This has been around for a while, but I hadn't heard of it before. I had a spare 96GB on my iPad, so now I have an offline copy of all of Wikipedia on it, just because.


We can make highly compressed copies of entire websites that each fit into a single (.zim) file. Zim files are small enough that they can be stored on users' mobile phones, computers or small, inexpensive Hotspot.

Kiwix then acts like a regular browser, except that it reads these local copies. People with no or limited internet access can enjoy the same browsing experience as anyone else.

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3 Responses:

  1. Dave Polaschek says:

    I’ve been using the WikiPanion app since forever because it helps format WikiPedia nicely for my phone, but it still requires a connection to work. Having the whole thing offline seems like maybe we’re living in a good timeline after all.

  2. tobias says: is also good

  3. eswan says:

    Does it say 'Don't Panic' on the cover in a nice, reassuring font?

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