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XOWA is the free, open-source application that lets you download Wikipedia to your computer. Access all of Wikipedia offline -- without an internet connection!


  • Download a complete, recent copy of English Wikipedia.
  • Display 5.0+ million articles in full HTML formatting.
  • Show images within an article. Access 5.0+ million images using the offline image databases.
  • Set up over 800+ other wikis including:
  • Update your wiki whenever you want, using Wikimedia's database backups.
  • Navigate between offline wikis. Click on "Look up this word in Wiktionary" and instantly view the page in Wiktionary.
  • Edit articles to remove vandalism or errors.
  • Install to a flash memory card for portability to other machines.
  • Run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Raspberry Pi, and Android
  • View the HTML for any wiki page
  • Search for any page by title using a Wikipedia-like Search box
  • Browse pages by alphabetical order using Special:AllPages
  • Find a word on a page.
  • Access a history of viewed pages
  • Bookmark your favorite pages.

Recent News

2018-01-01 2017-12 English Wikipedia and 2017-12 German Wikipedia released
2017-09-17 2017-08 English Wikipedia, 2017-08 Polish wikis, 2017-08 Spanish wikis released
2017-06-21 2017-06 English Wikipedia, 2017-05 German wikis, 2017-05 French wikis released



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