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.
- Fixed formatting issues
- Many more bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Needs a tidy up
For somebody who avidly uses wikis, this is an amazing app and thoroughly enjoyable to use. It is slightly disappointing that one is unable to edit the wiki pages through this app, but I can understand why that's not possible.
I only have one issue, beyond the one already mentioned. Firstly, a lot of Wikia wikis make use of "File:" for their images, unlike Wikipedia which still use the "Image:" prefix; this has the unfortunate side-effect of not formatting the images correctly in relation to the articles. This is most easily seen in one of the galleries that spot the various wikis.
If you can sort this out, I'll be a happy man and increase my rating to a perfect five stars.
Efficient wiki app but annoying sidebar
Found this to be a rather neat and efficient portal to the Wikipedia library, but was a bit annoyed with the inability to display a page in full screen whilst in landscape mode. Couldn't find a way to remove the annoying index / search sidebar when I am not using it, so almost a third of the screen is obscured. In portrait mode the sidebar disappears but the page width stays the same. Zooming just adds to the confusion and so I would have given this app four stars or more if it were not for that one minor irritation.
Nice GUI, plays audio, but no tabs
I am fed up being unable to play wiki audio on my iPad. This app fixes my problem and displays the page nicely without the pointless left hand side pane. Unfortunately it does not have tabs, but when i am doing research I keep lots of wiki articles open at the same time and switch between them. If I could have tabs, or some tab like menu that allows me to keep things in memory, I would be much happier.
- Robert Chin
- 8.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- 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 Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2010-2016 Robert Chin
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.