Try an app that makes your comics look great, makes reading them a pleasure, and takes all the friction out of importing and managing them.
• Ultra clean and simple to use
• Smart upscaling makes even low-res comics look great
• Auto contrast/tint fixes yellow pages and faded ink
• Self-organising library - just drop in your comics and go
• Download comics in the background while you read, directly from your cloud file-storage service or the web
• Upgrade to pro, and download from your PC, Mac or NAS as well
• Parental controls let you flag specific comics as ok, and passcode-lock everything else out of sight
• Single-page or two-up page view
• Right-to-left reading mode
• Post screenshots directly to Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit
Chunky supports CBZ, CBR, CBT and PDF comics, and understands ComicRack and ComicBookLover tags.
It can browse and download directly from iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Transporter, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, Pogoplug, Mediafire and Copy, and you can copy files in and out with iTunes on your computer or download them via the built-in web browser.
Upgrade to Pro and it'll also connect to Mac or Windows shared folders, FTP or SFTP servers, ComicStreamer, Calibre or Ubooquity libraries, and run a mini web and webDAV server you can use to copy files in and out.
Fixes to deal with recent changes to Google Drive
Ratings and Reviews
Good, but there is room for improvement
Once I lost the ability to use ComicRack, I searched for an app that could come close. Based upon reviews and limited use, Chunky stood out as the likely replacement. Since I use an iPad Pro and like to travel with a large number of comics stored, I was happy that Chunky did a nice job displaying the comics that I loaded. I even went as far as buying the full version, even though functionally that was not necessary as the free features were adequate.
Pros: Excellent clarity, Auto-sorting, Cloud Access, Reads all formats,
Cons: Lags when a large collection is loaded, Auto-sort could be better as the grouping vs series is not 100%, No options to change view, e.g. tiled so as to fit more on the screen, No folder synchronization
Still The Best
Chunky makes me wish I could transfer my non-DRM titles from Dark Horse and Comixology over. While the guided view in those apps I always sort of liked - I prefer to see the whole panel not panels that are cut off - Chunky gives me so many options that I am in Comic viewer bliss now. I was having issues with displaying my PDFs on iBooks, contacted Image Comics about it and was recommended this reader. Now that Comixology allows me to download Image Comics and certain independent titles as PDFs I have been busy transferring them over to Chunky. Along with the others who have reviewed this app, I can not recommend this app enough. Very, very highly recommended.
Update: Not only is this simply the best comic reader by far I have now found a new use for this app, as a digital magazine reader. I bought a digital issue and now am able to use all the functions of Chunky to view the pages the way I want to view them versus fighting the app, Zinio is the guilty app. I now highly recommend Chunky for digital magazine viewing as well.
The very best of the best!
Like others have said, I have tried so many different manga/apps and this is the one to get and support! It looks fantastic and makes organizing your mobile collection incredibly easy. My iPad Pro is 70% Manga and 10% Comics. I needed a serious comic app that would be easy to transfer from local network, cloud, and web sites. This app does it all with ease and style. The auto sorting makes organizing a snap and then you can easily adjust and customize. Beyond easy transfers and organizing I could go on and on about the actual viewing of my media. It makes even my low quality media look its best and gives you so many options on how to view and read.
Michael, if you happen to read this, thank you for developing such a fantastic app. I am so happy to support this app both in reviews and financially. Please feel free to use this review in any way to support your excellent work. Thank you!
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- Michael Ferenduros
- 27.7 MB
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2013-2020 Michael Ferenduros
- In-App Purchases
- Pro Upgrade $3.99
- Super-Generous Tip $2.99
- Generous Tip $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.