WikiView Reader for Wikipedia by Apps Gone Bananas LLC (iPad)
Released: Jan 14, 2012
Version: 2.0
Size: 10 MB
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WikiView Reader for Wikipedia

Apps Gone Bananas LLC
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

WikiView is a beautiful Wikipedia reader designed specifically for the iPad. The interface makes navigating articles a joy by placing all the commonly used features a tap a way.

Some of the highlights include:

✔ Offline Caching
Articles and images are cached for offline use until you delete them

✔ Quick Scroll
The quick scroll bar can be configured to left or right side of a screen and allows you to easily scroll an entire article with one swipe.

✔ Read Later Queue
Press and hold on the link to add it to your Read Later queue. The article will be downloaded in the background for immediate access when you're ready.

✔ Personalization
The way an article is displayed can be customizable to give you the best reading experience. You can easily change the font size, the font type, the color scheme.

✔ Annotate Article
Allows you to edit or highlight the text of an article and save the changes locally to help study. Changes will have no effect on Wikipedia

✔ Look Up Word in Wiktionary.
Long press a word like you would to copy it then select "Wiktionary".

✔ Multi-Language Support
Pressing the flag button will list all the languages an article is written in an allows you to switch with a tap.

✔ Find In Page
WikiView comes with a dedicated search button to find all occurrences of a word within an article.

✔ Full Text Search
Not sure which article to search for? No problem! You can now search Wikipedia articles by article title, or by the full text by clicking the content option.

✔ Nearby Articles
Find articles near your current location by selecting the nearby articles option in bookmarks

✔ Bookmarks & Folders:
Save your favorite articles as bookmarks. Create folders and neatly arrange your bookmarks.

✔ Image Viewer
Tap any image to view it full screen. From here you can save it or mail it.

✔ Screen Dimmer
Allows you to lower the screen brightness for nighttime viewing.

✔ Print Page
Requires Airprint compatible printer and iOS4.1 or greater

✔ Share Article
Articles can be shared by E-mail or Twitter

✔ Save Image

What's new in version 2.0
New feature "Annotate Article" (Requires iOS5 or newer). This will allow you to mark up a page to help you study or change the content of an article to trick your friends when you realize you just lost a bet ;) Changes made will be saved locally and will NOT affect Wikipedia.

To annotate an article press the action button then chose Annotate Article. Once an article is in annotation mode, you can edit or highlight the text. When finished, press the save button to save a copy within your saved pages bookmarks.

Fixed a iOS6 bug where svg images weren't displayed in full screen.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + WikiView Reader for Wikipedia is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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