Kiwix offline

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About this app

Imagine being able to store the entirety of Wikipedia on your phone, and browsing it anytime, anywhere, even when there is no connectivity. For free!

Kiwix is a browser that downloads, stores and reads copies of your favourite educational websites - Wikipedia, TED talks, Stack Exchange, and thousands more in dozens of languages.

Note: Kiwix is also available on regular computers (Windows, Mac, Linux) as well as on Raspberry Pi hotspots - more info at Kiwix is a non-profit and displays no ads nor collects any data. Only donations from happy users keep us going :-)
Updated on
Oct 22, 2021

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32.8K reviews
Richard Steiner
January 26, 2023
Reader is great. Download manager is HORRIBLE. If you can manage to get this thing to download any files, it works very nicely as an offline reader. Unfortunately, the Android version is terribly unstable compared to the iOS version, and the way it downloads files or partially download files is completely unacceptable. The iOS version of this app has none of these problems. I don't understand it.
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A Google user
October 20, 2018
Getting Kiwix to a usable point is time consuming and troublesome. I dug through the list and set it to download several wikis. The app seems to need to be in focus to download, downloads keep pausing, the app keeps crashing, and after three days in I finally only gotten one wiki - meanwhile it's constantly harassing new to rate the app. The app doesn't seem to take me to a list of wikis when I start it, it just dumps me into the first one I downloaded, and I have to dig into a menu to find the others. Not at all intuitive. Maybe it'll be different when I finally get a second wiki on here. It's an awesome premise! I can read and research when I'm in a dead zone, the internet is down or at camp. However, getting to that point drinking is a pain!
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A Google user
March 4, 2019
I want to give the app 5 stars, but it is missing a wide variety of improvements...things that would make this app more usable. Let me just list them. Fyi, I'm using a Galaxy S9+ 1. Downloads won't keep downloading unless the downloads tab is open (regardless of settings) 2. Is it possible to open the app on just the main library and not the last article I opened? (personal preference) 3. Disorganized. I'm very thankful there are a ton of choices, but they all seem out of order; by category/language/size, etc. There needs to be a better way to sort through the files (both library and downloadable content tab. Also, can we get check marks to choose multiple things to download instead of repeatedly clicking back to the "online" tab? 4. There should be a way to control downloads more (sort, download settings, speed settings, etc).I want to be able to set one download at a time by default, for example. 5. Constant crashing when pausing/unpausing downloads 6. Can we get a % completed option on the downloads page? Anyway, I really do love this app, but I feel it still needs work. I'm going to continue to use it and use my workarounds. Thank you developers for the effort.
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What's new

NEW: The Download of Zim in now more stable
NEW: Updated translations
BUGFIX: In Search menu item recreates multiple times
BUGFIX: Clicking the search result doesn't go anywhere
BUGFIX: Search text don't appear in the search field
BUGFIX: Back Press doesn't work in SearchFragment
BUGFIX: Memory leaks patched