Chunky Comic Reader
By Michael Ferenduros
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Try an app that makes your comics look great, makes reading them a pleasure, and takes all the friction out of importing and managing them.
• Ultra clean and simple to use
• Smart upscaling makes even low-res comics look great
• Auto contrast/tint fixes yellow pages and faded ink
• Self-organising library - just drop in your comics and go
• Download comics in the background while you read, directly from your cloud file-storage service or the web
• Upgrade to pro, and download from your PC, Mac or NAS as well
• Parental controls let you flag specific comics as ok, and passcode-lock everything else out of sight
• Single-page or two-up page view
• Right-to-left reading mode
• Post screenshots directly to Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit
Chunky supports CBZ, CBR, CBT and PDF comics, and understands ComicRack and ComicBookLover tags.
It can browse and download directly from iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Transporter, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, Pogoplug, Mediafire and Copy, and you can copy files in and out with iTunes on your computer or download them via the built-in web browser.
Upgrade to Pro and it'll also connect to Mac or Windows shared folders, FTP or SFTP servers, ComicStreamer, Calibre or Ubooquity libraries, and run a mini web and webDAV server you can use to copy files in and out.
What's New in Version 2.5.2
Just a quick fix for Google Drive login.
There's a rewrite (or maybe a new app) coming eventually, which is why Chunky has been in stasis for a while.
Your patience is muchly appreciated :)
Best comics reader ever!
I hardly ever write App Store reviews, but I am so impressed with this product that I felt compelled to write about it. I bought my iPad mainly to read digital comics, so I initially downloaded nearly every comic reader app to try out. After five minutes reading with this app, I loved it so much that I bought the paid upgrade and deleted all the others. My favorite features are the super-fast uploading via wifi, the smooth manual zooming in and out, and the automatic organization of my books. The one thing I wish this app would implement is a reading order manager for comic book events or crossovers. Otherwise, this app is perfect for all of my comic-reading needs!
I was looking for an alternative to ComicZeal that has shared folder access or something similar where I could just host my comics on my private server and read or download them from the app from there and well, Chunky does that (after $3.99, which isn't bad after all).
Plus, the developer isn't just nice, they're quick to respond too! I asked a question about manga scrolling and got a prompt reply. A+, Chunky dev, A+!
Easy Five Stars
The only application which I paid for, to support this talented developer. The app offers full features for free, the best of all (yes I tried them all). You'll get it when you try it for yourself.