Kiwix-desktop 2.0.3 release notes

Hi everyone, short but important release to the Desktop version of Kiwix. Fixes: Updated logo (looks better if you are in night mode); Use new threadsafe api of kiwix-lib to do suggestions search. Kiwix for desktop can be downloaded here if you are using Windows, and...

Can you turn a website into an offline app?

Did you know that you could turn your favourite website into an offline app? And did you know this is a fairly straightforward process? But let us first take a step back, and remember how Kiwix works: On the one hand you have a website, almost any website, which we...

Kiwix for iOS 1.13 two-for-one release notes

We actually released 1.12, realized that some users were not super happy with what we thought was improved search, and made a quickfix with 1.13. Here’s what you will get with the new update(s): New article outline improvements show article title in the...

Kiwix for iOS 1.11.1 release notes

Here’s what you will get with this new update: New integration with OPDS API for library catalog refreshing Fixes: font size not applied after article is loaded snippet text color is too dark to read in dark mode sometimes the font size setting preview becomes...

Kiwix for android 3.3.1 release notes

Here’s what you will get with this 3.3.x update: New Improved loading of audio/video content Card based views for lists Improved translations You can now delete notes Kiwix now sends Diagnostic Reports when it crashes. Bug  fixes Loading older zim files could...

Let’s turn this MVP into an M.V.P.

After many a release versions, Kiwix-desktop 2.0 is finally out: you can download it here! There’s a lot of improvements from the earlier, older 0.9 version (yes, we never had a 1.0), and we wish it to have as long and successful a career as its ilustrious...

Kiwix-JS 2.7.0 release notes

Kiwix-JS is the browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. Download it here (Google) or here (FF) and read zim files without leaving the comfort of your favourite browser window (call it confinement within your confinement). What is new Selectable dark mode for app UI...

How come we have no users in Somaliland?

When you look at our numbers for last year, the good news is that Kiwix has been downloaded over a million times in 2019: That’s the number for our servers alone, but if you add the Android store, iTunes, APKpure and Windows store as well as the Chrome and...

A 5 1/2 steps guide to being a top GSoC applicant

Well, Kiwix is once again a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentor organization and you, a student, want to know how you could wiggle your way in. Here’s the bad news: we expect close to 120 applicants this year, and we will get two, maybe three slots from Google....

What’s wrong with the English Wikipedia?

The question legitimately comes back every so often: why haven’t we updated the English Wikipedia ZIM file for more than a year ? First of all, we are really sorry about that. This is not on purpose and we are committed to update this one as much as any of the...