Here, are 5 free Wikipedia Apps for iPhone that will let you surf Wikipedia in a more improved and mobile formatted way. The worldwide popularity of Wikipedia.org encouraged the iPhone app developers to make Wikipedia apps. Now we have many such apps in the Apple iTunes Store.
Wikipedia Mobile is the official Wikipedia app. Being official means being best. However, the app rating does not say that it is the best. The iPhone Wikipedia app is released as an open-source product for people to modify and re-built it as they want. So, we expect a lot of improvements in Wikipedia Mobile. The best thing is that this Wikipedia app is open- source, ad-free and really simple to use. The developers are adding new features to this iPhone Wikipedia app on user’s requests.
Wikipanion is a little better in features than the official Wikipedia app. Browse Wikipedia in a customized look with Wikipanion. We can change the font and font size of the Wiki page in this Wikipedia app. This free iPhone Wikipedia app also works in integration with Apple’s Safari web browser too. The search feature also works better with quick search and full search. The best part is that this third-party app is advertisement free.
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Being more than a Wikipedia app, Wapedia gives access to a lot of other wikis too including Uncyclopedia, Wikitravel and a lot more. This free Wikipedia app supports over 130 languages. Users can also save articles locally for offline browsing. Also, users can share an article via Facebook and Twitter with the Wapedia app. Random article and Popular articles options are also notable features of this free Wikipedia app for iPhone.
Wikitap is another free Wikipedia app for iPhone that has its own cool features. The Media tab in this Wikipedia app allows you to read an article and watch a video about it. All the browser pages are saved as links in History tab. This free iPhone Wikipedia app is also a reference to pronunciation and treasures. If your browsing speed is slow, just tap the Cached button to open the pages even in a slow network. For dictionary words, there appears a speaker button on the top right corner of the screen which enables a voice pronunciation of that specific work. The Media section is updated regularly by adding extra articles with videos.
Wikiamo is a free Wikipedia app on iPhone with Safari like User Interface. The font size can be customized for better viewing Wikipedia on the phone. The notable features of Wikiamo are bookmarking, history, offline mode and a lot more. Shaking the phone will open a random article. Overall Wikiamo is a cool free Wikipedia app. However, this Wikipedia app does not support iOS 5.