Articles, the sleek Apple Design Award winning Wikipedia app created by Sophiestication Software, was recently updated to v2.0, which brought with it a bunch of great new features and important fixes.
Articles now includes the ability to search for specific words within an open article. You can do so by tapping the search icon in the top left corner of the search bar, or you can tap and hold on any word to initiate a pop-up menu — as you normally would when copying text — which allows you to search for that specific word or enter a different one.
The app also now features the ability to mark and save articles you want to read later. When searching through an article, just tap and hold on any link to bring up a new menu where you will find the “Read Later” button. Tap the button to send the article off to the Read Later folder within your bookmarks. For added convenience, all of the articles contained within the Read Later folder feature short blurbs, so you know exactly why you saved them in the first place.
As for other new and noteworthy features, Articles now includes AirPrint support for articles as well as images, and the ability to copy photos to your Camera Roll or clipboard.
Articles v2.0 isn’t just about new features, however. It also includes a variety of fixes and enhancements:
- Tweaked article layout and typography
- Faster font resizing
- Automatic text hyphenation for those running iOS 4.2 or later.
- Enhanced layout for info sheets and Wikipedia tables
- Fixed an issue where the nearby feature did not find any articles
- Fixed a performance issue in the nearby articles map
- Fixed many layout and photo zoom issues in the light-box
- Fixed a crashing issue when displaying very large photos in the light-box
- Fixed a text selection issue
- Fixed many performance issues
- Faster article load times
- Fixed some Chapter Index activation issues
- Fixed many graphic issues when using the Chapter Index control or when rotating into landscape mode
- Many many smaller fixes and tweaks
If you have been searching for an elegant, fast, and powerful Wikipedia app for your iPhone, Articles is your app. It’s available in the App Store for $.99.