XKCD Comic Reader allows users to view the XKCD webcomic over a cellular (iPhone only) or WiFi network without Safari. Choose from all of the XKCD comics and read each one with ease!

All comics are displayed in a list the user can easily navigate. Choosing a comic brings you to the image viewer which showcases the image along with its mouseover text.

This application is not affiliated with Randall Munroe, creator of the XKCD comic, but his work is accessed by permission.

An internet connection is required to use this application, but only for periodic comic update checks.

What's New

Version 2.0

Completely redesigned interface!

Uses the traditional iPhone/iPad table view to present a list of all the comics available. Tap a comic to be taken to the viewing pane where you can see the comic and it's mouseover text. The mouseover text is easily hidden with a single tap on the screen, and brought back with another tap.

Now you can view all the comics in an easy-to-navigate list.
Reduced internet usage! The images are all stored in the app, reducing the amount of data used. The only time the internet is accessed is when the app checks for comic updates.
4-inch Retina display support for the latest iOS devices.
Stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Great comic, but the app is nrfpt


The latest update, with the database format is Not Ready For Prime Time. It doesn't refresh at regular intervals and I don't know when the Friday comic loads anymore. I will have to revert now.

Not working on iPhone6s/iOS 9


Upgraded and now the app no longer works. Looks like it hasn't been touched in a couple of years, but was working OK for me until my upgrade. Now it just freezes. Fortunately, there's another xkcd app. Done with this one.

Thumbs Down


Opened the app, and it has been a blank white screen every time I opened it for at least ten minutes.


Craig Belpedio
75.8 MB
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2009 Craig Belpedio


  • Family Sharing

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

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