KIWIX Reader

The KIWIX Reader allows you to use content packages in the ZIM format. It is available for all major operating systems. It comes as a standalone application or as a browser plug-in. Simply choose the KIWIX Reader that suits you best.

With most versions of the KIWIX Reader you can download content packages from within the application. However, if you use the KIWIX Reader for Chrome or Firefox plug-in, you have to download the content packages separately.

For your desktop/notebook computer

KIWIX Reader for Windows – Portable Version (recommended)
This is the portable version of the KIWIX reader. You can simply download and unpack it anywhere on your harddrive or on a USB flash drive to use it. You don’t have to install anything, and therefore you don’t need administrator privileges on your computer. (But you can install it, if you whish.)

KIWIX Reader for Windows – Installer
This version of the KIWIX Reader comes as an installer which you have to run one before you can use KIWIX. You will need administrator privileges on your computer to use this version.

Requirements: KIWIX Reader for Windows is a 32-bit application and supports Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later. It is compatible with 64-bit operating systems.

KIWIX Reader for macOS
Download this DMG file, mount it by double clicking, and copy the Kiwix app to your Applications folder.(So far, there is no portable version of KIWIX Reader for macOS which you could run directly from on USB flash drive.)

KIWIX Reader for GNU/Linux – 32 bit binaries

KIWIX Reader for GNU/Linux – 64 bit binaries (Download this if you don’t know)

Unpack the downloaded file and run the «kiwix» program. If you have a 64 bit x86 system and try to run the 32 bit version of KIWIX, check that you have the multi arch support installed on your computer.

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 Reader 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 Reader for iOS

This KIWIX version is compatbile with iPhones and iPads running iOS 8 or higher. The link above takes you directly to the Apple iOS App store.

For your web browser