Kiwix er en offline leser for web-innhold. Programmet gjør Wikipedia tilgjengelig uten å bruke internett, men kan potensielt sett brukes for alt HTML-innhold. Kiwix støtter ZIM-formatet, et veldig komprimert åpent format med metadata.
Kiwix is free software, which means you can freely copy, modify and distribute it.
Kiwix is mostly installed in schools, universities and libraries which can't afford a broadband Internet access. It is much faster than the Internet and also can be used by many institutions to save bandwidth and reader's time. But many people use Kiwix for their own personal purposes, for example, of people suffering from censorship or prisoners.
Kiwix is really easy to use. It provides a range of features which make usage comfortable:
- Full text search engine
- Bookmarks & Notes
- HTTP server
- PDF/HTML export
- User interface in more than 100 languages
- Tabs navigation
- Integrated content manager and downloader
- More features...
Kiwix is small and efficient software, usable on lower powered or old computers. It runs on a large range of operating systems, on Android and on the three main PC operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and GNU/Linux distributions.