As we all know that Wikipedia is one of the most famous and the biggest online source to find, discover and explore information that you are looking for. If you are a Wikipedia user then at one point of time you might wonder, whether it is possible to download the Wikipedia articles for offline reading. The answer is Yes! you can. In this post, I will show you how to download Wikipedia articles to your Computer and Phone.
There are many ways to download Wikipedia articles for offline reading. Though you can access Wikipedia any time of the day you want, you need to be connected to the internet to do so. So, having access to the offline version of Wikipedia article will make things a bit easier. And that is where the idea of downloading Wikipedia articles to computer and Phone comes to the user’s mind.
Today in this guide you will learn how you can download Wikipedia articles directly to your computer or to your phone by following some of the simple methods.
Use Kiwix to Download Wikipedia Articles for Offline Reading
Kiwix is one of the most used and also of the easiest way to download Wikipedia contents directly to your phone or Computer. One of the interesting features of Kiwix is that it maintains its own collection of Wikipedia articles in a .zim file format and available in different languages.
The English version of Wikipedia is about 9GB. You just need to download it once and that’s it, you can browse the whole Wikipedia and you can read it without the internet connection. However, in Kiwix it is not possible to download individual Wikipedia articles.
You can download Kiwix software to your phone or computer from here.
You can download the .zim packages of Wikipedia articles of different languages from here.
Kiwix is good for those people who wants to download entire Wikipedia at once.
Use WikiTaxi to Download Wikipedia Articles for Offline Reading
WikiTaxi is also one of the most used methods to download and view Wikipedia articles offline. But this software is not same as the previous Kiwix.
In this method, you first need to download the Wikipedia dumps from here. This Wikipedia dumps may weigh up to 10 – 20 GB in size. Once you have download this dumps, you need to download and install the WikiTaxi software from here. Now open those downloaded dumps in WikiTaxi, but it may take some time to view it because this software first decompresses the download Wikipedia dumps and converts those
Now open those downloaded dumps in WikiTaxi, however, it may take some time to view it because this software first decompresses the download Wikipedia dumps and converts those dumps to .Taxi file format. Now, this .Taxi file format can be viewed using WikiTaxi software.
So these were the different methods which you can use to download the Wikipedia articles for offline reading. Do you have anything to contribute to the post? Feel free to contact us.