List of Wikipedia mobile applications

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Wikipedia App
WikipediaMobileAppLogo.png
Developer(s) Wikimedia Foundation
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
Wikipedia, on Android
WikipediaMobileAppLogo.png
Stable release 2.1.138-r-2016-01-21 / January 22, 2016; 17 days ago (2016-01-22)
Preview release 2.1.139-beta-2016-01-22[1] / January 22, 2016; 17 days ago (2016-01-22)
Operating system Android
Size
  • Stable: 11.41MB
  • Beta: 11.47MB
Website play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wikipedia
Wikipedia Mobile, on iOS
Stable release 4.1.6 / July 8, 2015; 6 months ago (2015-07-08)
Operating system iOS
Size 7.6MB
Website itunes.apple.com/app/wikipedia-mobile/id324715238
Wikipedia, on Windows 8/Server, and later
Initial release 31 May 2012 (2012-05-31)
Stable release 10 / March 14, 2014; 22 months ago (2014-03-14)
Development status 650.91 KB - 761.67 KB
Operating system
Platform Windows Runtime
Website www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/wikipedia/9wzdncrfhwm4
Wikipedia, on Firefox OS
Operating system Firefox OS
Website play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wikipedia

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.

Official apps[edit]

Wikipedia apps from the Wikimedia Foundation are called "Wikipedia", except for the iOS version which is called "Wikipedia Mobile".

Unofficial apps[edit]

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.[4] yes Website Yes
All Of Wikipedia - Offline By Brilliant(ish) Software.[5] yes Website
Discover — Wikipedia in a Magazine By Cooliris, Inc.[6][7] iPad
WikiNodes By Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA).[8][9][10] yes
Articles By Sophiestication Software.[11] 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.[12][13] 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.[14][15] yes Website
Wikiwand Made to allow easier navigation and search than the website or the site's own app.[16][17][18] 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

Related apps[edit]

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.[19]

Until mid-2014, there was also an iOS and Android app for Wikimedia Commons[20] and Wiktionary,[21] the former of which was discontinued due to a lack of available resources from the Wikimedia Foundation.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikipedia Beta on Google Play
  2. ^ package in F-Droid
  3. ^ "iPhone App of the Week: Wikipedia Mobile". Smartcompany.com.au. 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Desktop — Aard Dictionary". Aarddict.org. 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  5. ^ BrothaTech (2011-06-16). "All of Wikipedia - On or Offline Wiki Reading For your iPhone or iPad". Appscout.com. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  6. ^ "DISCOVER A New Wikipedia". Wassapps.com. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "WikiNodes Brings A New Perspective To Knowledge » 148Apps » iPhone and iPod Touch Application Reviews and News". 148Apps. 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  9. ^ "WikiNodes for iPad – Making Wikipedia Fun to Explore — iPad Insight". Ipadinsight.com. 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  10. ^ "WikiNodes for iPad". iPad App Finders. 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  11. ^ Mike Schramm (2010-06-09). "Apple Design Awards go to popular iPhone and iPad apps". TUAW. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  12. ^ "Chip - Wikiamo". beste-apps.chip.de. CHIP. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  13. ^ Sinha, Neha (8 December 2014). "Wikiamo app review: browse Wikipedia with ease". appPicker. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ Rubio, Justin (18 July 2012). "Wikiweb app makes wasting time on Wikipedia even easier". The Verge. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  16. ^ Bell, Karissa (8 March 2015). "5 can't-miss apps: 'Zenith Space Adventure,' StubHub Music and more". Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  17. ^ Sawers, Paul (19 August 2014). "WikiWand makes Wikipedia beautiful". The Next Web. 
  18. ^ Sawers, Paul (5 March 2015). "Wikiwand arrives on iPhone to help make Wikipedia beautiful". VentureBeat. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  19. ^ Google Play Wiki Loves Monuments, Wikimedia Foundation
  20. ^ "Wikimedia Commons - Android Apps on Google Play". Play.google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  21. ^ "Wiktionary - Android Apps on Google Play". Play.google.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  22. ^ Hartman, Derk-Jan. "[WikimediaMobile] Pulling the Commons app". Retrieved 27 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

On Wikipedia help pages and Wikimedia Foundation websites
On third party websites