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Kiwix is an offline reader - meaning that it allows you to check text or video that is normally only available on the internet.

We turn various online educational contents (such as Wikipedia, for example) into ZIM files, and these can be opened by Kiwix even if you have no connectivity whatsoever.



Some menu items are not accessible, but it mostly works.

Project links: Links to (pages with) screenshots:


Mobile Fit: 3

Some parts of the app are not usable with touch input on small screens, even with scale-to-fit

Project status: mature

This project has been in development for a long time and is usually well beyond its 1.0 release. It should work fine.



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Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-or-later Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: QtWidgets

Programming languages: JavaScript C++

Build system: qmake

AppStream Metadata URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kiwix/kiwix-desktop/master/resources/org.kiwix.desktop.appdata.xml