Kiwix Reader

The Kiwix Reader allows you to access content packages in the ZIM format that are stored on your phone or computer. It is available for all major operating systems. It comes as a standalone application or as a browser plug-in. Simply choose below what suits you best.

With most versions of Kiwix, you can download content packages from within the application. However, for macOS, Chrome and Firefox, you have to download ZIM files separately.

Windows

Download and unpack Kiwix 2.0 (64 bits) anywhere on your hard drive or on a USB flash drive to use it.

Kiwix JS is a smaller alternative for Windows 10 tablets, phones, PC and Xbox, and can be downloaded from the Windows store or directly from here (sideloading instructions here). 

 

macOS

Download this DMG file, mount it by double clicking, and copy the Kiwix app to your Applications folder.

Also available on iTunes

GNU/Linux – x86-64 bit binaries 

Download .appimage file, then set executable permission and execute it.

GNU/Linux – Flathub

Follow the instructions on the Flathub page

Android

This version is compatible with all devices that run Android v4.0 or higher. This link takes you directly to the Google Play store.

Alternatives:

 

iOS

This version is compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 11 or higher.

Extensions for Firefox / Chrome / Edge

Browser security will limit some features compared to the regular application, but all three extensions will read most ZIM files without problem.

Source code

Kiwix can run on almost every operating system, but we don’t provide pre-compiled binaries for all of them. You may download the source code from our github repositories and compile Kiwix on your own.