- by UPukaJRm, 4 months agoRated 1 out of 5After loading Wikiwand, I tried a Wikipedia page to test it and nothing appeared. I opened Ublock Origin and found that Wikiwand was try to contact many tracker spying websites and blocking these call homes stops the Wikipedia page from loading with Wikiwand installed. While I want Wikiwand to be able to create this add on, stealth spying is no acceptable. Tell users or do not spy on them!
- by informationsuperriver, 8 months agoRated 1 out of 5If you put wikiwand under the markup's blacklight, you'll find 24 ad trackers (7x times the normal) and 38 third-party-cookies. Not surprising, but also not worth it. Spy on someone else.
- by Firefox user 14067906, a year agoRated 1 out of 5All they do is taking Wikipedia's hard work and making money out of it (which Wikipedia has always refused). Everyone's free to make money if done legally but that's a rude way of doing it (since Wikipedia lives from donations). My old laptop can't run it since Wikiwand is so modern. My last concern is that when the addon has been installed, even if you go to Wikipedia you'll be redirected
Btw, the sidebar doesnt work properly on pages with a lot of headers https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Collatz_conjecture
- by element, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5I install wikiwand and it looks great but it keeps bugging me to install wikiwand... what? The only reason I'm seeing the message is because I have wikiwand installed. What the hell is this? Stop the popups, jesus! I mean, how utterly stupid is this: "Enjoying Wikiwand? Get Wikiwand!" ... I mean... really?! is this a joke? I already have the extension!!! uninstalling. Completely ridiculous. The fact that this addon has such good reviews does nothing but tell me how utterly brain dead the vast majority of people are. That, or every single positive review on this addon is fake.
- by Firefox user 14734853, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5Devs know about the issues and claim they have been fixed but they are still major issues.
There are random ads and loads of ads that are for the extension. Makes no sense and diminishes the UX almost entirely.
The layout doesn't improve anything at all, hero images look ok but the menus are horrible.
This addon is garbage.
- by Firefox user 14233115, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5Oversimplies and has ads for the extension itself, which doesn't make sense. It actually says,
Give good old Wikipedia a great new look:
with "Get Wikiwand" as a clickable button to this extension page, which conveniently guided me to the review section so as to leave a poor review. Great work, dev, advertise to use the extension within the extension.
The whole extension removes utility from Wiki while replacing it with ads for itself. Especially if you are a wiki contributor, stay away from this toxic extension and don't be dazzled by it's semi-modern and over-simplified UI
- by Firefox user 13741010, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5Wikiwand was the greatest Wikipedia add-on ever. Now they totally screwed it up with the most intrusive, useless ads I've seen in a long time. If only they were even remotely related to the content at hand, but no, they're totally random and add no value at all. Also, they're seemingly immune to ad blockers, because as soon as you pick up the elements to block, the whole page UI gets messed up. Disgusting.
Guys, you need revenue? There are better ways, I'm sure.
Developer responseposted 3 years agoHi, thanks for the review. We appreciate your comment and so in the recent releases we added the ability to check if the user has an extension or not and so now if you have Firefox extension installed you will see no more ads. Regards