By Robert Chin
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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
- Contextual knowledge for sending links to specific sections in a Wikipedia entry
- Easily turn on automatic focusing of the search field on launch
Tip: To scroll to the top of a Wikipedia entry, hit the title bar at the top of the iPhone's screen (this works in Safari too).
Second tip: Click into the search bar to cancel a page load request.
See the Wikipanion web site for more details about all of the available features.
Wikipanion is advertisement free.
What's New in Version 1.9
- iOS 9
- Bug fixes
By far the best Wikipedia app in terms of design and layout. The official is still garbage, even after all the updates trying to make it look nice. However, this app is what you want if you actually want to read articles and especially want you want if the article has a bunch of tables (like a discography). The official Wikipedia app has every table closed automatically and it's a slight, but persistent, annoyance. WikiPanion forever!
Doesn't Remember Location of a Clicked Link
After upgrading my iPhone 5s to iOS 9.2, when I click a link in an article and then return to the original article, it always goes back to the top of the original article, rather than remembering where I was when I clicked the link in the original article
Needs force touch + swipe animation
Let me force touch to preview a link, and also implement back navigation with animations instead of the jarring transition now (compare edge-swiping back in safari vs this app).
Also, it only remembers position when I go back about half the time. Fix that please.
With that, I would give it 5 stars!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Sep 15, 2015
- Version: 1.9
- Size: 4.6 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
- Seller: Robert Chin
- © 2009-2015 Robert Chin
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.