Articles – The Wikipedia App iPhone app Review


The Articles – The Wikipedia App iPhone app is a great resource to let you read new Wikipedia Articles and share them with your friends and family.  The app is very easy to use and all you do is simply use the search functions to find either the content in the article or its title.  Once you find it you can use the maps function to find nearby searches that relate and learn about local places.   Or  you can shake your phone and get a random search on an article.  This is just a great database to let you discover new treasures of knowledge that you didn’t have before.  There are some other great functions that allow you to enjoy some offline reading.


  • This Articles app offers a very unique presentation style for articles on Wikipedia.  They have been altered and optimized so that they are easy to read and navigate on your iPhone
  • You can search for articles by entering in either the title of the article or what kind of content it contains
  • Once you have found the article that you want you can then pick what language that you would like to have it in
  • The user interface is very easy to use and there is even a chapter index that you can mess with in order to briefly skim through the article really quickly
  • You can look for articles that were just recently viewed.  You can do this for each day as well, almost like a browsing history
  • There are article bookmarks that that can help you manage your content and you can organize these into separate pages and folders if you want to
  • You can look at your recently viewed articles even when you are not online
  • There are the same zoom functions that the iPhone is famous for including the pinch option
  • You can lock certain screen orientations by pulling down the article view tab
  • If you find an articles that you think someone else would be interested in then you can save it and email it to your contacts
  • You can view the app in either landscape or portrait view
  • You can also zoom into pictures by tapping on the image previews
  • There are a few new features including the “Surprise Me” option
  • Use the map function to see nearby places and learn more about them
  • If you screw up while you are searching for an item then the app will offer spelling suggestions to help you correct it


Voted 4 stars by iPhone app users and currently costs $2.99 to download.

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