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: crashes during parsing search result snippets
- fix: crashes when activating search by tapping search bar
- improvement: search result snippet extraction performance
Ratings and Reviews
Great App, But It Has One Major Issue
I’m loving that I have a portable encyclopedia and information resource whenever I cannot get internet, but I have noticed that whenever I play a video that I cannot fullscreen it. I also can’t move to a specific part in the video, I have to replay it all the way from the start to get back where I wanted. This is a terrific app, but this is the only major thing keeping me from fully enjoying it.
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.
I always wished for phones to truly be this endless void of knowledge, and this app grants my wish. The ability to download all of Wikipedia for a fraction of a gigabyte is extremely powerful, espically knowing that I won’t have to wait for load times anymore. My only concern is the formatting is a little weird (Using an IPhone X), but overall I love the app.
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- Wikimedia CH
- 23.6 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Kiwix 2019
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.