Wikipedia Made Mobile for Palm OS

Quickipedia is a new application from Stand Alone software. Quickipedia is a handheld client for Palm OS devices for accessing and reading the Wikipedia online encyclopedia. I have found this app pretty useful because if you try to access Wikipedia in blazer and most other mobile browsers the page formatting makes the site nearly impossible to read.

Wikipedia Mobile for Palm OS - QuickipediaWikipedia contains over 900,000 entries on everything from history to popular culture, making it perfect for educational purposes or for those seeking general knowledge.

Quickipedia allows you to access all of these entries quickly and easily through your handheld, storing your previously viewed articles as you cycle through each entry. Not sure what you're looking for, or just interested in learning something new? Use the 'Random Article' feature! See tomorrow's history today with 'Current News', a list of all notable recent events happening from all around the world.

Quickipedia for Palm OS retails for $14.95 and there is a 30 fully functional free trial.

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Why buy, when you can use for free?

Smartmoose @ 3/14/2006 1:49:56 PM # Q
Not sure how this is supposed be better than just using (point Blazer to ). Wapedia is a front-end for Wikipedia that optimizes the content for mobile browers. It free, and doesn't consume any additional space on my handheld.

RE: Why buy, when you can use for free?
JPVann @ 3/14/2006 6:46:34 PM # Q
I agree. Wapedia works just fine, just another blazer bookmark. Spelled 'free'.

Jer 23:29
RE: Why buy, when you can use for free?
Ryan @ 3/15/2006 12:57:19 AM # Q
ahh wapepedia is a good tool. Quickipedia does offer some nice features too, like being faster and some nice palm interface touches, but I do think it is a little too expensive for what is essentially free content.
RE: Why buy, when you can use for free?
ReadOnly @ 3/15/2006 11:15:43 AM # Q
A) it formats it better (fewer pages),
B) it is faster (my experiences with wapedia show it to be INCREDIBLY slow),
C) it also caches previous pages, so you don't have to be online to see previously viewed pages (not everyone wants to personally pay cell phone providers $500-$600 MORE per year to have unlimited data access).

While this software is not free, it is not expensive either.
It's just another nice app by this outfit.

And before you ask: No, I have no connections with StandAlone aside from buying and using some of their software.

RE: Why buy, when you can use for free?
adamsmark @ 3/15/2006 12:02:43 PM # Q
I've got to chime in here. First, I can't access the Internet on my Treo from several places where I'm likely to use Wikipedia. Second, Wapedia seems painfully slow. And, third, is Wapedia as complete as what's offered here?

Of course, number 1 decides it for me.

RE: Why buy, when you can use for free?
adamsmark @ 3/15/2006 12:21:01 PM # Q
Er, can't use this product either if Internet connection required. Guess I'll stick with Tomereader.

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Already done :-)

legodude522 @ 3/14/2006 4:15:47 PM # Q
Already done on the Sharp Zaurus!

Palm m125 > Palm Zire 71 > Tapwave Zodiac 1 > Palm Zire 72 > Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000
So long Palm OS.
RE: Already done :-)
relyons @ 3/14/2006 4:40:01 PM # Q

If you left the Palm OS, why are you posting here?

Things that make you go hmmmmm.....

RE: Already done :-)
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 3/14/2006 8:37:14 PM # Q
Is there a law that says people can't be interested in more than one mobile platform at a time? Eventually he'll realize the number of compromises necessary to live with the Zaurus outweigh its advantages and he'll be be back to suckle at the withered PalmOS teat. Meanwhile, don't be such a Palm Nazi.


RE: Already done :-)
Wollombi @ 3/15/2006 12:35:03 PM # Q

Bwahahahahahahaaaaaaaa! Yeah, no Cobalt... Does that mean we should all feel punished? ;-)


There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

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