Now a days we tend to look to the internet for almost everything in our day to day life, even for very minute things. For many of us being connected to internet for 24 hours has become very important part of life just because of this. But being connected to the internet also can be sometimes annoying if its too slow and in case if it is not working then what will you do?. I have got a solution to your problem and it is BzReader, this software will let you browse Wikipedia offline and that too free, that means you can download wikipedia on pc . You will only have to download this tool and the Wikipedia dumps and the link for both of them will be specified later in the article.
This is the window that will open up once you will download the BzReader and install it launch it. The window has a toolbar which has only three options File, Options and Help. File Submenu has three options Open, Close and Exit. Using Open option in the File menu you will select the downloaded dump and click on open. You can open multiple dumps at any given point of time. Using the close option any of the opened dumps can be closed one by one. The third option which is exit will close the tool. The top left hand corner has a search box to search any text in the the various opened pages. Options Menu has only one option which is the flow of the text from Right to Left which can either be checked or unchecked as per the requirement.
The software is very handy as it provides you the offline access to Wikipedia if you are a frequent Wikipedia reader. The dumps that are downloaded for this tool are compressed up to 10 times to consume less space as compared to the uncompressed dumps. Navigation is also possible between various article links in the dumps as it happens on the internet. Sometimes dumps could be really big and could take a lot of time to download them depending upon the computer you are using. Indexing of dumps into other languages like Japanese, Chinese, Korean etc. are also available but that feature is really slow right now. For instance it takes 1.5 hours to index a 2.7 MB dump in Japanese on Core 2 Duo.