Encyclopedia provides a complete copy of the contents of Wikipedia on your iPhone or iPod Touch. No internet access is required to search and view articles—you can browse everything without any internet or data connection.
The app is the fastest and simplest way to browse Wikipedia. It works in a plane, on top of a mountain, in a tunnel, and when you're abroad. It's been featured in documentaries, and in publications like the New York Times and ZDNet.
Encyclopedia also allows you to install multiple databases on your phone: you can pick from our supported Wikipedia, Wikitravel and Wiktionary databases. (The most popular one is, of course, the complete English Wikipedia.)
When you first launch Encyclopedia, you will see a copy of France Wikitravel, and have the opportunity to download additional Wikipedia databases, such as English Wikipedia. (You need a wifi connection for these downloads.) The English Wikipedia will occupy about 2.6GB of space on your device. Regular updates to the Wikipedia databases are provided.
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• No internet access required.
• Complete text of the English Wikipedia and/or the Wikipedias of your choosing*.
• Instantaneous search of article titles.
• Fully functional links between articles.
• Navigation trail, so that you can easily engage in the usual whimsical Wikipedia browsing.
• Bookmark support.
• "The only game in town" - ZDNet
• "One of the Seven Must-Have Offline Apps For Your iPhone/iPod Touch" - New York Times
• "It's the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy realised" - Desinformado
• "It was one of the reasons I bought an iPod touch" - Lennart N.
• "It's the best and most useful iPhone app I know" - Alexander C.
• English Wikipedia
• Spanish Wikipedia
• German Wikipedia
• French Wikipedia
• Dutch Wikipedia
• Japanese Wikipedia
• Italian Wikipedia
• Irish Wikipedia
• Arabic Wikipedia
• Hungarian Wikipedia
• Indonesian Wikipedia
• Farsi Wikipedia
• Chinese Wikipedia
• Turkish Wikipedia
• Russian Wikipedia
• Finnish Wikipedia
• Vietnamese Wikipedia
• Hindi Wikipedia
• Greek Wikipedia
• Catalan Wikipedia
• Hebrew Wikipedia
• Spanish Wiktionary
• German Wikitionary
• Italian Wikitionary
Wikitravel Travel Guides:
• France Wikitravel (comes with app)
Some parts of articles that aren't very useful on a mobile device (such as references) have been excluded, but all of the actual article text is preserved. In addition, only proper articles are downloaded—image descriptions, user profiles, etc., are not included.
Please note that this application's developers are in no way affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation. However, a portion of the revenues will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their work.
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The app crashes every time I open it. Never happened in the past. Why?
Great application but needs to be fixed.- After upgrade to version 3.0.1 English Encyclopedia that I used stopped working: application just closes when I select it.- No option for removing unneeded encyclopedii
2014-03-04 (U.S. App Store)
Ohhh, it's just large fraction of the sum total of human knowledge, that you carry around in your pocket. Nothing to see here, move along
2013-05-08 (U.S. App Store)
This app was crashing after every search, but after reinstalling (more than once) both the app (had to fully delete from my comp and download from the app store again, which takes a while given the 3.
2013-02-22 (U.S. App Store)
The text below the titles are not divided into paragraphs. The texts below titles should have paragraphs as it appears in online Wikipedia.
2013-02-15 (U.S. App Store)
The last version was stable. I've deleted and reloaded it but it just seems to crash. I'll take the last update being 2010 if it would just stay running.
2012-04-16 (U.S. App Store)
Had this and used it for quite a while, despite its numerous flaws. Then I had to reset my iPhone and reinstall my apps, and I have not gotten the dump to download successfully.