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Best comic book reader?

07-06-2010, 05:20 PM
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Best comic book reader?

I posted this in the mass thread, but I didn't get any responses.

I'm looking for a good comic book reader for the iPod Touch/iPhone. There are a bunch of them on the appstore and most are paid, so I can't try them out. Has anyone had experience with one?

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07-06-2010, 05:21 PM
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IF your scans are pdf. why not use ibooks

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07-06-2010, 05:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dxfan101010 View Post
IF your scans are pdf. why not use ibooks
I have a mix of scans-- jpg, png, zip, cbr, and cbz.

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07-06-2010, 08:34 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyMuffin View Post
I have a mix of scans-- jpg, png, zip, cbr, and cbz.
i'm curious about this one too. Stanza supports cbr and cbz but not zips as far as I'm concerned
07-06-2010, 09:27 PM
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Comic reader mobi is great if you are jailbroken.

It reads ZIP,RAR, CBR, CBZ, and PDF files.

It is not free so checkout some reviews and videos before buying it.
07-06-2010, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by onewithchaos View Post
i'm curious about this one too. Stanza supports cbr and cbz but not zips as far as I'm concerned
cbz files are just renamed zip files from what I remember. Also applies to rar and cbr as well. Haven't tried Stanza to view comics yet, so can't comment on how well it works.

I use "iComic -comic reader-" (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icomic-comic-reader/id297328082?mt=8) which only supports jpg, tif, png, and zip/cbz format (should be easy to convert to zip/cbz if you have to), and doesn't read archives inside archives (probably not to many apps would due to memory requirements). What's really nice is it uses FTP to upload/download (fast, did 1 GB in around 25 minutes on my network, which other comic apps I've tried have had trouble even coming remotely near) so can even be used to "store" other file types (which only show up inside when accessed via FTP but will be hidden when viewed through the app) and supports folders. Just drag & drop. No need for complicated steps to upload multiple archives.

Not associated with app maker, just a happy user.

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07-06-2010, 11:20 PM
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Like abbad0n said, CBZ is just a renamed ZIP file and CBR is a renamed RAR file. If you change the file extension of a CBZ/CBR file it will open with your archive program of choice and you can add or remove individual pages. On Windows you might need to make file extensions visible.

I've also heard good things about Comic Reader Mobi but haven't tried it myself.