Wiki Tab
Wiki Tab
1.1

2.5

Wiki Tab

Wiki Tab

1.104 April 2012

Access Wikipedia directly from the menu bar.

Wiki Tab
Free
04 April 2012

2.5

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Wiki Tab

Wiki Tab

1.104 April 2012

Access Wikipedia directly from the menu bar.

Overview

Wiki Tab puts WikiPedia at your fingertips. You don't have to launch any Web Browser and/or wait them to load!

What's new in Wiki Tab

Version 1.1:
  • Language Support.

Requirements for Wiki Tab

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

7 Reviews

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22 November 2013

Most helpful

WikiTab works great in Mavericks in the menubar.I love the convenience of this app.
Like (1)
Version 1.1
01 November 2015
Doesn't work with El Capitan OS.
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Version 1.1
01 November 2015
Doesn't work with El Capitan OS.
Like
Version 1.1
09 August 2014
Wikitab worked great under Mavericks, even worked under the first Yosemite public beta for awhile and then it just stopped. When it does work, it's the best. My only complaint was that it often skipped previous look-ups when I hit the back button.
Like
Version 1.1
22 November 2013
WikiTab works great in Mavericks in the menubar.I love the convenience of this app.
Like (1)
Version 1.1
26 March 2012
Like
Version 1.0
26 March 2012
MacOS X already provides access to Wikipedia directly from the menu bar. Just click the Spotlight menu bar icon an enter the term you're looking for on Wikipedia.
Like
Version 1.0
3 answer(s)
Ulyssesric
05 April 2012
Spotlight would cause some trouble if you're searching a common term such as "JPEG". System built-in Dictionary.app is much more easier to use, especially when you're using System-service enabled applications like TextEdit or Safari. Alternatively, launcher applications such as QuickSilver, Alfred, Quick Search Box could be programmed to provide similar functions too. My personal favorite is Alfred: just bring up the search box, type "def" and press tab, and type the term you want to search, and you would get what you want.
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Quiiick
05 April 2012
Spotlight will show you the result for "JPEG" right in the menubar when hovering over "look up" (dictionary result). No need to fire up the Dictionary.app separately. But yes, you're right, the Wikipedia result for "JPEG" does indeed not show up in the menubar. It's just 1 click away under "web searches" however.
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Quiiick
05 April 2012
By the way, have you enabled "Wikipedia" as a source in the preferences of Dictionary.app?
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26 March 2012
Looks like a good idea for quick research if you don't use a MacBook with an already overcrowded menu bar. But since I'm a "rebel" who is still refusing the AppStore I'll have to open Wikipedia now and in the future in a browser window. Poor me. ;)
Like
Version 1.0
Free

2.5

Category:

Internet

Reference

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 632 times

Free

2.5

Category:

Internet

Reference

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 632 times

Don't like new MacUpdate? Back to old design.

7 Reviews

Rate this app:

22 November 2013

Most helpful

WikiTab works great in Mavericks in the menubar.I love the convenience of this app.
Like (1)
Version 1.1
01 November 2015
Doesn't work with El Capitan OS.
Like
Version 1.1
01 November 2015
Doesn't work with El Capitan OS.
Like
Version 1.1
09 August 2014
Wikitab worked great under Mavericks, even worked under the first Yosemite public beta for awhile and then it just stopped. When it does work, it's the best. My only complaint was that it often skipped previous look-ups when I hit the back button.
Like
Version 1.1
22 November 2013
WikiTab works great in Mavericks in the menubar.I love the convenience of this app.
Like (1)
Version 1.1
26 March 2012
Like
Version 1.0
26 March 2012
MacOS X already provides access to Wikipedia directly from the menu bar. Just click the Spotlight menu bar icon an enter the term you're looking for on Wikipedia.
Like
Version 1.0
3 answer(s)
Ulyssesric
05 April 2012
Spotlight would cause some trouble if you're searching a common term such as "JPEG". System built-in Dictionary.app is much more easier to use, especially when you're using System-service enabled applications like TextEdit or Safari. Alternatively, launcher applications such as QuickSilver, Alfred, Quick Search Box could be programmed to provide similar functions too. My personal favorite is Alfred: just bring up the search box, type "def" and press tab, and type the term you want to search, and you would get what you want.
Like
Quiiick
05 April 2012
Spotlight will show you the result for "JPEG" right in the menubar when hovering over "look up" (dictionary result). No need to fire up the Dictionary.app separately. But yes, you're right, the Wikipedia result for "JPEG" does indeed not show up in the menubar. It's just 1 click away under "web searches" however.
Like
Quiiick
05 April 2012
By the way, have you enabled "Wikipedia" as a source in the preferences of Dictionary.app?
Like
26 March 2012
Looks like a good idea for quick research if you don't use a MacBook with an already overcrowded menu bar. But since I'm a "rebel" who is still refusing the AppStore I'll have to open Wikipedia now and in the future in a browser window. Poor me. ;)
Like
Version 1.0