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Comic and Manga Readers

The ebook and digital reading revolution extends beyond just traditional books and print. The apps on this page will allow you to read comics or even right-to-left Japanese manga in a variety of ways depending on your preference and comfort. Apps such as HoneyView offer a multitude of viewing options, image filtering preferences, hotkey customizations, and much, much more.

  1. A free and open source manga reader for Android. It takes manga from sources like Mangadex, KissManga, etc.
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  2. HoneyView is a fast image viewer that supports archived image files 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 menu.
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  3. 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 with various smooth transition effects.
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  4. MangaDex is an online manga reader that caters to all languages. MangaDex is made by scanlators, for scanlators and gives active groups complete control over their releases.
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  5. CDisplayEx is a light, efficient CBR Reader, and it is also the most popular comic book reader. It is able to read all comic book formats (.cbr file, .cbz, .pdf, etc..) and Manga.

    Bundleware

    The installation may contain adwares: the EULA states that you are agreeing to install OpenCandy

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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    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.

    Discontinued

    No updates since 2016. The dev, cYo has been MIA since 2017 and forum is full of spam bots.

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  6. EBookDroid is an open source (GPL'ed) document viewer for Android based on the VuDroid code base. Supported the file in following formats: PDF DjVu XPS (OpenXPS) comics books (cbz,cbr) This software contain: MuPDF DjVuLibre JUnRar
  7. 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.
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    OpenComic is a free and open-source comic and manga reader for Windows, Mac and Linux, written with Node.js and using Electron.
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  8. NeeView is a Free and Open Source, modern and powerful image viewer and a manga/comic reader that has high quality scaling options and many different customization options.
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    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    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.
  9. 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.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated; this is the reason the Mcomix 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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  10. 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.

    Discontinued

    Last version, 1.8, was released on April 2004. It can be downloaded from the official site.

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  11. 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).
  12. A libre smart powered comic book reader. Features: • Smart speech balloons zooming. 💬 • Speech balloons OCR and TTS. 👀 • Supports CBZ (.zip), limited CBR (.rar), CB7 (.7z), CBT (.tar) and PDF comic book archives.
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