List of Wikipedia mobile applications
|Stable release||Varies by operating system (see below)|
|Operating system||Android, iOS, Windows Mobile|
|Website||See below for individual operating systems.
Direct download site: https://releases.wikimedia.org/mobile
Information and resources: Help:Mobile access
|Stable release||2.1.138-r-2016-01-21 / January 22, 2016|
|Preview release||2.1.139-beta-2016-01-22 / January 22, 2016|
|Stable release||4.1.6 / July 8, 2015|
|Initial release||31 May 2012|
|Stable release||10 / March 14, 2014|
|Development status||650.91 KB - 761.67 KB|
|Operating system||Firefox OS|
The Wikimedia Foundation publishes official Wikipedia mobile apps for using Wikipedia on multiple mobile device operating systems. All are available for free via the appropriate app store: Android (via Google Play), iOS (via App Store), Firefox OS (via Firefox Marketplace), and Windows 8 (via Windows Store). They can also be downloaded independently of any third party store, from the Wikimedia Foundation's "releases" website, which also keeps old and beta versions.
Independent developers have also released many unofficial apps for reading Wikipedia articles. Some apps load content from the Wikipedia site and process it; other apps use the MediaWiki API. Some only display Wikipedia content, usually omitting some features such as categories and talk pages. Some allow editing.
Wikipedia apps from the Wikimedia Foundation are called "Wikipedia", except for the iOS version which is called "Wikipedia Mobile".
- Wikipedia for Android on Google Play: The Android app allows editing articles directly from the app, and can provide a list of headings and distances to geotagged articles near the user's current location. It does not show categories or talk pages. It is also available on F-Droid
- Wikipedia Mobile for iOS on iTunes Preview: The iOS app also provides a read-only version of Wikipedia, similar to the mobile web version. It allows users to "share" an article via Facebook and other social websites. It also allows users to find geotagged articles near their current location. It does not show categories or talk pages.
- Wikipedia for Windows on Windows Store: The Metro-style app also provides a read-only version of Wikipedia, similar to the mobile web version. The app when used in Windows RT is incapable of showing moving pictures.
- Wikipedia for Firefox OS on Firefox Marketplace: The Firefox OS app provides a read-only version of Wikipedia, similar to the mobile web version. This version has basic Wikipedia Zero detection to let users know if their operator has zero-rated the data access usage for Wikipedia.
These apps were mainly developed to display articles and are often used on platforms for which an official Wikipedia app is not available, such as Windows Phone. Typical features include searching for articles, bookmarks, sharing, or enlarging images.
|Title||Description||Android||iOS||Windows Phone||Other||Open source|
|Aard Dictionary||A free cross-platform (Android, Linux, Mac, Windows) offline dictionary reader.||yes||Website||Yes|
|All Of Wikipedia - Offline||By Brilliant(ish) Software.||yes||Website|
|Discover — Wikipedia in a Magazine||By Cooliris, Inc.||iPad|
|WikiNodes||By Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA).||yes|
|Articles||By Sophiestication Software.||yes|
|Minipedia - Offline Encyclopedia||By Minipedia.||yes||yes||Website|
|Kiwix||Free program to download the entire Wikipedia text and read offline.||yes||yes||Website||Yes|
|Random Wiki||A free and open source app to read random articles of Wikipedia.||yes||Yes|
|Yearly||A free app that displays a randomly selected event from Wikipedia page about the year visible on a 24-hour digital watch.||yes||Webapp|
|LearnDiscovery||Displays and saves mindmaps of Wikipedia. Correlations between topics are organized to make sense of new information by visualizing the context about a topic. Bookmarks mindmaps instead of articles, and shares them as visual references.||yes||Website|
|What's Here?||Android app that lets the user find interesting Wiki pages around the current (physical) location.||yes|
|WikiMed Medical Encyclopedia||Wikipedia's Offline Medical Encyclopedia. Based on Kiwix.||yes|
|Wikipanion||Easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries. Streamline your browsing with history grouped by visit date, and bookmarking for individual entries and sections within an entry.||yes||Website|
|The Wiki Game - A Wikipedia Game of Racing and Exploring!||A game where users must race to get from one Wikipedia article to another.||yes||Website|
|Listen to Wikipedia||See and hear every change to every article on Wikipedia in real-time. Bells are sounded for additions and strings are plucked for subtractions.||yes||Website|
|Wiki to Map||Geotagged Wikipedia for iPhone, iPad - read Wikipedia pages related to selected place on the map on any Language.||yes||Website|
|WikiBots Talking Wikipedia||Listen to a bot reading Wikipedia articles out loud in 23 languages.||yes|
|Duckipedia - A Wikipedia Reader||Duckipedia is a clean Wikipedia reader.||yes||Website|
|LoboWiki Reader for Wikipedia||All the links clicked are added to the reading queue, instead of being immediately opened to allow users to read articles in a distraction-free manner..||yes||Website|
|GeoSearch for Wikipedia||Search and view geotagged Wikipedia articles from an visible map region.||yes||Website|
|GWiki - Wikipedia for Android||A simple and effective Wikipedia client that offers multiple extra features.||yes|
|Wikiamo||An intuitive, Safari-like Wikipedia viewer for iPhone and iPod Touch. It shows articles with custom formatting for comfortable reading and features a history, bookmarks and offline reading.||yes||Website|
|Wikipedia Offline||Contains 3.8 million English Wikipedia articles and requires 3.6 GB of free space on the device to install.||yes|
|Wiki Encyclopedia Gold||A Wikipedia reader. Pro version costs $0.99 and claims to donate 30% of revenue to Wikimedia foundation.||yes|
|"Wikipedia"||Wikipedia for windows phone. It allows for quick and easy access to articles and has various additional features.||yes|
|Wiki Bee Free||Wiki Bee Free gives quick and easy-to-read access to Wikipedia from the Windows Phone.||yes|
|Wikipedia Reader||Wikipedia Reader is a Wikipedia article and image reader.||yes|
|Wikiweb||Wikiweb is a Wikipedia reader that also visualizes the connections between articles.||yes||Website|
|Wikiwand||Made to allow easier navigation and search than the website or the site's own app.||yes||Website|
|Inquire by Tamper||A context-aware Wikipedia reader for iPhone||yes||Website|
|Intermind||A Wikipedia™ explorer that visualizes the connections between topics for iPhone and iPad||yes||Website|
A number of apps for Wikipedia's sister projects exist. These include the Wiki Loves Monuments app, written for a 2012 photo contest, is an aid for Wikiphotographers. It shows a map of nearby national heritage register items, indicating whether Wikipedia had a photo for the site, and enabling quick and easy photo uploads for camera phones. It is not integrated with the official article display app.
Until mid-2014, there was also an iOS and Android app for Wikimedia Commons and Wiktionary, the former of which was discontinued due to a lack of available resources from the Wikimedia Foundation.
- Wikipedia Beta on Google Play
- package in F-Droid
- "iPhone App of the Week: Wikipedia Mobile". Smartcompany.com.au. 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "Desktop — Aard Dictionary". Aarddict.org. 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- BrothaTech (2011-06-16). "All of Wikipedia - On or Offline Wiki Reading For your iPhone or iPad". Appscout.com. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "DISCOVER A New Wikipedia". Wassapps.com. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- Monday, February 14th, 2011 (2011-02-14). "Cooliris Gets $9.6 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Others, Releases New Version Of LiveShare Photo Sharing App". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "WikiNodes Brings A New Perspective To Knowledge » 148Apps » iPhone and iPod Touch Application Reviews and News". 148Apps. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "WikiNodes for iPad – Making Wikipedia Fun to Explore — iPad Insight". Ipadinsight.com. 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "WikiNodes for iPad". iPad App Finders. 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- Mike Schramm (2010-06-09). "Apple Design Awards go to popular iPhone and iPad apps". TUAW. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
- "Chip - Wikiamo". beste-apps.chip.de. CHIP. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- Sinha, Neha (8 December 2014). "Wikiamo app review: browse Wikipedia with ease". appPicker. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- Sawers, Paul (14 July 2012). "Wikiweb: A beautiful iOS Wikipedia app that lets you visualize connections between articles". The Next Web. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Rubio, Justin (18 July 2012). "Wikiweb app makes wasting time on Wikipedia even easier". The Verge. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Bell, Karissa (8 March 2015). "5 can't-miss apps: 'Zenith Space Adventure,' StubHub Music and more". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Sawers, Paul (19 August 2014). "WikiWand makes Wikipedia beautiful". The Next Web.
- Sawers, Paul (5 March 2015). "Wikiwand arrives on iPhone to help make Wikipedia beautiful". VentureBeat. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
- Google Play Wiki Loves Monuments, Wikimedia Foundation
- "Wikimedia Commons - Android Apps on Google Play". Play.google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "Wiktionary - Android Apps on Google Play". Play.google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- Hartman, Derk-Jan. "[WikimediaMobile] Pulling the Commons app". Retrieved 27 November 2014.
- On Wikipedia help pages and Wikimedia Foundation websites
- Help:Mobile access - App information, resources and developer/source code support for the official app, on Wikipedia's help pages
- Wikimedia mobile engineering - team page for the Wikimedia Mobile Engineering Department, on the Wikimedia Foundation's MediaWiki development website
- https://releases.wikimedia.org/mobile - Unsupported official builds of Wikimedia apps
- On third party websites