Panels - Comic Reader 4+

The best comic reader

Produkt Studio

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Improve your comic reading experience with Panels. Enjoy reading your favorite titles in a clean and delightful interface, with plenty of customization and advanced features.

Key features:
- Universal Compatibility: Support for most common comic types: CBR, CBZ, CB7, PDF and comic ePUB* (not text eBook). Support for multiple image formats, including WebP.
- Cross-Device Sync: Synchronize your reading progress across all your devices and resume reading exactly where you left off.
- Full iCloud Drive support: store your entire library on iCloud and access it from different devices.
- Library Organization: Effortlessly manage your comic library with intuitive tools for easy navigation.
* Themes: support for Light and Dark modes, and many others.
* Reading Presets: Choose from a multitude of reading presets or create your own, including horizontal, vertical, or panel-by-panel guided view.
- Right to Left reading (manga): read any comic with Panels.
* OPDS support: Stream, search and download comics from your OPDS compatible server.
* Secure your content: Keep files locked using a password or Face ID for your collections and files. Use Incognito mode to keep your reading sessions hidden.
- Customize your library collections: change folder color, logos and use custom images to make it yours.
* Customizable Live Text and Subject detection.
* Experimental Features: Access experimental features like screen reading or panel-by-panel navigation.

Native support for importing files from:
* iCloud Drive
* Dropbox
* Microsoft OneDrive
- Substack
* OPDS: Komga, Kavita, Codex and others
* Local network shared files and folders via SMB and Embedded web server
- iTunes
- External drives
- Airdrop
- Drag&Drop from other apps

Page Filters:
* Reduce Noise
* Increase Sharpness
* Reduce Moiré
* Crop Borders

* Require an active subscription or a one-time purchase.

• You may purchase an Auto-Renewing Subscription to unlock all the premium features while it\'s active; or a one-off purchase to unlock the current major version features forever.

• Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew (at the duration selected) unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

• Current subscription may not be cancelled during the active subscription period; however, you can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase

• Read our privacy policy and terms of use: /

What’s New

Version 3.4.2



• Added support for downloading new PanelsView ML models.

• New PanelsView ML Model with many improvements.

• New option in settings to specify manually double tap zoom value



• Added support for the new Privacy Info appearing on the AppStore and iOS Privacy reports.

• UI changes to improve UX on the Reader Configuration menu.

• New German translation by professional translators, not AI.

• Added Stump as a known OPDS server.

• Comic info from OPDS servers now shows content and summary fields.


• Some comics show pages in the wrong order.

• Folders with special characters like ^ are not sorted as expected.

• UI Updates to preset configurations

• Progress from OPDS-PSE is not shown on the library when there is no Panels Reading Session, and the lastReadDate is not decoded or is missing.

• Kavita progress sync needs the page to be sent as one-based.

• Some comics show pages in the wrong order.

• Folders with special characters like ^ are not sorted as expected.



• Comic Page filters (Reduce Noise, Increase Sharpness, Remove Borders, Reduce Moire) on image-based comics, including OPDS Streaming.

• Comics now have their own Info view, with additional actions and file details and OPDS information.


• New "My purchases" screen.

• Detects when an ePUB is eBook and warns the experience could be supbar.


• UI Fixes in downloads screen.

• Vertical continuous scroll reading bug fixes.

• Mark as Read does make comics appear in the Finished list.

• Kavita series thumbnails don't appear when the server URL contains a path component.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.6K Ratings

7.6K Ratings

DocRobertz ,

Can’t Beat It

I’ve been using panels for going on 2 years now. In the beginning, it was really cool to be able to read my manga and comics on my iPad because I switched from physical books to digital thanks to the pandemic. Panels was really nice in the beginning albeit a bit lackluster feature wise. Over the course of my use, it’s been improving each update, adding all sorts of wonderful features and just making it a better experience. By far my favorite feature to day is them adding custom SMB server support. I have it connected to my home server where all my e-books are stored and now it’s just like my Plex server. Panels is definitely my go to app for all things comic related. You honesty can’t beat it in my opinion. I don’t even make reviews for apps but Panels is definitely one that deserves the praise. I put all my friends on to it and they love it just as much as I do. Please keep up the good work Panels time, y’all are truly making something special here for us comic lovers .

A.Kinng ,

It was the best. Not anymore. [updated]

Important: Google Drive no longer support!!!

The application has been reorganizing its features to implement a strategy where users pay for specific functionalities, aiming to generate consistent revenue. However, if you seek a reader that also allows you to enjoy comics shared online, whether on forums or from public Google Drive links, the developer has chosen not to support this morally. Additionally, the support provided is lacking, with feedback being met with a defensive attitude. Moreover, users are unable to access their own library from the root folder, even if it's stored in their iCloud account. Essentially, enjoying comics through the app requires sacrificing storage space, and to exacerbate matters, personal server files must also be downloaded to function. Ultimately, these numerous restrictions render the app practically unusable. ——— Previous review: This is the best comic library app in App Store! I don’t understand why this developer is doing such an excellent app for a very small market as digital comic readers demographic. I mean, this is an app that Apple might design if they were after comic readers. So well executed and so user friendly that it need to be charged as a prime pro price level. Congratulations to the developer and hoping others apps will be as excellent as this one is.

Zowzy ,

Worth the convenience.

I was trying to self host my own manga server using Jellyfin and once I got it working, I noticed that manga wouldn’t load to my phone using my reverse proxy. After many hours of troubleshooting, I downloaded Panels after reviewing some Reddit threads and figured it was worth a shot. I was a previous user of Chunky (another manga app that has been deleted I believe) and loved the OneDrive connection capability. I couldn’t find an app I liked since Chunky. Panels has easily taken that spot. I look forward to getting my Jellyfin server running and working properly but I think I’ll try the SMB connection first on Panel. If you are curious and want to try it out for a month, I’d say it’s worth the $2. At the moment, I’d probably pay the one time cost for a total unlock of the app just because of the convenience alone.

App Privacy

The developer, Produkt Studio, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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