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 http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Content_in_all_languages, 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.
- fix: memory usage issue when performing searches
- maintance updates:
- swift 5.2, version bump of libkiwix, realm and SwiftyUserDefaults
- removed third party library ProcedureKit, now use Foundation.OperationQueue to handle async tasks
Ratings and Reviews
Super handy, clean and stable
I do quite a bit of international travel, and even with a decent data plan, access to the internet is often not cheap, convenient, or even possible. So I love having a big chunk of Wikipedia and Wiktionary stored offline for those times when I just NEED to know something and Google and online Wikipedia are not available. This does the trick with a clean design and stable performance on my 128 GB iPad.
Makes the world a better place
This is one of those apps that everyone should be talking about. It does an excellent job of bringing Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia knowledge to people who don't have easy internet access. I aplaud the people behind it. Apple needs to have a special link for Apps like this that make the world a better place.
Such a great resource!
I travel to a lot of remote areas, where there is no internet access. Being able to have a copy of ALL of Wikipedia on my iPhone is so helpful! There are also a lot of other libraries available, like Wiktionary and Wikiquote!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.