Welcome to iComic, the premier application for reading comics on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

iComic makes great use of the multi-touch function for simple and effective page navigation and zooming to provide the best portable comic book read you will find. iComic displays high resolution comic pages (jpg, tif, or png image files) contained inside compressed zip or cbz format archives. Using the built-in download function, comics can be downloaded from the internet or from a personal server and stored locally on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Your downloaded comics are stored on your device and so are always available for reading, even when you have no internet connection.

As iTunes resizes images to a compressed format, iComic is also useful for displaying images for other uses e.g. maps, high detailed photos and ebooks (convert your pdf books to jpeg and you have a perfect reader for those large pdf files, normally unreadable due to the high memory requirement).

iComic currently provides three methods for turning pages: swiping your finger on the screen; by taps in the screen corners using the Corner-Tap method; or by Multi-Touch (tap once to page forward, twice to page back). Zooming is by the familiar pinch method used in Safari and other applications or by double tapping the screen when in Corner-Tap mode. The application is very stable and can easily handle zip files up to 60MB with infrequent problems observed with files of much larger size. Individual image files inside the zip files are constrained to a maximum 3 million pixels (e.g. 3,000 pixels high x 1,000 pixels wide or equivalent) though for the sake of battery conservation much smaller sizes (~1000 pixels high) are generally used.

A manual for setting up and using iComic can be downloaded from

The author of this application is Japanese so for excellent community support and discussion in English please visit the helpful and friendly ~*~ Ultimate icomic Thread ~*~ at

What's New

Version 6.1.1

Bugs fix.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Works perfectly, but you MUST read the instructions...


Review written on March 10, 2009

If you don't use the documentation, you don't stand a chance of figuring it out on your own. I googled the program and author, and found that he'd written a very clear FAQ with instructions for both Windows and Mac users. Using these instructions, I was able to use the program, and it worked exactly as advertised. I would not recommend this utility for computer novices. But if you have a solid understanding of image-resizing and archiving, and the patience to read before playing, you will be rewarded with a solid app. I'm satisfied with the process, but if it was a little more friendly to novices, I'd have given it five stars.

In a nutshell:

1) You must use a utility (I recommend Irfanview for XP users) to batch-resize all pages to a height of roughly 1000 pixels.
2) After resizing, you must compress each book to a ZIP file.
3) You must use a tiny piece of freeware (see the author's faq) to get the ZIP files onto your iPod/iPhone.

Features I'd like to see:
A) Currently, it appears that you can only add one comic book at a time. It would be very convenient to be able to transfer several at once.
B) The PDF file provided by the author should be reformatted, and incorporated into the application itself. The customer should not have to hunt down the documentation.
C) The "animation" toggle should off by default. It significantly hurts the performance of the reader.

Finally working


Placed files on the recommended site from the FAQ with no luck. Downloaded files from the recommended site but they always times out. When the files supposedly have downloaded, I click on them and see nothing. The latest version of the comic converter recommended doesn't have the "save as" function so you need version which should be stated. The other recommended converter crashes on Vista. I got this to work with the help of another user. Found it easy to use now after wasted hours trying the recommendations on the FAQ. Just skip the FAQ and use Diskaid to drag and drop your zip or cbr files in the created iComic folder inside your iPhones Photos folder. It's that easy. The delay in page flipping is annoying though and hopefully will be sped up in a future update. Give it 4 stars till this problem's addressed. Better than Comiczeal as you don't need wi-fi connections to access anything.

Update: The latest update greatly improved the page flipping and am satified. Keeps improving with updates so give it 5 stars now. :)

Works well with limitations due to the iPhone/iTouch's inability to easily load files


So far, this is the only comic reader available and the functionality is a bit limited, but it's worth the price.

Most of the instructions are PC, so to enable this on your Mac, do the following:

1. Go To System Preferences -> Sharing and check the box by "Web Sharing."
2. Write down the URL that appears under "Your Computer's Website:" it will probably be in the format "http://10.0.1.x", with the x being a unique IP number. If you know how to do so, I recommend creating a static IP for your Mac on your home network.
3. Go to the folder "Macintosh HD/Library/WebServer/Documents"
4. There are a lot of items in this folder, so I recommend creating a new folder called "comics"
5. Place the files you want to view on iComic in this folder
6. In iComic, start the application, select "Edit" and then "Add"
7. Type in the URL "http://10.0.1.x/comics/[your filename]" with the "x" being your unique IP number and [your filename] being the .cbz file you wish to load. It's much easier if you shorten the filenames of your .cbz files.


Yoshitake Yamamoto
3.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Unrestricted Web Access
© Yoshitake Yamamoto


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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