Wiki Offline is a beautiful Wikipedia™ reader that does not require internet. It has been lovingly rebuilt from scratch for iOS 7. If you're a traveller or a knowledge lover, this is your hitchhiker's guide.
◆ Enjoy the full text of Wikipedia articles
◆ Works on an airplane, in a submarine, or anywhere else. No internet required.
◆ Minimalist redesign for iOS 7 brings content from and center
◆ Organize your searches into bookmarks and folders
◆ Full page history, reading queue, and table of contents help you navigate
◆ Personalize the font, brightness and color theme
◆ Available in English, Chinese, Italian, Arabic, Czech, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Turkish, Thai, Polish, French, Hungarian, Farsi, Japanese, Hebrew, Korean, Swedish, Danish, Slovak and more!
◆ Requires WiFi for the initial download. Email support for instructions on how to download the files and transfer them through your computer
◆ Requires at least 4GB for the full English database
◆ Database updates and additional languages available with a subscription (in-app purchase required).
◆ Tap the status bar (top of the screen) to scroll ot the top of an article
◆ Double tap in an article to switch to full screen mode
◆ Pull down on the language list in the settings to check for updates
WIKIPEDIA is a trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation. We are not endorsed by or affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation.
1% of net profits derived from the sale of this app will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
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Ratings and Reviews
Used to be good
I bought the original wiki offline and true to form, a company brings out another version and charges you for the privilege (you don't know whether you are downloading an app for free that you've already bought or being charged for it until after you click "get" - then it's too late).
Anyhow, I've tried to download he English database for several weeks and keeps getting stuck. I tried contacting the publisher, who only seems to have a Twitter account and got nothing back.
So this whole wiki offline 2 seems like a big scam to me. Avoid.
I like the app
I’ve had had this app fro several weeks now an it has worked fine for me. I like having the Wikipedia database local, it’s fast and not reliant on having a good internet connection. The app installs in two parts, first you install the app then you install the Wikipedia database with the app. Addressing some of the concerns in other reviews, I began the download feature and at first nothing seemed to be happening. I left it alone for about half an hour and returning noticed that the had begun to download. The download of over 4GB is slow, but the download feature is persistent and survived some network crashes and other problems. I started the download at night using typical home cable Internet service and by morning it was done.
Database does not download
I had the first Wiki Offline app. It worked fine on my iPhone 6 with iOS 9.0.2. When I bought the new iPhone 6s Plus the database for the the program did not install. So I went to download it. The files would not download. So I read that for those running iOS 8 and 9 Wiki Offline 2 should be used. So I bought it. The same problem!
I then read that one can transfer the database files from one device to another. I had the first Wiki Offline app on my iPad. So I copied those files to my computer via file share on iTunes. Then I plugged my iPhone in and added the files to the first Wiki Offline App (not Wiki Offline 2).
It now works. So the Wiki Offline 2 app (as well as the first one) does not download the database and it is not needed anyway as long as one has the first version. So if you have the first version on another device with the files then do what I did then get a refund on Wiki Offline 2.
The developer, Avocado Hills, Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Avocado Hills, Inc.
- 14 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- ©2015 Avocado Hills
- In-App Purchases
- One Year Subscription $4.99
- Six Month Subscription $4.99