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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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    1.  Ad-freeTachiyomi doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTachiyomi can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Tachiyomi without registration.
    4.  PortableTachiyomi can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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    1.  LightweightHoneyView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableHoneyView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Librera Reader is a highly customizable and feature-rich application for reading books in PDF, EPUB, MOBI, DjVu, FB2, TXT, RTF, AZW, AZW3, HTML, CBZ, CBR formats on Android devices.

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    1.  Ad-freeLibrera Reader doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Text to SpeechLibrera Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    3.  LightweightLibrera Reader consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeLibrera Reader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Full-Text SearchLibrera Reader lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  4. YACReader is a comic reader and comic manager with support for cbr cbz zip rar comic files.

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    1.  PortableYACReader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsYACReader can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  5. Aniyomi is an unofficial fork of the free and open source manga reader Tachiyomi that adds anime capabilities! For Android 6.0 and above.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAniyomi can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  LightweightAniyomi consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Aniyomi without registration.
    4.  Ad-freeAniyomi doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  6. 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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    1.  Dark ModeMangaDex supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Ad-freeMangaDex doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  LightweightMangaDex consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  7. HakuNeko is a cross-platform downloader for manga and anime from various websites. HakuNeko was made to help users who download media for circumstances that requires offline usage. The philosophy is ad-hoc consumption, get it when you want to read/watch it.

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    1.  Ad-freeHakuNeko doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHakuNeko can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableHakuNeko can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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  9. 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. Everything is designed to give you the best comic reading experience, it load comic books...

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  10. OpenComic icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
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    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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  11. Kavita icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
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    Lighting fast with a slick design, Kavita is a rocket fueled self-hosted digital library which supports a vast array of file formats. Install to start reading and share your server with your friends. book reader, self hosted, manga, comics, free, manhwa, e readers, electronic...

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    1.  Dark ModeKavita supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  LightweightKavita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  12. EBookDroid is an open source (GPL'ed) document viewer for Android based on the VuDroid code base.

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  13. 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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    1.  Ad-freeMcomix doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  14. A libre smart powered comic book reader.

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    1.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    2.  Text to SpeechSeeneva allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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  15. ComiXology icon
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
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    Explore over 230,000 digital comics, manga, and graphic novels from Marvel, DC, Viz, Kodansha, Dark Horse, Image, our own exclusive Comixology Originals, and many, many more.

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