ComicBookLover
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Comic viewer, collector, organizer.   Shareware ($24.95)
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ComicBookLover (formerly ComicBookViewer) enables you to easily view, collect and organise digital comics. Find comics by browsing cover art. Create smart lists. Edit information quickly. View comics in full-screen mode, on laptops and external displays. Supports CBZ, CBR and PDF comic archives.

View Comics:
  • Read in Single page, Western and Manga double page mode
  • Full screen mode with support for external displays
  • Auto-sense oversized pages and auto-resize facing pages
  • Scale and rotate display
  • Adjust colours,
What's New
Version 1.7 (1529):
  • Snappier performance
  • ARC memory management
  • Bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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ComicBookLover User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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+701

Jazzyguy reviewed on 02 Nov 2013
This is a GREAT program as long as you don't install 1.7.The Developer has never replied tony query.
[Version 1.7]


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+701
Jazzyguy commented on 01 Nov 2013
I downloaded 1.5 which DOES work fine in Mavericks.I got my icons back and it works smoothly. It was a mistake to download the new version.
[Version 1.7]


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+701
Jazzyguy commented on 01 Nov 2013
There is no icon view in the app now .It always opens in icon view but not anymore. Using Mavericks.I turned on thumbnails in preferences
[Version 1.7]


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+2

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Kidclam reviewed on 04 Sep 2012
Bug ridden and simple features that you would expect are not there. Basically very bad user interface. Users, please reply if you find otherwise. I am hoping its just my install is buggy. I don't want to try reinstalling as I have so many comics on the library.

Bug or features missing. (something which shouldn't be a request but its a basic need to make this app work)

1. Doesn't save last saved view in library. Defaults back to list and thumbnail as 50-50 division on every restart. I just want to have cover view only. I have to switch to this by manually dragging the divider every morning. Just makes me want to throw this app away.
2. Can't delete more than one comic at a time. C'mon, this is crazy especially I finish a 35 issue series and have to delete individually and with a prompt to ask me.
3. Can't set a view to enlarge to vertical length based on comic. This way I don't have to scroll every spread to see top and bottom of a page. The Macbook Pro 15" is enough for me to read the comic if it is zoomed to fit vertically. If it fits vertically it will show full horizontally.
4. When dragging new comics into reading lists, it won't drop comics into existing reading lists. So basically it is not customisable so why have reading lists in the first place. If it works for you then my install doesn't which means its a bug? Please let me know from other users.
5. Opening up comic, they should just have a feature to hide the top menu in the window so there's no need to go to fullscreen.
6. I recommend developer to try using iPhone/ipad app called Comic Glass by Japanese developers. It has an amazing function that can take any image in the comic to use as cover, you can also crop the cover. This makes sense especially for Manga covers since the usual scans have the front and back cover. You can crop and then it becomes the cover. Brilliant. Right now for Comicglass, I have to take each comic and screenshot the cover to be placed first by renaming 01.jpg so its the first file. Time waster... :(
[Version 1.5]


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-2

Levenski reviewed on 09 Mar 2012
I like this comics! There are so much of them, that you wouldn't feel borring for a long time. Interesting, bright and a lot)
[Version 1.5]


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+13

Dolphbucs reviewed on 21 Jun 2011
By far THE best digital comic viewer/organizer out there for ANY platform. Very robust ... it handles my 40,000 + collection very well. It also has a feature that gets little "press" ... ita actually stores the info you enter to sort the files as tags on the files themselves. So if you ever need to move to another computer you don't have to start cataloging the collection all over.

This app is the reason I switched to the Mac 5 years ago.
[Version 1.4]


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+5

Joeshmoe200us reviewed on 11 May 2011
Great app, I've been using it to read all sorts of comics. Works Great. I end up titling my computer vertically, so I can get a better view of the entire page.
[Version 1.4]


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+5

hsneedude reviewed on 26 Apr 2011
Great comic app, and the best I've tried, I used to use ComicRack on windows, but this is a lot better, and the iPhone version is cool too (though it's not really comfy to read a comic on a small screen.
[Version 1.4]


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+5

hsneedude reviewed on 26 Apr 2011
Great comic app, and the best I've tried, I used to use ComicRack on windows, but this is a lot better, and the iPhone version is cool too (though it's not really comfy to read a comic on a small screen.
[Version 1.4]


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-4

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xXAkumuXx reviewed on 24 Mar 2011
This is the best comic book reader I've ever tried! =D
[Version 1.4]


burypromote

+7
Pneshati had trouble on 23 Jan 2011
The download link is dead. It should be

http://www.bitcartel.com/downloads/comicbooklover.zip

but is not. Please fix this.
[Version 1.4]


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+28
maboroshi had trouble on 01 Jul 2009
In previous versions I used to be able to drop a cbr file right onto a playlist and it would import it and then add that to that playlist.

Sometimes the files I'm dragging over have already been imported, but it would still be nice to be able to manually drop the files into the playlist, as I have my comics sorted by story on DVDs, and it would be infinitely easier to just drop that folder in there.
[Version 1.3B821]



+2

RONIN427 rated on 01 Nov 2013

[Version 1.7]



+2

RONIN427 rated on 28 Sep 2013

[Version 1.5]



yaelism rated on 14 Jun 2013

[Version 1.5]



Kutzcd rated on 19 Aug 2012

[Version 1.5]


Downloads:39,204
Version Downloads:933
Type:Home Personal : Arts
License:Shareware
Date:01 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $24.95
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ComicBookLover (formerly ComicBookViewer) enables you to easily view, collect and organise digital comics. Find comics by browsing cover art. Create smart lists. Edit information quickly. View comics in full-screen mode, on laptops and external displays. Supports CBZ, CBR and PDF comic archives.

View Comics:
  • Read in Single page, Western and Manga double page mode
  • Full screen mode with support for external displays
  • Auto-sense oversized pages and auto-resize facing pages
  • Scale and rotate display
  • Adjust colours, sharpen images
  • Bookmark and re-order pages
  • View details of all page images including EXIF tags
  • Drag pages to Finder to export page data


Collect & Organise Comics:
  • Import your comic archives
  • Browse cover artwork
  • Create lists and smart lists of favourite comics
  • Search and find comics quickly
  • Edit comic information in any language


Comic Archives supported:
  • CBZ, CBR, ZIP, RAR and PDF archives
  • Folder of comic pages


Original Comic Files Are Unchanged:
  • Comic related information is stored in ComicBookLover's internal library.
  • Cover artwork can be set as the icon for the comic file in Finder


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