Install Wike reader on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy JellyFish or 20.04 Focal to read Wikipedia articles without opening any browser on your system.
Wike is an open source app, project is available on GitHub, for the GNOME Desktop to read Wikipedia articles. The key benefit of Wike is to have all the content of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia in a native application. Its interface is simple, with minimal distractive elements, hence giving an expansive area to view articles.
Apart from a simple interface, the application offers Search suggestions, Table Content, Light and dark themes, a List of recent articles, Text search in articles, multiple languages support, and more…
Steps to install Wike on Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 LTS
There are two ways to install Wike on Ubuntu, one is using Flatpak, and the other is with the help of the PPA repository. Here we discuss both methods.
#Using PPA Repository:
1. Update Ubuntu 22.04
Run the given command that will install the latest security updates, if available for your system.
sudo apt update
2. Add Wike reader PPA repository
As Wike is not available to install using the default Ubuntu 22.04 repository, hence we have to add a PPA repository recommended by the developers of this Wikipedia reader application.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/wike
3. Install Wike on Ubuntu 22.04 or 22.04
Now we have the source to get the packages to install Wike directly on our Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 Linux systems, hence use APT:
sudo apt install wike
#2nd method using Flatplak
4. Install Flatpak
Flatpak is a universal package manager available to install applications on almost all popular Linux regardless of their code base. It is available to install using the default Ubuntu repo and APT package manager.
sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Reboot your system to properly integrate the Flatpak:
5. Use Flatpak to install Wike on Ubuntu
This time instead of APT we can use the Flaptak command to get the Wike Wikipedia reader on our Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 Linux systems. Here is the command to follow:
flatpak install flathub com.github.hugolabe.Wike
6. Launch Wikipedia Reader on Linux
As you are done with any of the above-given methods to install Wike on Ubuntu, you can easily run the application. For that go to Show Applications and search for Wike, as its icon appears click to run the same.
How to update Wike Wikipedia Reader
We have demonstrated two methods here to install Wike Wikipedia reader, hence as per the one you have used, go for the below-given command:
Those who have used the PPA method:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Well, there may be a time when you don’t require Wike reader on your Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04. At that time again open your command terminal and run the given command to completely remove this application from your system.
sudo apt autoremove --purge wike
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