How to Install Wike Wikipedia Reader on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

In this guide, we will show you how to install Wike on Ubuntu Systems.

Wike is a Wikipedia reader for the GNOME Desktop. Provides access to all the content of this online encyclopedia in a native application, with a simpler and distraction-free view of articles.

So you can find Wikipedia articles with search suggestions, either from the app or directly on the desktop thanks to the GNOME Shell search integration.


  • Open multiple articles in tabs
  • Multiple languages
  • Search suggestions
  • List of recent articles
  • Simple bookmarks management
  • Text search in articles
  • Article table of contents
  • View article in other languages
  • GNOME Shell search integration
  • Light, dark and sepia themes

Install Wike Wikipedia Reader-APT PPA method

Follow the steps below to get started with wike Wikipedia Reader:

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y && sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https -y
  • ike Wikipedia Reader package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it by importing PPA repos as shown below as follows:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/wike -y

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/wike-daily -y
  • next is to run an apt update to reflect the new PPAs.
sudo apt update -y
  • Finally, install Wike.
sudo apt install wike -y

Access Wike Wikipedia Reader

  • Access Wike Wikipedia Reader through the command line by running the command
  • Also you can search on the system search bar by typing Wike as follows
  • Wike Wikipedia Reader will be launched as shown below

How to Remove (Uninstall) Wike Wikipedia Reader

  • Remove Wike Wikipedia Reader with APT Remove Method:
sudo apt autoremove wike --purge -y
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:apandada1/wike -y
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:apandada1/wike-daily -y

Install Wike Wikipedia Reader -Conclusion

That’s it


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