Simple Comic 4+

Comic book reader for CBZ/CBR

Nicholas Vance

    • 4.0 • 80 Ratings
    • Free



Simple Comic has a variety of useful features including multi-page reading modes, a thumbnail browser, and support for both Right-to-Left and Left-to-Right reading (for manga).

Simple Comic also includes a QuickLook plugin so that your CBR/CBZ comics can be previewed within the Finder with rich icons.

What’s New

Version 1.9.5

- Added Find command that uses the Vision Framework (OCR) to find text anywhere in a comic
- OCR/Vision Framework features can be disabled using the Recognize Text checkbox in the Preferences
- Now that Find is mapped to Command-F, Full Screen has been remapped to Command-Control-F

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Icono Clast ,

Excellent, but a few bugs

When I saw this wonderful app had an upgrade and was now compatible with the latest OS, I jumped to upgrade it, but am starting to regret I did. It has two issues. The first is that the command-H hide function doesn't work when you are in full-screen mode. The second is more serious: there doesn't seem to be an anti-aliasing filter, so the blacks (particularly against a white background) are jagged along the edges, rather than smooth, making the lettering very hard to read.

albabe (The Real albabe) ,


I've been using Simple Comic for a Couple of decades. It was the Simplest (Hence the Name) and the most unfailing Comic-Viewing Client around. VERY easy to use. No Bells or Whistles - just Trustworthy, Stable and wonderfully Dependable.

Then a few years back it went bad and the Dev never Adjusted or Fixed the App... lots of Errors just trying to View or even Open any .cbr or .cbz files.

Then, just recently in the App Store, I saw that Simple Comic had been Updated, I assume by someone other than the Original Developer. Kudos.

jleto ,

Can't Live Without It!

I read comics on my laptop every so often. I used this program for years and then my version stopped working. For some reason, I didn't think to check the App Store for it. I tried Previews for a few months, but it's yuck for comics.

This app works perfectly with CBR, CBZ, and PDF. I'm cheap, so in addition to looking for a way to donate to the developer, I decided to sing its praises.

If you like reading comics, this is the app for you.

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