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Wikipedia App

Find a quick fact, or dive down a Wikipedia rabbit hole with the official Wikipedia app for iOS. With more than 39 million articles in nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is at your fingertips. App features: Explore feed - Discover the depths of Wikipedia through your explore feed, which surfaces handcrafted articles and captivating photos. The feed is constantly updated and includes: - recommended articles based on what you’ve already read - featured articles hand-picked by the Wikipedia community - daily top read articles - picture of the day - random articles - nearby landmarks Find and search - Easily find what you’re looking for by searching within articles or using Spotlight. You can even search with your favorite emojis! Quick access - Add Wikipedia to your device's Today screen to pick up exactly where you stopped reading your last article, or see the top-read articles and trends. Easy touch navigation, including 3D touch - Multi-touch gestures like swipe, tap, and 3D Touch features complete essential tasks more quickly and simply. Save articles - Save articles for reading later, even when you’re offline. Multilingual support - Search for and read Wikipedia articles written in any Wikipedia-supported language — there are nearly 300! Share - Easily share articles, images, and facts from Wikipedia on social media or by email. Or use Handoff to continue reading articles across your iOS devices. Want to know more behind the scenes of the Wikipedia mobile app for iOS? Check out these resources: To send feedback, from the app tap: Settings Gear > Send app feedback Contribute to our app localizations: Code at GitHub open source repository: About the Wikimedia Foundation The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable organization funded mainly through donations. For more information, please visit our website:

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Wikipedia app reviews

  • Fails to open links 1/5

    By shmuel
    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

    By OhMyGoodnessGoingTo
    Wikipedia = the best reference available via smart phones. We now have an encyclopedia + in our hands.
  • My go to 5/5

    By fenugreek
    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

    By albertquiles
    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

    By thaesino
    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

    By Wireman121
    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

    By Terminationshok
    Opens to a splash page instead of the link I clicked.
  • Dark mode. 4/5

    By ForrestLeviAlcatraz
    Make a dark mode please.
  • Poor integration 1/5

    By DW81
    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.
  • Excellent 5/5

    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,
  • Yay 5/5

    By catcora
  • Please give the app a proper 'Night Mode' 5/5

    By meekkaal
    I would use this app much more if I didn't have to invert colors / enable grayscale via the phone's interface to achieve a dark background. I really enjoy everything else, thanks.
  • I'd like to be able to search within an article 3/5

    By Billymonter
    I'd like to be able to search within an article in IOS. The search function takes me back to the main page.
  • A great resource! 5/5

    By Athompstone1969
    Very handy app.
  • IOS (10.3) 'Look-up' function 5/5

    By Government_Document_Reader
    ... Opens up Wikipedia, all looks well as pages slide around from 'my last viewed' Wikipedia page, to today's Wikipedia front page, to whoops, no more movement to go to the page of the item I just selected. Stopped. Is this an IOS 10.3 issue, or a Wikipedia issue?
  • From safari opens wrong article 1/5

    By Reviewer 2010
    Looks great, but every time I click a link in Safari the Wikipedia app opens which would be great, but it always opens the wrong article the first time. If I go back to Safari and click on the same link a second time the Wikipedia app opens the correct article. It got too annoying so I am uninstalling it.
  • It's not working 1/5

    By El Chuymariense
    I have been using Wikipedia, but through my browser lately. I haven't been able to access it thru my app for over a month now.
  • Battery issues 3/5

    By Ben_Erban
    iOS says Wikipedia was using a huge amount of battery power as a background app, even though I have background app refresh off. Wikipedia is the only app this happens with. Developers should look into this.
  • Never opens right page 1/5

    By Kaiaim
    I have the same complaint as many others. When I'm in a browser click on Wikipedia the app opens to a page completely unrelated to the link I clicked on. I'm going to just have to delete the app
  • I love Wikipedia 5/5

    By KerryKleiber
    I love it. Yes, one does need to take care when getting information from Wikipedia, especially that relating to people and biased-prone subjects, but I find it very reliable. That's why sources must be given.
  • 辣雞 1/5

    By 涼太大人
    辣雞 很,辣雞 很不客觀
  • Great tool 5/5

    By CathrinW
    Great tool to research or to find fast and correct facts.
  • Opening a Wikipedia link opens the home page the first time 3/5

    By Xcjuice
    The first time tapping a Wikipedia link into the app always opens the home page, not the intended link target. I have to go back and tap the link again, then I get to where I want.
  • Used to be Good 2/5

    By davbran
    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.
  • Not Scholarly, but Simply Fun to Study 4/5

    By Cavemanmitch
    Wikipedia has a streamlined way of making me feel like I'm multitasking while referencing. I love how I'm able to bypass a dictionary, and click on the highlighted word to understand its meaning and more. Teachers may not allow it as a reference tool, which makes it like the Cliff Notes for finding references. It's a fun & simple study tool, and maybe I'm glad that it's not scholarly. It'd take the fun out of it.
  • Excellent 5/5

    By Attilashrugs
    I have always been a fan of Wikipedia. This app facilitates my daily needs for reliable information. The app, suddenly turns Wikipedia into the world's greatest magazine. It's featured stories related to the news or whatever, lead to the best "surfing" safaris. Beautifully illustrated, with maps, and levels of depth for the casual surfer and the serious researcher.
  • Garbage. 1/5

    By Cgc918CGC
    Will not open with new update. Basically useless now. Even worse, going to Wikipedia safari now automatically links to the broken app. Literally makes accessing Wikipedia impossible without Opera or Chrome. Garbage
  • Good, have a suggestion though. 5/5

    By Bobabobo
    Could you make it possible to download certain articles for offline reading within the app? Would be really nice on the ipad. There are paid apps that are basically ripping you off but they let you do that. Ps i love you wikipedia.
  • Uh, folks... 1/5

    By SAB1956
    Ya broke something in that last update. If it loads at all it's super slow, but usually doesn't even load.
  • Won't work 1/5

    By SmoothJazz51
    I try to open the app and it never moves off the loading page.
  • Beautiful application!! 5/5

    By Brooklyn iPhone lover!!
    Love it! So clear and easy to use ... Thanks a lot
  • Nice design 4/5

    By Momen basel
    Good to have it..
  • Well... 1/5

    By mmetcalfe91
    The app doesn't work anymore. I can't even get past the opening screen.
  • Bad update 1/5

    By TheRealSkyliner
    Won't open after update.
  • add night theme 5/5

    By мσταẁαяỵ
    add night theme
  • Update killed the app 1/5

    By En svensk hockeyspelare
    Last update just made this app absolutely useless. Visit the website via Safari.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Hameed-Slemani
    I am a fan of Wikipedia and I love this app. It is pretty much user friendly and menus and settings are well organized. So I definitely recommend it to users
  • S. L. O. W. 2/5

    By jim_371
    This is the slowest-starting app on my iPhone. And it's not nearly as nice as the Android version.
  • Won't open and drains battery 2/5

    By Jtg721
    After the new update, the app won't open now. Also, it drained my battery while I was waiting for it to open. It was at 79%, after a few minutes, it dropped my battery to 72%.
  • Slow 2/5

    By Jer97
    This new update is incredibly slow
  • Pictures cut off 2/5

    By Such and duch
    I often open the app, especially when opened from safari, and the cover picture for the Wikipedia page I'm looking at is cut off. Can't see head, only torso and legs, can only see half if face and so on. Example : open the W app page for Elijah (the guy in the Bible). Would love to know what he looked like but oh well. Very annoying. Also back button brings up odd things.
  • Fix crashes! Useless 1/5

    By Jacksonpm23
    Works fine until you get enough articles saved and in your history. After about a month, it must get overflooded or something, because then it starts crashing every time and you have to redownload the app. This causes you to lose EVERYTHING on the articles saved and history, despite having an account login function. Tried emailing this to tech support. No reply in over a month. Completely useless app.
  • Study Guide 5/5

    By Harold2Go
    It's great app.. it has all the impormation I need to know. Such as world history in such...I really like it...
  • Stunning 5/5

    By fun challenges
    This is like seriously beautiful, 6/5. Keep it up, wikipeople!
  • Visual mapping 5/5

    By jazzybeat
    Finally Wikipedia is making a cool product. Thank you! Few things Please offer a donation option in your app Please build article mapping system that shows connections with other topics.
  • Adequate but not great 3/5

    By hargaman
    Provides an acceptable interface to Wikipedia. However it is rather slow especially when setting up, though this is much better than the previous version. Needs tabs, or at the very least, browsing forward. Would prefer starting on the page of the day rather than explore page. Use this app a lot so it can't be all bad.
  • Just wanted a lot of Apple users to see me 5/5

    By Wnmmmmmhÿq
    And it has been working like a CHARM I am Hashtagga I will be hash tagging almost if not everything in the entire world. Why, the Great Pyramids will have a Giant Hashtag # symbol on each side of all 3 pyramids before I'm dead!
  • Best Info App 5/5

    By Brian A. Huff
    Keep up the great work 🖖
  • Wikipedia Anomaly 2/5

    By DrKRO
    The app freezes occasionally on iOS 10; no apparent reason!
  • Good functionality, lacks any leisure usability 3/5

    By Swooncity
    I agree with the reviewer below me: tabbed browsing is a great idea. Next to this, I'd probably find myself using this app more if there were curated Wikipedia pages based on interests. IE "history", "fine art", "makeup", "baseball" etc. Doesn't have to be curated actually. Maybe just develop an algorithm that brings up a random page, but within that category. Could be a really fun app, with such a wealth of information to present... however it's purely functional as it is now. You don't discover things, you search for them.

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