4 Free Windows 8 Encyclopedia Apps

Here are 4 free Windows 8 Encyclopedia apps that provide you information on many subjects or on many aspects of a single subject, right at one place. It’s a reference from where you can read articles on a wide range of topics.

All these Encyclopedia Windows 8 apps are located under the ‘Books & References’ section, except the last one i. e Kids Encyclopedia which is available under ‘Education’ section of Windows 8 app store. Let me quickly point out the names of each encyclopedia Windows 8 apps below:

  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Plant Encyclopedia
  • Animal Encyclopedia
  • Kids Encyclopedia

Below given is the detailed review on each of these Encyclopedia apps for Windows 8. Lets get started with:

Encyclopedia Britannica

Windows 8 Encyclopedia App

Encyclopedia Britannica is one of the most popular Windows 8 Encyclopedia apps. It provides you more than 80,000 articles along with diagrams, images, and charts. You can easily browse through A to Z categories, or search for a specific subject / topic using the Search Bar. You can also save an article for later reading, or just add to your ‘Favorite’ list.

As you open the app, you will find today’s event, today’s birthdays, or other important events happened on present day, in history. Also, a separate column has been given for ‘Top Articles’ that include best hundred articles and this section gets updated everyday. You can also pin an article to the start menu, view images of currently opened articles, modify map size, save an articles, or just it with others, from within the app. You can also have access to link map to reach all related articles. Go ahead and install Encyclopedia Britannica in Windows 8 now.

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

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Plant Encyclopedia

Windows 8 Encyclopedia Apps

Plant Encyclopedia is another free Encyclopedia Windows 8 app that provides information on different type of plants. You can easily read specifications of each plant, image, along with a brief description.

As you open the app, you will find a beautiful column-based tiles interface where ‘Annuals’ are given at the very beginning following with Herbs, Perennial, and Vegetables. It’s a very simple Encyclopedia app that is useful for those who are into plants, want to know more about different type of plants, or for research purpose. Go ahead and download Plant Encyclopedia app in Windows 8 now.

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

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Animal Encyclopedia


Animal Encyclopedia is very much similar to Plant one as it also comes with same column-based tiles interface. Here, in this Windows 8 Encyclopedia app, you will find everything about animals. You can see their images, expand your knowledge about them by reading description or just see their images, right on your Windows 8 screen.

As you open Animal Encyclopedia, you will find categories such as Actinopterygii, Amphibia, Aves, Crustacea, and Gastropoda. You need to click on an animal’s image in order to view details about it. It’s a very interesting app. Go ahead and download Animal Encyclopedia app in Windows 8 now.

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

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Kids Encyclopedia

Windows 8 Encyclopedia

Available under the ‘Education’ section of Windows 8 app store, Kids Encyclopedia is best for kids to start their basic learning with. They can get basic knowledge about animals, different countries, inventions, and other popular personalities. It’s a perfect guide for kids to know the basics on different subjects.

This Encyclopedia Windows 8 app comes with an amazing colorful interface that will surely attract your kids. Go and get the app now. Download Kids Encyclopedia app in Windows 8.

Works with: Windows 8

Price: Free

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