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  • Sumatra PDF icon

    Sumatra PDF

    What is Sumatra PDF? Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI viewer for Windows. Why another PDF reader? Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of...

    Open Source Windows

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    STDU Viewer

    Are you tired from many viewers one for each document? Do you want to have, one program for all your technical documentations, scientific books and so on? Do you want to have program, which fast opens files, fast loads pages and...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • ComicRack icon


    It is an all-in-one solution to read and manage your eComic library. You can think of it as ITunes for eComics with much of the same functionality. As a reader ComicRack supports all the state of the art features you can expect:...

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  • HoneyView icon


    HoneyView is a fast image viewer that supports archived image file for comics/manga/photos. Its design is light and the interface skin can be changed. You can set HoneyView as your default image viewer and also add a shell context...

    Free Windows

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    Comix is an image viewer specifically designed to handle comic books. It reads ZIP, RAR and tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed), as well as plain image files. It has a simple and user-friendly GUI using PyGTK.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated; this is the reason the fork was started. Last version of Comix, 4.0.4, released in April 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    MComix is an user-friendly, customizable image viewer. It is specifically designed to handle comic books, but also serves as a generic viewer. It reads images in ZIP, RAR, 7Zip or tar archives as well as plain image files. It is...

    Open Source Windows Linux Xfce

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    • Works on GNU/Linux and is really fast to load, which is all I'm asking for. SiginTSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Perfect viewer icon

    Perfect viewer

    Perfect Viewer is a very fast image/comic viewer. *Turn black/white image into 4 colorize image(Only available for donated users. Need install Perfect Viewer donation application). *Page layout: Auto single page, Auto dual page...

    Free Android

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  • YACReader icon


    YACReader (Yet Another Comic Reader) is a free cross-platform comic reader with support for multiple comic files and image formats. YACReader comes with YACReaderLibrary an application for browsing and managing your comic collections...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

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  • MangaMeeya icon


    MangaMeeya belongs to one of the most popular tools among manga readers. Features: -Supports imprecated archives (archives within archives) -Read Image albums ( Mangas, Comics, or any picture/photo album) in RAR (CBR) or...

    Free Windows

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    Hamana is a graphic viewer with various visual effect powered by DirectX. It requires DirectX 9.0c and Ghostscript (for PDF). Features Archive formats support: folder, ZIP (CBZ), RAR (CBR), PDF, 7Z, CAB, ARJ, LZH Image...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 1.48, was released in June 2006. The download is no longer available on the official website, but you can still download the zip file: see it in the comments.
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    CDisplay is a free sequential image viewer utility for Windows used to view images one at a time in the style of a comic book. CDisplay was written to easily view JPEG, PNG and static GIF format images sequentially. The program's...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Last version, 1.8, was released on April 2004. It can be downloaded from the official site.
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    Icecream Ebook Reader

    Icecream Ebook Reader offers to add EPUB, MOBI, PDF, FB2 books and CBR and CBZ comics to the Library and view them in Table View or Book Shelf modes. It’s easy to find books in the library thanks to filters (you can sort books by...

    Freemium Windows

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    Manga Rock

    Manga Rock is the best manga reader app across platforms. Since 2010, the app has achieved over 2 million downloads on both iPhone and iPad, with an overall rating of 4/5.

    Freemium Android iPhone iPad

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    GonVisor is a viewer of pictures, comics, magazines, books, images in electronic format. Created to view image sequences, fitting them to the proper size, and to create and open cbr/cbz/cba/zip/rar/ace files of images. Managing these...

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  • Comical icon


    If youre looking for a CBR and CBZ reader for your favorite OS, look no farther. Comical is an easy-to-use, featureful GUI comic book viewer, written in C++ using wxWidgets. Its open-source, so feel Free to contribute!

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Development seemed to have stopped in March 2006, but it is still downloadable from SourceForge.
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    Jomic is a viewer and converter for comic books stored in CBZ, CBR and PDF files.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • ComiXology icon


    Amazon’s premier graphic novel experience, comiXology is a comic store and reader with access to over 75,000 digital comics, graphic novels & manga. FEATURES - Read all of your purchased comiXology books on all your devices....

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad ... Kindle Fire

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    C.B.R. : Comic Book Reader

    C.B.R. is the viewer you need to enjoy all your ebooks. It has an impressive feature list from library management, in memory reading to be quick and effective, multiple format support and conversion such as rar, zip, epub, xps. This...

    Open Source Windows

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    ComittoN (Comic Viewer)

    ComittoN is a viewer for self-scanning comic image. Open PNG, JPG, Image Folders, ZIP(CBZ) and RAR(CBR) files. Directly browse the zip file in the Windows shared folder (SAMBA). Main features: File browser: * Bookmark...

    Free Android

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  • Roboreader icon


    The Roboreader image viewer a fast, minimalistic, yet feature packed way to view your photo albums, images, archived comic books, manga and ebooks. File support for JPG/JPEG/JPE/JFIF/BMP/PNG/GIF/TIFF/TIF/ICO Archive...

    Free Windows

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  • Cover icon


    Cover, the best app to read and manage your CBR/CBZ/CB7/PDF/EPUB comic books. The Walking Dead, Batman, X-Men, Largo Winch, Asterix, Naruto, One Piece, ... Enjoy your whole library, wherever you are.

    Freemium Windows Windows RT Windows Phone

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  • Komik icon


    Komik is the first comic/manga viewer and collection manager designed specifically for Android tablets and phones. I would love to hear any suggestions from you. * CBR, CBZ, and image directory comic support * Comic collection...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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  • eManga icon


    eManga is a free application for Windows, Mac OS X and the iPhone™, iPod touch®, & iPad. It works as both a manga-viewer and a library organizer all-in-one. And there's the Mangacast system to allow you get get Manga...

    Free Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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  • Comic Seer icon

    Comic Seer

    Comic Seer is a freeware sequential image viewer desktop application for Microsoft Windows and Linux, specifically used for viewing Comic Book Archive files containing image formats, such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others. Comic Seer is...

    Free Windows Linux

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    ZingBox Manga

    ZingBox is a free manga reader app for android which provides the most amazing manga reading experience. You can read manga in a clean and easy-to-use interface without any banner ads. It supports paper-rolling, page-turning...

    Free Android

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    Manga Reader

    Manga Reader is an easy to use, handy tool specially designed to offer you a tool to help you manage your manga. This application will offer you a viewer for the manga that you have on your computer and an online one as well. An...

    Free Windows

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    Open Comic Reader

    Want to read comic books or mangas on your android tablet? Give Open Comic Reader a try. It’s a new open source project built around the goal of creating a great comic reading experience without the lag, the cost nor the Ads.

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated. Last version, 0.3.1, released in September 2014, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store
  • Quivi icon


    Quivi is an image viewer (specialized for comic/manga reading) which supports many file formats and compressed (zip, rar) files. It is aimed for fast & easy file browsing with keyboard or mouse. Features Support of many...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    A Comic Viewer

    Lightweight image, comic & manga viewer for Android. Main features: * Opens CBZ/ZIP, ACV, CBR/RAR (beta), JPEG, PNG, BMP & image folders (long tap) * Read comics from SD card * Left-to-right or right-to-left reading *...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Latest version,, released on 3 March, 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store and Github.
  • Cover Browser

    Created in 2006, Cover Browser displays galleries of comic book (and book, pulp, games, DVD or magazine) covers for comic book fans like myself to explore & enjoy (there's also links to buy comics). At the moment, there are...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • iComics icon


    iComics is an app that lets you read digital comic books on your iOS devices. Unlike the other comic apps on the App Store that let you buy comics from their own collection, iComics lets you bring your own. With many DRM-free comics...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    Comic zeal

    Reading comics is a breeze, we’ve got the best zoom implementation of any reader. If you hold a zoom 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. You...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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CDisplay Ex Comments

Bundled with stuff you don't want and can't easily avoid. Not worth the hassle.

Negative Comment by nix
about CDisplay Ex Nov 2016

Downloaded from the official website. As others have noted, it comes ridden with adware that it stealthly installs itself. I'm no stranger to unchecking boxes and still it got me because I only managed to avoid one of two or three software it injects in your computer besides CDisplay EX itself. After installing CDisplay Ex, a downloader appeared in the taskbar (no way to just close it) that seemed to be downloading Avast (which then automatically got installed), together with yet _another _antivirus that got installed.

Do not give administrator access to the current installer. Only if you accept the risks and know what you are doing. I recommended you use CDisplay 1.8 instead or anything else, really.


The EX version seems to be EXposed to opencandy. Still if you manage to kill that, it is an awesome program. 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by Weltall
about CDisplay Ex and MangaMeeya, CDisplay Nov 2015

And here I thought that it had no crapware attached.. mostly because I was installing the original version. Seems EX does indeed come bundled with crapware. I say this because as soon as you run the installer, opencandy runs in the background. I have absolutely no problem with apps that try to advertise stuff. A lot of programs come bundled with crapware, but at least they give you the choice to use them or skip them. What I hate is opencandy, that no matter your choice, something gets attached to your computer. A lot say it is just for them to get statistics that their product has been advertised. I say they choose the wrong way, since opencandy is notorious of installing crap without asking.

Thankfully I have Malwarebytes Antimalware Premium. It has helped me many times in the past, because it does not only catch these crapware, but it let's me continue installing the software I want, removing open candy.

Malwarebytes catching the opencandy dl

Afar from the stupid bundled opencandy the program is awesome. An updated CDisplay with nice interface and above all for me, supporting Japanese mode, which is why I was using the original program too. If you have an Antimalware Shield, probably it will capture the opencandy. I do not know how the antimalware shields of the paid versions of some antiviruses work. The paid version of Malwarebytes Antimalware though works like a charm. If you have already installed it or going to install it, just remember to run the free version of malwarebytes antimalware. It will kill whatever the stupid opencandy will install.

All in all, I highly recommend this, but only if you will use an antimalware shield or scanner.



Positive Comment by burtreynolds
about CDisplay Ex Feb 2015

Not sure what people is smoking, there is no bundled software with CDisplayEx. I've never seen it in the installers, and I just checked the latest version. I've used it for years, practically since the beginning of the project. Maybe make sure you're actually downloading it from the official site.

This is the best comic viewer for my needs, it's a no BS, generally speedy, easily customizable program.

My one gripe is that it has trouble with ultra high resolution, high quality color images. They are very slow to scroll through and take a long time to initialize. This is a running theme with comic viewers, I've tried others (YacReader, Mcomix) and they are at best just as slow and at worst significantly less stable. The best alternative I've used for those types of files is actually SumatraPDF. It's generally slower overall, but much faster with regards to high resolution color images.


Hijacks your browser, installs other software. 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Djurbino
about CDisplay Ex Oct 2014

I used advanced custom install and made sure that I unchecked the option to install Trovi search in my browser, but the software installed it anyway. I'm not sure why they bother pretending you have a choice.
Trovi hijacked my browser, changed my home page, and changed my search engine.
It also installed Search Protect, which claims to protect you from malicious software hijacking your browser - but in reality it just protects Trovi from being removed.
It also installed TuneUp Utilities without asking.
At this point I wouldn't be surprised if it did other things that I haven't discovered yet.

Avoid this like the plague. There are safer options out there.


No choice but to install 'partner' software 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Pangolin
about CDisplay Ex Aug 2014

Tries to install some gimcrack search toolbar and doesn't give you the choice to avoid that privilege completely. As this prevents me installing CDisplayEx on any of my machines, please consider this a negative review of the installer rather than the software itself.


Be careful, as always

Comment by Venom88
about CDisplay Ex Apr 2014

The installer asks you to install "Searchprotect" by Conduit, which is an adware search toolbar/service. It can be simply unchecked in the installer and also uninstalled by using the control panel, but, as I always suggest, be careful when you install any software!


Good 7z support...

Positive Comment by realnabarl
about CDisplay Ex Dec 2012

Wow, it extracts solid 7z archive and put all the files into memory and virtual memory. This is good for some cases.


Hasnt been updated in awhile, but at least its open source ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about CDisplay Ex Jun 2011

Hasnt been updated in awhile, but at least its open source and the cdisplay has been dead for years