Qikipedia

Instant Wikipedia summary cards on any web page

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Qikipedia is a free and open source browser extension for Chrome. It allows you to highlight text from any website, and shows you a summary of the corresponding Wikipedia article, if one exists.

Features:

- Get instant Wikipedia summaries from any website

- Highlight up to 7 words

- Dark theme available

- Multiple languages supported

Reviews

  • Jarrod Cugley🔨 Personal Trainer - Indie Hacker —
    Pros: 

    Nice design and functions well.

    Cons: 

    Sometimes pops up when you don't want it to (usually due to accidentally highlighting something)

    Could maybe do with a hotkey option, to avoid the accidental triggering.

    Jarrod Cugley has used this product for one day.
  • Adelaida ParsyanBiochemistry Student
    Pros: 

    Colorful, modern, cool, quick, easy

    Cons: 

    None

    So cool!

    Adelaida Parsyan has never used this product.

Discussion

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Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
Love the simplicity, @kahtaf :) Are you planning on a way to get information from multiple sources? Like it'd be cool if it searched technical terms from Wolfram Alpha and if I highlight a name of a song, it'd fetch me the lyrics from Genius etc. I can see that being a tool many would want to use!
Kahtaf AlamMaker@kahtaf · Software Developer
@amrith Thank you! That's a great idea! I will certainly look into that for a future version :)
Kalia Hayes@kaliahaze1 · Show me what you got.
I enjoy the extension so far. Would you consider adding an option that removes the automatic pop-up in replace of a right-click action?
Kahtaf AlamMaker@kahtaf · Software Developer
@kaliahaze1 Thanks for your suggestion. Seems like a very reasonable feature, I will look into it!
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! 😊 Will use it definitely!! Super handy or useful
Robert Magrino@rmagrino · Looking for the best new things
This feature is in the Kindle for ipad and I find it extremely useful when reading history books, so having this on a web page is one better
Kahtaf AlamMaker@kahtaf · Software Developer
Hi Product Hunt! The idea for Qikipedia came to me as soon as I saw Wikipedia's new link summary feature. I thought this would be great to bring to any web page. It's a very simple (open source) Chrome extension and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions on how Qikipedia could be improved. Thanks for reading!