Wikipedia:Tools/Alternative browsing

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Mobile devices[edit]

You may browse Wikipedia using WAP, a simplified format designed for mobile devices. See Wikipedia:WAP access for the different solutions available.

For many phones, Opera Mini gives a much easier browsing experience for Wikipedia than the built in browser. See:

Wapedia is a website that brings the contents of Wikipedia to mobile devices like mobile phones and PDAs.[1][2]


Wikiwand - Google Chrome browser extension.

BzReader is an offline Wikipedia reader with fast search capabilities. It renders the Wiki text into HTML, so you may browse between the articles like in real Wikipedia. Requires Microsoft .NET framework 2.0.

Kiwix is an offline reader for Wikipedia and its other Wikimedia sister projects available for Windows computers, iOS Apple devices, and devices on Android operating system.

Mac OS X widget[edit]

For users of Mac OS X 10.4 or newer, there is a Wikipedia Dashboard widget.

Alternative portals[edit]

Instant Messaging[edit]

WatchlistBot delivers realtime notifications of edits to any XMPP client.


  1. ^ "Organizations Launch .mobi Web Sites". Retrieved 2007-10-12.
  2. ^ "Wapedia". iPhone application gallery. Retrieved 2007-10-12.