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14 Awesome Wikipedia Tools and Resources You Should Not Miss

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Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopedia. It’s maintained by hundred thousand of volunteers around the world and everyone with an Internet connection can create and edit articles on the site. With more than 16 million articles in over 260 languages, every month the free encyclopedia receives more than 388 millions unique visitors and the best thing about Wikipedia is that it’s free of advertisements.

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If you are Wikipedia regular user, we think you can explore the site in a better way with below useful tools and resources. Just check out these 14 free tools to enhance your Wikipedia experience!
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Wikipedia: Tutorial
This tutorial will give you guidance about the style and content of Wikipedia articles, and tell you about the Wikipedia community and important Wikipedia policies and conventions.

Wikipedia: The Missing Manual
A detailed how-to guide that explains the process of contributing to the Wikipedia.

Word2MediaWikiPlus
A set of Word Visual Basic macros to convert Microsoft Word document content to MediaWiki markup.

HTML-to-wiki converter
As the name implies, this online tool allows you to convert your HTML tags into Wiki markup.
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wikEd for Greasemonkey
wikEd is a full-featured text editor that adds enhanced text processing functions to Wikipedia and other MediaWiki wiki installations.
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Deletionpedia
Deletionpedia is a website containing articles deleted from English Wikipedia, from temporary deletions during clean-up to complete entries that are removed after a period of discussion.

Wikipedia: External Link Search
External Link Search is a tool for searching links from Wikipedia articles to sites outside Wikipedia. For example, one might search for all Wikipedia pages linking to yahoo.com. A wildcard may be used at the start of the domain name to cover both www and non www links, for example *.abc.com.

Wikipedia Article Traffic Statistics
This statistics site lets you find out how much traffic your article on Wikipedia is receiving, or what the most popular topics are on Wikipedia. Just choose your language, the year and month, a keyword and “go”.
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WikiChecker
WikiChecker is a tool for analyzing how and by whom articles of en.wikipedia have been edited. It shows the exact date when a particular article on Wikipedia was first created and how many people are involved in editing that article.

Wiki2Touch
A Wikipedia offline reader for the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s multilingual, you even can install several languages at the same time.

Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia is yet another simple tool to browse Wikipedia on your iPhone or iPod Touch, and doesn’t require any Internet connectivity.

Googlepedia
Googlepedia is a free Firefox extension that shows you a relevant Wikipedia article along with your search results. Clicking links in the article will trigger new Google searches, making it a very useful research tool.

WikiTaxi
WikiTaxi enables you to read, search, and browse Wikipedia offline. No Internet connection is needed, all pages are stored in a WikiTaxi database. Because Wikipedia is constantly growing, WikiTaxi uses compression to make sure that the database stays as small as possible.

Kiwix
An offline-reader for Wikipedia and other Web contents using the Mozilla framework and integrating a full-text search engine.

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