Do you want the most features? Comic Zeal 9 has them both. Put series inside series, use dividers to manage long lists. 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. Dividers are lists that can hold comics, series and even other dividers.
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Comic Zeal from Bitolithic, long my favorite iPad comic-reading app despite a few annoyances has just been updated to v5. The reading part of Comic Zeal has — thankfully — not changed much at all. The slightly weird page turning behavior is still there, too, snapping the page suddenly from under your finger. The major revamp has taken place in the library section. Gone is the awkward and hard to navigate popover, replaced by a full screen of thumbnails on a lovely wooden background.
Collections of comics are shown in boxes, and individual issues are shown with their cover art. It makes it way easier to find your way around, and the search feature title-only, it appears will cut through large collections.
You can also organize your comics, something comics nerds will of course love. And this is where things get a little odd. I first tried this out when I got back from a bar last night and gave up. Today, with a clear-head, things seem more ingenious than confusing. To start editing, you need to enter list view. This is the heart of the catalog. To get a comic or box into the Slider, you swipe it to the right. This lets you have the same comic in different reading lists, letting neat freaks keep Aliens vs Predator in both the Aliens and the Predator folders.
Note: a comic remains in the library until the last instance is deleted. The Slider takes a little getting used to, but once licked, it turns out to be very powerful indeed. A Divider is just like that, letting you group, say, all your superhero books and boxes together and collapse the view into something tidier. In icon view, a Divider does much less, morphing into a paper note tacked to the wall between boxes. You can also add new comics from within the app.
There are a few samples on the Bitolithic site to get you started, or you can connect to the desktop ComicZeal Sync app Mac or Windows to import. This is really a vestigial method left over from before iTunes did Wi-Fi sync. There are plenty of comics for the iPad and iPhone, and I have tried almost all of them. Right now, Comic Zeal comes top of my list for having both the best reading experience, and also this clever new organization method.
Comic Zeal Comic Reader [iTunes. Thanks, Emiliano! The reading section is as good as ever, although the weird snatching page turns are still there. List view. This is where you get organized. The Slider is the red nubbin on the right. These are the options for the library section. You can set reading options inside the reading section. Oddly, this import option lives in the main menubar at the bottom of the screen. That's pretty high profile for something that will almost never be used.
Double-tap or long-tap on a comic or collection to bring up an options menu. You can add arbitrary tags. They help searches, and they show up in list view. You can set reading options inside the reading section Oddly, this import option lives in the main menubar at the bottom of the screen. View Comments. Sponsored Stories Powered By Outbrain. More Stories. Author: Kate Knibbs Kate Knibbs. Author: Medea Giordano Medea Giordano.
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ComicZeal for iPhone
Comic Zeal from Bitolithic, long my favorite iPad comic-reading app despite a few annoyances has just been updated to v5. The reading part of Comic Zeal has — thankfully — not changed much at all. The slightly weird page turning behavior is still there, too, snapping the page suddenly from under your finger. The major revamp has taken place in the library section.
Comic Zeal 5, The Best iOS Comic Reader Yet
Why not carry your favorite comic books with you, too? Graphic Reader: Store and read comic books with ComicZeal, whether its vintage comics you can download via the app or your own collection that you can import with a companion syncing software. Developed by bitolithic , ComicZeal displays comics in full-page color. Reading comic books on the iPhone does involve a lot of zooming and resizing, but anyone familiar with the iPhone default interface should pick up ComicZeal in no time. If you enjoy reading these comics, you can download additional issues wirelessly via ComicZeal. The application offers access to the online archives at Golden Age Comics , a free British repository of vintage comics now in the public domain. ComicZeal includes access to 11 different Golden Age titles, many of which contain between five and 10 individual issues.