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Articles 2.6.1
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Read Wikipedia articles optimised for the iPad

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Operating Systems:
iPad, iPhone
License:
Freeware
Developer:
Sophiestication Software
Software Cost:
Free
Category
Hobbies & Home Entertainment
Date Updated:
17 January 2014
Downloads To Date:
178
Languages:
English

Articles is a beautiful Wikipedia reader for your iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch.

Just enter a search term and let Articles find the Wiki entry you are looking for. Use the integrated maps feature to learn about interesting places and historic events around your current location, or anywhere else in the world. Or simply shake your device and let Articles find an entry for you. Mark interesting entries you want to read in the future and search text in the currently open document.

- Apple Design Award 2010 Winner
- App of the Week in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom and many other countries
- Best Reference App at the 2010 and 2011 Best App Ever Awards
- O'Reilly App Smackdown: Best App for Wikipedia

Tips & Tricks:
- Double-tap (and hold) on the article to display the Chapter Index control.
- Tap the status bar to scroll back to the search bar.
- Pinch the article view to increase or decrease the text size.
- Tap-and-hold a link to open an article in a new page.
- Tap and hold on text to copy and paste article content.
- Tap and hold on links and images to reveal more actions.

Additionally on iPhone and iPod touch:
- Tap and hold the Toolbar to start customizing all items.
- Pull down the article view to lock or unlock the current screen orientation.
- Shake your device to open a random article.

Verdict:

Wikipedia the way it should be for iOS users. If you use the online encyclopaedia, installing Articles is almost essential

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