Simple Comic for Mac

Simple Comic for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    105,654
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 07, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    736
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Simple Comic for Mac is a fast, lightweight comic reader for the Mac that will open a number of different file formats. This makes it very portable, and because it opens and reads comics so quickly, it's a useful tool for those with large libraries of CBR files.

Pros

Fast to install and open: Simple Comic for Mac downloads and opens in seconds. While it requires security verification on newer Macs because it is not in the App Store, it takes almost no time to get open, so if you have CBR files or other ZIPs or TAR files that need to be opened to read your comics, this will do it fast.

Intuitive interface: Once open, use the File menu at the top of the screen to open your existing comic book files. Simple Comic does not allow you to download comics, nor does it come with any files, so you'll need to have a legitimate source of files from another source; but once you do, this will open them fast and make it easy to read them on any size screen.

Cons

Fairly limited in scope: Simple Comic is open source and free, and it does everything you need to read comics, but if you want something more powerful for storing and cataloging your comic book files, this isn't it. It will open a comic archive, and can even capture or bookmark pages in it if you want to come back later, but this is not iTunes for Comics.

Bottom Line

If you need a straightforward comic book reading app for your Mac, then Simple Comic is what you're looking for. It's fast and easy to download, offers streamlined interface settings for opening and reading your comics, and doesn't bog down your computer in the slightest -- a great all-around app.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"great reader but quicklook falls short"

February 01, 2014  |  By adohall

 |  Version: Simple Comic 1.7

Pros

very easy to use

Cons

quicklook plugin doesn't work for cbr files after latest update to Mavericks

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5 stars

"An excellent application for viewing comics!"

September 17, 2013  |  By dnugget21

 |  Version: Simple Comic 1.7

Pros

Easy to use with PDF formats and is free. Pages can be resized so you can view them larger on your screen. Also tracks the last page you read when you close it so when you open the comic, it will take you back.

Cons

None that I've found.

Summary

Simple, comic reader that gets the job done!

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1 stars

"Simple Comic Simply Doesn't Work"

January 18, 2013  |  By user-friendly

 |  Version: Simple Comic 1.7

Pros

Free. Other than that no pros. It sounds like people who got it working have nice things to say. Based on my own experience, I would give less than 1/2 a star if that were an option. A wast of time.

Cons

Doesn't work at all.

Summary

Downloaded Simple Comic Version 1.7 on my Mac running OS X 10.7.5 on January 18, 2013, and the icon is in the doc, but nothing. A huge disappointment after seeing calibre only displays comics in black and white (except the cover). Hopefully my third attempt at finding an adequate (COLOR!) comic book reader wont be as dismal.

Updated on Jan 18, 2013

Okay, after playing around with my calibre ebook program for quite some time, Simple Comic started working on its own. I'm still not sure what I did different this time around, maybe one of the many file conversions I tried. I regret the harshness of my initial review, but it's frustrating when you download something and it doesn't seem to work at all (even if it is free, it often seems like a wast of time). If you guys at Simple Comic are listening, its crucial that you include instructions. Its clear from the reviews that people either love it or hate it. Its simple once you know how to use it, but many are new to digital comic books. Keep that in mind. 3 1/2 Stars until you include instructions. Solid overall, keep up the good work.

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1 stars

"Cannot install after download."

June 12, 2012  |  By 3cn3ls0n

 |  Version: Simple Comic 1.7

Pros

Who would know

Cons

same as the guy before me.... cant install it

Summary

choose a dif program till this one is fixed.

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1 stars

"Downloaded and then?. nothing"

July 17, 2011  |  By opportunist71

 |  Version: Simple Comic 1.7

Pros

Nothing, I could only download this.

Cons

Once downloaded, there is no clear text/doc to install and no executable file.

Summary

I would not recommend this to others like myself. I am newer to Mac, but even I can find text/doc files and executable commands. After reading the previous reviews I was so happy to find this program, but disappointed afterwards. I use Mac OS version 10.6.8.

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5 stars

"Simple to use. Works with everything I've tried."

May 13, 2011  |  By 9jack63

 |  Version: Simple Comic 1.7

Pros

Small, simple, intuitive. Good control of page zoom and navigation. It even keeps track of where I am when I close and then reopen.

Cons

None that I know of.

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4 stars

"Light weight, simple"

January 25, 2011  |  By The Printer

 |  Version: Simple Comic 1.7

Pros

easy to use CBR reader does one thing and does it well.

Cons

none that I've found

Summary

Does exactly what it's supposed to do and uses very little resources. Nice piece of SW.

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5 stars

"The best comic reader"

October 26, 2010  |  By CyberSkull

 |  Version: Simple Comic 1.7

Pros

Easy to use, all around great program.

Cons

I can't think of anything bad.

Summary

This is the best comic reader/image gallery program I have found for Mac OS X.

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5 stars

"Perfect for .PDF and .CBR and MAC"

August 24, 2010  |  By xshadow88x

 |  Version: Simple Comic 1.7

Pros

Works with pdf formatts unlike Xee or comic book pro and is Free. Opens the pages bigger to look like a real comic book! I love it but this should move up to #2 Image viewer not #3.

Cons

Havent found any yet but will tell you if I do.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7
Changes since 1.6
  • 64bit
  • New icon courtesy of Martin Andersson
  • Redesigned User Interface
    • Customizable toolbar
    • Dock style, auto-hiding fullscreen bezel
    • Simplified preferences
  • Quicklook plugin for cbz and cbr files
  • Create and soft crop thumbnail icons for cbz,zip,cbr, and rar archives
  • Extract individual pages
  • Option to open nested archives
  • Can view text release notes (.txt, .nfo, .info)
  • Many other fixes and improvements
General
Publisher Dancing Tortoise Software
Publisher web site http://www.dancingtortoise.com/
Release Date April 07, 2010
Date Added April 07, 2010
Version 1.7
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Image Viewers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6
  • Download Information
    File Size 3.01MB
    File Name SimpleComic_1.7_252.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 105,654
    Downloads Last Week 736
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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