60,000 public domain books can fit on a flashdrive

There are still parts of the world where access to the global internet is limited. Rural parts of world from Alaska to Africa to Asia have bandwidth to that is unevenly distributed. Governments regularly cut off website and apps access to their residents, with...

A short history of farming

Here is a very nice email we received some time ago: re: Donating some compute power to the zim farm Hi, I have some spare compute power for at least a month, if that’s useful. If so, here’s a virtual machine that can be used for the Kiwix project:...

Baby it’s cold outside

A month ago on 8 July, 2020, 186 reels of open source code were stored in Github’s Code Vault, inside the Arctic World Archive at Longyearbyen, on Svalbard island. And Kiwix, or rather its source code, was part of the trip. Gihub’s idea is to preserve...

Quechua Wikipedia for Quechua villagers

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Annual report for the last year is out! There is a section about Kiwix, and how it can help share knowledge in areas with no internet access. We have many stories to share: the one they decided to focus on takes place in Ecuador....

Kiwix-android 3.3.2/3/4 release notes

ZOOM! So many updates that we can’t keep track of them. So these release notes will do for Kiwix-Android 3.3.2/3 and 4. New: You can now control text zoom with a pinch! Better flow for hosting content with your phone or tablet as a hotspot; We rewrote the...

We’re on Edge (extension release notes)

So besides being the worst pun of the year for a blog title, there is an actual release of a Kiwix-JS extension for Edge, the new Microsoft browser with a cool logo. It also comes with the update for Kiwix-JS 2.8, that also works on Firefox and Chrome. New:...

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...