Wikipedia

Wikipedia

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Official
  • All well-known Wikipedia pros
  • Sharing options
  • Option to save and read offline later
Cons
  • All well-known Wikipedia cons
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Wikipedia is a free, collaborative, multilingual Internet encyclopedia"

Reviewed by / Jan 16, 2012

The official Wikipedia app for Android

So here it is, the Official Wikipedia app for Android. Don't expect anything beyond what it should be, it's just a faster and a somehow more comfortable way to browse through Wikipedia.

Although at the start you'll land on the "today's featured article" and the current events (aka news) the virtues of this app are found out just by tapping on 'menu'. There not only you can change the language the current article is written (and you know how important it may become in some cases) but also look for near articles according to where you are right now and choose to store an article in order to read it later offline. Sharing options are as fast as useful and include the most popular social networks and Evernote and Whatsapp options if you have these apps already installed.

In fact, it's a rather simple app. However, a rather simple app linking to who knows how many articles in the most comprehensive encyclopedic compilation of knowledge that humans have ever gathered, well, it's quite worth.

You don't need the Wikipedia app to look something up in there, but you'll appreciate it no matter what your needs are. Five out of five pending a widget update.

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Developer's original description available here
Official Wikipedia App for Android. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled.

Features: Save article to read later or offline, Search articles nearby, Share articles using Android "Share" function, Read article in a different language, Full screen search

Send us your feedback on Twitter @WikimediaMobile.

The code is 100% open source and community built. If you are a developer and good at JS/HTML5, then come fork us! https://github.com/wikimedia/WikipediaMobile

Recently changed in this version

New in 1.3.4
* privacy policy & terms of use links in footer

New in 1.3.3
* fix for some Android 2.2 devices (fallback to HTTP on 2.2)

New in 1.3
* Much faster page loading on slower connections
* Styling fixes
* Fixes for right-to-left languages

New in 1.2
* New look and feel for sections
* Uses the API to load content, is faster
* References show up in easy to use overlay
* Pinch to zoom in the maps on ICS and Honeycomb
* Style fixes for ICS phones
* Better support for RTL languages


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Comments and ratings for Wikipedia
  • (69)

    by Farzan Shaikh on 11/04/2014

    Best for information

  • (69)

    by Nick LoRicco on 11/04/2014

    First and often second or third attempts to open this app, it immediately closes with an error message. Incredibly annoying

  • (69)

    by Rikayan Bandyopadhyay on 10/04/2014

    Would like a find in page option.

  • (69)

    by Mustafa Hanif on 10/04/2014

    vry informative

  • (69)

    by Dr.Niraj Kumar Nirala on 10/04/2014

    Cool

  • (69)

    by Leigh Birch-Garth on 10/04/2014

    Half the time it won't open or respond

  • (69)

    by Sach N on 10/04/2014

    Very useful app