What are the best OpenComic alternatives in 2021?

    OpenComic is described as 'free and open-source comic and manga reader for Windows, Mac and Linux, written with Node.js and using Electron' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to OpenComic for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Linux, Android Tablet and iPad. The best alternative is HoneyView, which is free. Other great apps like OpenComic are Tachiyomi (Free, Open Source), YACReader (Free, Open Source), CDisplay Ex (Freemium) and ComicRack (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 9, 2021

    1. 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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    2. A free and open source manga reader for Android. It takes manga from sources like Mangadex, KissManga, etc.
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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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      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
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      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
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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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    4. 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).
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