Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia anyone can add to or edit. A highly popular resource, Wikipedia has become a primary research tool of college students, and it may help them develop comparative research skills. Now users can access wikipedia contents offline with Kiwix. 😉
Kiwix is an offline reader for Web content. Kiwix is a strong application that allows you to surf the Internet offline using the Mozilla framework and integrating a full-text search engine. This is done by reading the content of the project stored in a file format ZIM, a high compressed open format with additional meta-data.
Kiwix is a free software (GPL3), that means you can freely copy, modify and spread it. Kiwix is available for both Windows and Linux lovers. 🙂
Key Features of “Kiwix”:
- Pure ZIM reader
- Full text search engine
- ZIM file generation scripts
- Bookmarks & Notes
- ZIM HTTP server
- PDF export
- Tabs navigation
- Command line indexation tool called “kiwix-index”
- Allow drag&drop over the UI to open a ZIM file
- First result is now only loaded with a pretty good score
- “Report a bug” and “request a feature” links in the UI
- New feature to clean the profile at the end of the session
How To Install Kiwix on Ubuntu Linux?
1. Goto Applications â†’ Accessories â†’ Terminal.
2. Type the following commands,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kiwixteam/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kiwix
3. Then download a zim file as a target for your reader. Click here to download.
I like using Kiwix 🙂 What about you?