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Wiki Reader - the little brother of "Wiki Speaker" - free for today.
Wiki is great for quickly and efficiently searching through the contents of Wikipedia.
- Search in different languages simultaneously
- Quick view images
- Quick intext search
- Pictures overview
- Article history
Other features and translations of the app will be coming with next update.
What's New in Version 1.3.2
Very Dissapointing - No Offline Access
I was expecting this to be capable of downlading the entire Wikipedia database so I could have offline access to Wikipedia. Unfortunately, that’s not what this does. This is simply another way of accessing the Wikipedia website; it requires an Internet connection for any search. To me, the only reason to use a Mac app for Wikipedia is offline access. Otherwise, I can just as easily use Safari, especially with DuckDuckGo’s search shortcuts.
What it can do, it does well. It’s just lacking the most important feature of a Wikipedia Mac app; Offline Access.
Works for me (mostly)
On OS X 10.9.5 the app mostly works for me and is worth its price. Watch out for the two search boxes, you use the one on the left to search for articles and the one at the upper right to search within articles. The UI is a bit clunky but the ability to easily search within articles is appreciated. To change the font size, set the desired size in the Preferences and refresh the article (but see below). You can also set the translation(s) of Wikipedia you like to use. Wikipedia pages are rendered as expected including tables and images.
There are a few bugs however:
• preferences are not remembered between runs
• history is not remembered
• the “Pictures" slideshow crashes
• the toolbar is a non-standard implementation and can’t be switched off or edited
This is a nice little app. Instead of a dev gouging for a simple interface for Wikipedia -- an intentionally free encyclopedia, mind you -- here is someone graciously giving away one, and maintaining it. Thank you, Herr Prang.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 06, 2012
- Version: 1.3.2
- Size: 1.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Andreas Prang
- © iSolute-Berlin
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later