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Articles app review: the ultimate Wiki reader for iOS devices

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Introduction

This is a fantastic reader for Wikipedia which enables you to simply search for the content you’re looking for before being presented with the Wikipedia entries you need. With loads of bonus features and content this app is sure to keep you busy for quite some time.

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I absolutely love going on what I like to call Wiki excursions, which basically involves me starting with one article of interest and then clicking link after link until I find myself wondering how I started at Capsaicin and ended up at the Battle of Hastings!

Articles is perfect for going on such an excursion so if you’re anything like me and you’ve got an insatiable thirst for knowledge then you’re going to enjoy using this app a lot.

Articles

Free

Wikipedia's Best Friend

I’ve come across a few different Wikipedia apps over the past several months and although most of them are pretty decent, there always seems to be something missing from them that I can’t quite put my finger on.

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Articles, on the other hand, is nothing short of fantastic. The interface is pure gold in terms of ease of navigation and general aesthetics, and searching for certain terms brings up results within a matter of seconds so you can jump straight into the content without being hindered by clutter or lag.

There is a handy integrated maps feature which enables you to learn a bit more about various places and historical events pertaining to a given location, including your own local area.

 

Fantastic Interface Design

If you want to shake things up a little and randomize your searches, you can simply shake your device and let Articles find something of interest for you. When you do find something that piques your interest you can mark it for quick and easy reference at a later date.

Another cool feature is that you can search text within individual entries for a convenient way of tracking down exactly the information you need without having to thumb through endless pages of content.

This really is a very good app and those of you who enjoy reading articles on Wikipedia will definitely have a field day with it, so I would definitely recommend checking it out so you can start satisfying your cranial cravings for cool content.

 

Articles

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fully integrated Wiki reader
  • Fully-featured interface which looks fantastic
  • Shake your device to let Articles to the searching
  • Search text within entries to save time
  • Mark interesting articles for quick future reference

 

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

 

Final Words

With Articles at your disposal you’ll have no excuse for not expanding your knowledge of the world around you, and you’re sure to go on a fair few Wiki excursions yourself!

This is a great app which definitely receives my recommendation.

 

Articles

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MarkBangs

Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.