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.
- Fixed an issue displaying citations
- Fixed some display issues
Ratings and Reviews
a great way to access wikipedia, MUCH better than using safari to do so. a couple of comments: if you want to edit articles, you'll have to browse the Safari version, although this is not necessarily a bad thing.
The custom font size slider is great, however it would be handy if you had a piece of text beneath the slider which resized at the same time so you instantly know how big the text will be, otherwise it is a matter of flicking back and forth between the pref pane and the app, quite a pain.
also, article info boxes would be better if they had borders or some sort of shading, and if they wrapped to the text.
Not the best
I know it's free and all but there is a web app that works way better than this. On the page it should display each heading and then when you click on the heading it opens up to display the text. Not the way this app does it now. It's also stupid to change the text size on a slider. Give us font size in numbers. It also needs tabs like safari so if I'm on a page and click a link I don't close the page I was on. I will wait for an update but personally the web app is way better.
I've used Wikipanion since my first-gen iPhone. I always loved the classy leather look that the icon had. When I saw the updated green icon in my Updates list, I thought it so bad that it was a mistake – a prerelease build icon or something. Turns out, it wasn't.
I have refused to update because of this atrocity – why ruin the longstanding branding you have established? I'm now investigating different Wikipedia apps – I'm hoping, however, that you will come to your senses and revert to the previous icon that everybody had come to love.
- Robert Chin
- 7.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2009-2016 Robert Chin
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.