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Chunky Comic Reader

Try an app that makes your comics look great, makes reading them a pleasure, and takes all the friction out of importing and managing them

If we had to pick just one app on this list, and reading comics on the iPhone wasn’t required, it would be Chunky Comics Reader

Chunky Comic Reader

by Michael Ferenduros
Chunky Comic Reader
Chunky Comic Reader
FREE in the App Store

If we had to pick just one app on this list, and reading comics on the iPhone wasn’t required, it would be Chunky Comics Reader. First and foremost, comics in any format look great in Chunky. They display quickly and there’s no lag or stutter when you turn pages, zoom in or adjust the zoom. Chunky is also extremely well-designed, sporting a clean, intuitive interface that makes adding, organizing, and reading your comics nearly effortless. Like the best iOS apps, Chunky includes deceptively small touches that enhance the overall experience of using the app, such as: a settings menu that can pop up an explanation of what each setting is and what it does; a parental lock; a viewing option called “tap to pan” that resembles the much-praised “Guided View” from Comixology; and the ability to freely move comics out of the app via the “open in” function. Chunky is very customizable, but it is also intelligent; it will automatically file your imported comics by series, and let you fix any mistakes it makes. The app also makes it very easy to import comics, by including an integrated web browser as well as pre-configured connections to accounts on services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Mediafire, Pogoplug, FTP, and even Image Comics, with still more connections (such as Windows and Mac shared folders, OPDS/Calibre support, and the ability to act as a web server) available as an in-app purchase. Part of the reason Chunky works so well may be that the developer is very open to user feedback and updates the app with impressive regularity, adding new features and refining existing ones.

What is it about?

Try an app that makes your comics look great, makes reading them a pleasure, and takes all the friction out of importing and managing them.

Chunky Comic Reader

App Details

Version
2.5.3
Rating
(604)
Size
24Mb
Genre
Books
Last updated
September 30, 2017
Release date
July 3, 2013
More info

Chunky Comic Reader is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $3.99

    Pro Upgrade

  • $2.99

    Super-Generous Tip

  • $0.99

    Generous Tip

App Store Description

Try an app that makes your comics look great, makes reading them a pleasure, and takes all the friction out of importing and managing them.

• Ultra clean and simple to use
• Smart upscaling makes even low-res comics look great
• Auto contrast/tint fixes yellow pages and faded ink
• Self-organising library - just drop in your comics and go
• Download comics in the background while you read, directly from your cloud file-storage service or the web
• Upgrade to pro, and download from your PC, Mac or NAS as well
• Parental controls let you flag specific comics as ok, and passcode-lock everything else out of sight
• Single-page or two-up page view
• Right-to-left reading mode
• Post screenshots directly to Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit

Chunky supports CBZ, CBR, CBT and PDF comics, and understands ComicRack and ComicBookLover tags.

It can browse and download directly from iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Transporter, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, Pogoplug, Mediafire and Copy, and you can copy files in and out with iTunes on your computer or download them via the built-in web browser.

Upgrade to Pro and it'll also connect to Mac or Windows shared folders, FTP or SFTP servers, ComicStreamer, Calibre or Ubooquity libraries, and run a mini web and webDAV server you can use to copy files in and out.