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5 stars out of 5
· 1/21/2016
5# times better than on 7

like all the easy functions and links

3 stars out of 5
· 1/8/2016
Each time I reinstall, I remember why uninstalled

Would be a great and useful app, but there are no gestures for zooming and pinching, nor any other way of increasing the size of the text on a tablet. On my Dell Venue 8 Pro, I have to take off my glasses and hold it close to my face in order to read it. Thank goodness for being near-sighted or I'd have to use a magnifying glass. This seems like a really basic functionality to leave out in this day. And it hasn't been fixed since I first tried the app in 2014. It's a real pity. With hi-res mobile devices of various sizes, you'd think that gestures for focus and zoom would be a basic.

5 stars out of 5
· 1/21/2016
Wikkipedia

It's great if you need info in a hurry, and I write a lot so I certainly can use it beneficially. Saves me a lot of time.

4 stars out of 5
· 2/11/2016
Wikipedia in Windows 10

Like this app. Used to the old version but once I starting using this version I'm beginning to really like it.

1 stars out of 5
· 12/17/2015
Useless as font is too small to read comfortably

Absolutely useless. Using the app on Windows 10 desktop with 1920 x 1080 resolution on a 24" monitor, and the text size is far too small to read without eye strain. Please give us the option in the app settings to alter the text size or font!

5 stars out of 5
· 12/2/2015
Love Wikipedia

I turn to Wikipedia for quick information on a variety of subjects. This app makes it quicker to get to that info.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/2/2016
Disappointing !!

Compared to other platforms, you could see a huge gape in features and user interface.

4 stars out of 5
· 11/14/2015
Could be better, but good app regardless

I like the app a lot. With that being said, however, it could use some improvements. I like the way the pages look within the app, but I wish I could flip between them like I do pages in a book. There are a few cosmetic shortcomings in regards to this app, and that is it. Nice work, Wikipedia!

5 stars out of 5
· 12/27/2015
love it.

just like getting info at the tip of my fingers.

2 stars out of 5
· 11/11/2015
Looks good, but not really usable.

There are two things I expect to be able to do with this app that should not be missing: 1) Change the font size and 2) Reflow the text to vertical scrolling, instead of horizontal. Without these options, I cannot use this app. The android app is much more useful. Wikipedia in a browser isn't broken anyway so....

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Features

  • Read article in a different language
  • System search integration
  • "Share" articles to other applications
  • Pin articles to read later

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Version notes

Release 12: * Fix for crashing bug in 'on this day' list Release 11: * Fix for crashing bug in featured article list Release 10: * Fix for backspace in search Release 9: * New search input for Windows 8.1 Release 8: * fixes for intermittent crashes * HTTP support in Chinese locale Release 7: * localization updates * fix for crash on 'Read in' when no languages available * HTML security improvements * find bar fixes * share of selected text now includes HTML Release 6: * fix for locale initialization -- now defaults to system language * keyboard focus for scrolling * selected text may be shared out * square off tile images on hub * smart aspect ratio detection for featured image Release 5: * Search Wikipedia by sharing selected text from other apps like IE * Search by typing * Added "Find in Article" * Fixed activation bugs * high-resolution tile icons * bug fixes Release 4: * Added privacy policy link under settings/about * Dropped currently unused location permission * Fix for crashing bug on launch Release 3: * Fix for cut-off text in articles * Can switch language on hub * List recently changes articles on hub * History popup list * Initial localization support * Added GPL license info * Fixes for snapped view * Network connection errors detected * Pinning disabled on hub (used to crash)


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