Funny Pages
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220 comics delivered to your desktop.   Commercial ($0.99)
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  • Funny Pages has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Whimsically Plucky Software
Funny Pages delivers to 220 comic strips to your desktop. From the developer:

"I decided to create a version of Funny Pages for the Mac desktop. It includes all 220 comics and the ability to travel back in time to view comics from the past. In demo mode Funny Pages for Mac will pick 10 random comics on launch and present them in the source list. The comics will change on every launch. Purchasing Funny Pages for Mac will unlock all 220 comics unhindered. Simply click on the comic you wish to view and it will load for that day. Click on a date in the calendar and the program
What's New
Version 1.5.2:
  • Fixed an issue where the sources of the strips had changed causing incorrect images to populate.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later

*Previously available here



MacUpdate - Funny Pages




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Funny Pages User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(3)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(3)

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Drdul commented on 16 Jul 2012
This isn't working properly. I can't navigate to yesterday's comic, and instead I get an obscure AppleScript error message. The app hasn't been updated in almost a year, so I'm not holding out much hope for a fix.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Qb reviewed on 30 Dec 2011
It has been since version 1.2 that I posted a long list of comments comparing FunnyPages to the discontinued Comictastic.

While the app is stable (Lil' Abner still won't download but does not crash) the only change I see in the GUI is that now when I resize the overall window and quit - it remembers the size on relaunch.

I'm still using CT as the FP developer has not added vital improvements like auto-downloading of favorites, grouping of comics (such as Sunday Only) and individual magnification levels.

I'm glad this app is still here and hope for future GUI changes to make it a possible CT replacement.

Please let a future version incorporate some/all of these suggestions.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Capobello commented on 05 Aug 2011
Still won't download Classic Lil' Abner. Also, when attempting to change the date by clicking on the calendar, I get an AppleScript error:

AppleScript Error
Can't get selected data row of table view "comics" of scroll view "comics" of box "allComics" of split view "comicsLists" of window "main". (-1728)
[Version 1.5.2]


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Qb reviewed on 02 Mar 2011
I've tried this app since 0.9 and paid the very reasonable cost when it went live. Right now I'm confused on how to update from 1.0.10 to the newest I see on the App Store 1.3 or the 1.4 mentioned on the blog. No "Check for Update" in the app. That said let me post my comments.

I am a long time user of the now discontinued "Comictastic". Wow - that still works and is still much more useable that FP 1.0 because:

1 - CT will download ALL my comics in one swoop - takes a few minutes but when I am ready to look at them they are there for instant display. FP - downloads them as I click on them meaning I have to wait 10 seconds or so for each new comic! ugh.

2 - CT allows each comic to have its own ZOOM - some are best viewed at 100%, some at 150%. FP sets the size of each comic to match the size of the window - no user control. This means some comics are so big they get fuzzy / pixilated. Or some are too small to read if I keep the window size small.

3 - CT allows for downloading archive - provide a start date and it will collect them in one swoop. In FS I have to click the calendar date, then click the comic. Repeat for however many dates back I want. Really primitive.

4 - CT allows me to enter my own comic urls and will scrape the web page to find the images and let me select which one it the comic. Then the needed info gets saved for future comic downloads. I see nothing in FS 1.0.10 that allows adding support for comics of my choice.

5 - CT allows me to GROUP comics. The best example is comics that are only Sunday. This makes it so I don't have to click on a Sunday comic during the weekdays as it is in its own separate group in the comic listing.

6 - Navigation of the comics: CT allows me to use the Up/Down arrow keys to display the previous/next comic. In FS those keys do MOVE the selection to the p/n comic BUT does not display until I click it. Aaaarrggg.

7 - last thing I'll mention relates back to #1. CT can be automated with a simple AppleScript to launch each morning, collect my comics and quit. This is great if I am on travel and away for my Mac for a few days - all my funnies will be waiting when I get home. Sure, a more complex script or automator would allow FS to do this but if on launch it would download all the comics it would be much easier.

I don't know what 1.1, 1.3 or 1.4 have for enhancements. I'v4 emailed the developer how to update but not yet heard. I do hope development continues.
[Version 1.2]

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Qb replied on 03 Mar 2011
Upate: the developer got me update to 1.4 very quickly. I emailed him back my hopes he will read my review/comments and make some improvements (in my opinion they are) as each of the issues remain in 1.4. And add the following:

8 - app does not remember the user set window size or location between launches.
burypromote
+1

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Mtcobra commented on 12 Oct 2010
Having downloaded and purchased this program yesterday, I'm kinda wondering when someone will kindly share the unlock key with me. Contact the developer above doesn't work, and click on the developer just lists the MacUpdate listing of the three programs. I'm hoping the developer will take a look here and see this, as there is no way I can see to contact him, D J Macintosh.
[Version 1.0.9]

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+330
Kobalt commented on 16 Oct 2010
Just had to click through a few links to get here

http://zippyrippy.com/zippysoftware/Funny_Pages_for_Mac.html
http://funnypagesiphoneapp.blogspot.com/

and finally

zippysoftwareadmin@gmail.com

I agree, not the easiest of ways to reach the dev.
burypromote
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Rcpowell71 commented on 26 Aug 2010
There have been a few apps like this, and most end up getting pulled because they do not have the rights to the comics they are collecting. I see nothing regarding licensing in the description. As much as I like the idea, I can't justify paying for this app unless it is established the developer has the rights to redistribute the included comics. Otherwise, it seems it would be only a matter of time until it would be blocked.
[Version 1.0.4]

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Bezierboy replied on 18 Sep 2010
I concur, look what happened to FreeComics and Say Cheese. And they were free applications.
burypromote
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+330
Kobalt commented on 25 Aug 2010
Haven't tried it yet, but what a fun idea! This should brighten up the dullest day.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Djmac317 rated on 29 Jan 2011

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:2,483
Version Downloads:472
Type:Internet : Newsreaders
License:Commercial
Date:05 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $0.99
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Funny Pages delivers to 220 comic strips to your desktop. From the developer:

"I decided to create a version of Funny Pages for the Mac desktop. It includes all 220 comics and the ability to travel back in time to view comics from the past. In demo mode Funny Pages for Mac will pick 10 random comics on launch and present them in the source list. The comics will change on every launch. Purchasing Funny Pages for Mac will unlock all 220 comics unhindered. Simply click on the comic you wish to view and it will load for that day. Click on a date in the calendar and the program will load the comic for that particular day. Simple and easy. Once the iPhone version is approved Funny Pages for Mac will sync favorites with the iPhone for a full integrated experience."


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