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 7.5.2

This release includes the following fixes and improvements, thanks to volunteer developer support:
• The Search function within “Add an image” commons view displays correctly
• The Picture of the Day widget now successfully opens a fullscreen view of the community's chosen image for all languages
Have feedback? Feel free to reach out to iOS-support@wikimedia.org!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
742 Ratings

742 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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.

samvivek ,

Great app but please fix feature article widget

I have great respect for jimmy walls for creating such massive free encyclopaedia. And thanks to this app team developer for creating such advance app which i use almost daily . But i have one complain to u guys that featured article widget app doesn’t update automatically daily and i uses widget very often to take a glance of whatever happening around the world . So I request to you awesome guys to fix this persisting problem soon ..🙏👍

Rocantdance ,

Simply excellent

This review is about the app itself - I have to give praise to the developers and designers involved in its development. Excellent UX that presents a much evolved version of the browser experience with an easy to follow timeline based approach to the homescreen and very tightly integrated navigation. Pretty much everything you could ask for with regards to browsing the wiki is included: accessibility features, dark mode, lists, featured articles, top read, search, places and even a randomizer! And the UI is just icing on the cake. Very clean layout with great attention to details like the color gradient on the numbering and transitions between screens. If you’re a designer you can really tell the love and effort that went into such a polished app. As a designer myself I would place this to be one of my top apps and I certainly consider it a benchmark when it comes to good app design. I’m not sure if the devs ever read this, but bravo. 👏

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 based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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