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Wikiwand is a proprietary software interface developed for viewing Wikipedia articles available for several popular web browsers as a free browser extension or mobile app


  • 1 History
  • 2 Availability
  • 3 Funding
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Wikiwand originally WikiWand was founded in 2013 by Lior Grossman and Ilan Lewin Officially launched in August 2014, the interface includes a sidebar menu, navigation bar, personalized links to other languages, new typography, and access to previews of linked articles The list of contents is constantly displayed on the left-hand side

According to Grossman, "It didn’t make sense to us that the fifth most popular website in the world, used by half a billion people, has an interface that hasn’t been updated in over a decade We found the Wikipedia interface cluttered, hard to read large blocks of small text, hard to navigate, and lacking in terms of usability"


The interface is available on Chrome, Safari Safari version is not available for download and Firefox as well as via Wikiwand's website In March 2015, Wikiwand released an iOS app for iPhone and iPad


Wikiwand was able to raise $600,000 to support the development of the interface It has stated that it intends to donate 30% of its profits to the Wikimedia Foundation


  1. ^ Jillian Wong 21 August 2014 "'WikiWand' Gives Wikipedia Clean New Layout For A Better Reading Experience" Taxi Retrieved 22 August 2014 
  2. ^ "WikiWand" CrunchBase Retrieved 22 August 2014 
  3. ^ "WikiWand" Twitter Retrieved 22 August 2014 
  4. ^ Martin Brinkmann 14 August 2014 "WikiWand is a modernized Wikipedia frontend" ghacksnet Retrieved 22 August 2014 
  5. ^ "WikiWand makes Wikipedia beautiful" TNW Retrieved 22 August 2014 
  6. ^ a b "Web App WikiWand Raises $600,000 To Give Wikipedia A New Interface" techcrunchcom 2 August 2014 Retrieved 22 August 2014 
  7. ^ Zach Epstein 18 March 2015 "New free iPhone app transforms Wikipedia into a stunning interactive experience" Yahoo Retrieved 26 March 2015 
  8. ^ "About - Wikiwand" Wikiwand Archived from the original on 8 February 2015 

External links

  • Official website

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