Tree of Life - ToL App 4+

PappCorn SAS

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 11 Ratings
    • Free



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 3.1.0

-Addition of over 100 families across the different available groups
-Updated the topology of several sections of the tree, most notably Cyanobacteria (after Strunecký et al. 2023), Microsporidia (after Bojko et al. 2022 and Park & Poulin 2021) and Placozoa (Tessler et al. 2022)
-Fixed the URLs for Wikipedia, the tutorial video in Youtube and the paper in BioRxiv

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Otolaryngologist A ,


Still waiting for the update !!

Bronylucious ,

You guys are scary detailed. Kudos

Thanks for all you do in keeping us updated on the Animalia family tree.
The only annoying thing is that too many extinct species don’t show nothing on Wikipedia or Google. Gah lol 😅

Bill Smyth ,


This app is in trouble. I do a search for Animalia, and it turns up nothing zip nada. What’s up with that?

I was actually looking for a Taxonomy app, not a phylogeny app. I changed my rating to five and deleted the app.

Developer Response ,

Hi Bill. This is because the official term we have for animals is "METAZOA". Animalia is just one of its synonyms. I should be able to fix this by enabling the search feature to find synonyms as well. I apologize for the issue

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