Listen to Wikipedia 4+

Michael Oltman

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 37 Ratings
    • Free



See and hear every change to every article on Wikipedia in real-time. Bells are sounded for additions and strings are plucked for subtractions. The pitch changes with the size of the edit – the larger the edit, the deeper the note. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots. Orchestral swells and a blue banner welcome new editors.

The app has support for English, German, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, and 27 other languages.

Developed by Bryan Oltman ( Based on Listen to Wikipedia by Hatnote (

What’s New

Version 1.1

Now supports phones with notches! And some other things:

- Sounds now play even if your phone has its ringer muted.
- Updated the logic that chooses which sound a bubble makes to be closer to what does.
- Added a settings button and a mute button.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Enthused citizen ,

Great but could use tweaks

I experienced the same higher pitch from the desktop version that others are reporting. Also I found that if I have my phone in vibrate mode (not silent!) the music doesn't play, where other apps still do and that's pretty annoying.

スッライ ,

What can I say?

This is beautiful! I would easily pay for this app anyday. The sensual sounds, the lovely circles that appear and fade, this app truly is one of a kind... It's wonderfully relaxing, simplistic, and well put together. It downloads fast so there is no reason not to give it a try! I've spent over 50 dollars purchasing all kinds of apps and this one is a favorite; goes to show how beautiful the power of community (wikipedia) truly is when combined in real time!🌷🌻

Apple-Pear-2020 ,


This is incredibly calming to have on my headphones while filtering out other noises. The sound is not quite as pleasant as it was when you could stream it through your Internet browser, but that function no longer works. This is a good replacement for now. I turned all of the languages on so that I would get a more vibrant stream of sounds. I would pay for this. It keeps me sane.

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Oltman, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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