If you want to understand today, you had to search yesterday. Pearl Buck explains the role history plays in our life. Knowledge of history actually shapes our life as we get to learn from the mistakes made by our forefathers.
However, many, especially the young generation, find this subject boring and turn blind eyes to history and historical events. We make our humble attempt to turn your attention to history with the help of history apps for your iPhone and iPad. Remember that without any knowledge of history; you were just a leaf that didn’t know it was part of a tree.
Download any history app for iPhone from the below list and get engagingly acquainted with your past.
- Today In History Lite Edition
- HISTORY Vault
- BBC History Magazine
- World History Trivia Quiz
- Ben Franklin’s World
- The Civil War Today
1. HISTORY: TV Shows on Demand
Popular TV channel History is also available in the form of an iPhone app, and it is the 4.1.6 version of the app. History offers your favorite clips and episodes you watch on the TV channel. You can also view new content added to the app; moreover, the app allows you to maintain your personalized Watchlist.
If you are fascinated by Vikings, Swamp People, Ancient Aliens, and Pawn Stars, History is a must-have on your iOS device. The exclusive clips provide you information not shown on History TV channel.
2. Today In History Lite Edition
Get to know every major event that took place in human history. You will get interesting information about world history in the form of notifications on your iOS device every morning.
Either read all events of the day or make your selection to specific events like deaths, holidays, births, etc. Also, read quotes from prominent figures of the past; check historical events in an entirely different perspective. Go social by sharing interesting facts on social media and invite some comments from your friends.
Price: Free (In-app purchases starts from $1.99)
3. HISTORY Vault
History Vault brings with itself a plethora of content to learn about history. It has shows and documentaries starting with World War to Ancient civilization. The app has got everything that you may need to satisfy your thirst for historical knowledge.
The app not only features old tv shows, but it also keeps adding new shows every week. Certainly, it will keep you addicted to it for a long time. It is available for free for 7 days, and then you can choose to subscribe.
Price: Free (In-app purchases starts from $3.99)
4. BBC History Magazine
BBC is one of the authentic sources of any information, and history is one topic for which you can rely on the BBC History Magazine app. Download this app on your iOS devices and explore several international and British topics, which include famous personalities and events of the yesteryears.
Go back as far as ancient civilizations, fascinating articles, reviews, amazing images, and more. If you are already familiar with the paper version of the magazine, you will certainly like the app version.
Price: Free (In-app purchases starts from $4.99)
5. Encyclopedia by Farlex
This is something interesting for students of language and history both. Encyclopedia of World Knowledge provides you more than 330,000 articles, 24,000 images and over 770,000 audio pronunciations from reliable sources like Cambridge University Press, McGraw-Hill, Harper-Collins, etc. If you are an avid reader of history, this app is for you as it gives you detailed articles on diverse topics.
Apart from history, the app offers you interesting information on art, science, business, music, culture, animals, technology, and others.
Price: Free (In-app purchases starts from $0.99)
6. World History Trivia Quiz
This one is a light-hearted quiz game that features 150 general world history questions. From American history, World War 2, the period of ancient Egypt, pyramids to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl, and the Cold War, the app consists of a wide range of facts. While playing the game, if you ever get stuck, you can take the help of hints to crack the questions. It also offers you a certificate if you can hit the jackpot without any blemish!
Moreover, this quiz app supports 15 different languages like Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Thai.
Price: Free (In-app purchases starts from $0.99)
7. Ben Franklin’s World
Listen to early American history on your iPhone. Ben Franklin’s World gives you history lessons in the form of the podcast; now you can give the star rating to your favorite episodes, stream those episodes from anywhere, download them and play offline.
The app provides you detailed notes and resources, interviews, and community. The app is your best companion if you are a student or teacher of history. It is also useful for history lovers, who like to go back to the past to find solutions to current problems.
8. The Civil War Today
The Civil War Today is an app designed and developed by History. The app gives you experience the way civil war unfolded. This app includes striking features like Daily Civil War updates “In the Headlines”; photo of the day and other albums; quote of the day; articles and videos on special topics; authentic period maps from major battlefields; everyday north-south quiz; background scenes that take you back in the time and place of Civil War. The app also allows Twitter integration by which you can send a telegram through Morse code.
That’s all for now!
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