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Zimpedia is an offline reader for Wikipedia and other Wiki projects. It provides localhost HTTP server that serves content of local ZIM repository.

The ZIM is an open file format that stores wiki content for offline usage. Its primary focus is on the contents of Wikipedia but also other Wiki projects like Wikivoyage are supported.

The collection of nice wikis in ZIM format can be downloaded from Kiwix project website.

To make Zimpedia work, put your favorite ZIM files to any folder under your device home directory or SD card.

Source code (GitHub): https://github.com/mkiol/Zimpedia

Translations: https://www.transifex.com/mkiol/zimpedia or Github pull-request or just send translation file to zimpedia[at]mkiol.net.

Issues/feature requests: https://github.com/mkiol/Zimpedia/issues

Application versions: 
File harbour-zimpedia-2.2.3-1.armv7hl.rpm1.02 MB14/12/2018 - 21:49
File harbour-zimpedia-2.2.3-1.i486.rpm1.16 MB14/12/2018 - 21:49
File harbour-zimpedia-2.2.4-1.armv7hl.rpm7.1 MB09/02/2019 - 16:43
File harbour-zimpedia-2.2.4-1.i486.rpm7.44 MB09/02/2019 - 16:43
File harbour-zimpedia-2.2.5-1.armv7hl.rpm7.1 MB29/07/2019 - 22:15
File harbour-zimpedia-2.2.5-1.i486.rpm7.44 MB29/07/2019 - 22:15


  • Bug fixes related to SFOS 3.1.0


  • Search improvements
  • Hungarian and Dutch translations (thanks to Nathan Follens and Szabó G)

2.2.3-1 (harbour release)

  • Chinese translation (zh-CN) - thanks to 涛 匡


  • A few UI fixes for the Light Ambiences
  • Spanish translation update (thanks to Carmen F. B.)


  • Chinese & Swedish translations update (thanks to Jeff Huang and Åke Engelbrektson)


  • LibZIM update and support for latest ZIM file format
  • Full-text search option


  • French  translation (thanks to lutinotmalin)


  • Czech translation update (thanks to RikudouSage)
  • Chinese (zh_TW) new translation (thanks to Jeff Huang)
  • Bug fix: ZIM file icon did not show up if cache directory didn't exist

2.0.0-4 (harbour release)

  • Spanish, German & Swedish translations update (thanks to Carmen F. B., popanz & Åke Engelbrektson)
  • Bug fixes


Marius's picture

Fantastic, I was waiting for that for long long time! thanks! BTW are there ZIM files with page formatting which fits better to small phone screen?

mkiol's picture


Unfortunately all ZIM files I found are packed for desktop. As a workaround, in latest version, I've added option to increase the font size of the web page. It is not perfect solution, but reading experience is a little bit better.

Pelzlurch's picture

Thanks a lot! Now the German Wiki works and even from the SD-Card. Great!

One small issue: Everytime when you want to open a new entry you have to close the browser, otherwise the the prvious opened entry is shown and nothing else happens.

Is there a possibility to donate you some beers?

mkiol's picture


> One small issue:

Are you sure? I was testng it all day and never anything like you described happen to me. Maybe there is some issue inside Sailfish Browser.

> Is there a possibility to donate you some beers?

No, but if you like, please donate OpenZIM project. Zimpedia wouldn't be possible without their work.

Pelzlurch's picture

Yes I'm sure. It's an absolutely reproducable beahviour:
Search for an article. Click it. The browser opens and the article is shown. Now swipe from the side to minimize the browser. Open the Zimpedia window and search fo a new item and click it. Browser window gets focus, but with the old article searched before.

Your wish is my command: I will donate some quids to the OpenZIM project. 

DameCENO's picture

Thanks for the port man, but i agree, there is not enough room on the home directory for all one can do with zim files, path to the sd card would be totaly awesome

mkiol's picture

SD card loaction for ZIM files is added in 1.0-2 release. Tested with ext4 fs and works as expected.

alina's picture

How about symlinks? Does it work with a symlink to SD card on home?

Pelzlurch's picture

I would second that. ZIM files on SD-Card make sense.

For me by the way the german wikipedia ZIM doesn't work. Dowloaded it two times and testet it with kiwix. Here it works. But not with Zimpedia. The german wiktionary works well. Any Ideas?

mkiol's picture

Fix for German Wikipedia (and other large ZIM files) is in 1.0-2 release.

eson's picture

Nice app! :)

Could you make it possible to read zim file from SD media? Wikipedia files are quite large.