Kiwix Offline Viewer – Store Educational Contents on your Computer

Kiwix is a free and open source offline reader app for online content for Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS. Using Kiwix, you can store and view Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg,TED Talks, Stack Exchange and many more. All are stored in ZIM files. It is very useful app for the people with no or limited internet access.

Kiwix Offline Viewer

Download Kiwix [Windows,Linux,MacOS,Android]

Install Kiwix on Ubuntu

Download the latest version of Kiwix in .AppImage file format from the download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Now in the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) run below commands. Here “kiwix-desktop_x86_64_2.3.1-2.appimage” is the downloaded file name. You can change below commands based on your file name.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ kiwix-desktop_x86_64_2.3.1-2.appimage

Install Kiwix via APT:

In the terminal run below Kiwix apt install command.

sudo apt install kiwix

After the successful installation of Kiwix, you can open it from the show application menu or using below command.


And you can also uninstall Kiwix using below commands.

sudo apt remove kiwix

Install Kiwix via PPA:

In the terminal run below commands one by one. It will add Kiwix PPA and install Kiwix on your system.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kiwixteam/release
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kiwix

Install Kiwix via Flatpak:

First install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation. Now run below Kiwix flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub org.kiwix.desktop

You can open Kiwix using this command.

flatpak run org.kiwix.desktop

And uninstall Kiwix using below command.

flatpak uninstall org.kiwix.desktop


sudo flatpak uninstall org.kiwix.desktop
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