Simple Comic for Mac

Simple Comic for Mac

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

Version:
1.7
File Size:
3.01MB
Date Added:
April 07, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC/.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/Intel
Total Downloads:
78,209
Downloads Last Week:
1,284
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6
  • Editors' review

    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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    • All Versions:

      4.1

      out of 15 votes

      • 5 star: 10
      • 4 star: 2
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 3
    • Current Version:

      3.4

      out of 9 votes

      • 5 star: 4
      • 4 star: 2
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 3
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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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