Wikipedia:Tools/Alternative browsing

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Mobile devices[edit]

For many phones, Opera Mini gives a much easier browsing experience for Wikipedia than the built in browser. See:


Wikiwand - Google Chrome browser extension.

Kiwix - offline reader for Wikipedia and its other Wikimedia sister projects. Available for Android, Linux, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows.

GoldenDict - multiplatform dictionary browser with native support for Wikipedia, Wiktionary, the Wikimedia projects, and any MediaWiki-based website. (Experimental Kiwix zim support is in git master.)

Distracted Reader – Browser extension for Firefox and Chrome for fast search and exploration.

macOS widget[edit]

For users of Mac OS X 10.4 or newer, there is a Wikipedia Dashboard widget.

Alternative portals[edit]

Instant Messaging[edit]

WatchlistBot delivers realtime notifications of edits to any XMPP client.