Kiwix 允许你在没有互联网连接的条件下，去享受很多种不同的离线文档。这是一个桌面级应用程序，但是我们也推出了 一个叫做 kiwix-serve 的 HTTP 版本。但是在使用 Kiwix 之前，你需要在你所配合使用的操作系统中下载，然后在电脑上启动 Kiwix 之后，你有权在 Kiwix 的数据库中选择你所希望的文档并且直接从 Kiwix 中下载。
Kiwix for Microsoft Windows is available in two formats:
- A portable version you can directly use after unzipping the file. This version may also be installed.
- A self-extracting installer you need to install before being able to use it.
Kiwix for Microsoft Windows is a 32-bit application and supports Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later and also is compatible with 64-bit operating systems.
苹果 OS X
Kiwix for Apple Mac OS X 以 DMG 文件格式提供。您只需要去下载即可，打开 DMG 文件映像，并且将 Kiwix 拷贝到应用文件夹。目前为止，没有供 OS X 使用的移动版本的 Kiwix 。
Kiwix for Android is a version of Kiwix for all Android based mobile devices. It provides an easy way to enjoy Wikipedia and other ZIM files on all Android4+ devices. This app has a perfect Android look&feel and is extremely fast. Give it a try on Play Store or download directly the APK file.
Kiwix for Android is also available in alternative app stores like:
You first download the Kiwix program from the iTunes App Store to your device and then download the ZIM data files of your choice (for example: Wikipedia or Wikiquote).
You can download the ZIM file (or files) directly using the Kiwix App, but this may take a long time and is liable to errors. A faster and more reliable method is to use a computer to download the ZIM file from this web site then transfer the ZIM file to your iOS device using iTunes File Sharing.
Kiwix for GNU/Linux is a standalone application provided for the x86 architectures:
Unpack the downloaded file and run the "kiwix" program. If you have a 64 bits x86 system and try to run the 32 bits version of Kiwix, check that you have the multi arch support installed on your computer.
A few GNU/Linux distributions also provide packages of Kiwix:
Kiwix can run on almost every operating system. But, we don't provide pre-compiled binaries for all of them. If you are interested in running Kiwix on an operating system for which we don't provide binaries, you may download Kiwix source code and compile Kiwix on your own.