EncycloClip™ for iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch® is a faceless iPhone/iPad app by Flash Sheridan which searches the online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica® for the contents of your clipboard. To use it, select and copy some text (for instance in an eBook, web page, or your own notes); then launch EncycloClip™ from your home screen. It is possible to do this manually from Safari by visiting the Britannica website, but EncycloClip™ reduces the minimum tap count for a lookup to two from eight (or six if you have added it to your Home Screen), and eliminates an unnecessary web request.
EncycloClip™ is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with Encyclopædia Britannica®. It merely facilitates access to their web site, which may be ad-supported or require a subscription, and sometimes needs to scroll down to reveal its search results. On recent iOS versions, launching Safari can sometimes take several seconds; during this time a blank screen will be displayed.