Quickly and easily search Wikipedia, without even leaving your menu bar! You can read articles inside Qwiki, or you can opt to have it open in your default browser, it’s up to you.

Qwiki now has support for every language Wikipedia has articles in! Just select that in your Preferences.

Generate links to copy, you can choose from a plain URL, Markdown, or even generate HTML link code. If you want to use the native OS X Share Sheet, then that’s supported as well!

Once you've typed your search query, just use your arrow keys to navigate the results, and press enter to open it up!

It gives you the power of Wikipedia, and puts it under the single icon in your Menu Bar. There’s so many occasions where just a little reference is needed, or you need to copy a URL to insert into a document.

There is a URL Scheme available for Qwiki, and also an Alfred workflow. You can find these on the Qwiki website (

What's New

Version 1.3.1

- Fixed bug where the selected result was getting mixed up between moving a mouse over it, and using a keyboard to navigate through them.
- The Escape key now uniformly works across the app, even with the search bar being selected, which previously stopped it from being detected.
- There is now a preference whether Qwiki should close when clicks are made outside of the window. So you can either choose Qwiki to stay open until manually closed, or dismiss itself when it's not active.
- The preferences now have a small description each, which should make them a bit clearer.
- Font weights have been altered throughout the app, to just make the experience a bit nicer.

Ratings and Reviews

A good, simple interface for Wikipedia


It’s a very simple little app that does one thing, but does it well.

Ideally I’d like to see a couple of additions: a global keyboard shortcut to show the search box (especially handy if you’re a Bartender user) and an ‘open in browser’ button for when you want to see the full results page, without having to change to preferences so that all pages open in the browser all the time.

Other than that, it’s a really good way to search Wikipedia for those of us who do that frequently.


Christopher R Hannah
7.7 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Christopher Hannah


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