Useful Apps to Convert Your iPhone into a Knowledge Centre

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August 10, 2011

It seems like every day you hear about some new app for iPhone, and that may very well be true, as there are developers working on adding to the app pool even as you read this article. There are so many great free, useful, and fun apps, but you don’t always have the time to search for them. Problem solved – we did the searching so you don’t have to! Below is a list of apps that you will be itching to download, and that will transform your iPhone into a veritable hub of knowledge.


You can find out just about anything you want to know about any country in the world from this app, including population, current leaders, religions, largest cities, economy, languages, size, and more.

Dictionary & Thesaurus

This application delivers almost two million words, including definitions, synonyms, and even antonyms. Although no internet connection is needed, the content for this app comes from and Other cool features include Word of the Day, audio pronunciation, Hot Word blog, and voice-to-text search.

History: Maps of the World

This is a great app for the history buff, and also for the trivia buff. Peruse high-resolution historical maps as your brush up on your history in a fun way.


Use this application on your iPhone or iPod Touch to gain instant access to a huge collection of podcasts and articles. not to mention the HowStuffWorks experts and podcasters.


Images, videos, and other information from online NASA sources are dynamically updated for this mobile tour de force. Don’t miss out!

Science Glossary

Geared for the high school or college student, this app is nonetheless appropriate for just about anyone. This is more than a collection of scientific terms and biographies, as each term is also linked to interactive learning modules.


This is a collection of 400+ fun, trivial, and sometimes bizarre facts, such as “97% of US bills contain traces of cocaine.” Learn something new! Amaze your friends! Kill some time!


This application delivers fast and easy access to Wikipedia, streamlined and customized for the iPhone user.  Smart bookmark features and categorized browsing history make this a plum of an app.

World Wiki

Get quick access to detailed information of almost 250 world countries. Population, flag, national anthem, and many other demographic details – it’s all at your fingertips, whether using the iPhone or iPod Touch.

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