Wikipedia 17+

The Free Encyclopedia

Wikimedia Foundation

    • Free

Description

Explore your world, find a quick fact, or dive down a Wikipedia rabbit hole with the official Wikipedia app for iOS. With more than 40 million articles across nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is at your fingertips.

App features:

Night reading - Appearance controls let you read Wikipedia in comfort, with dark mode, text size control and image dimming to customize how you read.

Places - Find Wikipedia articles about places next door or across the globe, with a map and location based search experience. On a trip or your daily commute, with Places it’s easy to learn more about the world around you.

Explore feed - Discover the depths of Wikipedia through your explore feed, which surfaces Wikipedia articles and captivating freely-licensed photos. It includes a diverse array of interesting content, including:

- recommended articles based on what you’ve already read
- featured articles hand-picked by the Wikipedia community
- daily top read articles
- picture of the day
- events on this day in history
- random articles
- nearby landmarks

Find and search - Easily find what you’re looking for by searching within articles or using Spotlight. You can even search with your favorite emojis!

Quick access - Add Wikipedia to your device's Today screen to pick up exactly where you stopped reading your last article, or see the top-read articles and trends of the day.

Easy touch navigation, including 3D touch - Multi-touch gestures like swipe, tap, and 3D Touch features complete essential tasks more quickly and simply.

Save articles - Save articles for reading later, even when you’re offline. Search and sort Saved articles, and organize them into folders. Log in to sync your Reading Lists across the your mobile devices.

Multilingual support - Search for and read Wikipedia articles written in any Wikipedia-supported language — there are nearly 300!

Share - Easily share articles, images, and facts from Wikipedia on social media or by email. Or use Handoff to continue reading articles across your iOS devices.

Want to know more behind the scenes of the Wikipedia mobile app for iOS? Check out these resources:

To send feedback, from the app tap:
Settings Gear > Send app feedback

Contribute to our app localizations:
https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Translating:WikimediaMobile

Code at GitHub open source repository:
https://github.com/wikimedia/apps-ios-wikipedia

About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable organization funded mainly through donations. For more information, please visit our website: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home.

What’s New

Version 7.5.0

This release introduces micro contributions to the Wikipedia iOS app: Try out Suggested Edits! Suggested Edits present opportunities for small but vital contributions to Wikipedia. The first task we are offering is to add images to articles that do not have them. “Add an image” is available to experienced logged-in editors, and can be accessed via the Explore feed. Through this feature, you can:
Review a feed of suggested image and article matches
Access the article and image details to determine if it’s a good fit
Decide whether to add the image to the article with a caption and alt text, or reject and share feedback on why the image does not belong in the article to improve our algorithm
We have also improved the “edit summary” step within the app, to assist editors in leaving meaningful rationale for their edits and the ability to watch articles. Now you can:
Add an article to your Watchlist as you enter your edit summary, or see if the article is already on your watchlist
Open guidance on edit summaries, minor edits, and your watchlist
We're committed to continuous improvement. If you encounter any bugs or glitches, please report them via iOS-support@wikimedia.org. Thank you for using our app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
275 Ratings

275 Ratings

Editors' Notes

Wikipedia has been answering our big and small questions since its introduction in 2001. What if you only speak Hawaiian? Mai hopohopo! Hauʻoli! (Don’t worry! Be happy!) With information in nearly 300 Wikipedia-supported languages, you’ll be able to find facts in the lingo you like.

Shakskhejejejwowo ,

Love it , but ….

I love this app and I love Wikipedia and all it stands for . I start with a suggestion: I wish you could bookmark pages you are reading so that when the app closes and you go back to your page , you can pick up right where you left off ! It would be incredibly useful for me personally , though I’d hope other share the sentiment .

The app also does not play videos that are attached to pages , they just stand frozen .

This one is small but when you delete articles from your bookmarks , sometimes it has a pictureless remnant of just the name that goes away with time but is still there . Just seems like a very minor glitch

Petey_808 ,

Just having it installed is bad

The app STILL DOESN'T LET YOU ZOOM! After years and years of public complaints about it, a known running joke about how bad this is (there's even an XKCD comic), it's still a crippling problem that makes it irritating to use.

The app completely inappropriately displays only part of an article's main image making it confusing to see. The only purpose of Wikipedia is to access information and this app makes it worse.

It's an inferior experience to viewing the site. And that's really annoying because the site already shows how to display things right, this is pure incompetence of the app design.

Just having the app installed will hijack links you click on sometimes in your browser, and bring you into this bad experience, so it's not even harmless to have installed. I've given it a reality solid try, a few times over the last few years. It frustrates me to tears how bad it continues to be for no reason.

Wikipedia is one of the top few best things to ever exist. The mobile site makes it available to millions, even billions of people, changing the world. This app is step backwards, it's a real shame that the features it offers are so crippled by its interface.

App Privacy

The developer, Wikimedia Foundation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

You Might Also Like

wikiHow
Reference
Kiwix
Reference
History ..
Reference
NASA
Education
Brilliant: Learn interactively
Education
Dictionary.
Reference