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xkcd is a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language, created by Randall Munroe.

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List of supported features:
- Full list of comics with continuous scrolling
- Offline reading of previously loaded comics
- Search by title, alt-text and/or number
- Keep track of your Favorites
- Automatic unread indicator for new comics
- Pinch or double tap to zoom
- Tap & Hold to read the alt-text
- Push Notifications when new comics are published
- Push Notifications with the random comic of the day
- Ability to enable/disable specific types of notifications
- Native sharing via Twitter, Facebook, Mail, Messages and more
- Full screen comic view (tap & hold to read the alt-text)
- Support for large versions of comics
- Custom URL scheme (e.g.: xkcd://1247)

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What's New in Version 4.1

- iOS 8 support
- New UI
- Custom URL scheme (e.g.: xkcd://1247)
- Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Great app that needs a book mark feature

I have loved XKCD for years. I was really happy to find this app. The only feature I would ask for would be a way to bookmark a cartoon so I could just jump back to where I stopped reading. Other than that I appreciate that it is always updated with the most current drawings.

I don't mind the press and hold to pull up the title of the drawing. I discovered that if I need to stretch a drawing to make it larger to read the big or long ones, if I use two fingers to move it around it doesn't snap back to the compressed size. Using two fingers makes it very easy to move the drawing around and stretch or shrink it as needed depending on the level of detail I want.

Controls are terrible

The controls used to be perfect, a long time ago. Tap to hide status/menu/action bars. Pinch to zoom easily. Or double tap to zoom is great too. I can't remember for positive exactly which actions did what. But some time ago they changed the controls in a supremely annoying way. Now you can't hide the status/menu/action bars. And merely touching the screen will show the alt text. It doesn't even wait for the 'release' half of a tap, or try to detect what kind of gesture you are trying to make. If you try to zoom or just touch the screen at all, bam. Alt text covering the entire comic. It is incredibly annoying to try to zoom, and the menu/status/action bars waste screen real estate when I want to hide them. Choose a different XKCD viewer until this is fixed, there are plenty.

Just got fidgety

I've been using this app for years. It doesn't update me with new comics very reliably but that's fine. What really starting bugging me was today's update. Trying to read the comic zoomed in (because most are impossible to read any other way) is really difficult now that tapping and holding the screen makes the alt text appear. It's constantly zooming out and jumping around. This would be a total deal breaker but there aren't many options for XKCD readers. Please fix this :/

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Version: 4.1
  • Size: 0.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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