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 connexion is bad (or need to be in airplane mode)!

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

Packages

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 2.5.3 (220503) - Added on 2019-09-09

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • 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 46 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 2.5.1 (220501) - Added on 2019-08-07

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • 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 46 MiB PGP Signature

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

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • 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