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WikiTaxi

Editors' Review

by   / November 06, 2008

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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Editors' Review

by   / November 06, 2008

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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Full Specifications

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 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
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 24,645
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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