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| August 22, 2013
Searching For Wikipedia Articles In Articles For iOS Is Now Easier Than Ever
Articles has just received an update that makes searching for articles in the app easier than ever. The popular Wikipedia client for iOS has been updated with an enhancement that I and perhaps many other users of the app have been waiting for. I'm referring to automatic search suggestions for when spelling mistakes are committed in search keywords. Previously, searching for an article in Articles requires the corresponding search keyword to be correctly spelled for suggested articles to appear accordingly. For example, if I wanted to read the Wikipedia article for Apple's bestselling smartphone, I needed to type "iPhone" as it's properly spelled in the app's search bar. But now, a bit of leeway is provided for spelling mistakes. I can now type, say, "iPjone" and Articles will automatically show the Wikipedia article for "iPhone" as the top suggestion. Fat fingers and frequent misspellers, rejoice! [caption id="attachment_453843" align="aligncenter" width="367"] Articles[/caption] In addition to improved search suggestions, the latest update to Articles introduces a new search result layout that features page summaries and preview images. Also including several minor bug fixes and tweaks, the new version of Articles is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $0.99 download. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.1 or later. Released and accorded the Apple Design Award in 2010, Articles used to come in two separate editions, Articles for iPhone and Articles for iPad. But about a year ago, Articles for iPad was updated with universal support, thereby making it compatible with iPhone and iPod touch as well. The original Articles for iPhone has since been discontinued and the universal app has been the only Articles app in the App Store. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]