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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Ratings and reviews

32.5K reviews
Richard Steiner
July 1, 2023
After obtaining a new phone, I'm starting to suspect that the issues I previously had with this app we're related to either the phone I was using or the version of Android I was using. This one seems much better. It is stable, the download manager appears to function well and a stable, and the only criticism that I can think of is the fact that it sometimes takes quite a while to load a very large file like Wikipedia which is currently over 90GB.
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Daniel Williams
August 22, 2023
Love having offline repos of knowledge. I'm outside of cell reception alot so it's great to have this option. I did not use the download manager so I can't speak to the negativity there (I prefer bit torrent for public files) but the app found the downloaded torrent pretty quickly, nice. (Update) Not sure if my device updated and caused trouble or what, but I did have to switch to their official version from their website to keep compatibility with with my external SD card.
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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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What's new

NEW: Supports Android 11
NEW: Hotspot socket address better visible, clickable and shareable
BUGFIX: Some zim-it files doesn't read anymore
BUGFIX: "Search in Kiwix" is just redirecting to Kiwix
BUGFIX: Laggy input in search box