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Wikipedia Mobile

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Search, read, and explore Wikipedia with the official Wikipedia app for iOS. Find the information you need now, or dive down a Wikipedia rabbit hole– take a journey through the knowledge that interests you most. With more than 36 million articles in nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is now at your fingertips. Curious? Check out the App features below.
App features

Explore feed - The new ‘Explore feed’ provides a central place for personalized and constantly updating content including:
- Featured article of the day
- Top read articles
- Picture of the day
- Random articles
- Nearby articles
- Recommended articles based on what you’ve read

Easy touch navigation, including 3D touch - Multi-touch gestures like swipe, tap, and 3D Touch features help complete essential tasks more quickly and simply.

Spotlight and Emoji search - Find the information you’re looking for more easily with improved search, including the ability to search saved articles using Spotlight and voice-enabled search from your device. You can even search with your favorite emojis!

Save articles to read later - Save articles for reading later, even when you’re offline.

Image galleries - Enjoy high resolution image galleries and prominent article images as you navigate through the app.

Multilingual support - Search for and read Wikipedia articles written in any Wikipedia-supported language--there are nearly 300!

Share - Easily share articles, images, and facts from Wikipedia on social media or by email. Or use Handoff to continue reading articles across your iOS devices.

Want to know more behind the scenes of the Wikipedia mobile app for iOS? Check out these resources:

About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable organization funded mainly through donations. For more information, please visit our website:

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What's New in Version 5.0.4

This is a quick fix release to resolve problems with loading the Explore screen, and other improvements to app stability.

Other recent improvements:
- Control the text size of articles
- Easily add, reorder and delete your languages (Go to Settings>My Languages)
- Swipe up to dismiss images
- Split view multi-tasking support on large screens
- Easier swipe from the edge to show an article's Table of Contents
- Added support for Myanmar (my) and Khmer (km) Wikipedias!


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Customer Reviews


This thing we all know and cannot get through a day without needing it is named WIKIPEDIA. It's now a staple in most people's lives who utilize the internet. I know personally I use it once or twice daily. If I need an information fix I may use it for hours simply reading extremely well done article after article. Once you get started using Wikipedia you too will see the high standards to which they hold themselves. From one of if not the longest article on Wikipedia, The line of succession to The British Throne to a dainty stub article and everything between is 110% Fascinating. They just have a way of making it all interesting. Lastly, most everything on the internet has been reduced to an app or application. Well, Wikipedia is by no means an app. In my opinion there is no pigeon hole one can fit Wikipedia into. It's an entity standing on its own. It's own merit, professionalism, high standards, non-biased writing style, its truth in sharing information via all information must be referenced. Can you tell I hold Wikipedia in high regard?
Give em a whirl? WHY? WHYNOT?

Single brief use caused data overage

I have a minimal cell data plan because I'm generally connected to wifi. On my commute home from work yesterday, I decided I wanted to try to search for a person in the Wikipedia app related to a news article I was reading. I put in a few guesses as to the spelling of his name, but couldn't find who I was looking for. I exited the app, and a minute later I got a text saying I used 75% of my data, then 90%, then I was over my limit, all within a matter of seconds. Checked my cell data usage, and sure enough, the 2 or 3 attempted searches in the Wikipedia app managed to use 201MB of data. Background app refresh was even off. Frustrating, to say the least, because using the app literally cost me money.

I enjoy the ability to save articles for offline reading. I also enjoy Wikipedia immensely as a service. But other than this data issue, I've also been unimpressed with the search ability. I feel like things Google can easily glean from text fragments Wikipedia has a terrible time inferring. For example, something as simple as searching for a person's last name seems to mainly match only first names. Just doesn't seem very user friendly in that regard.

I still use Wikipanion more often

God, Wikipedia. It is God. The closest thing in existence to a comprehensive mass of all human knowledge. I use it daily in one form or another. I like this app, I really do. Honestly try to use it first, navigation is easy and good. But I still find myself using Wikipanion because it has two key features that this one lacks: 1) Search in page! Please! It so useful, I'd love to see it here so much. (I am a monthly donor to Wikipedia, of that helps and it a priority?) and 2) a forward button. Especially since I accidentally hit "< Back" in this one all the time, a forward would be useful. With these two changes I could delete Wikipanion and live gloriously as that guy who knows something about everything. (I know, everyone hates that guy, but I like being him. Sorry folks!)

Wikipedia Mobile
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.0.4
  • Size: 15.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Arpitan, Assamese, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Breton, Cambodian, Catalan, Central Kurdish, Chechen, Czech, Danish, Dimli (individual language), Dutch, Esperanto, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Hunsrik, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Karachay-Balkar, Korean, Kölsch, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Oriya, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rinconada Bikol, Romanian, Russian, Scots, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Upper Sorbian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yakut, Yiddish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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