Wikipanion arrives for the iPad!
Accessing Wikipedia has never been faster and easier than with Wikipanion, designed for easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries. Streamline your browsing with history grouped by visit date, and bookmarking that not only bookmarks individual entries, but individual sections within an entry. Featuring intelligent features such as:
- Table of contents browser that knows where you are in the page
- Multiple search methods including Smart completion with entry preview, Google searching and a full text Wikipedia search
- Dual language searching and language switching (hiding languages you don't care about)
- Bookmark, including bookmarking individual sections of pages
- History, grouped by last visit date
- Full in-page searching
- Wiktionary dictionary term looking without leaving the current page
- Table based category browsing
- iCloud syncing
- Image saving to the Photo library
- Ogg vorbis audio playback for dictionary pronunciations and other audio content available on Wikipedia
- Article coordinate link shows location on map
- Contextual knowledge for sending links to specific sections in a Wikipedia entry
- Easily turn on automatic focusing of the search field on launch
Tip: Click into the search bar to cancel a page load request. To refresh a page, visit the page, click in the search bar and then hit "enter" again keeping the same page name.
See the Wikipanion web site for more details about all of the available features.
- Fixes links that lead to areas in the same page
Ratings and Reviews
Numerous issues and seems to no longer be maintained
- Crashes each time you switch from one wiki to another
- Can’t view many images
- Can’t listen to most audio files
- Large pages on other Wikis (e.g. Wookiepedia) don’t load properly, formatting gets messed up, e.g. references / footnotes get squished together
This used to be my go to Wiki app but it appears the developer no longer maintains the app (last update over three months ago) and numerous small bugs have crept in. Will start using the official Wikipedia app for Wikipedia and websites for other Wikis. It’s a shame to lose this once good app.
I’ve enjoyed this app for many years and still consider it crucial to research and learning on my 1st gen Air. It seems my old pad is aging out, unable to update to latest iOS or get updates like the one I can’t access for Wikipanion.
I would certainly pay for the Wikipanion interface for my MacBook Pro, as I’ve been unable to find anything close. I have extensive bookmarks that I’d love to transfer. Robert Chin, tell me it exists for macOS and I only missed seeing it. Tell me!
Alas, your web page seems oldish and you’re likely moving on, as is proper. We can’t have it all, but I sure appreciate years of use from a truly excellent app. I’ll keep using it until the pad, the app, or I perish. Cheers, Robert
How the Mighty Have Fallen
This used to be the best Wikipedia app on iOS, bar non.
I have used this app since AT LEAST 2011, but today I switched to the official Wikipedia app. The biggest reason is the consistent bug where if you hit the back button from one article to another the screen will seize and becomes unusable. This has been a bug for all of 2021 if not more than a year.
Wikipanion, fix this bug and I will be back to use the pro version. I love your app and I have been a LONG time user. Please dont forget about us long time users.
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- Robert Chin
- 8.1 MB
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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