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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
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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.
Photographs, diagrams, and charts help bring each topic to life.
“LinkMap” lets you explore each article with a dynamic view of related topics.
“My Britannica” keeps track of your favorite articles and more.
Free to download. Unlimited content available for a $14.99 annual subscription:
- Length of subscription: 1 Year
- Price of subscription: $14.99
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What's New in Version 1.5
-Compatible with iOS 7.1
-Various usability updates
Amazing content but TERRIBLE design
I'm a librarian, so I take my reference materials seriously. I trust Britannica over any other encyclopedia, hands down. So, the idea of having it in my pocket is glorious. But here's the thing. The user interface of this app is TERRIBLE. To read an article you have to flip these weird cards, which is distracting. And the "tools" tab is just...THERE, hanging out on the left side of the screen, in the brightest possible color. It's the eyesore to end all eyesores. Please, for the love of humanity and knowledge, redesign this app from the ground up so it's actually usable. Because this is really important. Reading the old print volumes (RIP) was a wonderfully immersive experience. This just feels like trash.
Basic information, no more
I expected the wealth of information I remember from the printed Britannica. This is more like a basic encyclopedia, like the World Book Encyclopedia I had as a child, which is good information at that level but does not satisfy an adult curiosity. Example, the Colorado Plateau hear warrants two paragraphs. Nothing on its formation at all. Every time I come here for information I am disappointed. I am canceling my subscription.
Needs Lots of Improvement
Since this app is pathetic I'm downgrading it to one star, reason being is that since I started using it a lot it crashes on certain pages of some articles and also because it has seldom been updated.
Content is great and reasonable for fifteen bucks a year but the app is really bad - no access to the dictionary no book marks no customization. It looks alright and works well but is really lacking otherwise.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Mar 31, 2014
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 66.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
- © 2014 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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