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Encyclopaedia Britannica

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21 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • web browser component
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • owner identity
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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For more than two centuries, Encyclopaedia Britannica has partnered with former U.S. and international presidents, Nobel Laureates, scientists and many other historical figures to provide our users with the information they seek.  Now this world-class information is available on a fast, mobile platform.

With the 2012 Encyclopaedia Britannica App for Windows Phone all of this trusted information now fits in the palm of your hand. The Encyclopaedia Britannica App gives mobile users the ability to find information and explore subjects without compromise.  Users can feel confident that their answers are accurate and vetted by professional editors and expert contributors.  

*80,000 articles in a fully searchable database
*Tens of thousands of images, diagrams, and charts
*Ability to download articles for offline viewing, store your favorites and access your search history
*Research noteworthy events and birthdates from "This Day” in history
*An A-Z browse allows users to browse the entire contents of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

App purchasers will have full access to the content of this app for 1 year from the first launch of the app.

An internet connection is required to view all content and images.
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  • by John 1/28/2015
    Never any images 1/27/2015
  • by Ali 11/23/2014
    Love it!
  • by User 12/9/2013
    Faulty search engine .. Try to look for an article on D-Day!!
  • by John 9/5/2013
    The definitive encyclopedia app. Don't whip out your phone to fact-check someone using Wikipedia. Brittanica is trustworthy and well written. The page wipe instead of scroll provides a book-like feel.
  • by Aaron 9/5/2013
    Crashes constantly
  • by Brandon 5/13/2013
  • by Anthony 5/12/2013
    Great info so far. Once you can find it... I have done 2 searches that should have been very simple, "writ of habeas corpus" and "ivory coast". No results found. I shortened the first to "habeas corpus" and still no results. Really??? Going to the index and filtering for the exact search terms DOES yield results. 5 stars when the search works.
  • by Thomas 5/11/2013
    Nice app but requires subscription, so you pay for the app which has basic topline info but then you go to page 2 and get "want to continue reading? Get a $9.99/year subscription". Which isn't bad for a good encyclopedia and updates of content, just not what you expect when you pay for app. So kind of a paid trial. Beyond that it work well, looks good but it is a little slow as you cachein the index or days top 10.
  • by Robert 5/11/2013
    Great. Top 10 best apps
  • by Bryan 5/11/2013
    I always wanted a set of Britannica encyclopedias as a kid so having this app fulfills a childhood want in some respect. I am happy to support researched, professional writing and use this app as a companion to the inaccurate but more prolific wikipedia. A few complaints: the page turning animation is slow and unfinished, the app isn't formatted for the 720p screen of the HTC 8X so there is wasted space at the top and the app feels sluggish at times.