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 2.4 (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.

    Download APK 38 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
  • 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.

    Download APK 20 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
  • 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.

    Download APK 20 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE