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Tool of the week section[edit]

Hello all! Based on popular demand, let's open a "tool of the week" section in the newsletter. The idea is simple: present a tool in a few sentences, explain quickly what it does and why it is useful / why it would interest other people.

We will present only one tool per week, but you can already prepare content here, so we can just pick one every week :)

Template: the paragraph could have the following form:

  • X (name of the tool with a link) allows you to ... (short description of the features). It is especially interesting for ... (type of people who could use it, eg "people making lists for their wikiprojects")

When you add links, please don't forget to add the prefix, eg d:..., as the Weekly Summary is displayed across wikis.

Thanks a lot for your help!  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk • contribs).

@Lea Lacroix (WMDE): Great! We already have a "tool of the week" at Wikidata:Tools, which has not been updated for months. Could this be updated with the tool selected here every week? (feel free to move my comment anywhere, I am not sure if this is the right place)Pintoch (talk) 08:42, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed that :) To be honest, I can't commit on updating both every week. The "tool of the week" section on Wikidata:Tools requires a bit more research (links to examples, screenshot, source code, etc.) and I don't think I'll have time to update it myself. So I will focus on the Weekly Summary. However, any help is welcome of course :) Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 08:01, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Well, the old tool of the week has been dead for rather longer than “months” – three years, in fact (I wrote four years in Special:Diff/1003600590 because I’m an idiot) – so I was bold and killed it. If anyone wants to keep it up to date, they’re free to revert me, but for now Wikidata:Tools#Tool of the week points to the weekly summary. --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 17:09, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
@Lea Lacroix (WMDE), Pintoch, Lucas Werkmeister: Ideally we should have a complete Item for each tool (phab:T229404) so that we can manage everything easily and efficiently. But there is no agreement on which properties to use for certain information about the tools (e.g., the authors). There is the option to create a template that contains a {{#switch:{{#expr:{{CURRENTWEEK}} mod N}} | ... }}, where N is the number of tools listed, to automatically show a tool description each week, but the best option is to read that information from Items anyway. --abián 17:22, 23 September 2019 (UTC)



  • NameGuzzler allows you to automatically add an identical label or alias into many languages (for example, the name of a person or a place). You can define your own custom list of languages that you want to add. (2019-08-19)
  • Integraality generates tables to assess the completeness of properties on sets of items, such as properties on railway stations for instance. Tables are automatically updated and highly configurable. (2019-08-26)
  • Cocoda is a web application to manage mappings between authority files. It supports editing Wikidata-mappings including GND, Basisklassifikation, Regensburg Classification, Iconclass, and Nomisma. Cocoda can be used like mix'n'match but for more complex mappings. (2019-09-02)
  • User:Matěj Suchánek/moveClaim.js Move or copy claims from one item to another. Especially usefull when splitting items, or creating lots of similar items. (2019-09-09)
  • Hauki lets you browse existing lexemes, add senses to them, and easily create new lexemes for common languages and lexical categories. (2019-09-16)
  • namescript fills in labels, descriptions and aliases of name items, making it easier to create such items (you only need to provide a few statements). (2019-09-23)
  • This Recent changes tool allows to get a list of unpatrolled Wikidata changes with enhanced filters that are more adapted to Wikidata than the standard Recent Changes page. Available actions include mass patroling and easier revert interface. (2019-09-30)
  • soweego links Wikidata to large third-party catalogs. Together with its friend Mix'n'match, our beloved knowledge base gets ready to become the universal linking hub of open data. (2019-10-07)
  • ShowTalkLabels: with this script enabled, when a talk page is shown on your watchlist or similar pages, the label of the related entity is shown. (2019-10-14)
  • The Wikidata Wor(l)dmap is showing translations of the same concept on a world map. To use it, type a word (for example "water") in the search field, then observe the map. You can zoom in the map. The data comes from Wikidata item labels. (2019-10-21)
  • MachtSinn is a game to easily add Senses to Lexemes, based on suggestions from Items labels. It helps improving the data about languages in Wikidata. (2019-10-29)
  • SPARQL RC is showing the recent changes on items that are listed from a specific query. It is very useful to monitor the changes on a specific subset of data, for example data that you recently imported in Wikidata. (2019-11-04)
  • Speedpatrolling is a tool to easily patrol Wikidata recent changes, typically on the phone. (2019-11-11)
  • User:Magnus Manske/mixnmatch gadget.js: displays on an item all unconfirmed matches on Mix'n'match, allowing to quickly add them. (2019-11-18)
  • Cradle enables editors to create a new item by completing a form. You can create a new form on the Cradle help page. Cradle forms can be used as templates to ensure that similar new items are structured the same way. This can be especially helpful for specific WikiProjects or datathons, and is a great timesaver if you are creating many similar items by hand. (2019-11-25)
  • Alt Labels displays item labels in other languages when there is no label in your default language. You may click a label to add it as the label for your language. This tool is very helpful for labels for people, books, articles, or films that do not need their labels to be translated. (2019-12-02)
  • overpass Embeds a map displaying features tagged with the current item in OpenStreetMap. Powered by overpass turbo. It helps check if the Wikidata object is mapped in OSM and also if it's correct. (2019-12-09)
  • Recoin displays information about the relative completeness of a Wikidata item by comparing its statements with those found on other similar items. Especially useful for editors working in a knowledge area that is new to them. (2019-12-16)
  • PetScan revised version of the tool to edit or create items based on Wikipedia categories, search, SPARQL, links with filters by label or properties (2019-12-30)
  • Resolver allows you to quickly find an item based on a property+value string pair. It is especially useful for checking whether an external identifier such as a VIAF ID (P214) or Art & Architecture Thesaurus ID (P1014) is already in use in Wikidata. (2020-01-06)
  • Tabernacle creates a tabular view of a set of data items from a SPARQL query, PagePile list, or manual list of items. You can select which languages and properties to display. The tool lets you drag-and-drop statements from one item to another, and manually add or edit statements without leaving the page. Tabernacle is great for harmonizing a set of related items or identifying items that need their labels and descriptions translated. (2020-01-13)
  • The Wikidata Card Game Generator generates printable cards based on a topic (eg chemical elements) and some statements of the item. (2020-01-20)
  • Duplicate Item copies the current item (without descriptions or sitelinks) to a new item. This tool is useful for splitting items and for making sets of similar items. Recommended for experienced users. (2020-01-27)
  • VizQuery allows you to use Wikidata Query without having to know SPARQL. Simply use a couple of autocomplete input boxes and you can do most basic queries. (2020-02-03)
  • Reasonator offers a "pretty" formatted display of Wikidata information. It is useful for introducing Wikidata to new audiences and can help find missing or incorrect data by presenting a different view than the standard editing interface. (2020-02-10)
  • Looking for one of the 7000+ Wikidata properties? Try Propbrowse to search and browse all properties. (2020-02-17)
  • Wiki Art Depiction Explorer is a web interface for adding depiction information for artworks in Wikidata by surfacing frequently used terms and providing suggestions. Read the full project description and documentation (2020-02-24)
  • Wikidata graph builder is a front-end on top of the Query service, allowing to easily build graphs. (2020-03-02)
  • TabulistBot, a tool to generate and update tabular data on Commons, based on Wikidata SPARQL queries. Sample: (2020-03-16)
  • Wikidata Lexeme Forms allows quickly generating a new lexeme with all its forms in selected languages; you can also use the tool to add forms to an existing lexeme, or bulk upload many lexemes and forms at once. (2020-03-23)
  • IdentifierInput: when adding identifiers, it lets you paste the full URL, and extracts the ID part (2020-03-30)
  • Scholia highlights the scholarly data in Wikidata, including scholarly works, projects, topics, and individual researchers, including their relationships and statistics. It encourages further enrichment of Wikidata through links on the "missing" pages. (2020-04-06)
  • COVID19 Dashboard is a Wikidata-powered one-stop information/visualization service for COVID19-related topics such as COVID19's outbreak map, deaths, symptoms, taxonomy, and publications. (2020-04-13)
  • Ordia generates statistics from Wikidata lexeme information, and through the "Text to Lexemes" feature allows linking a document to the associated lexemes, and highlighting missing lexemes that can be added. (2020-04-20)
  • zotkat's exporter for Zotero (a software to manage bibliographic data) allows you to export bibliographies to the QuickStatements format. It is helpful to easily create bibliographical entries, especially as Zotero can read metadata about works from dozens of other websites, and can thus be used as intermediary. (2020-04-27)
  • ProWD explores completeness for entities and classes (2020-05-04)
  • WikidataExtract extracts schemas (shape expressions) from Wikidata entities (2020-05-11)
  • WikidataTrust.jsP updates the interface with the contributors to each statement, label, description and sitelink. It is similar to the “blame” tool on text-based wikis. (2020-05-18)
  • If you're looking for even more tools, the Tools Directory indexes over 130 Wikidata tools. (2020-05-25)
  • wdumps allows you to create a limited RDF dump from Wikidata, for those times when your SPARQL queries keep timing out. It is not particularly user-friendly, and it typically takes several hours to get a complete dump, but it is the best way to for example get a list of all English names of humans in Wikidata, or a list of every scientific article with its title and DOI. (2020-06-01)
  • QuickStatements lets you edit thousands of Wikidata items at a time. Add labels and descriptions, or statements with sources and qualifiers, add sitelinks, create or merge items, or remove statements that were created in error. Batches can be discussed and, if necessary, reverted in full through the EditGroups tool. (2020-06-08)
  • Mix'n'match lets you match lists of external identifiers to Wikidata items, or create new items if necessary. Thousands of catalogs already exist, in dozens of different topic areas, and it's easy to import new ones. (2020-06-15)
  • The currentDate gadget automatically adds the current date when using retrieved in a reference. (2020-06-22)
  • The Sourcerer edit game suggests some sources that could fit to a claim and helps people adding references easily. (2020-06-29)
  • Ptable displays the periodic table automatically extracted from information provided by Wikidata; it also provides a check that all the elements are there with some basic properties. Additional pages provide charts of the nuclides under different criteria such as half-life. Each element or nuclide is linked to its Wikidata item for more information or to edit if necessary. (2020-07-06)
  • DragNDrop.js makes it possible to show a Wikipedia article and drag items to Wikidata. (2020-07-13)
  • User:Frettie/consistency_check_add.js check consistency and add missing relations of a Wikidata object like father/son... (2020-07-20)
  • SQID allows you to analyse, browse and query Wikidata. SQID is inspired by Magnus Manske's Reasonator, but focuses on prominently featuring information about Wikidata classes and properties. (2020-08-03)
  • OSM ↔ Wikidata matcher links Wikidata entries to places in OpenStreetMap. (2020-08-10)
  • Entity Explosion: a new multilingual Chrome browser extension. "Taking the power of Wikidata with me wherever I go across the web!". Uses API calls to the Wikidata Query Service to match the URL you are browsing on to a Wikidata item, and then displays data and links to other sites about the same entity. (Video) (2020-08-17)
  • Sophox allows for SPARQL querying of Wikidata and OpenStreetMap in a single query (2020-08-24)
  • Wikidata for Firefox is a browser extension that displays Wikidata items while browsing the web, adds missing IDs and extracts information from websites to Wikidata. (2020-08-31)
  • is a dashboard that measures Wikidata's usage and coverage on Wikimedia Foundation projects. (2020-09-07)
  • Mbabel is a tool that simplifies article creation by providing pre-made sentences based on Wikidata statements. (2020-09-14)
  • Copy Qid is a user script by Abbe98 that allows you to copy the Qid with one click. (2020-09-21)
  • omeka-s-wikidata is an Omeka-S module for auto-suggesting Wikidata URIs and labels. (2020-09-28)
  • IllWill.js is a userscript that searches Wikidata for foreign-language sitelinks, to populate Template:ill and replace plain red links on other Wikimedia projects. (2020-10-05)
  • OD2WD automatically converts CSV files from Open Data portals into QuickStatements for Wikidata republishing. Demo video (2020-10-12)
  • Prepbio tool uses Wikidata to create the beginnings of a Wikipedia stub biography article. (2020-10-19)
  • WikibaseJS-cli allows to edit Wikidata from command line, including creating items from samples ("templates") and do complex transformations of statements. (2020-10-26)
  • reCH is a Wikidata antivandalism tool that is used to review edits and patrol new changes. (2020-11-02)
  • Template:Cite Q on Wikipedia makes it easier to use Wikidata items as Wikipedia references. (2020-11-09)
  • ALEC (A List of Everything Cool) is a tool to explore biodiversity content in Wikidata. (2020-11-16)
  • EntityShape.js is a script that allows you to check an Item against an EntitySchema. On the Item page, it will display various information about the Item, like the properties that should be present on the Item. (2020-11-23)
  • osm2kg is a tool to facilitate matching Wikidata entries to OSM nodes. (2020-11-30)
  • User:Zvpunry/EntitySchemaHighlighter.js user script highlights the entities in the content of a Schema and shows information when hovering the link. (2020-12-07)
  • is a visual tool for querying and exposing Wikidata easily. (2020-12-14)
  • Wikidata Live is a real-time visual dashboard for Wikidata edits; paper, interface (visualises recent changes to Wikidata in quasi real time). (2020-12-21)
  • Template:TP administrative area is a new template designed for all items which are instance of administrative territorial entity. It defines useful queries for those items. For example, {{QT|Q173695}} links to this page. Feedback and contributions are welcome. (2020-12-28)
  • User:Bargioni/WikiBridge.js userscript enables you to add a tabbed section to Wikidata items showing some paragraphs from Wikipedias chosen by the Babel languages of the logged in user. Demo video (in Italian) (2021-01-04)
  • QueryGraph is a web tool for creating queries in SPARQL from graphs. (2021-01-11)
  • User:Lagewi/navigation.js userscript enables adding links to list subclasses and instances to Wikidata items. (2021-01-18)
  • TAViewer is a web-based anatomy atlas viewer that cross-references Terminologia Anatomica terms with data from Wikipedia and Wikidata. (2021-01-25)

Next issue on April 14th[edit]

Hello all,

Just to let you know that because of the holiday, the issue of next week will be published on Tuesday, April 14th instead of Monday, April 13th.

Cheers, Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 09:19, 6 April 2020 (UTC)