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Comic Zeal Comic Reader Mini

Comic Zeal Comic Reader Mini
  • #: 103146
  • Price: $3.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: 2010-08-04
  • Current Version: 4.0.26
  • 4.0.26
  • Size: 9.60 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Emiliano Molina
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • © 2008 Bitolithic Pty Ltd
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Description

Imagine holding your comic library in your hands; with Comic Zeal, you don't have to imagine.

MINI VERSION: This version is for iPhone and iPod Touch only. The regular version works on the iPad too.

Your iPhone (this mini version won't run on the iPad) is the perfect device for reading comics, but reading comics and manga isn't like reading books. You need a specialist app that can:

- Organize your comics by series, don't look through hundreds to find the one you want.

- Show you large covers, they'll tell you more than a title.

- Make it easy to move between issues when reading, you'll go through a few in a sitting.

- Reliably zoom in on content, not show you the same borders page after page.

- Be smart about what to show you when you rotate the device, many comics have a mixture of portrait and landscape pages.

- Load big images fast, you don't want to spend five seconds waiting for a page to load.

- Load your comics using USB, wifi or even from other applications that support file associations.

That app is Comic Zeal. It does everything on the list and much more. It was the first comic reader on the app store more than two years ago. We've been listening to your feedback and improving on it ever since.

If you're still not convinced read the review and have a look at our star rating. Then buy the app and read the usage tips below whilst it's downloading.

Tips:

- When zooming, hold the gesture for half a second. Comic Zeal will lock that zoom and position when you turn the page, it's a great way to hide borders. Try zooming using your thumbs while holding the iPad in both hands.

- Have a look through the in-app settings. There you can change he background (try the magic one), adjust brightness, turn on manga mode and other useful things.

- You can turn pages by swiping or tapping the sides of the screen. The tap area is thin so that you can easily reach past it with your thumb for scrolling.

- You can group comics by pressing 'Edit', select more than one comic, press 'Move', then select the 'New Series ...' option.

- You can import cbz/cbr/pdf/rar and zip comics directly into Comic Zeal. If you want to import a folder full of images just zip them up.

NOTE:

- This mini version won't run on the iPad, the other version of Comic Zeal will run on all iOS devices.

- USB file transfers, page locking and assisted panning are only available on iOS4.

Loading comics using USB

1. Connect the iPhone to your computer.

2. iTunes should open automatically, but if it doesn't open iTunes.

3. In the left column, click on Devices > (your iPhone)

4. Click on the "Apps" tab.

5. Scroll down from the "Sync Apps" section to the "File Sharing" section.

6. Click on "Comic Zeal".

7. Drop your comic files into the "Comic Zeal 4 Documents" section.

8. Open Comic Zeal on your iPhone and it will complete the import!

Comics take around 7 seconds each to import. Please keep in mind that whatever comics you add, iTunes will want to back up. So don't add tens or gigabytes at once or your next sync will take a while!

Comics used in the screenshots:

'Escape from Planet Nowhere', © 2010 Otis Frampton, http://planet-nowhere.com/

'The Paladin', © Jim Shelley, http://www.flashbackuniverse.com/

Read what the press has to say about Comic Zeal:

"ComicZeal is good at what it does. Comic book fans interested in taking their favorite books with them will enjoy ComicZeal."

- Awarded 4 mice, MacWorld.com

"Fans of comics’ “Golden Age” now have a great way to feed that jones on the iPhone and iPod Touch with Comic Zeal from Bitolithic."

- Lonnie Lazar, cultofmac.com

What's New in Version 4.0.26

Dear Customers, just some bug fixes and a small change to Assisted Panning this time.

Here's what's new:

- Fixed issues where pages at the max zoom-out were appearing off center.
- Fixed issue where the right comic wasn't being shown when the comic selector was bought up.
- The collection view now scrolls to the currently viewed comic at the top level too
- Fixed manga mode issues where the wrong side of landscape pages was being shown
- Fixed manga mode issues with assisted panning.
- Assisted panning now only moves 70% of the way across so there is some overlap between the previous view and the current one.

It would mean the world to us if you would update your reviews to reflect the improvements in this new version.

You can follow Comic Zeal progress by subscribing to our twitter feed, @bitolithic.

iPhone Screenshots

Comic Zeal Comic Reader Mini iPhone Screenshot 1

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Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

 

5/5 stars

Awesome

:
My friend uses Mobisync, and after purchasing Zeal I must say I do not envy him at all. The format and price alone make this worth more in my eyes. The only thing I noticed was Mobi syncs quicker, but does not compress like Zeal or have a nice issue preview like Zeal. I'm not sure why they want $15 for Mobi, but this was more than ample and satisfactory for the price.

5/5 stars

Awesome

:
This app is fantastic. I've loaded it up with tons of comics books using syncdocs. Now I can keep a whole collection with me and read then on the go. Money well spent.

Couple suggestions for the developer:
I would like the ability to put all my books into folders instead of just the one list.

Also you could make it a little easier to convert and transfer cbz files (maybe one program to do both jobs?)

5/5 stars

Love this app

:
You I am truly glad that the developers thought of this app it works out so well especially when I'm on the train, I still just have a small issue maybe its because its for the itouch but I was wondering if anything could be done to make the images more high res when being transferred to the app. I know it has to shrink it down but when could it become more high res when zooming into the pages or when it is a spread page. Is that possible for the next update? it would be a huge next improvement. but other than that, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!

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