Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized

Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized

Good old Wikipedia gets a great new look

  • Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized
  • Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized
  • Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized
  • Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized
  • Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized
What is Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized?
Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized is a Chrome extension enhancing the Wikipedia experience. The extension replaces Wikipedia links with the same articles on Wikiwand, providing an optimized reading layout, modern typography, text to speech, previews for quick overviews, and improved media galleries. Available in multiple languages, the interface of Wikiwand offers a personalized reading experience with customizable colors, fonts and layouts, making Wikipedia easier and more enjoyable to explore.
Stats
Users: 300,000+
Rating: 4.79 (7,812)
Version: 8.3.2 (Last updated: 2022-11-07)
Creation date: 2020-05-28
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • https://*.wikipedia.org/*
  • https://www.wikiwand.com/*
  • https://wikiwand.com/*
  • webRequestBlocking
  • webRequest
  • cookies
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 256.00K
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Summary

As featured on TechCrunch, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Fast Company and The Next Web:

Wikiwand is a new award-winning interface that optimizes Wikipedia's amazing content for a quicker and significantly improved reading experience!

The extension simply replaces each Wikipedia link with a link to the same article on Wikiwand.

► New clean layout for optimal readability ► Great modern typography ► Convenient fixed table-of-contents ► Text to speech in dozens of languages ► Featured articles summaries ► Quick preview when hovering over links ► Multi-language search with thumbnails ► Beautiful, immersive cover photos ► Larger photos and better media gallery

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Nice UI modernization
  • Better looking than Wikipedia
  • Useful features
Cons
  • Complicated to share Wikipedia link
  • Outdated content may be displayed
  • Difficulty finding disambiguation icon
Most mentioned
  • Nice UI modernization
  • Outdated content
  • Difficult to share link
Recent reviews
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by Abner Wirtz Abner Wirtz, 2024-06-08

Used to work fine but lately the wikipedia links are not redirecting to wikiwand. I have to go through the wikiwand homepage and then search the specific wiki.
by Ryan Fury Ryan Fury, 2024-05-21

Its really clean and modern looking
by Soham Soham, 2023-12-24
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Safety
Risk impact

Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Wikiwand: Wikipedia Modernized has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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