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xkcd is a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language, created by Randall Munroe.

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List of supported features:
- Full list of comics with continuous scrolling
- Offline reading of previously loaded comics
- Search by title, alt-text and/or number
- Keep track of your Favorites
- Automatic unread indicator for new comics
- Pinch or double tap to zoom
- Tap & Hold to read the alt-text
- Push Notifications when new comics are published
- Push Notifications with the random comic of the day
- Ability to enable/disable specific types of notifications
- Native sharing via Twitter, Facebook, Mail, Messages and more
- Full screen comic view (tap & hold to read the alt-text)
- Support for large versions of comics
- Custom URL scheme (e.g.: xkcd://1247)

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What’s New

Version 4.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- iOS 8 support
- New UI
- Custom URL scheme (e.g.: xkcd://1247)
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

MrBobDobolina ,

Great app! But update causes problems

Love this app, been using it for years. A few months back the interface changed and it has become very difficult to use. It use to be that you tap the screen to get the comic alt text, but now holding the screen makes it appear as well. This causes problems if you zoom in and are trying to scroll across a large comic of text. The act of dragging your finger to scroll will often cause the alt text to appear.

Thom_D ,

Great app that needs a book mark feature

I have loved XKCD for years. I was really happy to find this app. The only feature I would ask for would be a way to bookmark a cartoon so I could just jump back to where I stopped reading. Other than that I appreciate that it is always updated with the most current drawings.

I don't mind the press and hold to pull up the title of the drawing. I discovered that if I need to stretch a drawing to make it larger to read the big or long ones, if I use two fingers to move it around it doesn't snap back to the compressed size. Using two fingers makes it very easy to move the drawing around and stretch or shrink it as needed depending on the level of detail I want.

frostyiron ,

Controls are terrible

The controls used to be perfect, a long time ago. Tap to hide status/menu/action bars. Pinch to zoom easily. Or double tap to zoom is great too. I can't remember for positive exactly which actions did what. But some time ago they changed the controls in a supremely annoying way. Now you can't hide the status/menu/action bars. And merely touching the screen will show the alt text. It doesn't even wait for the 'release' half of a tap, or try to detect what kind of gesture you are trying to make. If you try to zoom or just touch the screen at all, bam. Alt text covering the entire comic. It is incredibly annoying to try to zoom, and the menu/status/action bars waste screen real estate when I want to hide them. Choose a different XKCD viewer until this is fixed, there are plenty.

App Privacy

The developer, Leonardo Cantelmo, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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