Wikipedia apps

Access Wikipedia information efficiently with these apps.

Overview

Wikipedia is a powerful and free online encyclopedia that is maintained by its giant community, so updated information is always readily available as long as you have the proper tools to access it. The App Store contains tons of different Wikipedia apps that are able to access this wealth of information, but some are able to do it more effectively than others. Let's find out which is the best to bring knowledge straight to your fingertips.

Essential Apps

  • $4.99

    Wikipanion Plus

    by Robert Chin

    The go-to app for any argument that needs settling. Wikipanion Plus features the most simple and iPhone-friendly interface of any Wikipedia app, which makes navigating articles a breeze in both portrait and landscape modes. The screen can be locked as well so it doesn't flip on you while lying down or sideways. Entire pages can be bookmarked, or you can just bookmark specific sections within an article. What sets Wikipanion Plus apart from its free and equally fantastic counterpart is the ability to mark pages for later viewing in queue mode and save entire pages for later viewing in literally seconds.

Notable Apps

  • Free

    Wikipanion

    by Robert Chin

    The only deserving free Wikipedia app to be included in this category because it contains all of the features from its plus counterpart, except for queue mode and offline browsing, without bringing any ads into the mix.

Decent Apps

  • Free

    Wikiamo

    by Satoshi Nakagawa

    Sure, it lacks some of the features included in many of the paid Wikipedia apps out there, but it is fast and clean without bothering you with any ads. Plus, it contains the ability to bookmark entire pages, call up your recent history, change font sizes, and it even caches your last view page.

Location-based Wikipedia

  • $0.99

    WikiMe

    by Supportware

    Displays article based on your current tagged location or by postal code if you are unwilling to send off your location. Features both portrait and landscape for articles and maps.

Other Apps