July 7, 2022

a clean and simplified version of the real Wikipedia – JustGeek

Wikipedia is a solution that is very often useful in our online research. It must be said that the famous online encyclopedia is full of useful information. Only, it must be admitted, the user interface still leaves a lot to be desired … The articles are not always very clear and the ergonomics of the site are far from the best. Fortunately, there are solutions that can make the user interface of Wikipedia more modern. This is for example the case of Wikifox, a website that offers a clean and simplified version of the real Wikipedia !

Wikipedia, but better!

Wikifox is a website that takes the form of a search engine like Google, Bing, Qwant, or Duckduckgo. The only difference is that it only offers search results from Wikipedia.

The developer of Wikifox has simply reimagined the famous encyclopedia to offer a much cleaner, simpler and more modern interface. For now, Wikifox is still in the development stage (beta) however, many features are already present.

This improved version of Wikipedia indeed offers features not present in the official Wikipedia. The first big change concerns the user interface which offers a pleasant and easy search experience.

In addition, you will also find an “options” button which allows you to customize the theme of the interface (dark, light) as well as the choice of language for your searches. Note that Wikifox also supports the import of your own custom theme in CSS format that you can download from the GitHub platform.

In addition, Wikifox offers a bookmark button that allows you to bookmark your favorite articles or those you want to read later. And if you are looking to learn, you will find a “random” button which, as its name suggests, allows you to load a random Wikipedia article. Perfect, to enrich your knowledge.

The operation of Wikifox is very simple. The goal of the platform is to simplify your searches on Wikipedia. A bit like on Google, you will have to enter your query in the search bar provided for this purpose. The site will then offer you several suggestions for articles according to your request.

Example of search results in Wikifox

When you click on a search result, the article from Wikipedia will instantly display in a clean, modern interface. As you can see, the fonts of the texts, titles and subtitles are clearly visible and the layout is very clean.

Page Wikifox

Other additional features are available. Among them, you have a button to have a summary of the subject. For example, for a celebrity, you will have their name, date of birth, etc. A button can redirect you directly to Wikipedia (Open in Wikipedia), or allow you to download the article in PDF version (Download Article). One click will also be enough to share the link of the article with your relatives or colleagues (Share article).