By Robert Chin
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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.
What's New in Version 1.9.4
- Crash bug fix
- iOS 9 support
Cost of app
I intended to leave this review for the Wikipanion Plus app, but the iTunes Store is telling me I need to have purchased the app -- which I have done -- in order to review it. My one-star rating has nothing to do with the functioning of the app itself but rather with the pricing. I recently acquired a new iPhone and began populating it with the essential apps I have on my iPad. Some of these apps I had paid for while others were free. I was able to download and install all of the paid-for apps without having to pay for them again -- with the exception being Wikipanion Plus, which wants me to pay for it again. I thought that purchasing an app on/from one device meant that, as long as I was using the same Apple ID, I could install it on another device without having to pay for it again. And there doesn't seem to be a way to communicate with the app's developer on his web page. (Other than this issue, I like the app and would probably give it four or five stars.)
Overall, this app is awesome. much better layout and navigation versus the Wikipedia app. I have used this app since it first came out for iPhone 3G.
i am on 64bit iOS 9.3.2.
I would like to see "Open in Wikipanion" option for Safari links for Wikipedia. Also, with the latest version, the autoscroll is broke for 'jump to section' links in the table of contents menu. It acts like it's going to scroll but doesn't move, and then if you try to scroll, it autoscrolls back to the top of the page. hopefully they'll have a bug fix for this soon.
Better then Wikipedia
I have used Wikipedia in the past and it's no where near as great as wikipanion. This app shows more info and better ability to save what you read.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jul 16, 2016
- Version: 1.9.4
- Size: 7.4 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
- Seller: Robert Chin
- © 2009-2016 Robert Chin
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.