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New Version is Terrible
Why change a good thing? The functionality of Comic Zeal remains the same, for the most part. The presentation has completely changed and not for the better. If they wanted to add this white background/red Text as an additional theme that would have been fine..instead its the ONLY theme. I loved the wood grain theme/black text. It made looking at the negative space of the background easy on the eyes. Now I have to look at this harsh, boring white wall. The app looks so plain now and perhaps its something silly to complain about but CZ had a distinct look and that added to its identity. One good addition is the ability to edit text with one click. If not for that I would give the new Zeal only 1 star. Very disappointed in what they have done.
ARC ARSENAL on Sep 26, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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New Version not Good!
I agree with the previous comment, the new version is a huge step back. I gave one star because this version is forcing me to look elsewhere for a new comic reader. In the previous version I preferred the Actual cover view. It was clean and easy to view collections of comics. This new view is an eye sore and you are unable to view all series at one time. Another missing feature would be an identifier for newly imported or unread comics. We no longer get a little number of unread comics in each series. :(
Chris Pocoroba on Sep 26, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Everything in the new design is just off
For starters, everything is WAY too big on an iPad. I don't use the app on my phone, but god only knows how much screen real estate it's eating up. Secondly, they've totally thrown one-handed use out the window. I could live with the slightly larger lines in list mode, but now I can't select books while holding the iPad in my right hand when I'm standing on the train since a press anywhere on the HUGE line just goes to rename. For that matter, I can't go from a book to the list (switched from bottom-right to top-left) either. While I strongly preferred the wood-grain look of the old app, I'll get used to the look of this new UI - though it's far too bright for my liking. An option even to go red and black instead of the stark white would be appreciated. What I can't get used to is the lack of functionality. ComicZeal used to be a go-to recommendation - I've even gifted the app a few times - but until these "features" are fixed, I can hardly use it, let alone tell other to.
Kazzmatic on Sep 26, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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HATE the redesign
The title of this review pretty much says it all. What's wrong with the redesign? Just read the other reviews. PLEASE go back to the way it was before. It was perfect!
Wallsocket on Sep 26, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Great update make thumbs smaller tho!
Great update. Streamlined and simpler. Looks perfect with ios7. the new colors and look are a welcome change as the wooden background began to looked dated. Also the app is smarter now. The only thing i would change is the thumbnail size. I agree with everyone else it is too big. Add an option to reduce it by half and then by 75%. Make the default 50% what it is now. Other than that, I love it.
Comicrazy123 on Sep 25, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Hate the new downgrade
I can no longer open comics from within iFile. Your app is useless to me now.
kill.rhythm on Sep 25, 2013 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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