Context

Context

Context makes reading any Wikipedia article easier and more rewarding.

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What is Context?
Context is a Chrome extension that makes reading any Wikipedia article easier and more rewarding. It allows you to seamlessly explore related topics without leaving the page, reduces data usage, and enhances the overall reading experience.
Stats
Users: 154 ▼ -9
Rating: 5.00 (2)
Version: 0.0.6 (Last updated: 2015-03-16)
Creation date: 2015-03-16
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • *://*.wikipedia.org/*
Size: 1.00M
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Summary

Ever found yourself reading a Wikipedia article and come across a word, person, event or concept you haven't heard of before? Without Context, you'd have to open that link, read up on the topic and then navigate back to your original article to pick up where you left off.

With Context you can click that link and the contents of that Wikipedia article are presented to you without leaving the page. This link is also highlighted in the main text so you can easily find your you place back in the article when you're done reading around the topic.

If you're on a slow internet connection or tethering to a 3G device, Context will reduce your data usage. Instead of loading up a brand new page of Wikipedia every time you need to learn something new, Context harnesses the Wikipedia API to fetch only the information you need.

Context is designed to feel like it's a feature of Wikipedia.org itself and not an add-on. You'll soon wonder how you ever used Wikipedia without it.

Updates: v0.0.4 adds support for:

  • sticks the box to the bottom. No more dragging it around the place
  • fixes redirect handling

v0.0.3 adds support for:

  • improved about page
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User reviews
Great extension
by Tudor Lapuste Tudor Lapuste, 2015-06-17
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Safety
Risk impact

Context 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 Context if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Context has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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