This site is closed. You can no longer order any product here.For several years since 2003 Wikipedia for TomeRaider was the only product on any handheld device that allowed you to browse the unabridged Wikipedia offline. I keep these pages for historical reference only.
TomeRaider, once a very able reference guide browser on some platforms
For years this page had some nice things to say about TomeRaider, about its speed, good compression, category and image support. Some of that does still apply, but what used to be commendable in 2003 is best case merely satisfactory in 2008, and worst case ... read on.
The sad truth is that the author of TomeRaider lost his zeal for programming years ago, and while his business expanded, TomeRaider deteriorated from a labour of love into the proverbial cash cow. TomeRaider is no longer ahead of its time, in many respects quite the opposite.
By the way, the TomeRaider site claims: The May [sic!] 2008 Wikipedia TR3 ebook is now released." This is typical. I would not dare to present a file which clearly has been ripped in January 2008 as a May 2008 release. Who cares when the file was published? If the content is 4 months old at publication time be frank about it.
A bright future: Wikipedia shines on Iphone & Ipod Touch
Fortunately competitors have not stood still. Take a look at this page with gorgeous screenshots: Wiki2Touch succeeded in porting Wikipedia to the Iphone/Ipod Touch. Wikipedia shines here in all its glory, with a faithful rendition of html, and image support. Also there is no upper limit on the file size, so that my Ipod touch (with 32 Gb) can hold the English and German version with images and has room to spare.
I can recommend Wiki2Touch. I run it on my Ipod Touch with ease and great pleasure. Be warned: until iTunes app store support has been introduced for Wiki2Touch you will need to jailbreak your Iphone or Ipod Touch. Please do not ask me how to do this. There is a lot of information on this on the web.
If this rant kicks the author of TomeRaider into action to prove me wrong about his commitment to an aging product: good for him, but don't hold your breath. And frankly, I don't care.