Encyclopædia Britannica

Encyclopædia Britannica

By Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2011-10-14
  • Current Version: 2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 135.83 MB
  • Developer: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 455 Ratings


The complete Encyclopaedia Britannica - the world’s most trusted reference source, enhanced for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. “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 Features include: *Search & Browse: Over 80,000 articles – expertly written and thoroughly fact-checked – on everything from A-Rod to Zebras. Our contributors include over 100 Nobel Laureates plus subject gurus like Bill Clinton, Tony Hawk, and Desmond Tutu. *View: Photographs, diagrams, and charts help bring each topic to life. *Test Your Knowledge with “Quizzes”: Our app now features our popular quizzes testing your knowledge on pop-culture, literature, science, and more! *Make Connections: “LinkMap” lets you explore each article with a dynamic view of related topics. *Personalize: “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 - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period - Privacy Policy: http://corporate.britannica.com/privacy.html - Terms of Use: http://corporate.britannica.com/termsofuse.html - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.



  • Looked good for a few page turns

    By Xenbo
    Tried it and seemed pretty good and then it popped up a “remember to take a quiz” popup and then the screen went black and began flashing in and out of the page. Seems too buggy for an app that wants to charge a subscription.
  • Good App, UI could be updated

    By TechUser2010
    Good information, better than 99% of the junk out in the world that “claim” to be of professional reference.
  • No bookmarks!

    By Blk few
    I love the content but no bookmarks. Really? Reading a 300 page article and I can’t mark where I am at? Unbelievable! My last renewal if not updated.
  • Poor Customer Service and Content

    By BenJones3
    Encyclopedia Britannica content is sub-standard in every regard. Out of date, incomplete, narrow. This is a poor successor to the beloved book set of long ago.
  • Bookmarks, dictionary

    By sveltesal
    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.
  • Family Sharing

    By KingJa'Corey
    Love the app but the Family Sharing is not working. I bought it on my son’s iPad but it keeps saying that it can’t “validate the receipt” when I try from my iPhone. Please assist with this problem. Thank you.
  • Login Problem

    By Limbuprithbi
    How can I login with Facebook? I have been logging in with Facebook on browsers but couldn’t in this app.
  • Update?

    By Arielito
    Will this app ever get updated?
  • Good, but...

    By David6895643
    Great content. Please get rid of the persistent pop up box reminding me of the quiz feature. Please get rid of the slow animated page turns and permit continuous scrolling.
  • Great but needs improvement

    By Spark3k
    Please add: 1) Paging continuously through alphabetised articles. Like the real book. 2) Font size changes 3) Full width images 4) Word select & search or lookup 5) Random quizzes 6) Quizzes with randomised questions from different topics 7) Bookmarkable links to articles from quiz answers. 8) Full page articles. (hide menus) 9) Scroll mode in addition to page turn mode.