Wikipedia App

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  1. SebZen macrumors 6502

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    I use Wikipedia many times a day. Is there an app that connects to wikipedia so that I don't have to open Safari and stuff?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ...no. Just curious as to why opening Safari is any more difficult/less desirable than opening a dedicated app? Set it as your homepage.

    There's a Wikipedia dashboard widget iirc, but I don't use Dashboard so I can't tell you how well it works. It's probably fine, though.
     
  3. SebZen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, yes, there are.

    There's at least one for sure, I just forgot it's name. SomethingFlow I think. Like a wikipedia flowchart for your thoughts.

    And I just like dedicated apps more. Why do you question my reasons? I asked a simple question, not the desire to be criticized.
     
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  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I didn't criticize you at all. I was curious, as I stated originally. If you're so certain that they exist why'd you even ask?
     
  7. SebZen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I asked because I forgot the name of the one Wikipedia app I knew, maybe someone else here knows it. And it wasn't as convenient as I'd liked it to be (it wasn't just a straight up wiki search, it was more complicated than that)
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Mozilla has a program that can turn a website into a program. I believe it's called Prisim, and it is firefox, but it opens to a specified website, and it behaves like its own application, not just another firefox window.

    Yeah. this is it. http://prism.mozilla.com/
     
  9. SebZen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll raise you one and offer you this http://fluidapp.com/

    But it isn't really a solution, sigh. Why is it so hard to answer the question directly. I know of workaround and such. But I want a real, dedicated app. That I already know exists, I just forgot the name.

    If you don't have a straight answer, then don't bother to answer. It's not hard
     
  10. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    You can do this with fluid as well. http://fluidapp.com/

    (Sorry, just saw your post after posting this.)
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Stop being so rude.
     
  12. SebZen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're right. I apologize.
     
  13. mst129 macrumors newbie

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    Dictionary

    Dictionary, at least in Leopard and Snow Leopard, can connect to Wikipedia. It actually works quite well. The only problem is that sometimes the bottom of pages gets cut off. (In that case, you'll need to hit the green "zoom"/"maximize" button a few times.) Otherwise, give it a try!
     
  14. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I can't be sure this is what you want, but did you know that wikipedia is accessed from the Dictionary app under Applications?
     
  15. SebZen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, that's actually quite nice! I knew about the function but for some reason I thought it was for looking up words only.

    That's pretty much perfect :cool:
     
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    There's also the Pedia app:

    http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/22816/pedia

    Only problem is the developer site seems to be down and thus you can't DL it.
     
  17. jgbhardy macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised it took people so long to suggest the function in the Dictionary application :rolleyes:
     

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