iPhone App to Read Wikipedia Content Offline: Kiwix

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Kiwix is a free iPhone app that allows offline reading of Wikipedia contents. That means you can carry the entire Wikipedia on your phone and read the contents without internet connectivity. It also recommends you to download various book packages with hundreds of articles which you can read offline. Unlike other Wikipedia apps for iPhone such as Endless, Articles, and many others, “Kiwix” is a simple Wikipedia content reader but with a unique feature of offline reading.

All you have to do is search for a topic, and you will be provided with the topic related content which you can read with the offline reader. It is definitely faster than the internet and eliminates the hassle for browsing the web. The best part is that it supports multiple languages and recommends book packages and articles on these languages. The languages that it support includes English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Swedish, and much more.

The following screenshot shows a topic which is searched and read in the offline mode.

main screenshot

Note: To download book packages, you should have internet connectivity. The more book packages you download, the more topics can be searched and read in the offline mode.

How to Search and Read Wikipedia Content Offline:

Download and install the app from the link given at he end of this post or from the App Store.

How to search Wikipedia content or topics:

As soon as you open the app, you will be ale to see a search bar at the top of the screen. Type the name of a topic and it will suggest you some automatically. The following screenshot shows how to search for a topic to read.

search topic

How to read a content offline:

As we have already discussed that no internet connection is required to search or read a topic. After searching for a topic, simply open it to read in the offline mode. Remember, if the content page includes some URL then you can browse it once using the internet and bookmark it to access it again while offline. The following screenshot shows how to read a content in offline mode.


How to download book packages:

At the bottom of the screen, there is a “Books” icon which can be used to download book packages in multiple languages. It supports more than 100+ languages with book packages. All the packages will be stored in your iPhone’s storage which can be deleted whenever you want. The following screenshot shows how to download book packages.

book packages

My Final Verdict:

Kiwix is an outstanding app for iPhone which lets you easily get access to Wikipedia content without internet connectivity. The offline reader makes it distinct from other Wikipedia apps. In addition to that, it also supports multiple languages and book packages. You got to try this app.

Try this app from the link here.

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Works With: iPhone, iPad
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