extension ExtPose

Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized

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Description from extension meta

Good old Wikipedia gets a great new look

Image from store Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized
Description from store As featured on TechCrunch, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Fast Company and The Next Web: Wikiwand is a new award-winning interface that optimizes Wikipedia's amazing content for a quicker and significantly improved reading experience! The extension simply replaces each Wikipedia link with a link to the same article on Wikiwand. ► New clean layout for optimal readability ► Great modern typography ► Convenient fixed table-of-contents ► Text to speech in dozens of languages ► Featured articles summaries ► Quick preview when hovering over links ► Multi-language search with thumbnails ► Beautiful, immersive cover photos ► Larger photos and better media gallery ► Color, font and layout personalization ► Dozens of other improvements Like Wikiwand? Please rate us ★★★★★ Q: How do I use Wikiwand? A: Just install our light extension and keep using Wikipedia as usual. The Wikiwand interface will automatically appear every time you visit a Wikipedia article. Q: How does it work? A: It's simple. The extension replaces links to Wikipedia articles with links to the same article on Wikiwand. Q: Can I still read the original article on Wikipedia? A: Of course! Click the "Wikipedia tool" W icon in the toolbar, then "Read on Wikipedia" Found a bug? Got a suggestion? https://bit.ly/wikiwand-support

Latest reviews

  • (2022-11-28) ger jap: Where is Categories in every wikipedia pages?? It is very important.
  • (2022-11-21) renderizer01: Doesn't work for me anymore. Wikipedia looks the same as ever. The only thing is that it adds the CTRL+click lookup menu. This is on Vivaldi. Used to work before but now, with a a fresh profile and no other extensions enabled Wikipedia looks just the same.
  • (2022-11-19) Gustavo N. L.: I am using it and it is very beautiful and very modern, congratulations for the excellent work.
  • (2022-11-17) Garry James Agum: fresh look for wikipedia content
  • (2022-11-16) Alberto Minetti: It looks like recently the size of images are very wrong, maybe it is an issue due to the recent wikipedia upgrades
  • (2022-11-13) Noelani Lopa: The latest version isn't appearing on Microseft Edge, only on Google Chrome
  • (2022-11-12) Name: Excellent! Thank you!
  • (2022-11-12) Alaz Tetik: It is great! Wikipedia could not be enjoyable that much!
  • (2022-11-12) Yuanchuan Gan: very nice!
  • (2022-11-12) xhs tom: 安装 wikiwand 之后这也太卡了
  • (2022-11-10) Mason Guo: amazing
  • (2022-11-08) Yi Ting Lee: I like the new style of the interface. But seemly there's a problem after this revision that Traditional Chinese are wrongly mixed with Simplified Chinese. Whether it's Taiwanese Traditional Chinese or Hongkongese, the web only shows in Simplified Chinese. Please correct it. thx!
  • (2022-11-07) Shawak: A Must Have extension. New design is really sleek, minimal and functional. A huge thanks to all the devs who are working on this.
  • (2022-11-05) joaquínt: excelente, la recomiendo, la uso hace años.
  • (2022-11-04) Christoph Beckmann: Love it!
  • (2022-11-04) Jasper: Amazing!
  • (2022-11-03) Kshitij Aditya Sharma: Edit: Updated the review. Love the new design!
  • (2022-11-03) ruhi gul: Old design was much better. Please give us the old layout option.
  • (2022-11-02) Alyssa Dead: Great extension now ruined by a strange and unneeded design change. Please add the option to reverse this. Uninstalling until then.
  • (2022-11-02) Jon Stroman: I'm still going to give 5 stars because of the features, but I really do not like the recent design change. Please allow us to change it back.
  • (2022-10-31) --: "Wikipedia is allowing people all around the world to freely access articles". Yes, it's true about Wikipedia. And the team of Wikiwand has someone to take an example from. Greetings from Russia. You have disappointed.
  • (2022-10-23) NineMeow ICT: 好看,但是完整度不高,很多原有方便的功能被省略了,而且简繁体的显示有问题 我的评价是换回原版
  • (2022-10-21) Salif Mehmed: How am I supposed to change the alphabet in wikipedias with multiple writing systems? For example the uzbek, tatar, kurdish, chinese, serbian wikipedia?
  • (2022-10-18) Vance Gullberg: What happened to the old design?? Is there anyway to revert back? The original is muuuccchhh better and you should allow people to choose.
  • (2022-10-11) Martin Pereira: Расширение хорошее, но в РФ на данный момент не работает из-за блокировки РКН. Очень жаль. Посоветуйте аналоги, если таковые существуют.
  • (2022-10-11) Javier Gonzalez: Love it, after newest update though, it keeps prompting me to install the extension even if it's already installed.
  • (2022-10-06) ReVarre: Would have been really great if it hadn't changed the URL from wikipedia to wikiwand. It lessens the credibility of the article if you were to share what you are reading... Most people do not know that it is still wikipedia. I don't want to manually select "read with the old format" and have a parameter ?oldformat=true in my url either. It looks super lame.
  • (2022-10-05) Prateek Yadv: It just made Wikipedia beautiful.
  • (2022-10-03) Bin Liu: After the recent update (it was really nice!) it's impossible to switch between Simplified and Traditional Chinese. The original Wiki provides multiple variants such as Mainland/Taiwan/Hong Kong/Malaysia/Singapore but Simp/Trad switch is essential. Please fix.
  • (2022-09-29) Thomas Krajewski: Wiki looking good! My kids want to read the Wiki again.
  • (2022-09-28) Benjamin Hsu: so pretty
  • (2022-09-22) Андрей Кадецкий: All perfect! But could you add feature to setup auto redirect to Russian wiki when I enter to Bulgarian wiki automatically. I live in Bulgaria and my native language is Russian. At this moment I do it manually. Thanks!
  • (2022-09-16) 나윤호 (Tura): God bless you... You saved my eyes
  • (2022-09-07) Artem Usov: Лучшее для Вики приложение!
  • (2022-08-22) fed lidsky: дискриминационная политика, удаляю
  • (2022-08-21) Человѣкъ въ чьрномъ: Не работает, если в названии статьи есть кириллица
  • (2022-07-29) zaid flor es: en mi opinion personal lo mas util que e utilicado sigan asi creando maravillas como esta no me arrenpiento de nada en usarla i tiene una titerfas mas MODERNA!!!
  • (2022-07-27) TΞΞLOCK Mith!lesh: @teel0ck
  • (2022-07-15) robert chalean: please add search word in spanish wikipedia. thanks!
  • (2022-07-14) Bruno Boys: nice
  • (2022-06-30) Timothée Petit: The best extension to enhance wikipedia looks as well as increase "productivity", with a convenient side menu, favorite languages. Install it if you use regularly wikipedia, it's difficult to live without it once you've used it for a while
  • (2022-06-15) acid wash video: Incredibly useful with many convenient features - so many that I don't notice I'm missing them until I switch to a browser that doesn't have it! Love that hover popup. Keeps me from having to open yet another tab. Really attractive to use and browse. Would like to see support for category pages, and a standard Wikipedia link-sharing option so it doesn't confuse non-Wikiwand users, though some of this may have changed since I last checked. I do have to say that Wikiwand has been uncharacteristically slow the past few days, taking indefinitely long to load pages, to the point that I've had to just disable it. Hope this is temporary, as it's never happened before. It's a great extension.
  • (2022-06-10) Paula: Looks great
  • (2022-06-08) Sam: Amazing, I enjoy using a text to speech reader (built into Edge browser) and it would be really cool if I were able to remove citation notes, so the reader didn't get hung up on them. Perhaps an optional feature?
  • (2022-06-06) WYLD Wolfwin: Really good extension that I love the look of but unfortunately has stopped working recently. One update would make this 5 starts straight away.
  • (2022-05-27) Rohan Kiratsata: Amazing extension. Easy to use and customize.
  • (2022-05-03) Mark Kimitch: Doesn't work. Just forwards me to a Wikiwand website that simply has the text "Listen to this article" and nothing else.
  • (2022-03-28) Olivier Savard: Just installed it, already uninstalling it. Looks nice but filled with ads, when the original Wiki pages have never had ads. I'll continue using the old Wiki interface instead. Je viens d'installer, et je désinstalle déjà après cinq minutes. Ok l'interface semble correcte, mais les pages sont maintenant pleines de pubs, et les pages prennent plus de temps à charger seulement basés sur ça. Considérant que Wikipédia n'a jamais eu de pubs, je trouve ça ridicule. Je vais continuer à utiliser l'interface normale à la place et installer un dark mode à la place.
  • (2022-03-18) Jaime Vargas: Excelente, me encanta esta nueva interfaz

Latest issues

  • (2014-03-11, v:1.23.21) Near Privman: Better support for browsing the original Wikipedia
    Currently you have a 'Read on Wikipedia' option in your menu, which I sometimes use when I want the familiar interface (as a new user who doesn't yet have full confidence in your app I often want that). It's useful, but after I use it to switch to the original interface, every navigation within Wikipedia takes me back to Better Wikipedia. It would be nice if the setting was a little more sticky, e.g. internal links within Wikipedia wouldn't redirect to Better Wikipedia, or you allow switching for the entire session, etc. The way it currently works made me disable your extension entirely before I really gave it a chance.
  • (2014-01-25, v:1.23.21) 3rd party tracking cookie subverts security and privacy
    I found content from a http://resources.crossrider.com/apps/30846/resources/meta/0 being loaded/stored across all domains, which results in a mixed content warning on any SSL session. I have identified your extension as the source of this untrusted/insecure content. I suspect it is intended for some form of usage tracking/analytics, but I did not opt-in to any data collection based on using this extension. Furthermore, since the mixed-content mode subverts the security and privacy of SSL connections, I must remove this extension until it can behave properly.


300,000 history
4.8 (7,741 votes)
Last update / version
2022-11-06 / 8.3.2
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