Wikipedia is the world’s biggest crowd-sourcing project comprising of millions of pages. It’s easy to get wrapped up in a good article or two, and these days more and more of us are turning to our smartphones as reading devices on the go, around the house and even in bed. If you’re addicted to Wikipedia – or simply find yourself reading it a lot – and have an Android phone then you might want to check out LoboWiki, an unofficial reader app for Android.
Designed to be easy on the eyes from the ground up, LoboWiki formats Wikipedia in a manner that’s perfect for reading on your smartphone. This is not a tablet app, but solely aimed at Android devices running version 4.0 and greater. Instead of new links opening in a new tab or on top of what you’re currently reading, all links you tap are automatically added to a reading list.
Swiping advances the reading list, so you can quickly skip between articles that interest you. The app is not designed to be a full-on research tool but instead a companion for longer reading sessions and those easily distracted by interesting looking links. There’s also a night-time reading mode which reverses the colours (white on black, as opposed to standard view) to reduce glare.
- Read Wikipedia from a mobile optimized interface.
- Tap to add an article to your reading list, rather than skipping the rest of the article.
- Night-time reading mode to reduce eye strain.
- Works on Android devices running Android version 4.0 and above.
Check out LoboWiki @ Google Play