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Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader

Do you want the most features

Comic Zeal is the top choice for anyone wanting to read comics on an iPhone and an iPad

Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader

by Bitolithic Pty Ltd
Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
$4.99 in the App Store

Comic Zeal is the top choice for anyone wanting to read comics on an iPhone and an iPad. Comic Zeal excels at displaying comics, but most of the app’s other functions are oddly overcomplicated. For example, Comic Zeal’s updated file system involves dragging files over to a “slider” on the side of the screen to hold them until you file them in folders or trash them. The reading experience is enhanced by multiple display options, including: tap or pinch to zoom, keeping the same zoom setting when you turn a page, a manga mode, and “assisted panning” which helps you read a page when zoomed. Comics can be imported via iTunes, an in-app media server or via the app’s iOS share extension, which supports popular apps and services such as iCloud Drive, Box.net, OneDrive, and a few other more specific apps such as NAtify and PDF Expert. Unfortunately, these connections do not extend to other apps, as Comic Zeal does not allow users to move comic files out of the app using the “open in” function.

What is it about?

Do you want the most features? the best reading experience? Comic Zeal 9 has them both. It was the first comic reader in the App Store, it’s still the best.

Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader

App Details

Version
9.1.3
Rating
(2144)
Size
37Mb
Genre
Books
Last updated
September 13, 2016
Release date
April 1, 2010
More info

Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader is $4.99 but there are more add-ons

  • $1.99

    Extra Themes

  • $1.99

    Unread Comic Finder

App Screenshots

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Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader screenshot-3

App Store Description

Do you want the most features? the best reading experience? Comic Zeal 9 has them both. It was the first comic reader in the App Store, it’s still the best.

• Organize your collection how YOU want. Put series inside series, use dividers to manage long lists.
• Automatically sorts comics into their series.
• Super fast reading view with two-page mode and assisted panning.
• Page position lock so you don’t see the same borders page after page.
• Does the right thing when you rotate your device, many comics have a mixture of portrait and landscape pages.
• Lightning fast search, by comic title and tags.
• Parental lock for individual series.

IN APP PURCHASES

For a very reasonable price you can also unlock
• Comic Finders, create smart series that show you unread comics from all over your library.
• Seven new, gorgeous themes.

COMIC IMPORT

• WI-Fi using a web browser on a PC or Mac.
• Drop Box, iCloud Drive, etc using iOS document sharing.
• AirDrop from a Mac.
• iTunes via USB or Wi-FI

THE SLIDER

Comic Zeal features the innovative slider, it's a pointer, a container and a toolbox, all in one. You can push stuff into it, then go anywhere in your collection and drag it out. It's an incredibly fast way to organize your comics.

With the slider you can:

• Reorder comics, put them into the slider in the order you want them, then drag them out.
• Create reading lists (by making copies of comics that don't take up any space on your device)
• Create series and dividers right in the app. Dividers are lists that can hold comics, series and even other dividers.

TIPS

• Tap the ‘i’ info icon for comics, series and dividers. You can rename entries, sort a series or mark items as read or unread.
• When zooming, hold the gesture for half a second. Comic Zeal will lock that zoom and position when you turn the page, it's a great way to hide borders.

Comics used in the screenshots:
'Escape from Planet Nowhere', © 2010 Otis Frampton, http://planet-nowhere.com/

Please note, there is a problem with Google Drive’s iOS extension that doesn’t allow you to open comic and other files that they consider to be ’non-standard’. You can read more about it here: https://goo.gl/EKVRbN and here https://goo.gl/XXYRQI . You can open Comics from the Google Drive app itself using the 'Open in ...' option, just not directly from Comic Zeal.