Wikipedia Widget
Wikipedia Widget
1.0.0

4.9

Wikipedia Widget free download for Mac

Wikipedia Widget

1.0.0
19 February 2013

Widget-based Wikipedia browser.

Overview

Wikipedia Widget is a dashboard widget for browsing the free, user-created encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Search for articles and view from the Dashboard, complete with pictures and links.

Features:

  • Compatible with any language wikipedia, just enter the 2 (sometimes 3 or more) letter code on the back. Defaults to English.
  • External links open in your preferred browser.
  • Click the 'wikipedia' button to the left of the search field to open the current article or search term in Safari.
  • The little '?' button to the left of the search field will pull a random article into the widget (Special:Randompage query).
  • Back and forward buttons with page caching.

Known bugs:

  • External links that include most unicode characters can't be sent to your preferred browser.

ToDo:

  • Set a time-out on page-grabbing.
  • Create a better looking collapsed state.
  • Add up and down scroll buttons at the bottom of the scroll bar.
  • Come up with a way to open the same article in another language, like the side menu of Wikipedia.org's interface.
  • Display a contextual menu when a link is right-clicked.
  • The current "temporary" user interface has lasted much longer than I had planned. This needs to be beautified.
  • Clean up and comment the code, to simplify the lives of those borrowing code for their own projects.
  • Fancify this page a bit, but nothing extravagant.
  • Put out a release significant enough to be called ONE POINT OHH. One of these days it'll happen, I promise.

What's new in Wikipedia Widget

Version 1.0.0:
  • Moved download site from www.whatsinthehouse.com/widgets to wikiwidget.github.com
  • Fixed problem with displaying articles
  • More consistent caching location

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Anonymous
29 April 2005

Most helpful

Wow, very very awesome widget. Looks great and handles the web pages really nicely. It might be nice if you made the "wikipedia.org" button more distinguishable to be a button that opens the current searched word in a new page. (At the moment it just looks like it opens the home Wiki page)
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Version 1.0
Thresher-the-Shark
11 July 2012
Attention MacUpdate admins. 0.9.6 is the current version.
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Version 0.9.5
1 answer(s)
Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
11 July 2012
Thanks for the heads-up! FYI, for update information, please consider using our submission forms: http://macupdate.com/developers/update/
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DirkTheMenace
04 November 2011
Sometimes very slow on displaying information. Otherwise simple but usefull widget.
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Version 0.9.5
Thresher-the-Shark
19 April 2011
Attention MacUpdate Admins. Version 0.9.5 is now out and fixes issues related to 10.6.7
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Version 0.9.4
1 answer(s)
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
04 November 2011
Yea, the dev forgot to update the info.plist, but only updated the version # in the version.plist. DOH.
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Macrophelia
23 September 2010
when attempting a search widget randomly resets all other widget and fails shows any results (OS 10.6.4)
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Version 0.9.4
YEEZUS
14 July 2009
This widget finally works again perfectly. The previous error I commented on is now fixed. Thanks Dev.
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Version 0.9.3
YEEZUS
28 March 2009
Links don't work from the original link anymore. Needs to be updated.
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Version 0.9.2
Scrivens
19 March 2009
Doesn't seem to work properly anymore under 10.5.6 - links become inactive on pages followed from the original link, back-tabbing replaces asterisks with letters and the links fail. Shame really as I used this thing dozens of time a day for quick searches and it's the only one there is.
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Version 0.9.2
1 answer(s)
Brian577
Brian577
23 March 2009
it's not Mac OS X, it's Wikipedia itself, I'm having the same problem in 10.4.11
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Version 0.9.2
Scrivens
13 June 2007
Previous version failed with the Safari 3 Beta and 0.9.2 won't work either. Just have the blue box, no input box, no information "i" etc. I've completely removed the previous version, plists and so on. (Great little widget, use it a lot.)
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Version 0.9.2
M-Chang
08 August 2006
No Universal?
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Version 0.9.1
1 answer(s)
Falknerx
Falknerx
12 June 2007
widgets don't really need to be universal b.
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Version 0.9.2
Justinnorman
04 July 2006
I'm so glad someone made this widget. Now that I have this in my Dashboard, I very rarely visit Wikipedia in my browser. Generally, my encyclopedia searches are for fairly quick information regarding questions I find in my usual Web searches, so keeping this in a nice little widget, separate from my regular Web browsing, is great. It's even more useful for my less computer-savvy relatives, who don't know what Wikipedia is. I've installed it on at least three other computers, and they're enjoying it too.
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Version 0.9
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4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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