Smash – Comic and Manga Reader
By Dominic Rodemer
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Smash is the Comic and Manga Reader for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
All features at a glance:
✔ Supports all popular formats:
CBR, CBZ, PDF, ZIP, RAR
✔ File Management:
Add comics to the app via iTunes, from your Dropbox, via WLAN or direct download
Organize, sort and group your comics in folders
✔ Colorful labels:
Mark comics and folders using labels in various colors
✔ Optional auto-zoom function:
Comics can automatically be adjusted to the width of the screen
✔ Bookmarks and notes:
Add and edit bookmarks and notes
✔ Speed and performance
Very quick display of your comics and smooth reading experience
Open comics from other apps (e.g. Safari)
And lots more...
Would you like to find out more? Have a look at the app video:
You can find thousands of public domain comics available for free download here:
What's New in Version 1.0.1
- Supports iPad Retina Display
- Performance improvements
Needs better sorting options
It's an 'okay' comic app. The presentation is pretty easy on the eyes, and the zoom to width is great.
My biggest problem with it is its inability to sort automatically via alphanumerics at the very least. It would be even better if you could tag comics via date/titles and such but to sort by file name would be a huge enough help to sort a huge collection.
Another annoyance is that the pages take a while to load 'into focus'. Your mileage may vary on this one, and you'll get used to it over time but it's there. Sometimes when it does finish loading a page some parts of the page remain 'unfoucused' or blurry... Like it wasn't able to load that part of the page. Turning into and out of the page will almost always correct that problem, but still, the fact that it exists is annoying.
It also doesn't save the last page you've read in a comic automatically, so you would need to manually create a bookmark.
I've learned to live with the annoyances but there's definitely room for improvement. Here's hoping for more updates.
Good reader app with a GREAT feature
The Auto-Zoom feature elevates this app to greatness and sets it apart from other comic readers. Tapping through a comic in landscape mode is so easy, and I love how you see the full page for a second when you turn pages before it zooms in.
Please update with a way to remove the status bar in full screen view! And some gamma filters for improving contrast would be great.
Slow, needs better sorting
One of the first comic book readers that's supports the Retina Display iPad. Unfortunately, rendering performance borders on awful, making the reading experience pretty terrible.
Loading comics is a bit of a chore, but that is largely an iTunes limitation. The app desperately needs the ability to sort by file name.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Apr 04, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 8.3 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Dominic Rodemer
- © Dominic Rodemer
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).