Version 3.0.0-3.0.1 [1-Feb-24] ***IMPORTANT: To use this app, you MUST download a FREE content archive from the in-app Library!*** Kiwix JS makes knowledge available to people with limited or no Internet access. Download your choice of content from Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, TED Talks, Wiktionary, Wikivoyage, Stack Exchange, and many more, in hundreds of different languages! Build a library of incredible reference tools always at your fingertips wherever you are, or when you just want information *fast*. You can download convenient "themed" collections of articles from Wikipedia, or you can download the whole of Wikipedia in your own language, with or without images, depending on the file size you want. It's great for travelling, or any place where access to the Internet is difficult or expensive. It's often faster than Wikipedia for quick consultation.
This free and open-source app from Kiwix (www.kiwix.org) is in active development, so be kind and report bugs you experience to the developer (see info below). The app reads larger offline files that you can download to your device's storage (hard drive, USB stick or microSD card).
If you just want WikiMed (Medical Wikipedia) or Wikivoyage (Offline Travel Guide) in English, we have two sister apps in this Store that come completely pre-packaged (no extra download required): search for "Wikivoyage by Kiwix" or for "WikiMed by Kiwix" for further details.
Offline files are called ZIM Archives. You can download one in the app, or in your browser from library.kiwix.org, or you can swap archives with friends on a USB stick. You *must* get an archive for this app to be useful: it only comes bundled with a small test archive of the top 100 Wikipedia articles so you can get a feel for how the app works.
If you want the full English-language Wikipedia with images, you will need a *large* drive (or microSD card) in your device, or plenty of disk space on a PC. The file is currently ~100 GB and you might want to download it using BitTorrent (torrent link provided in the app). However, if you have limited storage you can still download specific parts of Wikipedia, such as medical pages, maths or computing pages, or a no-pictures version which is 37 gigabytes.
Please report bugs to the developers on GitHub: