Kiwix Desktop 4+

Wikimedia CH

    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings
    • Free



Kiwix enables you to have the whole of Wikipedia (and many other web sites) available wherever you go! On a boat, in the middle of nowhere, or when data charges are too high, Kiwix gives you access to the whole human knowledge for free. You don't need Internet, everything is stored on your mobile device!

Download the Kiwix program from the iTunes App Store then download the ZIM data files which contain the content. You can download these files directly using the Kiwix App on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch - but this might take a long time, may incur expensive charges for the download, and is liable to errors because some files are rather large.

A faster and more reliable method is to use a computer to download the small torrent file for the large non-indexed ZIM file you want (not the pre-indexed package for Windows) from, then use a bit-torrent client (such a qTorrent) to download the actual ZIM data file to your computer. You can then transfer the ZIM file to your iOS device using iTunes File Sharing.

What’s New

Version 2.1.2

- add search result snippets
- fix: previously opened zim files are not showing up on the sidebar after app relaunch
- fix: zim files show up twice on the sidebar under certain scenarios
- fix: missing libswiftAppKit.dylib on macOS 13
- fix: loading articles with redirections

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Marinegirl405 ,

Kiwix for offline Wiki(s) always fantastic

Love this suite of programs - the new Mac app doesn’t seem to make it as easy to remember and swap between multiple libraries. (or maybe I’m missing something). But this is so wonderful to have access to all these great websites offline. THANK YOU GUYS!

Sponglish ,

Good app except that using Search crashe it every time in 10.13

I’m using MacOS 10.13, and like to have the Wiki downloaded to my desktop Mac. Kiwix works as long as I don’t use Search (I know, tough to avoid in a encyclopedia!). I’ve tried working with the developers, and they made some fixes to the point where all that was wrong was search. They then threw up their hands and said they’d spent too much time on it for an essentially obsolete system. Can’t fault them for that. Anyway. FYI if you’re using High Sierra.

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