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ACMEreader is a daily comic viewer / comic reader.

ACMEreader lets you read your daily comics with ease.

  • ACMEreader stores comic strips in an archive.
  • ACMEreader keeps track of new and read comic strips. New strips are shown in a different color.
  • Small fonts can be read more easily with the zoom tool.
  • Navigation can be done smoothly with mouse and keyboard.

What's New

Version 0.10: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Java 5

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Qb Member IconComment+84

I just received and email from MacUpdate that AcmeReader on my watch list had been updated. Still appears to be version 0.10 even if I download from the "developer" site.

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Version 0.10
 asmeurer Member IconComment+25

One of the Java updates from a while ago broke this in Leopard, but I can confirm that it works again in Snow Leopard.

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Version 0.09
 asmeurer Member IconReview+25

This is going to be a great app. It already works better than iComic and Comictastic in my opinion. Here are some things that I think it needs improvement on:
• Zoom buttons. I shouldn't have to use the menu bar or memorize shortcuts.
• DOCUMENTATION. Please. I have no idea how to add comics.
• Better interface for adding comics. The current one isn't bad, but the field names are confusing (tooltips maybe). Also, the program should be able to find a list of comics from the preloaded websites rather than having me type it in.
• A better color scheme interface and preference saving.
• The menu bar items disappears when the preferences window opens.
• Less hidden way to mark comics as unread. A button would work best.
• Automatic installation of summary files (see developer site for Calvin and Hobbes and Dilbert files). I think that Bound and Gagged should have a similar feature (text is searchable from their website. I don't know if this can be implemented in the same way).
• Scroll whell support for continuous mode.
• The ability to sort by date instead of comic, so I would see, for example, all of Yesterday's comics, then all of Today's comics instead of Yesterday then Today for Comic A, Yesterday then Today for Comic B, etc.
• King Features support. Or are those strips available through the other websites?

As far as the current program goes, I particularly like these features:
• Archiving with logical image saving in the Finder.
• The reflection is cool.
• I like the way that you can move the comic when you are zoomed in.
• Built-in comics and comic websites.
• The general interface. It makes reading comics one-by-one very nice.

I have one question. When it checks for updates, it says that new comic parameters are available. It click Download and it says that there are no updates. What does this mean? It doesn't seem to work (it does the same thing every time I check).

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Version 0.05
DoublebacK Member IconReview+0

It is a very nice app, does exactly what it says it does. It comes preloaded with about 50 comics, and allows you to add your own. However, it does not come with any documentation, and it is somewhat frustrating to get a new comic strip imported.

Here's what I want to know how to do. How do you tell it to set the holidays? For example, I want everything before 2006-12-01 to have the holidays SA and SU, but everything after that to have TU TH SA and SU as the holidays.

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Version 0.05
Icoat.de (Developer)

There is no docu yet, but the answer to your question is

":2006-11-30 sa su, 2006-12-01: tu th sa su"

some other examples:

"" -> no holiday

"su sa" -> all sundays and saturdays are holidays

"2005-02-01" -> the first february 2005 is holiday.

"2005-02-01:" -> each day since first february 2005 (including) is a holiday

":2005-02-01" -> each day before first february 2005 (including) is a holiday

"2001-01-01:2005-12-31" -> each day in this range (including borders) is a holiday

"2001-01-01:2005-12-31 sa su" -> each day in this range which is a sunday or saturday is a holiday

"2001-02-01, sa su" -> the first february 2001 and each saturday and each sunday are holidays.

Captain Nemo Member IconComment+51
Captain Nemo

Keep up the good work !

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Version 0.05
VRH Member IconReview+54

Very, very nice. It has a few minor rough edges, but that's understandable for something apparently early in its development.

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Version 0.04
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Downloads 6,181
Version Downloads 203
License Free
Date 18 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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