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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!

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....

2 stars out of 5
· 10/14/2015
Just use the website

The good: Great user interface, this app really looks nice. The layout is far more conducive to reading in general. The bad: The text won't scale. I can't read the articles on either my 27" monitor or my 8" tablet. The ugly:most link don't work and navigation is limited. A little bit of work and the Foundation should be able to combine the best elements of the app with the website and vice versa

5 stars out of 5
· 11/26/2015
Love this app, please make it in mobile version as well

I like the navigation of this app, compare to the web based version, please make it in mobile version (Windows phone) as well

2 stars out of 5
· 11/18/2015
Free Wikipedia for Digicel

In my country, search with Wikipedia is free and supported by a lot of app chrome, maxilla, uc browser, Wikipedia app in my android phone but not by this wibdows version. I hope there s an update in few days to correct this

2 stars out of 5
· 10/1/2015

The fonts are too small on my screen and it doesn't automatically open links when searching like in Android.

2 stars out of 5
· 10/1/2015
live tiles not updating

the featured article section stays blank and looks ugly on my otherwise colorful start menu.and that really takes the joy out of my eyes.

4 stars out of 5
· 11/11/2015
Knowledge is power

Very nice app to have I don't want to launch the browser to search for info on Wikipedia's website. I just wish there was a way to make the text bigger. Where are the settings?

2 stars out of 5
· 10/22/2015
Was a great app...

Needs to be updated for Win 10. Make it look and feel like the other version of the app.

4 stars out of 5
· 10/8/2015
Great App!!

I really like the interface and the fact that this is a native app. One recommendation/request - Please make it possible to change the font size.

stars out of 5


  • 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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