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Microsoft Encarta Alternatives for Mac

Microsoft Encarta is not available for Mac but there are a few alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Kiwix, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked eight alternatives to Microsoft Encarta and four of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Microsoft Encarta are Encyclopædia Britannica, Aard Dictionary and Okawix.

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.
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Microsoft Encarta was a digital multimedia encyclopedia published by Microsoft Corporation from 1993 until 2009.

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    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!.

    Kiwix viewing a page on Paris
    Almost everyone thinks Kiwix is a great alternative to Microsoft Encarta.
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica icon

    Encyclopædia Britannica

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

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

    Main Page
    Almost everyone thinks Encyclopædia Britannica is a great alternative to Microsoft Encarta.


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    Aard Dictionary

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Dictionary and offline Wikipedia reader.

    Aardict in Ubuntu "Planck's Law": includes mathematical equations
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    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.

    An Article
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