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Official Wikipedia App for Windows 8.1. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled. Send us your feedback on Twitter @WikimediaMobile. The code is 100% open source and community built. If you are a developer and good at JS/HTML5, then come fork us! https://github.com/wikimedia/apps-win8-wikipedia Wikimedia privacy policy: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

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PC

PC

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

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)

Features

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

System Requirements

Minimum
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64
Recommended
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
Wikimedia Foundation
Copyright 2012 Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.


Approximate download size
766.68 KB - 808.16 KB


Category
Books & reference


Permissions
Access your Internet connection


Installation
Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.


Language supported
English (United States)


Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support


Additional terms
Wikipedia privacy policy
Wikipedia license terms
Contains code licensed under terms of GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0 or later: https://github.com/wikimedia/WikipediaMobile/blob/master/COPYING



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Most helpful favorable review

Rating:4/5

8/8/2016

Eric

Platform: PC

Wikipedia Microtext Version

The app makes the text tiny by default. It can't be adjusted in the settings. Reducing screen resolution and enabling tablet mode do nothing either. You're better off using a web browser unless you have a large display monitor or have good eyes.

32 out of 33 people found this helpful.

Most helpful critical review

Rating:3/5

9/24/2016

Hla

Platform: PC

Good

But the app should be modified to save the page for offline reading and text should be modified for small or large enough. But very good for Windows 10.

20 out of 22 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

11/28/2016

Ivan

Platform: PC

very tiny font on 1920x1080 resolution

The Wikipedia is an excellent encyclopedia, you can learn a lot. Bit this app just make me not open it, prefer to go in the browser. There is settings button but without settings in it. Please, fix it...

Rating:5/5

11/13/2016

Fahmi

Platform: PC

Simple but good

Easy to use, even (maybe) use things like rss feed or embed but overall, love it. Keep up good Wikipedia.

Rating:3/5

9/24/2016

Hla

Platform: PC

Good

But the app should be modified to save the page for offline reading and text should be modified for small or large enough. But very good for Windows 10.

20 out of 22 people found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

9/17/2016

Daniel

Platform: PC

No Customization Settings

The elephant in the room here is no text resizing, which renders this app useless if you have a high-res tablet because the text appears too small to read comfortably. Wikipedia.org on a web browser still works better for tablet use. If Wikipedia updated reading options to add that and maybe some dark theme modes for night reading this app would actually be pretty dang useful.

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

12/6/2016

Jason

Platform: PC

Wikipedia.org

It's great and all that but you can't edit the articles. I need to be able to edit them because not everything in the articles is correct.

Rating:5/5

10/28/2016

LEONARD

Platform: PC

Excellent

I like ever thing about it. It's exactly and always will be what we need in our life. Thank you for thinking about us.

Rating:5/5

8/31/2016

DJ

Platform: PC

Wikipedia, the Answer-tome for the Curious

This app, although in its very early years, seemed absent the oversight and moderation it has today, is one of the most useful, informed, and well refereed places I'm aware of that catalogues practical answers to questions regarding subjects that I've discovered I possess a paucity of information on.

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

8/8/2016

Eric

Platform: PC

Wikipedia Microtext Version

The app makes the text tiny by default. It can't be adjusted in the settings. Reducing screen resolution and enabling tablet mode do nothing either. You're better off using a web browser unless you have a large display monitor or have good eyes.

32 out of 33 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

8/10/2016

Babu

Platform: PC

Very Useful, Educative & Info at a Click!!!

Tons of information you can get a click;. Love the tiled info; gets my research done.

5 out of 8 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

6/27/2016

Riyan

Platform: PC

Good

Useful but the text is too small as if it is a pocket dictionary. Add some way to enlarge it and see clearly.

32 out of 32 people found this helpful.

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