There are many digital comic reading apps available for Android, but most haven’t been updated in years and few have any sort of capability to access your library in the cloud. This all changes today with the advent of a new app called Material Comic Viewer.
This app uses the new Material Design guidelines that Google has been strongly suggesting, and so you know the interface is going to look pretty. You can download the comics that you’ve saved (and hopefully bought legally) on your cloud apps like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. Once you’ve synced it there, you can start creating collections while the app automatically generates the title, issue number, and year from the file name.
If you have a smartphone or tablet running Google Android Kitkat and above, you can take advantage of the new full screen immersive mode so you won’t be disturbed.
This comic viewer runs a multitude of formats, including .cbr, .rar, .cbz, .zip files and image folders. It also has manga support, so you can scroll the way the original publisher intended.
You can download Material Comic Viewer for free from the Good e-Reader Android App Store. It is proving to be a great alternative to Perfect Viewer, Droid Comic Viewer and even Comic Rack.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.