* If you use iOS 8 or 9, please get Wiki Offline 2, not this version *
Wiki Offline delivers flexibility and joy for the Wikipedia™ experience. The full text of all Wikipedia articles are stored to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. You will literally hold the world's knowledge in the palm of your hands. No more worrying about slow internet connections, overage bandwidth charges, or traveling to areas without internet, because with Wiki Offline, Wikipedia will be there for you when you need it.
Join the myriad of scientists, teachers, frequent flyers, vacationers, parents, and knowledge lovers whose lives have been improved by Wiki Offline.
Wiki Offline brings joy to the reading experience. No more squinting at tiny text, no more eye strain from staring into a bright screen -- the entire display is customizable. Personalize your Wikipedia experience by organizing your favorite articles into folders for later enjoyment. Mark articles to be "read later" and build up a queue. Automatically import the latest text and images (internet required) and enjoy a beautifully formatted take on the legendary encyclopedia.
- Enjoy the full text of all Wikipedia articles
- Use it in bed, 30,000 feet in the air, or 20,000 leagues under the sea
- Amazingly fast -- faster than an internet connection
- Embed images in articles (internet required) for the most beautiful experience
- Find terms within the page
- Full screen viewing for best reading experience
- Organize your searches into bookmarks and folders
- Full page history, reading queue, and table of contents help you navigate
- Personalize your reading experience by customizing the font, brightness, and color
- Available in English, Chinese, Italian, Arabic, Czech, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Turkish, Thai, Polish, French, Hungarian, Farsi, Japanese, Hebrew, Korean, Swedish, Danish, and Slovak!
Upon launching the app, you will be prompted to download Wikipedia onto your device. It has been meticulously compressed (English is 4.0GB) while maintaining all of the data in every single article. (Note that pictures and tables are not included, but can be downloaded from within the app). This download is fully resumable and hosted on high speed servers located around the world.
The initial download requires WiFi. If you don't have WiFi, you can email support for instructions on how to download the files and transfer them through your computer.
After the initial download, you will be able to browse all Wikipedia articles without internet access.
You can download the latest version of the database in the app, or you can download additional languages. Please note that there is a nominal $0.99 fee to partially offset our costs to deliver such large files.
- Instantly scroll to the beginning of an article by tapping the status bar (the very top of the screen)
- Double tap in an article to switch to full screen mode
- Pull down on the top of an article to lock the screen orientation
- Pinch an article to change the font quickly
- Pull down on the language list in the settings to check for updates
Don't be afraid to get in touch with us. User input is greatly appreciated -- in fact, most new features are suggested by users like yourself!
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.
Now compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Ratings and Reviews
So much potential, but so frustrating
I really want to like this app, but it has some deal-breakers.
First, downloading the English Wikipedia takes an hour or so. That's understandable. It's a lot of data. The problem is that the download failed several times. Whenever the connection died, the app didn't auto-resume. I had to manually start the download again.
Second, navigating is tricky. Swiping left/right from the edge doesn't go forward or back. I didn't see any forward/back buttons until I selected text on the page. This is very unintuitive. Long-pressing on these buttons does nothing. The only way to see your history is under the bookmarks menu, and that intersperses history across tabs.
Third, the top navbar shows what you last searched for, not the name of the article you're currently viewing. It's odd.
If these UI annoyances were fixed, it would be a totally different experience. Until then, I can't really recommend this app. ☹️
I have tried every version of this program and have tried writing the "Outfit" who made this application and they don't respond. Please note the *** in the paragraph below. This is what happened to me. Look at the other reviewers opinions and take heed. ALL OF THE APPLICATIONS THAT THIS OUTFIT MAKES WILL NOT DOWNLOAD THE DATABASES PAID FOR. They are now pushing a NEW Wiki program on their website. I clicked the GET IT NOW button and discovered that it is another version that I already purchased sometime ago. Guess what? It won't download the promised database, not even Simple English. Personally, I am going to see if Apple will remove Avocado Hills from the Store.
Please join us in getting rid of worthless scammers in the Apple Store?
***Be careful not to complain too much as the will cut you off. It happened to me the day after I complained about nag-screens. The next day, my program stopped working. I downloaded version 2 and found even more problems. See my rating there and note the "36 years remaining in download time."
Super app !!!
I love this app !!!
It is nice to have an Encyclopedia that does not use data every time you use it. It has been reliable with no problems and good support. Money well spent for a tool used daily. Uses about 3 1/2 GB on your mobile device, so take that into consideration. It takes a while to download I had to try five times because files are large but when you get it WOW it is super. I highly recommend it. —
I've bought this app about 2 or 3 years ago for $9.99 have used it a lot, but now I went to use it last week and it vanished, the app went back to chose a language , so I began to re download it. It will not download . I guess they QUIT ... Save your money, this app don't work anymore!!!!!
- Avocado Hills, Inc.
- 13.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai
- Age Rating
- ©2010-2015 Avocado Hills
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Database Token $0.99
- 5 Database Tokens $3.99
- 12 Database Tokens $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.