Chunky Comic Reader 17+

Michael Ferenduros

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 94 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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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.

What’s New

Version 2.5.10

Fixes to deal with recent changes to Google Drive

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Mcmuffy ,

Great but a couple of things could be better

Chunky is by far my favourite comic reader. It does not have some of the frills found in other readers but it has everything needed to make a fine reading experience.
That said I would suggest a way to resize the comic images in group view. Also, I have a large collection and I would really like a selected favourites.
Also I have a bug that stops 5*. I get ‘cannot open null’ when I open the app after waking my iPad. I understand that this is not the place to report bugs but I did email the dev and have not heard back.

Rottenfungus ,

Absolutely Perfect

I don’t usually write app reviews, I just don’t remember to do it. But after using Chunky for two weeks, I feel compelled to share my love for it. It is the only comic book reader I’ll ever use for DRM Free comics. I have a pretty huge collection on my laptop, and have used several different paid and free comic readers on the iPad before, this just blows everything else out of the water. Simple interface, beautiful and elegant, and runs as smooth as you can imagine. I liked it so much that I decided to get the pro upgrade just to support the dev, without caring what was in the pro upgrade.

And that was a bigger surprise. Thanks to this app I now know you can share your folders on windows 10 over your network. (I’m clearly not as computer literate as I thought). I don’t even need to use Dropbox or one drive or anything else. My entire collection is synced with the iPad. I just download and delete at my pleasure.

I haven’t encountered anything negative yet, but one of the recent reviews mentions the used storage still being in use after deleting comics. I’m not sure about that yet, but if it’s true, I’d be a bit worried.

comic-fan09 ,

Good, BUT

Easy to use. Can upload to cloud and transfer to device. No way to transfer wired. Comics look great and can easily be sorted with careful file naming. But, every comic you transfer will consume double the storage space. So a 500MB file takes 1GB on your device. Even when deleted the duplicate storage will remain. Even when deleting app the duplicate storage will remain. This used storage space cannot be viewed. It cannot be deleted. No changing of device or app settings will stop this duplication from happening. Eventually you WILL have factory reset device to get it back. Depending on how many comics you import and how much storage you have you may end up having to this pretty regularly. It's a pity because if this wasn't the car it would be a 4 star app worthy of paying for pro. Buts it's not so be warned.....

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Ferenduros, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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