Here, are 5 free Wikipedia app for Android. Wikipedia is world’s best online encyclopedia. The site is ranked no. 7 globally and about 15% of the total internet users browse Wikipedia. So, a need for Wikipedia app on Android is must. Let get into each Android Wikipedia app.
Wiki Encyclopedia is the most popular of the Wikipedia apps on Android Market. Users can browse Wikipedia both in mobile and desktop format. This free Wikipedia app loads up with the official Wikipedia logo. Wiki Encyclopedia is supporting a large number of languages including French, Indonesian, Afrikaans, Russian, Latin and a lot more. A Newspaper tab is also there which lets you view latest news articles. The search feature is also voice supported. Users can use their voice to search on Wikipedia. With Wiki Encyclopedia users can select and copy text. They can also move the app to SD card. The free version app is ad-supported.
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Wapedia is a free Android Wikipedia app. This free Wikipedia app gives access to a lot of alternative wikis like Uncyclopedia, Wikitravel, Wikiquote and more. The Wikipedia app for Android also includes a search widget to search with a keyword on Wikipedia. The functionality of this search widget is very similar with that of Google Search widget. The image above shows the screenshot of the Wapedia Search widget. This free Android Wikipedia app filters latest news in featured tab. Wapedia supports about 150 Wikipedia languages. Wapedia is also ad-supported. The ads can be removed by purchasing the Wapedia AdFree Plugin.
WikiDroid has got some unique features that other Wikipedia apps often lack. The search bar is at the top, and the UI is like that of the Android in-built browser. With WikiDroid, users can save Wikipedia pages on the memory card for future reading. It supports all the Wikipedia languages. The app also includes a quick search widget. Bookmarks can be added to articles. Full screen mode makes reading an article easier. Users can also copy text from the article’s page with WikiDroid for Android. Alike most of free Wikipedia apps, WikiDroid is also ad-supported, and a pro ad-free version requires a $1.99 purchase.
WikiMobile 2 is the improved version of the free Wikipedia app – WikiMobile Encyclopedia. The last version of WikiMobile was a simple Wikipedia app while WikiMobile 2 has many added features. Along with Wikipedia, it gives access to Google Images, YouTube and Twitter. For YouTube, WikiMobile 2 features a supported video system for playing YouTube videos through this app. WikiMobile 2 supports around 15 different languages. The developers of WikiMobile have given an option to users to remove ads by a premium version of WikiMobile 2.
WikiDroyd is another free Wikipedia app for android phones. It allows users to save the Wikipedia pages on the phone for offline reading. Users can also search text within a page. Most common articles can be added to favorites. There is also an additional feature in WikiDroyd for text to speech conversion called Droyd Speech Plugin. This additional feature is usually available in paid version, but now you can get it in the free version, as well.