Topic search 1/5
By H8 Sc@mmers
Ever time you type a word search in Google and it 'finds it' on Wiki, it opens the Wiki App and you have to RETYPE your search all over again. Then it is not user friendly. Poorly designed.
Works very well 5/5
Clean and convenient, this is definitely better than the mobile version of the website and I have had little to no problems with the app. I use it all the time.
It's a good app for what it is 3/5
I wish there were a random article button because sometimes I just want to read some random stuff.
Wikipedia is wonderful 5/5
By Rxck X
A day doesn't go by that I don't use Wikipedia. It saves me time while providing useful accurate info.
Needs random article function 3/5
I usually read a random article, which can be done in browser, but not in app
Can't delete history!
How can anyone not rate this app 5? 5/5
Imagine the days of the encyclopedia. What, you don't know what an encyclopedia is? Look it up. Wikipedia isn't perfect but so much information constantly being refreshed and it is always at your fingertips. What more do you want? Oh and it's free.
Good app, could be great though. 4/5
✨Needs a Night Mode toggle!!✨
I still use the app as a daily driver but it could use a few features for serious Wikipedia users. Seems to lag a bit when pressing/swiping back. (6s)
Things I like: Queue/Read Later, 3D Touch, Recommended, Widgets
Things I want: Night Mode, font size toggle, serif font
Love the app 5/5
It's a great app, I agree with the others; I wish they would add "Night Mode".
Broken app 1/5
Ever since the new update, the app won't open.
Add a dark mode 4/5
Again just saying, a dark mode would be great.
Utter garbage 1/5
I hate giving bad reviews but this app consistently opens links that have nothing to do with the link I clicked. In addition, the link that does open displays numerous "sections" that are also nonsensical/irrelevant. So frustrating that something as easy as opening a wiki page has been broken for so long.
By Ahmed Alsmairat
This app is great, especially for students who eagerly want get a bit of an extra information about a particular subject. However, if one wants a quick overview about a particular topic that doesn't have much of an importance, they would have to open the app, which can be a little irritating, especially when you're reading on your idevice. So my suggestion is that you add an option to show a quick overview of a word that has been copied before.
It's Wikipedia 5/5
I mean come on folks.
You have to love this service.
What happened 1/5
I used this app daily. I loved it. Since the last update I can't open the app. I erased it and redownloaded it and it still won't open. So frustrated.
add night theme 5/5
add night theme please
Love The App! 4/5
By My chubby
I really love this app, especially the randomizer function. I would like to see some expanded improvement on the 'going back,' as you have to parse through every article that you have recently looked at to get to the homepage.
Sometimes when i need to go back to the top of page im hoping if i double click the wiki icon in the middle of top bar can bring me back to the top. This feature is proven working in lots of other apps i hope wiki has it too. Other then that a great app. Not seeing any issues reported by other comments yet.
From best to...won't open 1/5
By Kmdr. Kreg
Won't open. Any response from mr. Wales?
App Search Function Needs Improvement 3/5
No tech problems so far with current iteration of the app. If there's a "list search" function, I haven't found it. Example: Couldn't remember Stephen Hawking's name, went looking for lists of British astronomers, astrophysicists etc. Couldn't come up with such lists. Remembered his name on my own.
Works good 5/5
In my iPhone works very well , no bugs so far
Worst app ever 1/5
For such a useful source of information, this is the worst app I've ever used. When I first downloaded it years ago, it was fine, but it's gotten progressively worse since.
Since the latest update, it won't even open. Before this update, the app was always slow to respond to commands, and if you click a link in an article then go back to the original article, it just goes back to the top of the page.
What happened? 1/5
By Jets an
I used to use Wikipedia for all my research but ever since the new update the app won't even open... won't even launch. Please fix and I'll give more stars.
What happened 1/5
The app flat out refuses to open, wether I'm redirected from online or I click on it from my home screen, I'm just stuck on the title screen forever.
Tracking of user activity 1/5
By Robert Otto
Wikipedia seems to provide no way for users to opt out of tracking by the app. It incessantly presents suggestions for articles to read, based on previous searches. These suggestions must be deleted repeatedly, manually, one-by-one. I provide a contribution to Wikimedia Foundation annually, but I am hesitant to do so again until the site offers users a way to suppress this invasion of privacy.
Update: Wikipedia has responded that these suggestions are not shared with others, but held locally on my phone. And yet this hardly matters. If a friend asks me for my phone to look up something in Wikipedia, on my recent search history is available to them. There ought to be a way to turn this feature off, and there isn't.
Broken redirect from other apps 2/5
Like another reviewer mentioned, if you follow a link from other apps, it doesn't take you to the article. For example, book reading apps where you want to research a topic or person. This is so frustrating I have to delete this app altogether until fixed; would much rather be taken to the web version.
Makes me mad! 1/5
By J J Humble
This app gets me so frustrated! When I open an article from Chrome, Wiki redirects me to their app, that's fine, but it never opens the article I clicked on. It opens the last article I was on, so I have to search for the article again in the app. Please fix this, or don't redirect me to the Wikiapp. Otherwise I'll just uninstall.
Great app! 5/5
A must-have for any user. Very well done.
Not perfect, but I use it all the time. 4/5
By Roshambo Acres
I use it pretty much daily, and it's one of the essential apps. Sometimes the [back] button takes you back, but to the top of the page, instead of back to the point in the body from which you left. Any other issues that I have are content based, but that's not any issue with this app.
Doesn't load out of safari well 3/5
By Steve 7?!
The Wikipedia iOS app works much better 5/5
This app has improved a lot. It once again works well with the current version of iOS, 10.3.1, without crashing, which is great!
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Just doesn't work well at all. 2/5
I follow a link to Wikipedia thru Safari, opens Wikipedia app to homepage (not search result). I search the thing within WP app, get odd results page that doesn't have the specific WP page for that subject. Just plain glitchy. Please fix this! Or let me use WP thru Safari and don't auto-open the app.
Links, how do they work? 3/5
I never leave app reviews but this one is so frustrating. Clicking a link from Safari opens the Wikipedia app. But most of the times the links never open the respective articles. What's the point of opening the app from web-based links then?
Launch from Safari 2/5
By I need to tell you...
When clicking a link from Safari it use to open in the app, now it just opens to the Wiki homepage.
All links in search open a web browser not their app, then when you tell it to open in the app it doesn't. It's a waste of space.
I used to love this app because I could click an article link and it would be opened in the app, but this has all changed.
The app no longer links to the article through web links. It opens refreshes to the main page or it crashes.
1. I click the wiki article link
2. Wikipedia app opens
3. It doesn't open to story
4. I have to go back to the webpage to click the link to open the article in the now open Wikipedia app.
Apps are supposed to make life simpler not complicate it.
If these issues aren't resolved soon I will have to remove the app.
Omg I know y'all don't have any money but this is horrible. First deep link always fails (via google app indexing). And your scrolling is always busted. No way you have a mobile QA department.
Works exceptionally well. 5/5
By All Under Heaven
I rather like this app quite a lot. The only things I would appreciate seeing in the future are: 1) An option to go forwards as well as backwards through viewed pages. 2) An ability to organize bookmarked/saved pages. 3) And a bit more stability on opening links out of web browsers as they sometimes do not follow through, instead leaving you on the base 'explore' page.
Doesn't open wiki pages correctly 2/5
By Willllll R
If you're browsing the Internet and click a Wikipedia article the app will open. However, it just opens the main page, not the actual article. Fairly useless.
Doesn't fully link from web browser 3/5
If I'm on google chrome searching for a topic and click on a Wikipedia link, it'll open up my app but will initially link to a completely different article, unrelated in any way to what I clicked. The second attempt will always be right, but please fix so it will link directly to the correct Wikipedia page in the app the first time around.
Fails to open links 1/5
This app captures all safari links and then doesn't do the right thing with them. Meaning a Google to Wikipedia search ALWAYS results in a multistep process to get the information.
Wikipedia = Best Reference APP 5/5
Wikipedia = the best reference available via smart phones. We now have an encyclopedia + in our hands.
My go to 5/5
I use Wikipedia as my first source in my information search. If i need to verify the information I dig deeper in the web. As a general information source, it cannot be beat.
Excellent source of information 4/5
Been a fan of the site for years, now I'm a fan of the app too.
Holy wow! has this app changed 4/5
All the new features are a huge and welcome surprise.
Thank you! Wiki devs.
Update: had to downgrade to 4 stars after a frustrating issue in which, when opening an article straight from Safari or Chrome, the app doesn't open it and instead updates it's homepage to the usual "article of the day" and news and whatnot, etc. This should be fixed, if only for the needless frustration.
Links clicked outside the app don't open page 4/5
Clicking a link outside the app launches Wikipedia app but doesn't go to the page that was clicked. Started in iOS 10.3
Can't open links anymore 3/5
Opens to a splash page instead of the link I clicked.
Poor integration 1/5
If you search an article on the web and attempt to open it, the app opens, and it displays the 'article of the day' rather than what you were trying to read. Quite annoying.
By Mark WN
This App is the best. A lot easier to use in the long run.'i can't see anything that would warrant immediate or large changes. Improving in it, In My Humble Opinion, is best,