Encyclopædia Britannica

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

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.

Photographs, diagrams, and charts help bring each topic to life.

Make Connections:
“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 $1.99 monthly subscription:

  • Length of subscription: 1 Month
  • Price of subscription: $1.99
  • 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 and Terms of Use: http://corporate.britannica.com/privacy.html
  • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication."



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Certain portions of the application are accessible. However, when browsing an  article, VoiceOver cannot read the text portions of the article in question and only reads aloud the headings and menus. Besides this, the main functionality of the application with VoiceOver works fine. But obviously the text of the articles is most important.

There are no issues with Zoom.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Other Comments

The navigation of the application is perfectly fine. Just reading the content of the Encyclopedia isn't accessible.


0 people have recommended this app



Submitted by Paul on Thursday, January 14, 2016

I noticed that this app directory entry is almost 4 years out of date and decided to try the most recent version of the app. Sadly, the most recent version (2.0) released this year has the same issues as the version given in this app directory entry.

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