Gollum browser

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Gollum browser
Gollum browser screenshot.png
Screenshot of Gollum displaying the main page of the English Wikipedia (using Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu)
Original author(s) Harald Hanek[1]
Initial release 2005
Written in PHP[1]
Platform Web browser
Available in 32 languages
Type web application
Website gollum.easycp.de/en/

Gollum browser is a web application designed to browse Wikipedia in an easier way than directly using the web browser. Links external to Wikipedia are opened in the user's regular browser. Gollum is opened from a regular browser and makes a window that puts the Wikipedia search bar on the toolbar.[2] Gollum was created by Harald Hanek in 2005 using PHP and Ajax.[1] According to one blogger, Gollum provides a way to bypass censorship of Wikipedia in China.[3]


Though the website is available only in English and German, Gollum's GUI is available in more than 32 languages[4] and can browse nearly 50 Wikipedia editions.

Gollum's GUI[edit]

Browsable Wikipedia editions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Gilbert, Alorie (29 November 2005). "Web tool puts new face on Wikipedia". ZDNet. Archived from the original on 1 December 2005. 
  2. ^ Wayner, Peter (19 October 2010). "Top 10 specialty Web browsers you may have missed". InfoWorld. p. 7. Retrieved 28 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Goldkorn, Jeremy. "The Nanny changes her mind: Wikipedia blocked again". Danwei.org. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  4. ^ Gollum, Harald Hanek. "Gollum, the Wikipedia Browser". Gollum.easycp.de. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 

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