A FAQ section

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

c0ppert0p ,

Not ready for prime time

This would be better on a much larger display. The design really doesn’t work for small displays.
It’s too slow an navigation is very awkward.

Otolaryngologist A ,


Still waiting for the update !!

Alex64225689942158994 ,

Fascinating data, terrible app

This app is not fit for the App Store. It should be removed. It is unusable due to design and performance issues. It's very slow to draw the tree or zoom and pan. The layout makes it impossible to navigate. The search stops working after a few searches and doesn't take you to the search results, making you hunt around for a green arrow in millions of possibilities.

It's a wonderful dataset, if a little too academic, but the app is terrible. Do not waste your money.

App Privacy

The developer, PappCorn SAS, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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