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XOWA is a 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 4.7+ million articles in full HTML formatting.
  • Show images within an article. Access 3.7+ 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 and Mac OS X
  • 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

2015-05-04 English wikis and Korean wikis released
2015-04-29 German wikis (rebuild) and Czech wikis released
2015-04-22 English wikis (rebuild), Simple wikis, Polish wikis, and Greek wikis released
2015-03-16 English wikis (update) released
2015-03-09 Italian (update) wikis released
2015-03-02 Dutch (update) and Latin (update) wikis released
2015-02-23 Russian wikis (update) released
2015-02-16 Simple wikis and English Wikipedia (update) released
2015-02-09 German wikis (update) released
2015-02-02 English wikis (update) released
2015-01-26 English Wikipedia (update) released
2014-12-08 Arabic wikis (update) released
2014-12-01 French Wikipedia (update) released
2014-11-23 English Wikipedia (update) released
2014-11-09 German (update), Latvian (new), Nynorsk (new), and Cebuano (new) wikis released