kiwix-js-windows VS kiwix-hotspot

Compare kiwix-js-windows vs kiwix-hotspot and see what are their differences.


Kiwix JS Offline Wikipedia app packaged as PWA, Electron, NWJS and Universal Windows Platform (tablet/mobile/PC/Xbox) (by kiwix)


Kiwix Hotspot Image Creator (Desktop) for Windows/macOS/Linux (by offspot)
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kiwix-js-windows kiwix-hotspot
6 5
50 52
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9.8 6.7
9 days ago about 2 months ago
JavaScript Python
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of kiwix-js-windows. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of kiwix-hotspot. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-02-17.
  • Can I pull the power on a headless Zero 2 W running Kiwix Hotspot?
    3 projects | | 17 Feb 2022
    But since you've found the repo and are not the first one to ask, feel free to open a feature request at
    3 projects | | 17 Feb 2022
    Github says it has limited writes on the root partition. Does that mean it's okay or do I need to wire up a switch? I'm having a hard time finding info on this. It would be neat if there was a raspberry pi shutdown link embedded on the hotspot's home page.
  • Using screen for kiwis
    1 project | | 13 Feb 2022
    Edit: it actually is a feature request and has been scheduled for the next milestone.
  • Hotspot installer 2.4 is out!
    1 project | | 19 May 2021
    This update is fairly important as it corrects a number of limitations that were on Raspberry Hotspots. The full changelog is here but here's what really matters:
  • Kiwix pi hotspot not working.
    2 projects | | 22 Apr 2021
    The FAQ indicates that RPi 4 manufactured from late 2020 on are not supported, but I also see that this ticket has been closed last week, so the upcoming 2.4 release should fix that.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kiwix-js-windows and kiwix-hotspot you can also consider the following projects:

kiwix-tools - Command line Kiwix tools: kiwix-serve, kiwix-manage, ...

wikipedia-mirror - 🌐 Guide and tools to run a full offline mirror of with three different approaches: Nginx caching proxy, Kiwix + ZIM dump, and MediaWiki/XOWA + XML dump

offline-plugin - Offline plugin (ServiceWorker, AppCache) for webpack (

sherlock - 🔎 Hunt down social media accounts by username across social networks

Mediawiker - A plugin for Sublime Text editor that adds possibility to use it as Wiki Editor on MediaWiki-based sites like Wikipedia and many other.

kiwix-desktop - Kiwix for Windows and GNU/Linux desktops


kiwix-android - Kiwix for Android

wi-page - Rank Wikipedia Article's Contributors by Byte Counts.