WikiWand

WikiWand is a slick new interface for Wikipedia

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#2 Product of the DayAugust 20, 2014
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Reviews

  • Seth Hawkins
    Seth HawkinsContent Marketing Manager, Vivint
    Pros: 

    Beautiful interface that makes Wikipedia much easier to read. Logical section groupings and navigation makes learning easier.

    Cons: 

    No Android app

    WikiWand is an essential browser plugin. Wikipedia is a mainstay of the Internet, but let's face it: the formatting is horrible. Proper formatting can help with readability and the ability to quickly digest information. WikiWand provides that.

    The plugin automatically reformats any Wikipedia page you visit, making it more readable and reduces how far your eye has to track across the screen. There are some basic formatting adjustments, which are nice.

    Once you've used WikiWand and then see a normal Wikipedia page you'll really notice the difference and how spoiled WikiWand makes you.

    It's a must-have plugin.

    Seth Hawkins has used this product for one year.
  • Vignesh Rao
    Vignesh RaoEye in the sky
    Pros: 

    Neat layout in wiki pages, customisable views

    Cons: 

    None

    Doesn't show up in Safari extensions gallery

    Vignesh Rao has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Andrew Zusman
Andrew Zusman@uxandrew · UX Designer
I started using this last week. I love the look and feel...but regular Wikipedia is a sans-serif font and the WikiWant is serif. I find the serif font they use harder to read than the standard Wiki, especially when trying to read much longer articles. For a site meant to be read, readability issues are critical...but maybe others prefer serif fonts for reading...
Lior Grossman
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@UXAndrew thanks! I appreciate the feedback. We're working on introducing customization options for WikiWand, such as font type (Serif vs. Sans-Serif), font size, margins, and more :)
Andrew Zusman
Andrew Zusman@uxandrew · UX Designer
@liorgrossman I'm still using it even with the serif font, simply because I love the design so much. Also, I'm a Firefox user, so thanks for developing for us as well :-)
Lior Grossman
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@UXAndrew You're welcome. I'm so glad to hear that.
Asad Dhamani
Asad Dhamani@asaddhamani · Founder, Crestify
I've been using this for the past few days now, and I can confidently say that it makes my Wikipedia experience a lot better. Its actually increased the likeliness that I would click on a Wikipedia link appearing in search results.
Lior Grossman
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
I'm Lior, Co-Founder & CEO of WikiWand - ask me anything :)
Markus Stefanko
Markus Stefanko@mastef · Dood:Puzzle Planet,pitchXO,Tab Manager+
@liorgrossman Very cool! What's the one big thing you still want to improve?
Lior Grossman
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@mastef The way people consume knowledge on the go (mobile)
Nick Zieber
Nick Zieber@nzieber · Tech & Startups Community in Hong Kong
@liorgrossman Is WikiWand a for-profit company?
Lior Grossman
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@nzieber Yes. You can read more about it here: https://wikiwand.uservoice.com/k...
Nick Zieber
Nick Zieber@nzieber · Tech & Startups Community in Hong Kong
@liorgrossman I have been using Wikiwand for weeks. It's an incredible product.
Lior Grossman
Lior GrossmanMaker@liorgrossman · Co-Founder & CEO, Wikiwand
@nzieber Thanks! Really glad to hear that!