Wikipedia Alternatives

    Wikipedia is described as 'free, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia has 17 million articles (3' and is one of the leading apps in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Wikipedia for a variety of platforms, including the Web, Android, Windows, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is Encyclopædia Britannica, which is free. Other great apps like Wikipedia are Kiwix (Free, Open Source), Metacademy (Free, Open Source), Oppia (Free, Open Source) and Reference.com (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 5, 2021

    • The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately-held company. View 26 alternatives to Encyclopædia Britannica
      Most users think Encyclopædia Britannica is a great alternative to Wikipedia.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Encyclopædia Britannica vs Wikipedia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Wikipedia is free and edited by community. EB is commercial and without the community driven fresh information.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

      PERCE_NEIGE That's better than Wikipedia, as info are checked, and edited by specialists. Wikipedia is fun, but it gives sometimes wrong info, and is a place where there are power and lobbies fights. I've found some weird propaganda pages, and I've been the first one to ask for deletion in years, and many other weird info found on this site. Wikipedia is useful to share knowledge, but it's really idealized, and a dangerous tool if it's the only encyclopædia that you use.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      PERCE_NEIGE It's not about crowd-sourced content, but it's a reliable source of info, with checked content. For this, it should be considered as a Wikipedia alternative, to get the info (of course not for the crowd-source part, but most ot the Wikipedia users use the encyclopædia as an info source, not for editing.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

    • 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!. View 19 alternatives to Kiwix
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      Kiwix vs Wikipedia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      PERCE_NEIGE It's a good alternative (but it's an app, not a site), as it's offline Wikipedia. But they made weird choices because they chose the .zim extension for their archive. That's weird and everything but handy. And they should add a way to download only some articles, and turning them into .pdf or .epub, it would make the application really modern and handy!
      Positive comment 5 months ago



    • Metacademy - a free open source platform for efficient, personalized learning. View 11 alternatives to Metacademy
      Almost everyone thinks Metacademy is a great alternative to Wikipedia.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
    • Oppia is a free, open-source learning platform. Full of interactive activities called 'explorations', Oppia helps curious minds learn and teach. View 72 alternatives to Oppia
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
    • Reference.com offers a massive online dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quote finder, and translator (powered by Google Translate)- all for free. View 83 alternatives to Reference.com
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Reference.com vs Wikipedia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      tvgoing1 it looks at words not articles
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    • Ancient History Encyclopedia is a nonprofit company that aims to provide superior ancient history resources and information for free. View 10 alternatives to Ancient History Encyclopedia
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
    • Scholarpedia is a peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written and maintained by scholarly experts from around the world. Scholarpedia is inspired by Wikipedia and aims to complement it by providing in-depth scholarly treatments of academic topics. View 15 alternatives to Scholarpedia
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      • FreeOpen Source
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    • Metapedia is an electronic encyclopedia which focuses on culture, art, science, philosophy and politics. View 8 alternatives to Metapedia

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      According to WikiPedia and various user reports: “Metapedia is an online wiki-based encyclopedia, which contains fascist, far-right, white nationalist, white supremacist, anti-feminist, homophobic, Islamophobic, antisemitic, Holocaust-denying, and neo-Nazi points of view.”

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      Metapedia vs Wikipedia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Arius It is more concerned with facts and truth than with pushing an agenda. If it's been flagged by know-it-all busy-bodies as "extremist", you know it's probably honest.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      Metapedia similiar to Wikipedia, but without NPOV and PC.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      dayixe Metapedia unashamedly gives the pro-European perspective on political topics, while Wikipedia censors such opinions while considering itself neutral.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    • WikiSpooks is a global alternative encyclopedia on politics, spy craft, deep state intelligence, and conspiracies, free of corporate influence, partisan politics, or government propaganda for historians and truth-seekers to read, edit, and share. View 73 alternatives to WikiSpooks.com
    • Gamepedia.com is the authoritative source for video game information on the internet. View 14 alternatives to Gamepedia.com
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