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Microsoft Encarta Alternatives

Microsoft Encarta is described as 'was a digital multimedia encyclopedia published by Microsoft Corporation from 1993 until 2009' and is a Encyclopedia in the education & reference category. There are eight alternatives to Microsoft Encarta for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Wikipedia, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Encarta are Kiwix, Encyclopædia Britannica, Aard Dictionary and WikiTaxi.

Microsoft Encarta alternatives are mainly Encyclopedias but may also be Dictionaries. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Encarta.
This page was last updated Jan 29, 2017
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Microsoft Encarta was a digital multimedia encyclopedia published by Microsoft Corporation from 1993 until 2009.

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  1. Wikipedia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • MediaWiki

    Free content, multilingual online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers through a model of open collaboration, using a wiki-based editing system.

    Most users think Wikipedia is a great alternative to Microsoft Encarta.
  2. Kiwix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Wine

    Kiwix enables you to have the whole Wikipedia at hand wherever you go! You don't need Internet, everything is stored on your computer, USB flash drive or DVD!.

    Almost everyone thinks Kiwix is a great alternative to Microsoft Encarta.


  3. Encyclopædia Britannica

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately-held company.

    Almost everyone thinks Encyclopædia Britannica is a great alternative to Microsoft Encarta.
  4. Aard Dictionary

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Dictionary and offline Wikipedia reader.

  5. WikiTaxi

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    WikiTaxi It's a portable application that delivers the Wikipedia of your choice to wherever you go.

    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.3.0, released on June 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.



  6. Uncyclopedia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Uncyclopedia is the content-free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. It parodies Wikipedia.

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  7. Okawix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Okawix lets you download the whole content of Wikipedia, with or without images, so that you can browse it offline:

    Discontinued

    I visited the linked Web site and Okawix appears not to have been updated since 2011.

  8. WikiDroyd

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Wikipedia is probably the single largest, most comprehensive and simply best information resource out there on the Internet - a really great resource.many people though would like to have access to this giant resource when they're not plugged into the Internet.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.4.11, released on November 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

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