Comix, is a free Windows 8 comic reader app. As the name suggests , it is a Windows 8 app to read comics for free. You can read the thousands of latest comics, that have been just published by publishers in the ComixPub (the back-end database of Comix app) for free! And of course with that, you can also read comics from your comics collection in your PC’s hard disk. You can open and read any comic, which is in one of the following formats: *.7z, *.zip, *.cbz , *.cb7, *.rar, *.cbr. Along with these, you can also connect the app with your SkyDrive and Drop box accounts to read comics stored in these clouds, and browse them as the way you’ll do with the system folders.
Comix, sure is a good Windows 8 comic reader app. As it provides a huge collection of good comics for free. So, all those comics fanatics should get this Windows 8 comic reader app. This Windows 8 app is present in the Books & References Category in Windows Store. Use the Windows 8 Search Charm to locate the app in Windows Store, or use download link given at the end of this article.
Read comics for free using this Windows 8 comic reader app:
Reading comics in the app was a good experience. This Windows 8 comic reader app, comes with all the features, that makes reading comics as easy and as intuitive as possible. Reading comics in full screen mode adds more to the good experience. Also, moving to the next and previous page is really smooth. One feature that I liked while reading, is the ability to combine two pages together. This gives the feel that you are reading actual comic in your hands. But, you can also read comic, single page at a time. Right click on the comic page and you’ll get flyout containing that option named “ Join Next ”.
I liked the fact that the app provides multiple ways to control and make your reading experience, fun and entertaining. This makes this Windows 8 comic reader app, more easier to access and use. The app, not only focuses on readers who use touch devices; but it also gives an equal attention to the readers who use PC or laptop. In touch devices the app supports both landscape as well as portrait views. So, you can turn your device any way you want and read comics. Working on the app is very easy.
A good thing to like about this app is besides browsing and reading comic from the archive you created in your system. You can also get access to thousands of comics present in Digital Comic Museum. And these comics are for free. Also you can select a folder that contains all your comics collection, from your Windows 8 system, and add it to the app’s library. This allows you to easily browse your collection, comic by comic. And shows the comic with there covers. Using this feature you can also mark comics as read and filter them as read and all.
Here are the controls and there functionalities:
Right click in the comic page: to open up the flyouts.
Ctrl and mouse wheel or Ctrl and + key: to zoom in; Ctrl and – key to zoom out. You can also use Ctrl and Up arrow to zoom and Ctrl and Down arrow to zoom out.
Right click and drag: to pan. Or use the up and down arrow keys to do the same.
Left click and swap right or left: to move to next or previous page. You can also use the Space bar, or left and right arrows for the same.
Double click at the center of the page to switch between maximized or fit to screen modes. Or you can press M to maximize and F to switch to full screen.
If you are looking for a good software to download comics for free to PC, then check this Web Comic Downloader.
Key features of this Windows 8 comic reader app:
- Freely available.
- Good Windows 8 comic reader app.
- Simple and self explanatory controls.
- Get free access to thousands of comics from Digital Comic Museum.
- Read your comics collection archived in various formats.
- Integrated with Windows 8 Share Charm.
- Option to integrate with Skydrive and Drop box.
Also check out this similar free Windows 8 app: Komic Reader.
Comix, certainly is a good Windows 8 comic reader app. I really liked the Join Next feature, that combines two pages together. And reading comic in full screen with smooth panning made reading, great! Plus the other reading features make the app very easy to use. All in all, a good free Windows 8 app.