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Kiwix

Offline Wikipedia reader
Kiwix lets you read Wikipedia and other websites without an Internet connection.
It uses the highly compressed ZIM format to store
webpages for quick and easy reading.

The app is a lightweight piece of software reading bigger files stored on your
device or SD card: once it is installed, you can select which additional content
you would like to download (Wikipedia, Wiktionary, TED talks, etc.) and be ready
for when your internet connection is bad (or need to be in airplane mode)!

Note: Kiwix is also available on regular computers (Windows, Mac, Linux).

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Versions

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 2.4 (55) - Added on 2018-09-21

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 38 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.2 (47) - Added on 2017-03-21

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 20 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.1 (45) - Added on 2017-03-17

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 20 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log