Wikipedia is one of the greatest sources of information on the Internet. Recently, I wrote about an application called Kiwix, which lets you download the entire content of Wikipedia for offline access. Today I came with an another app called Wikitube for Chrome, which will automatically crawl videos from YouTube for the keywords you search in Wikipedia. It is an excellent idea to bring related videos for the content you are reading. It will help you get more information about the topic, without getting distracted.
You can download Wikitube from the Chrome Web Store, using the link at the end of this post. Once you install the app, you can see a message from your URL bar that, this app will be hidden and it will be active only when you open Wikipedia. After you install the app, whenever you go and search in Wikipedia, it will bring all the related videos from YouTube.
As soon as you search and open the article, the videos will appear in the top of the page. All the videos will be lined up with a horizontal bar in the bottom. If you click the video, it will not take you to YouTube, all the videos will play in the same window. If you want to see more videos, just scroll the bar below and there will be a big “+” button at the end, click that to load more related videos.
If you are searching for a new term or keyword, these videos will be very useful. Also when you go and search for the same content in YouTube, you might get distracted with the other videos. You won’t use these videos all the time but when you are looking for something new, these videos will be very helpful.
You can easily enable and disable them on the extensions manage page of your browser. It is a very simple application which provides more information about the content you search on Wikipedia. If you are regular user of Wikipedia, you should definitely try this application. Also share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.