Top Wikipedia Mobile Apps

| 2017/07/07

Wikipedia is considered to be among the largest knowledge base in the world that’s absolutely free for all internet users. This is why a lot of people use it, from professionals to grade school students. Got any questions? Find your answers on Wiki! For those who do not have a desktop computer or a laptop with them for research purposes, there are already a number of Wikipedia applications that mobile users can utilize.

Wikipedia (iOS, Android, BlackBerry)
This is the official Wikipedia mobile app that can be used for Android, Blackberry, and iOS made by the Wikipedia Foundation. This application can be translated into 280 languages. The user interface (UI) of the app is minimal and simple. There’s a full-screen search function for finding the right pages. Users can also save the pages for future use or share them through different social networking websites. For those who are traveling, this Wikipedia app has a Search Nearby feature that recognizes the user’s location and its information.

LoboWiki (Android)
LoboWiki is created for Android smartphones in Ice Cream Sandwich. The Wikipedia mobile app can be displayed in 30 different languages. The UI is clean and ideal for those who will be reading Wiki pages for a great deal of time. Navigation through the links in Wiki pages is easy as this app can queue them, which allows the user to swipe through them.

Discover (iOS)
This application is for iOS, specifically for iPad. This Wikipedia mobile app is very aesthetically pleasing. It presents Wikipedia in a magazine-layout, which makes it easier to read. To get to the Infobox, the user has to swipe to the right of the page. This is the summary of the page and gives the important information in the article. The pages can also be read offline through the browsing history. What’s great about this app is that it doesn’t post annoying advertisements.

Wikipedia (Windows Phone)
This is made by an independent developer and has one of the most colorful interface among all the apps. This app supports 100 languages. Readers can navigate through different interwiki links. It is also similar to the official Wikipedia app and has the same features like the Search Nearby, search function, offline reading, and sharing. With this indie app, users can check the summaries and bookmark their favorite pages. The display and themes are also changeable. It has a colorful display and live tiles with either dark or light themes.

Category: Android Applications, BlackBerry Applications, Free Mobile Applications, Iphone Applications, Other Programs

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