Are there any other apps like wikipanion?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Che Castro, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    wikipanion use to be good but the new update crashes alot

    I was using this app on the fly to find an answear real quick, instead
    of using safari

    is there an alternative to wikipanion?
     
  2. Prospekt macrumors regular

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    wiki mobile is a great wikipeda app but it costs $2. I think it may be called iWiki now actually.
     
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  4. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    That was fast thanks guys

    now I gotta choose one between those 3 lol

    anyone that has used all 3 recommend one over the other
     
  5. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Wikipedia's mobile site is actually very good, and the only advantage of Wikipanion over Wikipedia's site that I see now is Wikipanion's queue function.

    If you don't mind using 2GB, Encyclopedia downloads most of Wikipedia to your iPhone minus pics, tables, and references. It doesn't have any way of jumping to a section of an entry, so on long articles it can mean a lot of scrolling.
     
  6. Guru74 macrumors newbie

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    Really? Wikipanion (Plus) is one of my most used apps and I can't remember the last time it crashed. Or if it actually ever crashed...

    I wouldn't want to miss the queue or the saving for offline reading.

    True, but not being able to switch of the automatic landscape mode in Safari is more than annoying since I like reading in bed... Also switching between languages is very comfortable in Wikipanion.
     
  7. Pika macrumors 68000

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    [app]Encyclopedia[/app] is all wikipedia in your pocket and it's 2GB of space on your iPhone.
     
  8. Tunnelrunner macrumors regular

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    I have to concur with the OP; yesterday I had multiple crashes on Wikipanion (we're talking 10+ here) -- not on all searches, but certain ones (ie: "Herschel Walker"...don't ask...).

    I thought I was the only one experiencing all the crashes...
     
  9. *GG* macrumors regular

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    Wikipanion is crashing with me also. This is a new thing - it's been happening this week to the point where I have stop using it.
     
  10. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    It would be nice, but I'm not paying $10 for that app.
     
  11. throwbookatface macrumors member

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    I believe Wapedia also has a "save page" function, and it's free. I'm not familiar with the queue functions in other apps. In Wapedia, one has to be viewing the actual article to save it, so you can't queue or save it when browsing titles, but it's good enough for me.
     
  12. Pika macrumors 68000

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    According to http://grydz.com/grid/show/free-wikipedia-iphone-apps

    There's nothing better then Wikipanion... But Encyclopedia is a different app... you get to download wikipedia in a compressed format for your ipod touch. No 3G or Wifi needed on the go.
     
  13. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that link. Lots of info and supports your comments.

    Also, thanks for the info and mention of Encyclopedia. I may just get it at some point.
     
  14. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    This app crashes to

    if anybody has this app do a seach for north Korea
    tell me if it crashes

    since these 2 wiki apps crash maybe the problem
    is the wiki site not the apps?
     
  15. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    I just searched for North Korea in Wikiamo, and it didn't crash. Perhaps you need to use a utilitly like Free Memory, iStat or just do a hard reset on your device to clear some memory.
     
  16. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    You know what my mistake it was south Korea not north
    do a search and see if it crashes


    And no I already have freememory. It tells me I have
    49mb free and still crashes


    Another ? Why isn't eureka in the app store ?
     
  17. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    still not crashing for me. i would try reinstalling it. What device do you have? iPhone, iPod Touch? I'm using an iPod Touch 2G
     
  18. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard that some app combinations can cause apps to crash or do weird things, just a thought....
     
  19. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    3g
    which ones?
     
  20. Guru74 macrumors newbie

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    Oh :( Then I must lucky, my Wikipanion Plus still works smoothly.
     
  21. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    No idea, a few people I've talked to say they keep apps to a minimum cause they've noticed speed and stability were better that way. I've never noticed any problems, and I've always got a lot of apps on my iPhone.
     
  22. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    the new update of Wikipanion fixes the crash issue but they removed some features, and they did not mention it in the upgrade change log :(
     

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