Smart Comic Reader 4+

Easily move between panels

Onne van Dijk

Designed for iPad

    • $1.99



A different kind of comic reader that offers a better way to read comics on a smaller screen.

How it works:
1. Import any comic into the app.
2. Double tap on a panel and watch the app automatically detect its boundaries and zoom in on it.
3. Tap on the side of the screen to easily move to the next panel. If needed, the app will rotate the comic to make maximum use of your screen space.

Key Features
Smart Reader:
- Automatically zoom in and move between panels for a smooth reading experience.
- Works with any comic, western or manga, no matter the art style. Panels do not need well-defined edges to be detected.
- Always stay in control, let the app guide you over the page while you can always manually zoom and pan.

Comic Collection:
- Import comics from anywhere and organize your comic collection.
- Comics are stored in iCloud to save storage space and keep your collection in sync across devices.
- Your Smart Comic Reader collection is a regular folder on your iCloud Drive that you can access and manage from any iCloud connected device, like a Mac, or a Windows device using iCloud for Windows.
- Also works locally if iCloud is disabled.
- Supports comics in CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR and PDF formats.

And many more features to come!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to send them to:

Comics in video and screenshots:
“Pepper&Carrot”, David Revoy, CC-By
“Plastic Man”, Quality Comics, Public Domain
“Say Hello to Black Jack”, Shuho Sato

What’s New

Version 1.10.1

* Added a workaround for when you're having problems importing from Google Drive, you can find it in the Help section.
* Fixed a crash that could happen on startup.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
374 Ratings

374 Ratings

John P 1980 ,

THE best comic reader on iOS

Smart Comic has everything I want out of a comic reader, auto-syncing through iCloud, iPhone and iPad versions, an easy way to read on iPhone, and an excellent interface design. The smart zoom on panels is fantastic; you can buzz through a page on iPhone. I can’t believe this is free, honestly.
The app creator should seriously consider adding new functionality as a premium upgrade because they deserve some compensation for the time they put into this. Auto-sorting and pulling metadata from a comic database would be the only things I can think of to improve upon this one.

roundmound ,

Brilliant! Guided reading works a charm!

The "guided reading" feature is great! I have been looking for an app to read my existing digital comics while on the treadmill. I have my iPad connected to a big screen tv and now I can do one of my favorite things (reading comics) while doing one of my least favorite things (treadmill). I even use Smart Comic Reader with IOS voice control to pan the comic panels with my voice - no touching! Just be careful. My wife recently heard me say, "Swipe left" over and over again for 45 minutes. She said it sounded like I was on Tinder.

SwordsandWolves ,

Truly the Best

I had tried out Panels and found it wouldn’t reliably zoom into individual panels of the comic I had downloaded. I figured it was because the comic was an “older style”, so maybe the less defined panel borders were harder for it to pick up on; I just muscled through.
I decided to try this app and lo and behold it immediately did what I wanted, label zoomed into individual panels reliably, in order, and rotated wide panels for optimal viewing. Not to mention it didn’t lag in page transitions.
This app is truly the best, it is exactly what I needed, look no further.

App Privacy

The developer, Onne van Dijk, 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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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