Introduction

There was a Dream

Dear reader, it won't be a mistake to say that you use Wikipedia. And you read it regularly. It helps you to answer many very important questions. All because, at the moment, Wikipedia is the largest and most relevant encyclopedia of the created by humankind. As well as the fastest source of getting knowledge. And it's perfectly true.

But, there's a problem, dear reader. Flaw, that for over a decade, interferes with users, and interfered with us, creators of WIKI 2. Wikipedia has a great content, but it is also looks very old-fashioned in it’s execution. Interface is not always user-friendly, serious problems with readability and real disaster with the aesthetics. Judging by the progress it is permanently.

We suffered and dreamed. Waited for a long time. And when tired of waiting, we decided to fix it by our own hands. Brought together the best people, worked hard and created WIKI 2 — magic mirror in which Wikipedia reflected, turns into a beautiful princess. The one, she deserves to be.

Moreover, we have created not one, but several of these mirrors to give the opportunity to choose the one that is right for you. And we call it The Atmospheres. Take a look:

By the way, if you want to share your choice with a friend, then just send him a link and he
will see the page exactly as you see it (if he didn’t chose before his own Atmosphere).

What do you think?

Imagine, you come to the bookstore to buy the encyclopedia and have two options. One in a beautiful cover, with nice paper and professionally designed well-readable text. The other one with the cheapest paper, poorly printed letters and low quality illustrations. Which option you will choose? This analogy explains the differences.

YouTube Encyclopedic

Tubie is smart and better in search than all of us, but sometimes even he makes mistakes. However, he is learning from past mistakes. Give him some time and he will become a perfect and flawless professor, or even the academician.

Why limit yourself only to the improvements when you can also create something completely new? That’s what we thought, and began to build a robot, that would gather reference, research, instructional videos and movies from the web. We've taught him, he grew up, matured and became a senior scientific researcher, working round the clock, 7 days a week. Now he is so smart, that finds encyclopedic video better than we could find by ourselves, in YouTube or Google. All this because he knows a lot about Wikipedia, more than normal person knows.

We want to talk about the hundreds of new features and improvements, among which there are articles preview, illustrations retouching and much more, but we hope you'll see it for yourself.

And remember, WIKI 2 is not different encyclopedia, this is the same good old Wikipedia, but in a completely new modern look. By the way, you can always compare and switch to the old interface by using the "Show original" link which is available from top menu of the page.

How to transfigure the Wikipedia

Get Extension

There are three ways to start using WIKI 2. You can traditionally enter the address wiki2.org in the address bar or make a bookmark of any converted page and use search.

But there is a magic trick which is worth mentioning separately. If you replace few characters in any address of the original Wikipedia with symbol 2, like this: wikipedia.org wiki2.org, this page will transform.

This stratagem is useful, but not always convenient. So we created a helper, who will make for you this change in the address. This helper is a browser extension. It is absolutely free and is available from the official Google, Mozilla or Apple extensions web stores. By the way, installing it, which is extremely simple, you will also get an opportunity to search any term in WIKI 2 via the context menu (usually right mouse button). On any site.

So, now you know a bit about WIKI 2. And while we are working on new, even more amazing things for the project, we offer you, dear reader, to explore the horizons of knowledge accumulated by Mankind.

Sincerely Yours,
WIKI 2 Team

WIKI 2 are made by a dedicated team scattered all around the world as a Wikipedia itself. Project was started in January of 2012 with first semi-closed beta release in April 2013. Since then WIKI 2 was greatly improved and made fully open in 2015.