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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 4.4+ 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

2014-10-20 English Wikipedia (update), Vietnamese (update), Lithuanian (new), Limburgish (new) and Wikidata wikis (new) released
2014-10-13 Norwegian wikis (update) and Galician wikis (new) released
2014-10-06 Thai wikis (update) and Slovenian wikis (new) released
2014-09-29 English Wikipedia images (update) and Waray-Waray (new) wikis released
2014-09-22 Portuguese (rebuild) and Slovak (new) wikis released
2014-09-15 Simple (rebuild), Species (rebuild), Hungarian (rebuild), and Esperanto (new) wikis released
2014-09-08 English sister wikis (rebuild) and Croatian (new) wikis released
2014-09-01 Chinese (rebuild) and Serbo-Croatian (new) wikis released
2014-08-25 English (update) and Arabic (rebuild) wikis released
2014-08-17 French (rebuild) and Polish (rebuild) wikis released
2014-08-13 German (rebuild) and Danish (new) wikis released
2014-08-04 Japanese (update) and Bulgarian (new) wikis released