The Internet Archive Companion is your browsing companion to view the collections of the Internet Archive with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Flip through the pages of a book, view many archival images, or create a playlist of the thousands (if not millions) of music or video files.
"Universal Access to All Knowledge"
The Internet Archive Companion was not produced by nor officially supported by The Internet Archive.
Updated Rating as per Apple Guidelines
Ratings and Reviews
Useless Mess, Impossible To Use
Not sure what the app was designed to do. I assumed it was a searchable index of the Internet Archive which would assist users in finding relevant content. What you actually get is an app which turns the archive into a dog’s dinner because it lacks a logical user interface and has the most basic of search engines which is so crude as to be unusable - any search term, and every result is thrown at you with no effective way to sort through the mess and find useful stuff amongst the grot. There are only very basic sorting tools e.g. to separate ‘audio’ from ‘video’ resources. But once you select a given category to browse or enter a search term, there is no way to deal with the material except trawl through it all. The material presented to first view (which then signposts subsequent searching’) is heavily skewed towards English language content generated in North America. Unless you are interested in low grade content from the city archives of Hicksville USA, chopped up, thrown about, and devoid of context and meaning, then I am not sure what benefit you could get from this app. I tried to use it, lost interest, uninstalled it.
UI could do with some polish, it could do with UX designer looking at it.
Most annoying however is that text collections are mostly empty and also collections repeat.
Worked fine first use then I reopen it and it crashes...great
- Hunter L Brown
- 4.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2017 Hunter Lee Brown
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.