Quickipedia - Minimalistic Wikipedia Reader
By Arvindh Sukumar
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Quickipedia is Wikipedia at its minimal best.
Read Wikipedia in a beautiful, unobtrusive client only on your Mac. Whether you want a quick peek at an article, or have fun reading random articles, Quickipedia lets you do it - fast!
Read on to see why you'll never want to read Wikipedia any other way!
Quickipedia sits in the menubar, so that it is never more than a click away. You can also dismiss it just as fast (and get back to work ;) ).
Articles are custom formatted to optimize readability while still minimizing use of your Mac's screen real estate.
Save articles for reading later locally, or on read-it-later services Instapaper, and Pocket.
Multiple Language Support:
With over 8 million articles across 5 of the largest language editions of Wikipedia (English, French, German, Spanish & Italian), you'll never run out of things to read.
Integrated into OS X:
Search using Quickipedia, by right-clicking text from any app.
Your most recent articles, and all of your Favorites, are available for you to read even when offline!
Random Articles - Guaranteed time-waster!
Super Fast and Convenient to use
This app is definitely super fast. Since Wikipedia pretty much has information on any topic out there, I'm finding myself using this application more than anything else when looking for info on a subject. If I could ask the developer a favor though: Would you consider adding in an option for Reabilibity accounts? Thanks for such a fantastic and helpful app!.
The app is great, except for one "feature" that considerably limits its use. It is artificially restricted to a very narrow width. Otherwise the program is fast, well formatted, not buggy. The developer says that he restricted the width so that it is an unobtrusive app on computers like the Macbook air. But since there is no way to override this feature, it is quite limiting on computers with larger displays. If there was a setting that allowed the user to override or change the maximum width allowed, this would be a much more useful program (5 stars worthy). Small detail, but for my use that is all the diference.
At one point Quikipedia was a handy little app but it doesn't work properly now. Instead line breaks it displays "\n" on most every line and it doesn't format the articles correctly. Both the main page and the contact page of his website are completely blank; it will be a pleasant surprise to get a full update or bug fix release.