WikiSearch Cydget – Search Wikipedia from your Lock Screen

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## WikiSearch is a Cydget that allows the ability to search Wikipedia right from your lock screen.

Once installed, you can go into the stock Settings application under Cydget and enable WikiSearch. You will then be able to search Wikipedia directly from your lock screen. To search, just tap on the search bar and type in your search term(s). It will display the mobile version of Wikipedia on your lock screen. You are able to scroll through the page, click on links, view images… etc. You are not able to zoom in on the page but other than that, it has most of the functionality you would normally have.

I did find this Cydget to be a little laggy (though, I find most Cydgets to be a little laggy). I also am not a big fan of the wallpaper for the Cydget… I feel it a bit classier if the background of Apps/Cydgets are neutral with no particular theme. You can get WikiSearch via the modmyi source.

Note: If you would like to change the background image for the WikiSearch Cydget, you can do so by sshing in and dragging a new image into the /System/Library/LockCydgets/WikiSearch.cydget folder. Just rename the image to LockBackground.jpg. Make sure you change it to .jpg!


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  1. Indeed, laggy and unresponsive to touch, nice approach though, it will be nice to see an update soon.

  2. I have installed the wiki and flashlight cydget, both work, but the problem is that I also already bought intellidial for lockscreen, it seems the cydget overrides this because when I press the home button after wiki to go to flashlight, intellidial starts to come up then gos to flashlight, I guess I should have bought the the similiar cydget for quickdialling, or is there a way I can fix this?

  3. Clive Weller says

    i believe that Cydget to be one of the best app for a long time. However, please do not get it overloaded with all sorts of junk that can easily be accessed from the SB. At the rate of add ons that seem to be filtering through it won’t be long before it gets overloaded and become useless as it will take longer to page through all the apps than to get them from the springboad. Things like Cydialer, LockInfo and a few others like this are great and what it was built for, but Wikipedia – Oh dear, and I can see many more coming if it not nipped in the bud now.

    • I totally agree.

      Is it too much trouble to slide your finger and access the apps from the SB? Come on now. I have tried Cydget and it is just too slow for me. The Weather cydget loads slow, but the weather I have displayed on LockInfo updates automatically. Even then, is it too much trouble to just slide your finger and go to the weather app?

      I only really care to see my calendar events on my lockscreen for a quick glance.

  4. also a good option for the lockscreen, HomeScreen App from the AppStroe