Open Source ComiXology Alternatives

    ComiXology is described as 'Amazon’s premier graphic novel experience, comiXology is a comic store and reader with access to over 75,000 digital comics, graphic novels & manga'. There are more than 25 alternatives to ComiXology for various platforms. The best alternative is Evince, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ComiXology are Tachiyomi (Free, Open Source), YACReader (Free, Open Source), Mcomix (Free, Open Source) and Atril (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 2, 2020

    • Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats: PDF, Postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, XPS, SyncTex support with gedit, comics books (cbr,cbz,cb7 and cbt). For a comprehensive list of formats supported, see Supported Document Formats.
    • A free and open source manga reader for Android. It takes manga from sources like Mangadex, KissManga, etc.


    • YACReader (Yet Another Comic Reader) is a free cross-platform comic reader with support for multiple comic files and image formats.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • iPhone
      • iPad
    • MComix is an user-friendly, customizable image viewer. It is specifically designed to handle comic books, but also serves as a generic viewer.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Xfce
    • Atril is a simple multi-page document viewer. It can display and print PostScript (PS), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), DJVU, DVI, XPS and Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • 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.

      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      The program is no longer updated; this is the reason the Mcomix fork was started.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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
    • ACBF Viewer is a viewer application capable of reading ACBF, CBZ/CBR and ACV comic book file formats. It is written in Python programming language.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • OpenComic is a free and open-source comic and manga reader for Windows, Mac and Linux, written with Node.js and using Electron.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Comic Book Reader is the viewer you need to enjoy all your electronic publication. It is available both as Desktop and Windows 8 Metro UI for PC and tablets.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows