DrawnStrips Reader - The Best Comic Reader

Developer: Fabrice Leyne

Current Version: 3.1

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 4.7 MB - Download


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********** The Best Comic Reader with MultiTouch and Retina Display Friendly **********

The best comic reader on OSX (USA)
Fantastic (UK)
Genial (SPAIN)
Best cbr reader in the app store! (Canada)

DrawnStrips Reader 3 has been 100% redesigned for El Capitan and Yosemite. Faster, Smoother than ever.

DrawnStrips Reader
• Format supported: CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, ZIP, RAR, TAR, Images Folder, PDF Scanned...
• QuickLook Plug-In: CBR/CBZ/CB7. Finder will automatically display the first page of the comics as icon. And you can press the space bar for a quick view of your comics.
• Retina display ready.
• Navigating your comics with thumbnail, multi-touch, keyboard ...
• Convert, Enhance your comics..
• Gallery view

• Convert your comics to another format to CBZ, ZIP, Images Folder, PDF.
• Convert Image format to JPEG, PNG, TIFF
• Resize comics, or Images folder.

• Magic Enhancer let's you modify on the fly (Brightness, Contrast, Gamma, Sharpness).
• Save the enhanced comic.
• Automatically keep the enhancement settings when you re-open your comic.

• Background color.
• Keyboard shortcuts.
• Behavior.
• Open automatically the next comic in your folder.

• 1-2 page(s) reading.
• Western, Manga style reading.
• Fullscreen native.
• Multi-touch, Trackpad, Magic mouse...
• Retina display ready.
• Controls fade out when they're not needed, or completely hidden.
• Handle comic archive and folder with Webp images.
• Ready for El Capitan.

PS: The extra languages, are not part of this version, to be on time for El Capitan. I will re-integrate them in the next release.

Thanks your comments on the Mac App Store but if you need an answer please send me an email.


Release Notes:

macOS Sierra supported.
[Bug Fix] Quicklook plugin now working properly.
[Bug Fix] Some system settings were preventing proper mouse usage.
[Bug Fix] Export was, sometime, crashing due to malformed comic archives.
[NEW] Support of comic archives with Webp images.
[NEW] Support of CBT archives.
[NEW] Default Window size can be defined.
[Improvement] Double click on title bar now act as expected.
[Improvement] Double page, turning page is now smoother.
[Improvement] Open Next Comic while in FullScreen is now smoother.
Other small bugs fixed and improvement.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by Matesamo

A great start for a comic reader - This is a very nice little app for reading CBR and CBZ files on your mac. It really shines if you have lion and the trackpad, swiping left and right to turn the pages feels very natural and it loads super fast. About the only negative is that it does not remember my custom viewing size when I change from comic book to comic book but other than that it is a much used and appreciate app. This new version fixes a loading issue I had after upgrading to Mountain Lion, it is all good now!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.1
Review by Conejito Matador

So far so good on Capitan - Looks like I found a comic book reader. Works great and you have many options like export or change direction of comic. I tried to open a troublesome file (.rar), but it didn’t work. I also couldn’t open it in most of the other readers I have, but the other cbrs and cbz were fine. Nice professional feel. I’ll write more of a review once I use it more often.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 3.1
Review by byronbulb

The best so far - I’ve tried all the readers - there used to be some very good ones, but they haven’t been updated in years. Right now, DrawnStrips and YACReader are the only decent ones I can find, and DrawnStrips is SO much more polished that it just isn’t funny. Definitely worth a few bucks to encourage continued development.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 3.1
Review by bdeanwilson

Nice But Slow - I like this app, but it’s very slow to turn pages on a 2012 Retina MacBook Pro. I’m temped to go back to SimpleComic just for the speed.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people
Version 3.1
Review by lexpierce

Pretty much unusable on macOS Sierra - Interface seems fine, but I’ve tried it across multiple CBZ files and changes pages is totally random, and involves pressing forward 1-2 times and back once, and then it might skip a page. Still needs work.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.1
Review by ergzay

Good application but poor support for archives - The application is well written and works well but it has a large missing feature in that it doesn’t support auto-opening of .zip and .rar files that most manga is distributed in. No one uses .cbz or .cbr files and the fact that this viewer doesn’t support the most common method of distribution of manga is a glaring flaw.

Found helpful by 0 out of 4 people