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Hi there, i just want to show you one of my favourite “Knowledge-Apps” which is a simple & free Wiki-Offline Reader.
There are quite a few ways to create a offline version of any Wiki but most software requires you to install the Wiki software itself on your maschine which is quite complicated and might even slow down the system.
6 Months ago i came across WikiTaxi which is a slick reader for offline Wiki copies.
Its a single-folder, no-install Software and can even run from a thumbdrive. Basically there are two .exe files: The Converter and the Reader
All you have to do is downloading a recent backup of all articles from you prefered Wiki and run the converter to turn it into a XML file.
Please notice that a Wiki Backup can be quite large and that you need plus 1,5x times the hdd space during the conversion but once your done you can delete the original Wiki Backup.
approx. filesize of XML file after conversion:
English Wikipedia: 5,5 GB
German Wikipedia: 2,5 GB
– Knowledge to go, no matter where you are
– Lightning fast (and i mean it!)
– Reads well on NC10 Displays
– No Images
– Initial converting takes time (ok you have to do it once so yeah…)
Just drop me a line if you like this tool or need any assistance!
looks to be very useful…..might give it a try later. 5.5 gb. whoa..
Out of interest, what are the advantages of using something like this? Is it purely to have access to the information when you are not online?
Yes thats basicaly the only reason. I guess it really depends on how often you use wikipedia (or any other wiki) and how often you have no access to a hotspot or any other internet connection.
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