Thursday, 11 December 2014

Comic Reader Cover debuts on the Windows and Windows Phone Store

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Windows and Windows Phone Stores have finally got Cover, a beautiful comic reader. The app was in closed beta for a month and is now available for public.

Here's a full list of features currently available in the first release of Cover for Windows Phone:

  • Comic book management with shelves (folders), read/unread, page count, current page, etc
  • Add folders to the library or open standalone files
  • Supported file types: CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR, 7Z/CB7, PDF (beta), EPUB (images only)
  • Supported image types: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
  • In-app purchase to unlock unlimited library
  • Open files directly from Files app
  • Indexed library for quick search
  • Customizable page layout: single or dual page, fit width/height/page
  • Pinch zoom, swipe et tap supported in reading screen
  • left-to-right or right-to-left reading (aka Manga mode)
  • Change page background color
  • Display only recently read, unread, etc

An important note from the dev: If you have unlocked Cover on your Windows 8.1 device, you will automatically receive the same unlock on your phone. It may take some time for the Store to associate the two apps, so in the meantime DO NOT buy it if you already did on Windows (but you can try to "restore" your purchase in the app settings).
We still read most of our comic books the analog way, but we think now's a good time to buy one digitally and use Cover on Windows and Windows Phone. What do you think of the app?


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