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List of Wikipedia mobile applications

A number of organizations within the Wikimedia movement including 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


  • 1 Official apps
    • 11 Wikimedia Foundation
    • 12 Wikimedia Switzerland
  • 2 Unassociated apps
  • 3 Related apps
  • 4 Pebble Watch apps
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Official apps

Wikimedia Foundation

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 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

Wikimedia Switzerland

Wikimedia CH, the Swiss chapter of the Wikimedia movement, has developed a number of offline apps based on Wikipedia content

Title Description Android iOS Languages Other Price Open source
Kiwix Free program to download the entire Wikipedia text and read offline yes yes Website Free Yes
Medical Wikipedia Offline Wikipedia's Offline Medical Encyclopedia Based on Kiwix and developed in collaboration with Wiki Project Med Foundation yes AR, EN, ES, FA, FR, PT, ZH Website Free Yes
Wikivoyage Wikivoyage's Offline Based on Kiwix and providing a world mobile offline travel guide A version for Europe exists too yes EN Website Free Yes

Unassociated apps

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 Price Open source
Aard Dictionary A free cross-platform Android, Linux, Mac, Windows offline dictionary reader yes Website Free Yes
All Of Wikipedia - Offline By Brilliantish Software yes Website $999
Viki Wikipedia, better than ever—on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch Discover the world and enjoy beautiful typography with this sleek app yes Website $299
Discover — Wikipedia in a Magazine By Cooliris, Inc iPad Free
WikiNodes By Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement IDEA yes $199
Articles By Sophiestication Software yes Free
Minipedia - Offline Encyclopedia By Minipedia yes yes Website Free
Random Wiki A free and open source app to read random articles of Wikipedia yes Free 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 Free
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 $599
What's Here Android app that lets the user find interesting Wiki pages around the current physical location yes Free
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 Free
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 $099
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 Free
Wiki on 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 Free
Duckipedia - A Wikipedia Reader Duckipedia is a clean Wikipedia reader yes Website Free
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 Free
GeoSearch for Wikipedia Search and view geotagged Wikipedia articles from an visible map region yes Website Free
GWiki - Wikipedia for Android A simple and effective Wikipedia client that offers multiple extra features yes Free
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 Free
Wikipedia Offline Contains 38 million English Wikipedia articles and requires 36 GB of free space on the device to install yes Free
Wiki Encyclopedia Gold A Wikipedia reader Pro version costs $099 and claims to donate 30% of revenue to Wikimedia foundation yes Free
"Wikipedia" Wikipedia for windows phone It allows for quick and easy access to articles and has various additional features yes Free
Wiki Bee Free Wiki Bee Free gives quick and easy-to-read access to Wikipedia from the Windows Phone yes Free
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 $499
Wikiwand Made to allow easier navigation and search than the website or the site's own app yes Website Free
Zimpedia Offline reader for Wikipedia and other Wiki projects stored in a ZIM format Sailfish OS BlackBerry 10 Free Yes
Inquire by Tamper A context-aware Wikipedia reader for iPhone yes Website $199
Intermind A Wikipedia explorer that visualizes the connections between topics for iPhone and iPad yes Website $099

Related apps

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

There are also an iOS and Android app for Wikimedia Commons and Wiktionary

Pebble Watch apps

  • Wikipedia Nearby - Articles near current location
  • Know Everything - Search by voice
  • Wikipebble - Search by voice or keyboard
  • Diderot - Nearest unphotographed Wikipedia articles


  1. ^ Wikipedia Beta on Google Play
  2. ^ package in F-Droid
  3. ^ "iPhone App of the Week: Wikipedia Mobile" Smartcompanycomau 2011-06-17 Retrieved 2012-07-08 
  4. ^ "Desktop — Aard Dictionary" Aarddictorg 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" Appscoutcom Retrieved 2012-07-08 
  6. ^ "DISCOVER A New Wikipedia" Wassappscom Retrieved 2012-07-08 
  7. ^ "Cooliris Gets $96 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Others, Releases New Version Of LiveShare Photo Sharing App" TechCrunch 2011-02-14 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" Ipadinsightcom 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-appschipde 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. ^ "Upload To Commons - Android Apps on Google Play" Playgooglecom Retrieved 2016-03-03 
  21. ^ "Wiktionary - Android Apps on Google Play" Playgooglecom Retrieved 2014-06-26 
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External links

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
  • Unsupported official builds of Wikimedia apps
On third party websites
  • Wikipedia Mobile Support and Development mirrored at GitHub
  • Google portal
  • Apple portal
  • Microsoft portal
  • Information technology portal
  • Internet portal

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