YACReader Is An Open Source, Cross-Platform Comic Reader

Every person has their own way of relaxing, and for some people, reading comics is one great way. Interesting stories about adventures of common people, or exciting battles of superheroes, every type of comic have their own fan following. Stories of many of the famous comic book characters, including Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Spider Man, The X-Men, The Transformers and a lot more, have been made into feature films, all with a huge fan following. However, for some people, reading the comics is still the best way to enjoy the story and its characters. YACReader is a comic reader that lets you read comics, rotate images, create bookmarks and read comics in double page mode, if you have a large enough screen. It supports CBZ, CBR, ZIP, TAR, ARJ and RAR formats, and can save a particular page of the comic as JPG image. The application sports a preview pane, full screen view and a zoom option to view those complex drawings. YACReader allows you to create multiple bookmarks in a comic to resume reading without having to manually search where you left. More on the features after the jump.

YACReader has a toolbar at the top containing Open, Save As, Open Previous Comic, Open Next Comic, Go To Next Page, Rotate, Zoom, Set Bookmark, Open Bookmarks, Show Keyboard Shortcuts, Options etc buttons. Click Open and select a comic to start reading. Move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the interface to access the preview pane, and scroll through the pages using your mouse wheel.

You can set bookmarks on four pages per comic by clicking Set A Bookmark On Current Page button available in the toolbar. To view the bookmarks, click Show Bookmarks Of Current Comic button, and click on an image to directly open that page of the comic.


Click YACReader Options button at the top right corner of the interface to configure preview pane related options. Go To Flow Size changes the size of preview pane, How to Show Pages in GoToFlow has CoverFlow Look, Striple Look and Overlapped Stripe Look transition styles for the preview pane and Page width stretch lets you adjust the width of pages. The default comic folder can be specified in My Comics Path. Click Save to apply all the changes.


YACReader is an open source application that works cross-platform, and has versions available for Mac OS X, Linux, and both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.

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About Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith
Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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