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I downloaded this app because it got on a "free today or for a time" list. I never download apps that appear on those lists that don't have "Free" in the button when I check on ITunes, in case I missed the time period. I certainly would never download a mere comic reader for 8 bucks. Yet that's what the charge is in the email from Apple. Congrats. My app buying experience just tanked. Now I feel like I have to take a time date stamped screen shot of the Price button before I click in case I get ripped off again.
I fututus et mori on Dec 31, 2011 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Supports fit-to-width view, but otherwise flawed
Comic Zeal is a rather quirky program. I've read the documentation, but still find it's user interface somewhat byzantine and unresponsive. However, it has a full feature-set that includes a comics organization scheme that should satisfy most everyone. Most important for me, however, is the support of a fit-to-width view. Every other comic viewer I tried insisted on shrinking the page to fit the screen and in the process wasted precious screen real estate on black borders. The modern comic form-factor, however, can be displayed very nicely on the iPad's 4:3 aspect screen with just an inch or so of scrolling at the bottom of the page. The additional scrolling doesn't bother me, though. For me, that's preferable over having a smaller page render that's slightly harder to read in the fit-to-screen view. Pros: Fit-to-wdth, comprehensive organization scheme, supports iTunes File Sharing nicely. Cons: Interface takes some getting used to. Page-turning doesn't always trigger.
Moxie3000 on Dec 27, 2011 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Great. But lacks optimal features.
Seriously, I can't seem to find one really full app for comics. It's just incredible. My problems with Comic Zeal? Three. 1- Why can't I make custom bookmarks. Very important feature? 2- Why does the "page browser" can't show a little preview of the page, just like far cheaper apps like Bookman do? How am I supposed to find a specific page on the comic? 3- And why do I have to give a swipe the size of the world to turn a page? This is a serious issue, since it makes turning pages with the thumbs a and tiring task. Man, I can't believe every single comic reading app lacks one or two major things that simply transform them from awesome to annoying. Frustrating. Gets a 3 'cause the app is actually good. Just not as good as it should be.
Fsecco on Dec 25, 2011 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Update is horrible
It's a crashy annoying mess. This used to be the best reader, but now it is trash.
Das on Dec 25, 2011 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Awesome Interface
Thank you CZ for the update! The new interface makes using the app much easier and aesthetically pleasing. I like this app more and more every time I use it. Totally recommended!
Texana on Dec 24, 2011 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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Hate the update
What used to take seconds (organizing the comics into folders ) now takes what feels like hours. Instead of tapping multiple issues and deleting or moving them all at once a la IBooks, now we have to swipe individual issues. And the import process is sloppy-issues go here there and everywhere and have to be hunted down...and swiped individually multiple times. Deleting is a pain. Reordering is a nightmare. Sure it looks spiffy but it's become like Facebook - changing for image versus utility. Wish I had kept the older version.
JFrank on Dec 22, 2011 for Comic Zeal Comic Book Reader
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