Wikipedia

Wikipedia

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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 32 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled.

Features:
- Lead images: experience Wikipedia like never before with a prominent, contextually-relevant image and description at the top of articles
- Image gallery: tapping on an image shows you the image full-screen in high resolution, with options to swipe left/right for browsing additional images.
- Descriptions from Wikidata: when searching, each search result now contains a quick description that helps to contextualize the result. These descriptions are also shown in Nearby results, Read More suggestions, and disambiguation links.
- Article suggestions: scroll to the bottom of an article to see suggestions about what you could read next
- Speed: Our native app is the fastest way to use Wikipedia on your mobile device
- Editing: You can edit Wikipedia! Logged in or logged out, we thank you for all your contributions.
- Saved pages: You can save select pages for offline reading and browse them even when you don't have a data connection.
- Nearby: Learn more about what's around you by getting links to articles about things that are near your current location.
- Language support: The app allows you to seamlessly switch to reading Wikipedia written in any language.
- Table of contents: Swipe left on any article to bring up the table of contents, which lets you jump to article sections easily
- Wikipedia Zero: Data charges waived for participating mobile operators.

Send us your feedback about the app! In the menu, press "More", then "About the Wikipedia app", then "Send app feedback".

The code is 100% open source. If you have experience with Java and the Android SDK, then we look forward to your pull requests! https://github.com/wikimedia/apps-android-wikipedia

Privacy policy: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

Terms of Use: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use

Recently changed in this version

- Lead images: experience Wikipedia like never before with a prominent, contextually-relevant image and description at the top of articles
- Image gallery: tap on images to view them full-screen. Swipe left or right to browse other images within the article
- Read more: suggestions for further reading at the bottom of articles
- Search improvements: search results now have quick descriptions below them. There is also a history of your searches when the search box is empty


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Comments and ratings for Wikipedia
  • (70)

    by Peter-Warrior on 17/01/2012

    C'mon! Three days since it was released and is there only a comment?
    If the 7 wonders were chosen right now, Wikipedia would be the first!

  • (70)

    by jophin jose on 22/01/2015

    Simply awesome

  • (70)

    by Charlotte Beadle on 22/01/2015

    Haven't goe on it yet but I bet it is going to be good

  • (70)

    by Prabhakar Kumar Thakur on 22/01/2015

    Knowledge growing application for everyone. ...

  • (70)

    by saurabh saraswat on 22/01/2015

    The one stop knowledge partner. Love using it. Keep up the good work guys.

  • (70)

    by Mohmmad Lavaee on 22/01/2015

    Good

  • (70)

    by Chiranjeevi P on 22/01/2015

    It's good

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