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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

4 stars out of 5
· 12/31/2015
Only gets the basics done - but that's all it needs

This app does well to locate and lay out an article. It does little more than this, which is well enough for most use. However, after seeing the Android Wikipedia app, it can be made better. The app has limited functionality beyond viewing a single page at one time. Being able to have multiple pages open in tabs (like the Android app) would greatly expedite going down Wikipedia rabbit holes. Also, being able to sign in with your Wikipedia account, for saving pages and tracking edits would greatly bring the app up to full functionality, along with a table of contents sidebar (just like the Android app I won't shut up about). All in all, I think this is a worthwhile and helpful app, but there is a little more that would go a long way.

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.

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....

5 stars out of 5
· 1/20/2016
Lots of Use

I use this app practically every day. It is very useful.

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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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