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New version is awful
I've used CZ for a while now and LOVED it for its capability and its UI. Then I woke up in the morning to an auto-update to THIS. Jeez, was I that drunk? Color scheme is jarring, especially when reading in the dark. Is the main function of this new version to rename files? The developer seems to think so. Used to be able to view 20-ish titles in a single list view, now it's down to about 5 or so. Hope you like scrolling through giant blocks of wasted screen real estate. God I hope I have a backup copy of the old version on my computer.
mike2128 on Sep 28, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Boooo
Formally awesome. Now crashes IOS7
Bhtl on Sep 28, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Great update. App is easy to use.
Great app. I love the recent improvements. The larger thumbnails are wonderful addition. Keep doing a great job. One of the best apps I have ever bought.
Vp202 on Sep 28, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Update is horrible
A) bring back the home button B) Why take that nifty transition into the next comic when finishing the current one? C) resizing thumbnails doesnt constitute a difference between views... List view should not have thumbs.
Abhimself on Sep 28, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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DON'T UPGRADE!
I regret so much I upgraded to the latest version, design is horrible and everything is so big meaning you have to scroll more. Maybe settings for preview size? I really hate this new JUMBO interface. Please make this app my favorite again! :(
ihatelucho on Sep 28, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Stay away!
Updated review: whenever there's an update, I do hope for the best. Instead, I got a crash bug that hits right after the splash screen. So… forget all that stuff in my old review, even if it's there you'll never get to see it. Maybe next time... (Also, thanks to the advice to un- and re-install, the update wiped out my collection once again. Shame on me this time, I guess.) Old review: Summary: developers have learned to code sadness in objective-C. Hope you love renaming and dragging files! Pros of new update: added a feature to go directly from one comic to the next, like in other readers. Cons: simple comic reading app replaced with needless file sorting game that includes reader. Sure, there's a minority reporty interface for sliding comics around, but there's also a baffling response to file names to assure you'll need to use it. Cbr and cbz files need to be converted instead of native support, of course, and cleverly, support has been dropped for the trick the auto-sort feature required in the previous version. No new version of the file converter though, which will automatically insert tildes the new update can't use. Cons to upgrading: if you're lucky, it will only jumble and shuffle your existing collection. Some users have their collection not deleted, but made invisible to the app (it's still on the iPad taking up space, just not accessible) Devoted users are advised to get a second or part time job then take a vacation day to spend time alphabetizing digital comics. Hopefully this won't be necessary in the NEXT version, when that one wipes out your collection again. All in all, a bold move to encourage comics fans back into comic shops and toward paper editions.
Ben Just on Sep 28, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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