Wikipedia for Pc

  • Category: Reference
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-28
  • Current version: 6.0.2
  • File size: 38.16 MB
  • Developer: Wikimedia Foundation
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Wikipedia on your Windows PC

Download Wikipedia for Windows: Wikipedia is an Reference App, developed by Wikimedia Foundation. The Reference App was officially released 2009-08-17. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Wikimedia Foundation, with the latest current version being 6.0.2 which was officially released on 2018-09-28. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 55,819 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3 out of a possible 5.

Using Wikipedia on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Wikipedia on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Wikipedia for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Wikipedia in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Wikipedia application icon. A window of Wikipedia will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Wikipedia icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Wikipedia

Developer Description

Explore your world, find a quick fact, or dive down a Wikipedia rabbit hole with the official Wikipedia app for iOS. With more than 40 million articles across nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is at your fingertips. App features: Night reading - Appearance controls let you read Wikipedia in comfort, with dark mode, text size control and image dimming to customize how you read. Places - Find Wikipedia articles about places next door or across the globe, with a map and location based search experience. On a trip or your daily commute, with Places it’s easy to learn more about the world around you. Explore feed - Discover the depths of Wikipedia through your explore feed, which surfaces Wikipedia articles and captivating freely-licensed photos. It includes a diverse array of interesting content, including: - recommended articles based on what you’ve already read - featured articles hand-picked by the Wikipedia community - daily top read articles - picture of the day - events on this day in history - random articles - nearby landmarks Find and search - Easily find what you’re looking for by searching within articles or using Spotlight. You can even search with your favorite emojis! Quick access - Add Wikipedia to your device's Today screen to pick up exactly where you stopped reading your last article, or see the top-read articles and trends of the day. Easy touch navigation, including 3D touch - Multi-touch gestures like swipe, tap, and 3D Touch features complete essential tasks more quickly and simply. Save articles - Save articles for reading later, even when you’re offline. Search and sort Saved articles, and organize them into folders. Log in to sync your Reading Lists across the your mobile devices. Multilingual support - Search for and read Wikipedia articles written in any Wikipedia-supported language — there are nearly 300! Share - Easily share articles, images, and facts from Wikipedia on social media or by email. Or use Handoff to continue reading articles across your iOS devices. Want to know more behind the scenes of the Wikipedia mobile app for iOS? Check out these resources: To send feedback, from the app tap: Settings Gear > Send app feedback Contribute to our app localizations: Code at GitHub open source repository: About the Wikimedia Foundation The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable organization funded mainly through donations. For more information, please visit our website:

App Reviews

  • It’s my go-to reference

    By Johntechwriter
    As a technical writer I’m constantly researching aspects of the technology products I document. There are informational sites available for specialized subjects, and I know which are the most reliable. But for general interest or biographical topics, I usually fall back on Wikipedia. Considering its content is the product of thousands of volunteer authors, Wikipedia's high standard of article construction, consistent writing style (not too academic, but rather from the “plain English” school), and nearly flawless grammar and exposition — along with its unmatched range of subjects — has made Wikipedia my go-to reference. I prefer the app over the website version because it enables me to fine-tune the formatting of articles, including text size and background tint, and it enables me to archive articles for future reference. Along with its well-crafted articles, Wikipedia's comprehensive bibliographies, complete with active links, add credibility to the articles and make deeper digging about the subject that much easier. That it is essentially free to all (though I am happy to be a donor and hope others will donate, too), and that its content is accessible in many languages, makes Wikipedia one of the web's outstanding resources. Everyone involved with Wikipedia should take great pride in what they have given us.
  • Wikipedia app is very good. I like it!

    By SnaiDog
    This app is really good! This app is really good like source of information if you know what you need/want or at least about what you need/want to know. It’s not app where you can go to home page and see interesting article. You need to search article which you need so you need to know its name. It is not a news app, yes it has a news section, but there are not much news and it is very difficult to find news on a particular topic in which you are interested, for example, there you can filter news by country but results will be really bad. It is not news app, but it’s good source of information. This app also like the website supports many languages. It’s an international app. Full list of supported languages you can find in the app description. But some people say that Wikipedia is not accurate source of information. Partially I agree with this statement because anyone can edit or create an article in Wikipedia, so for scientists this source is not good. Also in different languages this app has different articles with a little bit different information. OK, let’s summarize, this app is the best in its class of apps where you can find information about different topics. In my opinion Wikipedia app is very good. I like it!
  • Excellent

    By Trigeminy6
    Used for years and the information I receive is very useful and accurate. It is where other servers have learned to direct me. I use it daily now and gradually got here since 1996. The critiques are already accomplished by many others over the decades and I mostly agree. Except I have noticed that too many non critical thinkers do not have much experience, but discount the encyclopedia outright as “teachers” not recommending the site to “students”. Since I have been given gifts of critical thinking from my parents and siblings and experience, and reviewing data, it is almost always a direction I would take that if someone said not to do XYZ .. and especially, in this case, not to read or use such, it is precisely where I would go to start a search. Happily I am. bmthomp
  • A must for international travelers

    By Wayne Knox
    Confession: I’m one of those guys who always has at least 10 Wikipedia tabs open on my web-browser. The kind of guy who pulls up the sight to look up one thing, but who then goes down an endless rabbit-hole of connected links until 2 hours later I’m still reading and now have 27 extra tabs open of “thinks I want to know more about next.” So you can imagine how difficult it has been resisting my addiction while traveling in regions where my data is tightly limited. And then suddenly: Wikipedia app to the rescue! Seriously, the ability to download articles for later reading while on WiFi, and then pull them up easily wherever I am, regardless of connectivity— that has been a huge help to me. And not only just to help me sate my thirst for knowledge. If I’m going to be traveling through several cities in a short period of time, it’s been super helpful to have articles about those cities and a handful of related articles saved, so that I can browse them during the train/plane ride — without burning through my data! Thank you Wikipedia.
  • Well what was the point of downloading.

    By cc4353
    I downloaded Wikipedia as soon as I realized there was an app, I used to love just learning new things in school by scrolling through random articles on this site. After so long without using it I wanted to try it out, maybe even eventually contribute. However on trying to make an account, I received a message in app telling me my IP address was blocked for vandalism by a another user. Not only have I never had an account on Wikipedia. This phone is three months old, my router is new, my computer is new. So how would my IP address even be blocked for something? Again, I haven’t used this site in years, simply haven’t had a need to. Much less to vandalize. Seriously? Wikipedia seems to like the image that they are in constant risk of bankruptcy. Maybe if you weren’t banning people before they even stepped foot on your site it wouldn’t be an issue. What a disappointment.
  • Very Liberal

    By Joshwright224
    I had heard Wikipedia was a very liberal “facts and information” site, but I didn’t believe it until I looked up Donald Trumps Wiki bio. Statements like: “His campaign received extensive free media coverage; many of his public statements were controversial or false.” , and “His election and policies sparked numerous protests”. I know there may have been a few protests after his election, but it just struck me how negative most of the information about Donald Trump was. I thought that was interesting, until I looked at the list of revisions that had been made, and the statements that had been part of Donald Trumps biography that had been deleted or replaced. Just stupid stuff. Not factual at all. Like a kid filled with hate was allowed to be the editor. Nothing but an attempt at defamation of character. I expected more from Wikipedia as a professional, public information site. Very disappointed.
  • Keeps deleting my saved pages

    By cuschnei
    Like a lot of people I love finding an interesting topic on Wikipedia and just getting lost clicking link after link reading page after page of something really enticing. I save these pages to come back to later but it keeps clearing my saves and history. Idk if happens during updates or if it’s just a fluke but it’s happened about three times now and it’s incredibly frustrating. Several dozen pages I trusted to be saved just disappeared on me even though I’ve never logged out of my account. The dark light tone option in the app makes it easier to read but until I can be assured this issue is resolved I have to use my web browser to save pages to my favorites instead of trusting the app to hold them for me
  • Invaluable Resource. Needs a browse Forward button

    By bs917
    I use this app almost daily; often, multiple times in a day. It’s a tremendous resource for getting information and satisfying curiosity. The browsing experience would be greatly improved with the addition of a Forward button, complimentary to the Back button. I should not need to scroll around and replicate my clicking pattern through a series of previously clicked links to re-access downstream content. Thank you!
  • Hazards

    By Heartofelrondfrodogandalf
    First of all I have found that where political correctness is involved Wikipedia editors frequently violate their own neutrality policy, but I would not argue that this is a good place to start a research project. However it's not excepted as a valid source on its own because accuracy is not guaranteed. That being said, it's a good starting resource but I wish there was a way to back up bookmarks So that if the app is deleted you don't lose all the pages you were working on. I deleted it because I kept wanting information that was only available in the online version and didn't know how to force my iPhone to use the online source instead of the app.
  • Amazing content, one complaint

    By LoLaMC
    This being the official Wikipedia app it is not surprising that it gives access to the wealth of knowledge Wikipedia is known for. I only have one complaint: why doesn't saved content sync across devices? It could be done either through iCloud or across devices logged in with the same Wikipedia user name (otherwise what is the point of having a user name?). I used to have an app called Wikibot that did just that: saved articles would sync across devices sharing the same iCloud account.