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Explore your world, find a quick fact, or dive down a Wikipedia rabbit hole with the official Wikipedia app for iOS. With more than 40 million articles across nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is at your fingertips.
NEW: Places - Find Wikipedia articles about places next door or across the globe, with a map and location based search experience. On a trip or your daily commute, with Places it’s easy to learn more about the world around you.
Explore feed - Discover the depths of Wikipedia through your explore feed, which surfaces Wikipedia articles and captivating freely-licensed photos. The feed is constantly updated and includes:
- recommended articles based on what you’ve already read
- featured articles hand-picked by the Wikipedia community
- daily top read articles
- picture of the day
- random articles
- nearby landmarks
Find and search - Easily find what you’re looking for by searching within articles or using Spotlight. You can even search with your favorite emojis!
Quick access - Add Wikipedia to your device's Today screen to pick up exactly where you stopped reading your last article, or see the top-read articles and trends of the day.
Easy touch navigation, including 3D touch - Multi-touch gestures like swipe, tap, and 3D Touch features complete essential tasks more quickly and simply.
Save articles - Save articles for reading later, even when you’re offline.
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.
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What's New in Version 5.5.0
- New Places tab lets you find Wikipedia articles about places near you, or across the globe. Use maps to find the most interesting articles next door, or anywhere your curiosity takes you.
- Easily view a place on Maps or even get directions from the Share menu for articles with locations.
- Quick search box on the Explore screen lets you easily access the search menu to find the information you need now.
- Streamlined "In the News" design, makes it easier to learn more about what’s happening around the world.
- Updated Explore design makes discovering new content even easier. Added "infinite" scroll, so you can catch up on what you missed just by scrolling down.
- Added ability to clear app caches from the Settings menu, to reclaim storage the Wikipedia app takes on your device.
- Overall performance improvements mean faster loading and smoother scrolling.
Because of articles interface...
Main article image is now more useless than ever...
1. Low quality: image is almost always low quality because app forces it to be bigger (screen-wide) than it should be.
2. Space: too much space is taken at the beginning of the article, and because of that I need to scroll to see more, especially on 4 inch iPhones. Pointless.
3. Quick facts: quick facts are on the bottom and should be right on the top, because it's the most important part of the article.
Solution: Remove top image, same image is in quick facts so why not... add some small version of that image on the right side of the article and text next to it on the left. And after clicking on that image quick facts should pop up with some blurred background 😎 effect like.
That would be perfect.
+ Please add some interesting articles widget like: Who was the first president of the USA, etc. Because now, all these "top read" (by the way widgets should be uppercase) are more like trending and not useful or interesting at all.
Functional, easy to use.
The app functions well enough. The text and photos are organized in a readable manner, and navigation is simple to use! Glad they added the "places" option.
A must have if you want to bypass the google app or simply a curious person very well designed.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jun 20, 2017
- Version: 5.5.0
- Size: 38.5 MB
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Arpitan, Assamese, Asturian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Breton, Burmese, Cambodian, Catalan, Central Bikol, Central Kurdish, Chechen, Czech, Danish, Dimli (individual language), Dutch, Esperanto, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Hunsrik, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Karachay-Balkar, Korean, Kölsch, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan, Oriya, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rinconada Bikol, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Scots, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Sindhi, Singhalese, Slovak, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Upper Sorbian, Urdu, Uzbek, Venetian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yakut, Yiddish
- Seller: Wikimedia Foundation
- © 2017 Wikimedia Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.