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It’s my go-to reference
As a technical writer I’m constantly researching aspects of the technology products I document. There are informational sites available for specialized subjects, and I know which are the most reliable. But for general interest or biographical topics, I usually fall back on Wikipedia. Considering its content is the product of thousands of volunteer authors, Wikipedia's high standard of article construction, consistent writing style (not too academic, but rather from the “plain English” school), and nearly flawless grammar and exposition — along with its unmatched range of subjects — has made Wikipedia my go-to reference. I prefer the app over the website version because it enables me to fine-tune the formatting of articles, including text size and background tint, and it enables me to archive articles for future reference. Along with its well-crafted articles, Wikipedia's comprehensive bibliographies, complete with active links, add credibility to the articles and make deeper digging about the subject that much easier. That it is essentially free to all (though I am happy to be a donor and hope others will donate, too), and that its content is accessible in many languages, makes Wikipedia one of the web's outstanding resources. Everyone involved with Wikipedia should take great pride in what they have given us.
Wikipedia app is very good. I like it!
This app is really good! This app is really good like source of information if you know what you need/want or at least about what you need/want to know. It’s not app where you can go to home page and see interesting article. You need to search article which you need so you need to know its name. It is not a news app, yes it has a news section, but there are not much news and it is very difficult to find news on a particular topic in which you are interested, for example, there you can filter news by country but results will be really bad. It is not news app, but it’s good source of information. This app also like the website supports many languages. It’s an international app. Full list of supported languages you can find in the app description. But some people say that Wikipedia is not accurate source of information. Partially I agree with this statement because anyone can edit or create an article in Wikipedia, so for scientists this source is not good. Also in different languages this app has different articles with a little bit different information. OK, let’s summarize, this app is the best in its class of apps where you can find information about different topics. In my opinion Wikipedia app is very good. I like it!
Used for years and the information I receive is very useful and accurate. It is where other servers have learned to direct me. I use it daily now and gradually got here since 1996. The critiques are already accomplished by many others over the decades and I mostly agree. Except I have noticed that too many non critical thinkers do not have much experience, but discount the encyclopedia outright as “teachers” not recommending the site to “students”. Since I have been given gifts of critical thinking from my parents and siblings and experience, and reviewing data, it is almost always a direction I would take that if someone said not to do XYZ .. and especially, in this case, not to read or use such, it is precisely where I would go to start a search. Happily I am. bmthomp
Thank You Wikipedia
I love Wikipedia. Period. Why? Because it is a tremendous, humongous, reference which provides a vast amount of information and knowledge. It's like having an encyclopedia in your pocket. The app itself is easy to use, free, and there are many uses for it. It's my constant companion, in addition to the World Wide Web. My thinking is, and I could be wrong, instead of having to ask for donations, why not just have a small charge to purchase the app? It's possible that, because Wikipedia is an organization, they aren't allowed to charge for the app. In that case, I suppose that it's best to ask for a donation. In any case, it's not mandatory, but it is nice to be able to donate. I am hoping that Wikipedia will be around forever. Thank you, Wikipedia and Wikipedia developers.
Miscellaneous Information Of All Sorts
This app provides information for almost every topic or idea in the world. The Wikipedia as we all know it. I do feel bad not being able to donate, but you should add a feature allowing even those that don’t pay to contribute. Rather than adding ads, (something I wouldn’t mind) perhaps you can make it the choice of the reader to set themselves a fixed amount of ads to view in compensation for funds sent to the Wikimedia organization. I would happily watch a reasonable amount of ads on both the app and site with ad banners to fun an excellent source of information. Although schools say otherwise, Wikipedia is very accurate, and excellent for basic preliminary research.
Slow Loading Time
I don't understand why this app is always so slow to load articles (up to half a minute) when my iPhone' Safari and Chrome load them in seconds. It's also disappointing that you can't access the talk page on articles before editing them. I often just prefer to read a Wikipedia article in Safari and open Read Mode. That's really all this app is, "Read Mode for Wikipedia", except that Safari already has that covered. I like that I can bookmark articles, but you can only save them to one list at a time. It would be better if we could add tags to saved articles, so that we can search and group them later using different criteria. For instance, the article on Albert Einstein could be found in all of the following lists instead of just one: #History #Science #Physics #Scientists #Biographies #20thCentury #Nobel
A must for international travelers
Confession: I’m one of those guys who always has at least 10 Wikipedia tabs open on my web-browser. The kind of guy who pulls up the sight to look up one thing, but who then goes down an endless rabbit-hole of connected links until 2 hours later I’m still reading and now have 27 extra tabs open of “thinks I want to know more about next.” So you can imagine how difficult it has been resisting my addiction while traveling in regions where my data is tightly limited. And then suddenly: Wikipedia app to the rescue! Seriously, the ability to download articles for later reading while on WiFi, and then pull them up easily wherever I am, regardless of connectivity— that has been a huge help to me. And not only just to help me sate my thirst for knowledge. If I’m going to be traveling through several cities in a short period of time, it’s been super helpful to have articles about those cities and a handful of related articles saved, so that I can browse them during the train/plane ride — without burning through my data! Thank you Wikipedia.
It’s not really a question of wether Wikipedia is good, becuase we all know its the absolute best and all inclusive online encyclopedia, in fact, compared to any encyclopedia, Wikipedia is absolutely king, What about this app though? Five stars! It fulfills its job of being, essentially, a web browser designed specifically for wikipedia viewing perfectly. Everything is displayed in a nice, flowing way even on small screened mobile phones. There are four excellent color themes to switch between varying from the classic white theme to pure black. Can’t recommend this app more, it’s worlds better than using an average browser to view wikipedia on mobile.
Well what was the point of downloading.
I downloaded Wikipedia as soon as I realized there was an app, I used to love just learning new things in school by scrolling through random articles on this site. After so long without using it I wanted to try it out, maybe even eventually contribute. However on trying to make an account, I received a message in app telling me my IP address was blocked for vandalism by a another user. Not only have I never had an account on Wikipedia. This phone is three months old, my router is new, my computer is new. So how would my IP address even be blocked for something? Again, I haven’t used this site in years, simply haven’t had a need to. Much less to vandalize. Seriously? Wikipedia seems to like the image that they are in constant risk of bankruptcy. Maybe if you weren’t banning people before they even stepped foot on your site it wouldn’t be an issue. What a disappointment.
Cannot create account
I tried to create an account today. Then I received some strange message that account(s) created from my IP address is blocked by somebody or -thing named MaterialScientist due to “long term abuse”. I have no idea what or who that is or what you are talking about. There is no customer service contact and no other way to reach you. So I wrote this review. I always feel that technology just like any corporation or entity is run by people who sometimes get a little overzealous perhaps feeling that they hold a lot of power due to their knowledge. So that being said, let’s try not abuse your power of knowing how to block people for false reasons because the 21st century has provided us the ability to control and play (power trip). Basically ... have absolutely NO idea who MaterialScientist is ... thank God for small favors.
In addition to being a magnificent way to read Wikipedia articles and learn, this is just a really well made app, the settings are easy to navigate and understand, the controls are intuitive, it offers features that most apps should have as standard, e.g. different color themes like white, sepia, dark, and even black, in-app text size settings so you don't have to change everything on your system, easy account setup. I wish more apps were like this, I'd pay money for this if I could, but instead I'll just make a donation to Wikipedia. Five stars, keep it up.
Love this app but just needs a few tweaks.
I love the app. I use it daily. It’s got almost everything right but there’s a few things I’d like to see: -Better image/map/language/etc rendering, particularly in dark mode, in which charts, maps, and interactive content often don’t appear properly. -Main page access with a quick access solution instead of having to search for it and bookmark it. The Today feature is ok but I’m more of a fan of the at-a-glance version. -WYSIWYG and/or as-you-read editor. Anymore I rarely wiki at my computer and am always on the app. I’m a member of the copyediting guild and editing as I read when I see a typo or something is really cumbersome on the app.
No better (possibly worse) than safari browsing
Removed this app from my phone after a few weeks because it was unnecessary and cumbersome. Con: extracts you from safari browsing and into the app while surfing. When you’ve finished reading about the thing you went to look up, you can’t easily backtrack to the original page in safari without having to press an awkwardly placed button at the top left of the screen to exit the app. Con: automatically hides “quick facts” in an article that are usually summarized at the top of a page; so it’s much slower if you simply want to know facts like a person’s spouse, population of a city, etc. Pro: random article feature is easier to use than in safari.
I had heard Wikipedia was a very liberal “facts and information” site, but I didn’t believe it until I looked up Donald Trumps Wiki bio. Statements like: “His campaign received extensive free media coverage; many of his public statements were controversial or false.” , and “His election and policies sparked numerous protests”. I know there may have been a few protests after his election, but it just struck me how negative most of the information about Donald Trump was. I thought that was interesting, until I looked at the list of revisions that had been made, and the statements that had been part of Donald Trumps biography that had been deleted or replaced. Just stupid stuff. Not factual at all. Like a kid filled with hate was allowed to be the editor. Nothing but an attempt at defamation of character. I expected more from Wikipedia as a professional, public information site. Very disappointed.
For the most part I have looked to Wikipedia first when I want or need more information. However, the obvious prejudice shown in the disinformation about mercury and it’s use in dentistry is abhorrent and wrong. I am currently fighting mercury poisoning from dental amalgam fillings and it is horrendous. Apparently the ADA, the professional organization for the benefit and protection of dentists and their misconduct has influenced the writers. In the discussion of the Gerson Therapy there were very blatant lies and misrepresentations. This Cancer Therapy is getting worldwide attention and being done in hospitals in other countries. Wikipedia stands with the corporate interests that prohibit curing cancer in this country because they make more money treating it and misinforming people about it. It’s shocking and disgraceful that you have sold your soul and compromised your integrity.
Yes. Wikipedia is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 3,481 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Wikipedia Is 46.0/100.
Yes. Wikipedia is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 3,481 Wikipedia User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Wikipedia Is 46.0/100.
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