WikiTaxi

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.03
  • Total Downloads:
    22,864
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    30
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WikiTaxi compresses all of Wikipedia into a database that's searchable, fully usable, and small enough to fit on an 8GB USB drive. WikiTaxi grabs the Wikipedia database dump every few weeks, keeping your offline entries up-to-date with the latest changes. There's also an option in the program to update it yourself, if you happen to find yourself near an Internet connection.

As a single-file app, WikiTaxi is easy to manage--hence the portability. To install it, you extract the file to any folder. When you open it, it opens to a randomly-selected page, and you can browse from there. WikiTaxi does leave Wikipedia's images behind to keep the file size down, so if you need graphics this might not be for you. Also, given the nature of WikiTaxi, don't forget that external links are not supported for obvious reasons. Internal links should still work, though. As a growing number of people try to take advantage of the Internet's resources without getting all the online distractions, WikiTaxi is a smart way to bus around one of the best tools on the Web.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Could not import database"

October 02, 2010  |  By munujar

 |  Version: WikiTaxi 1.03

Pros

Unable to access

Cons

Unable to access

Summary

Unable to acccess

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3 stars

"Nice idea but could be improved in some areas"

September 19, 2010  |  By smonoco

 |  Version: WikiTaxi 1.03

Pros

*Simple programme
*No installation necessary
*Somewhat simple user interface

Cons

*Extremely buggy in Windows 7
*Takes hours to import files
*Some features are a bit confusing to use

Summary

Would be great if compatibility with Windows 7 was improved and if the process of importing dumps was simplified.. Although it could do with a few more features, it is fairly simple to use and takes up little space on the h.d.

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1 stars

"Can't manage using it. Need Help"

November 02, 2009  |  By claucdique

 |  Version: WikiTaxi 1.03

Pros

Can't manage

Cons

can't manage

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5 stars

"wikki is the best off line brwoser"

September 11, 2008  |  By AJAY SAVANT

 |  Version: WikiTaxi 1.03

Pros

to copy programe in any file or drive

Cons

exactly ihave never use so is can not explain more.

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3 stars

"Good program, but..."

August 25, 2008  |  By BrianZachary

 |  Version: WikiTaxi 1.03

Pros

Once you get this program and the database file, you don't have to do it again on a different computer. You can copy it to a different drive or disc and run it from there, copy it to a friend's computer for them, or even use it on a flash drive.

Cons

I only wish I had some warning as to how long it was going to take to download this program, over an hour. It also would have been nice to know that even after it takes that long to download, what you download isn't the complete program.

Summary

In order to use WikiTaxi, you also have to download one of the database files, and depending on which one you choose, that, too, could take awhile to get. I chose the full English one because I figure what's the point of having this unless you have all the information available you can get.

So, now after you download the database file, you have to extract it using the WikiTaxi Importer that came with the program, a separate exe file. When I started that at 5 AM this morning, it said time remaining over an hour and a half. When I got up after 11, more than 6 hours later, it still had 3 minutes and 15 seconds left to go, mostly because it was going at the time when all my anti programs were scheduled to do their daily scans, but that's not the point. After shutting down a few running programs, the WikiTaxi Importer was still at 3 minutes and 15 seconds remaining and it wasn't moving.

I had to restart my computer and the first thing I did when it came back up was start WikiTaxi Importer and just let that get done. It's still going because I'm doing other things on the computer at the moment. Oh and my resources are down to 20% of the RAM it's normally at, so I can see WikiTaxi Importer is trying to use up everything my computer has available. I just hope the WikiTaxi program itself doesn't do that, so we'll see.

So, just a warning to anyone else who might be interested in this program what they are getting into. Don't even try to get this program unless you are doing nothing else on the computer at the time and have no scheduled scans. I have a cable connection and use a download accelerator and it still took as long as it did.

It took more than 3 hours for the databse file to be extracted because it also creates indexes. I can't comment on the program itself yet as I just restarted the computer after the program finished, so I'm going to check it out now. I was thinking the whole time it was doing it's thing that it may not be worth having this on my computer, since it takes over 8 GB of hard drive space when finished, which isn't a problem for me really, but I don't know how much I will really actually use the program. When I think about it, I don't go to Wikipedia only once in a while to look up something, which is not a problem to just go search at the site itself.

I will check it out and may keep it for now, but in the long run, I will most likely get rid of it and just visit Wikipedia online when I want to look up something.

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5 stars

"AWSOME!"

August 25, 2008  |  By shoodoo(4est)

 |  Version: WikiTaxi 1.03

Pros

The best wiki obviously is Wikipedia, but this is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST OFLINE WIKI.....EVER!! There was anolder one i was using that i had actually paid for (the name has escaped me..) but i find this one much better.

Cons

um...the menues might seem a little win98-ish, but its still teh best!

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5 stars

"Long awaited and Most Wanted for me"

August 25, 2008  |  By thiaguwinid

 |  Version: WikiTaxi 1.03

Pros

easy interface

good search options

flexible options

Cons

simple English db can be added by default

too many options will confuse the new user

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.03
Version 1.03 includes more parser improvements, one of which also fixes an AV.
General
Publisher Ralf Junker
Publisher web site http://www.yunqa.de/delphi/doku.php
Release Date August 13, 2008
Date Added August 13, 2008
Version 1.03
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Offline Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista (32-bit)
Download Information
File Size 1.63MB
File Name WikiTaxi_1.0.3.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,864
Downloads Last Week 30
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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