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.

For your desktop/notebook computer

Kiwix 2.0 for Windows

You will need this to read zim files created after May 2018. Download and unpack anywhere on your hard drive or on a USB flash drive to use it. It’s a beta version -meaning not the final perfect, beautiful release we all are working on-, but it should do the job. 

Requirements: Kiwix for Windows is a 64-bit application and supports Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later. If your machine is older than 2006, you won’t be able to use it.

Kiwix for macOS

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

Also available on iTunes

Kiwix for GNU/Linux – x86-64 bit binaries 

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

Kiwix for GNU/Linux – Flathub

Follow the instructions on the Flathub page

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 and compile Kiwix on your own.

For your tablet or smartphone

Kiwix for Android

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



Kiwix for iOS

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

Kiwix for Windows mobile

Also works on Xbox.

Extension for Mozilla Firefox / for Google Chrome

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