WikiMapper - Track and graph your adventures down the Wikipedia rabbit hole.
WikiMapper creates a historical tree of your Wikipedia browsing so that you can see just exactly how you spontaneously wasted 45 minutes and ended up reading about the history of Agriculture in Uzbekistan. Once installed, you do not have to do anything special to use WikiMapper. It runs passively in the background and only on the wikipedia.org/wiktionary.org domains. It stores your Wikipedia browsing sessions locally so you can view them later at any time by clicking in the WikiMapper icon in your browser toolbar. WikiMapper is free and open source software and does not collect any personal information, serve any ads, or transmit any data of any kind to anyone. July 19, 2021 - Update manifest file to adhere to new Chrome Store guidelines September 24, 2016 - Reverted changes from 2.0.3 that seemed to be causing problems with existing session detection. June 21, 2016 - WikiMapper now unloads itself from memory when idle, making an already lightweight extension even lighter! April 7, 2016 -- WikiMapper now supports browsing Wikipedia via the Wikiwand beautification extension! March 2, 2016 -- NEW VERSION 2.0! It's been a long time coming, but I've released an all-new version of WikiMapper with a new slicker interfacer, historical searching & filtering, exporting to PNG or SVG, and many other numerous bug fixes and tweaks. For full version history and current issues, or to submit an issue or request, see the project homepage on Github by clicking on the Website link below.
- (2021-01-30) Bartolomej Kozorog: Exactly what I needed!
- (2017-11-13) sjrice 0: I like this, but as already said, it would be cool if it checked to see if the page you are pulling up is already on the wikimap and go from there instead of creating a new route or starting a new map. Export to Xmind would be good too.
- (2017-06-27) Ebrahim Bagha: Good idea!
- (2017-06-13) Juan Lopez: Very cool, but please make it work with Wikiwand domain as well- would be awesome, thanks.
- (2014-12-16) Jacob Reynolds: fun and simple
- (2014-03-27) Jefta van der Horst: Ik like it :)
- (2014-03-13) Phil Boswell: I like it as it is, but it could do with some extra functionality: linking to the actual page would be a nice touch. One thing I did notice: if you edit a page it treats it like an extra self-link, which is odd but once you figure it out it's acceptable in a prototype ;-)
- (2014-03-11) Matt Bullock: I really like this. It would be great if you could add the functionality to show converged pages. Where branches of the searching history end up at the same page.
- (2014-03-07) Chris Barr: Fantastic job. I really like this tool. Any chance of extending it beyond Wikipedia - possibly to Wikia sites?
- (2014-03-07) Scott M. Baron: Love it.
- (2014-02-13) stackola: AWESOME! Nice idea, works charmingly.
- (2016-06-14, v:2.0.2) Brian Sweeney: Loop back to article.
Occasionally, I end up going in a link circle and ending up back at an article I have already visited in the same tree. This usually happens when the link I select has a redirect. In the event that a user views an article that has already been viewed in that same tree/chain, it would be nice to have the diagram loop back to the first mention of the article. As is, it creates a completely new instance of the article.
- (2015-11-22, v:1.0.1) Kevin Yacucci: Wikiwand Support
Would it be able to support wikiwand. It is the new version of quick wiki. Also I would really enjoy support for wikias but I realize that would be much harder. And side note: On the extension page the link to wikipedia is broken on the current page tab when no links are displayed.
- (2015-09-08, v:1.0.1) Nikolai Buus: TV Tropes Version
A version for tvtropes.com would be really sweet. Love your extension!
- (2015-02-11, v:1.0.1) Ibrahim Khlifi: Interest in their project
Dear Sirs, Your Extension interests us very much and would to buy it. If in turn are interested, contact me and I still like to submit you an offer. Yours sincerely, Ibrahim Khlifi -Project Manager- H & R Media GmbH Münsterstraße 330 40470 Dusseldorf [email protected] 0211/97178925
- (2014-07-18, v:0.7.4) Geoffrey Odlum: Some suggestions
Hey! I loved the xkcd comic and it made me so happy to see someone did this! I have a few suggestions: 1. remove the "are you sure" dialogue when deleting trees; 2. enable a sort by number of pages viewed, so I can go back and easily see the trees of 20, 30, or 40 pages and not have to scroll through all the 1's and 2's. Keep up the good work!!
- (2014-05-30, v:0.7.4) shem / Itamar Curiel: Filtering
In the WikiMapper page almost everything is 1-page-long gistory trees, consisting of only one article. I don't need to see those! I want the beautiful, large trees! So, my suggestion is: Can you please add an option to delete all histories that are less than 2 pages? Another option would be to just not save them in the first place :)
- (2014-04-14, v:0.7.3) Alex: add
add support for https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/better-wikipedia/emffkefkbkpkgpdeeooapgaicgmcbolj extention, possible by also tracking the website quickwiki.com