Wikitup

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.6
  • Total Downloads:
    5,833
  • Date Added:
    October 11, 2011
  • File Size:
    11.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Wikitup is a free desktop reference tool with extensions for Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Wikitup uses open-source data from sites like Wikipedia, Wikitionary, and Wikiquote to deliver search results quickly to your desktop via a system tray icon. It can translate selections in more than 700 languages as well as find photos and videos and present them in a Cooliris 3D Wall display.

To access Wikitup, we clicked the W icon in our Windows notification area, also known as the system tray. We right-clicked the icon and selected Settings, which let us select languages, data sources, hot keys, and other options. Data sources are selected via the sort of add-and-remove tool that lists available resources in one panel and active ones in another; we simply added those we wanted to use and removed those we didn't. The available sources included various video and picture sharing sites like YouTube and Picasa as well as Google and Wiki sites. We could use the hot keys to look things up or open the Wikitup box and enter searches directly. This compact pop-up categorizes results into tabs labeled Words, Video, Pictures, and Sound. Pressing Ctrl and right-clicking any word in any program on our system initiated a Wikitup search, with results appearing in the appropriate tabs in Wikitup's display. We stumped Wikitup's resources with one search, but the program came back with the opportunity to write an entry and submit it to the appropriate wiki.

Wikitup is an intriguing reference tool that brings a wide range of resources a mouse click away. We don't need to stress the usual caveat regarding wikis, which are only as authoritative and accurate as feedback and scrutiny can make them. However, Wikitup is great for fast look-ups and as an easy-to-use desktop reference, and we recommend it.

 
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  • 1 stars

    "doesn't have the correct installer with it"

    May 16, 2012   |   By preacher_man2004

    Version: Wikitup 1.8.6

    Pros

    none-it doesn't download

    Cons

    needs the correct installer-the one with it is not compatible for Internet Explorer or Firefox-message says installer not compatible with either browser

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    What's new in version 1.8.6
    Version 1.8.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Wikitup
    Publisher web site http://www.wikitup.com
    Release Date April 15, 2011
    Date Added October 11, 2011
    Version 1.8.6
    Category
    Category Educational Software
    Subcategory Language Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 11.42MB
    File Name Wikitup.msi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,833
    Downloads Last Week 3
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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