Did you know that the entire Wikipedia can be stored on your disk and you can access it when you are offline?
Oh Yes! WikiTaxi is the magic tool you would need!
Wikipedia regularly dumps its data so that it could be used by other applications, and you just need to download one of those database dumps. I have been using WikiTaxi from a year and a half now and I just feel amused by the way it works! I can always go to it just like when I’m online. 🙂
Wonderful isn’t it? You just need to download the database dump (which is pretty big : the one I have is over 7 GB), and the new updated dumps are frequently added in their site if you want them. You then make your database file using WikiTaxi Importer that comes with the package, and start using it! The WikiTaxi Site has all the detailed instructions.
Published by Chinmay Hegde
Hi I'm Chinmay, working at Netapp Bangalore as a Software Engineer. Back in the school days i used to fill up notebooks with stories and articles, and now I'm an engineer with lot more resources in hand. Why not make use of it?
So, I write programs for living and poems and others to make it wonderful to live. A variety of things fascinate me, including literature, poetry, technology and philosophy. I'm from the place where rain, ghats and greenery make the first impression: Sirsi, Karnataka. I love watching a lot of movies and TV shows as well, along with my love for reading and writing fiction. Like most Indians, I'm a mad follower of cricket as well. I hope you have a wonderful time visiting my blog.
Keep coming back whenever you can :-)
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Nice color choice on the blog. It is really easy on my eyes and I have bad eyes too so that’s a really big compliment lol