Wiki Offline
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Download Wikipedia to your device for offline access.   Commercial ($14.99)
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Wiki Offline delivers the premium reading experience for the entire corpus of human knowledge. This premiere service is the result of collaboration with over 1000 users just like you. Join the myriad of scientists, teachers, frequent flyers, vacationers, parents, and knowledge lovers whose lives have been improved by Wiki Offline.

Upon launching the app, you will be prompted to download Wikipedia onto your device. Every article will be available for you with no Internet connection required. It has been meticulously compressed (English is under 3GB) while maintaining all
What's New
Version 1.74:
  • Fixes for in-article search
  • Fixes for in-article navigation
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Wiki Offline User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Pieteropie commented on 29 Mar 2012
I am just not that curious for me to want the entire collective knowledge of humanity on my computer but it is a astonishing concept. The future has arrived. This would have seemed impossible once.

BUT... I shall keep on using the online database. 3 gigabytes is a lot of disk space after all.
[Version 1.55]

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RavenNevermore replied on 05 Jan 2013
Wikipedia is not always accurate! So it's certainly not the entire collective knowledge of humanity. More like some knowledge and some opinion and fiction. ;)
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Prologos reviewed on 24 Feb 2012
Thank you for the Update 1.5.3. Its crashing now by staring up. Report was going to Apple.
[Version 1.53]


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Rich1642 reviewed on 30 Nov 2011
I'm trying to get Wikipedia onto a PowerPC Mac running 10.5.8. for somebody without web access.

It's a shame that this program doesn't support PPC because there is a definite correlation between people with older computers and lack of internet access. I can get it on my intel mac and ipad, but not PPC?

I've bit torrenting the Wikimedia XML package, scraping the site , but still no luck. It is a shame that poorer people get left out of the picture again and disappointing that wikipedia hasn't made more efforts to cater for people withoiut internet.
[Version 1.51]

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Rich1642 replied on 10 Dec 2011
I think I must have forgotten to rate the app and it has been given a default 3 stars or maybe I was just in a bad mood for the lack of PowerPC support. It is a brilliant partner for iBooks.

THIS IS A FIVE STAR APP. in both its iOS and OS X versions.

Can somebody could tell me how to edit it.
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Nassifer reviewed on 16 Jul 2011
Well I love the idea, I do not have the internet at home as of yet, just moved to the UAE and use a Net Cafe, and I love the fact that I have Wiki at home now, just took me about 3 days to completely d/l the database, but I too would like to be able to make updates say maybe once a month but as for now this is fine.

Thanks for the good work.
[Version 1.12]


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avocadohills reviewed on 07 Feb 2011
Hey all,

I'm the developer of the app. I'm really excited to have this app on the mac app store.

Please feel free to ask me any questions or send any feedback to me: support ___at____ avocadohills.com

Evan
[Version 1.0]

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Robotank replied on 22 Feb 2011
You probably shouldn't post a five-star review of your own app. Doing so is definitely frowned upon around here and is also, I think, against MU's policies. You're not concealing the fact that you're the developer (so I'm not accusing you of any dishonesty), but posting your own rating still skews the numbers unfairly. After all, MU provides a forum for _user_ reviews and discussions, not for developer self-promotion. Simply posting the above as a comment without a star rating would have been appropriate. I'm interested in your app, and I hope you understand where I'm coming from here. Thanks.
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avocadohills replied on 22 Feb 2011
You're right. Sorry! I've never used MacUpdate before and I was just trying to write something on this wall. Review is the first thing that pops up in the box (I see now that comment is in the drop down). Didn't mean to skew. If you can advise me on how to remove it, I'd be glad to.
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Robotank replied on 22 Feb 2011
Thanks for replying. I'm not aware of any way for users to remove or edit their own postings. As far as I know, only MU admins can do this. Anyway, I think it's great that you're actively communicating with users here, and I'm glad that we agree on the rating thing. Cheers.
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Lumac52 commented on 06 Feb 2011
Question: is it necessary to pay downloading fees every time one wants to update articles?
[Version 1.0]

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avocadohills replied on 07 Feb 2011
At the moment, this version (v1.0) allows for only one database. Further, individual articles can be updated at any time for free, but the entire database cannot be updated in this version.

The problem is that I host these multi-gigabyte files on a CDN, and this costs a lot of money. I have tried in the past allowing unlimited, free additional databases and updates on my iPhone/iPad version. It didn't work -- my CDN bill hemorrhaged money. So now on the iPhone/iPad there is an in-app purchase that allows you to buy "database tokens".

The Mac App Store does not allow in-app purchases, which makes this tricky. Likely what I will do is that the next version will come with, say, 5 "database tokens" for free. You will be able to use this to download entire dump updates or additional languages. This still doesn't answer the question of what happens after you use those database tokens that come with the app.

I'm open to suggestions! Please engage with me at support ___at___ avocadohills.com
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Lumac52 replied on 11 May 2011
Thanks, @avocadohills, for your explanation. I confess I still don't understand. What I want to know is how much I will have to pay to keep an updated English version of Wikipedia on my Mac.
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avocadohills replied on 11 May 2011
As of this latest version, v1.11, you are given 5 "database tokens", until we can find a more viable long-term solution or Apple enables in-app purchases. Each token can be used to download one database, or update one database. So, that means you can download the English Wikipedia and then update it four times with the most recent version. Does that help?
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Lumac52 replied on 11 May 2011
Okay, yes, I think I get it now. Thanks for clarifying. Does this mean the $0.99 fee mentioned in the description at the top of this page doesn't currently apply (at least for the 5 included tokens)? And downloading pictures is free too? If I'm understanding correctly, this seems like a reasonable arrangement for the time being, although eventually I would want to update at least every month.
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avocadohills replied on 11 May 2011
Right. The description on this page isn't the latest app description. I took off the $0.99 part because that does not apply.

Downloading and embedding images is, of course, free. But it does obviously require you to have an internet connection. Any images are cached for future offline use.
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Doc Andy rated on 27 Dec 2013

[Version 1.74]



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braunnizo rated on 26 Dec 2013

[Version 1.74]


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Wiki Offline delivers the premium reading experience for the entire corpus of human knowledge. This premiere service is the result of collaboration with over 1000 users just like you. Join the myriad of scientists, teachers, frequent flyers, vacationers, parents, and knowledge lovers whose lives have been improved by Wiki Offline.

Upon launching the app, you will be prompted to download Wikipedia onto your device. Every article will be available for you with no Internet connection required. It has been meticulously compressed (English is under 3GB) while maintaining all of the data in every single article. (Note that pictures and tables are not included, but can be downloaded from within the app). This download is fully resumable and hosted on high speed servers located around the world.

After that, you can download the latest version of the database in the app, or you can download additional languages. Please note that there is a nominal $0.99 fee to partially offset our costs to deliver such large files (we usually lose money on this).


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