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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


This app can
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

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 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.

24 out of 26 people found this helpful.

Rating:2/5

2/4/2017

Steve

Platform: PC

Disappointing

No text adjustment, way too small even on a large laptop screen.

Rating:2/5

1/25/2017

Mukul

Platform: PC

Scope for Improvement

The text is too small, needs a complete UI overhaul to improve user friendliness & also a feature to save articles to read later.

Rating:2/5

12/18/2016

Hero

Platform: PC

Text is too small

Wish there were settings to make the text a bit bigger. Please fix! It seems like it would be a very nice app otherwise!

One person 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...

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

12/9/2016

vinay

Platform: PC

nice application

the app is good but there should be a font size changing option as per the users convenient...and the rest part is cool

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

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.

One person found this helpful.

Rating:1/5

1/29/2017

Benjamin

Platform: PC

You're better off using your web browser

This app makes the pages very much harder to read. Just go to wikipedia.org in the browser of your choice.

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.

24 out of 26 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 33 people found this helpful.

Rating:4/5

12/31/2015

Sam

Platform: PC

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.

8 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Rating:/5

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