I am thrilled to announce that a tool I am part of the developers’ team for the past 10 years, AutoWikiBrowser, is the winner of this year’s #Wikimedia ’20 Coolest Tool Awards in the category “Editor”.
AutoWikiBrowser is a great tool for making semi-automated edits in Wikipedia and its sister projects. The tool has helped improve Wikipedia articles in style and fix literally millions of syntax errors.
AutoWikiBrowser (AWB) is a semi-automated MediaWiki editor designed to make tedious or repetitive editing tasks quicker and easier. It is, essentially, a browser that follows a user-generated list of pages to modify, presenting changes to implement within each of those pages, then progressing to the next page in the list once the changes are confirmed or skipped by the user. When set to do so, it suggests some changes (typically formatting) that are generally meant to be incidental to the main change.
With the help of AutoWikiBrowser, I reached 1,000,000 edits in Wikipedia in Wikipedia projects.
Thank to the Wikipedia Community for their trust and feedback I am getting all these years.