This latest update ruined a barely decent app. If you read any Image comics you're better off downloading their app. At least they offer in-app purchases.
Good reader, but no in-app purchases 3/5
By Tim Goldberg
If you just want to read your digital comics on your mobile, this app is perfectly serviceable. Just log in to your Comixology account, download your books, and start reading. Unfortunately, you can't buy books through this app. All purchases must be made through the desktop website. Overall, it's a decent app, but that one omission makes it tough to wholeheartedly recommend.
By A little confusedd..
I was one of those kids who hated to read anything. My uncle got me into comics so much to where he allowed me to spend 100$ on just comics a month. So I bought tons and tons of comics every month on my KINDLE. But the day I got my iPhone I couldn't buy anything .. I guess you guys just lost your biggest fan. Take care comixology..
All but worthless 2/5
This version of the app is definitely a step down. Unable to make purchases or even view my wish list in the smart list section like it claims. Search function is ok at best and the my books seems to work fine. Serious disappointment overall.
Good app 5/5
This app works very well. The only reason it has low ratings is because the comic book community is so overwhelmingly nerdy, and will complain about very minor issues that the general populous wouldn't notice (no in app purchases). Please don't let the lazy people who can't use there browser to purchase the comic dissuade you from using this app, it works terrifically.
Doesn't make any sense 2/5
I cannot make a purchase from the app. Also I am only able to view my wish list from this app but I can't purchase anything.
Awesome update 5/5
I love the new Smart list features! You have to buy off website -- but that's not a big deal at all. Great update!
a great digital comics platform 5/5
I understand the frustration over the lack of in-app purchases, but too many reviewers are unfairly punishing what is probably the best comic reading platform available today because of this one omission. For me, purchasing via the website is not especially onerous.
The Comics app provides a fantastic reading experience. Crystal clear comics on retina displays, (especially with HD editions), remembering the page where I stopped reading, read next comic in series and thumbnail scrolling. Most of these features are available in other readers, too, but the thumbnail scrolling is a standout and one that I miss in other apps.
With the latest update comes features that have long been requested by users: hiding archived books and tracking books that have been read With this, and the addition of “Smart Lists” it now provides not just the means to read comics, but also to manage my digital collection; a big step forward. Thank you comiXology for listening to your customers!
Terrible update... 1/5
This update is really bad - confusing UI, dumb non-cutomizable "smart lists" that don't reflect the way I want to see my comics organized, no ability to turn off shared progress between devices, no "new" indicator in My Books, etc. I'm not even someone who cares that in app purchasing is gone, but this update just stinks. Wishing I could go back to the previous version.
Update completely broke app... 1/5
By Carlo A.
I've been using comixology for years and enjoyed it until the recent update. The app is completely broken - my series show multiple duplicates of issues, issues aren't in order, and certain comics won't allow themselves to be deleted off of my device to free up space. Also' the 'smart' lists are also terrible as they seem to have randomly decided whether I've read a book or not. The new organization is awful - I doubt many people are going to use these lists, so please bury them and make my library the default home page.
Update Issues 1/5
It seems the 6/22 update has "broken" this app. I used it just fine to download a subscription last Weds but today I'm getting "you're not connected to wifi/data" error messages when trying to download a subscription. I am connected to the Internet (all other internet-connected apps work fine) and I can even download other books already purchased. Bad Devs...boo! Hisssss!!
Great comic reader. 5/5
Love the way the app works. Could be a bit simplified and prices listed with the comics but I buy from the mobile site then read through the app. Works really well. Wish I could do it all through the one app
Love the HD support
From the best to the worst… 1/5
By J.Rose Da Poet
I still haven't bought a comic from Comixology since they removed the option to buy comics from the app…
Guess I'll be buying from Comics Plus.
Still much worse than it was, despite the June update. 1/5
This app is much, much less user friendly than it was. Until in app purchases return, I’ll be using the Marvel and DC apps, which still have in app purchases and sync to Comixology so if/when Comixology admits their mistake and allows in-app purchases again I’ll still have all my books in one place.
It's a nightmare to make purchases using this app. Why not just let us browse and purchase comics within the app rather than the complicated and painful method now offered?
Seriously, this version of the app is the Windows 8 or Apple Maps of comic apps. Something everybody thought was good with got seriously downgraded. Here’s hoping the folks at Comixology swallow their pride and allow in app purchases.
Where are the new downloads? 1/5
The latest update has made it more difficult to find the new issues to download. I only know that there are new issues available via email. In the app, I have to navigate to each series to find the download button. There isn't a single place, like in the previous version, where I can just tell it to download everything.
A huge step backward... 1/5
This was an unnecessary update across the board. The "Smart Lists" are anything but, the thumbnails cannot be resized, and the interface is entirely too complicated. Another example of what happens when big companies buy smaller, more innovative ones.
Over-complicated! 👎 2/5
I'm one of the few who didn't mind losing in-app purchasing during the last major app update. But this new, over-complicated user interface... with its dumb "Smart Lists"... and the HUGE book icons? Yuck. This update was over-committee'd. Now comiXology is just over-complicated. Thank goodness my local library is getting more and more print trades in stock. That's simpler - and free.
Hoping update can be improved 2/5
By S Rice 1010
Improved organization sounds wonderful, I hope it works. But first:
- app shows many duplicate issues in My Books, both On Device and All. eg on device it said I had three copies of Grayson issue 5. Even after removing all from device, and showing On Device, it still insisted had 7 issues, but each icon with a download glyph.
- simply scrolling through My Books on device is slow, and worse it doesn't seem to cache thumbnails or even titles. 144 titles on device, but it needs to reload every row I scroll up or down to. Makes browsing unpleasant.
- so far my attempts to click Mark Read do nothing.
Smart lists stink!! 1/5
Return My Books to the way it was, your UX designers are clearly incompetent.
Solid improvement for iPhone 6 Plus 4/5
I'm still not thrilled I can't browse and buy books in-app, but apart from that, this fixes my major iPhone 6+ usability issues! HD mode makes the comics super sharp, and you can now read them full page like on the iPad. Glad they listened to feedback on this.
Update woes 2/5
My woes with the new update as they happened to me:
1. "Smart Lists" are hard to navigate.
2. Downloads no longer get a separate tab to make it easy.
3. Downloads don't download past 0.8mbs.
4. It's now impossible to read the same book as someone else using my account without one of us losing the other's place.
Bring back IN-APP PLEASE 1/5
This app used to be perfect winning awards all around best app until they took off in-app purchase and now it's just a useless reader that sits there waiting for them to bring it back. It made comic reading easy, fun and quick. Maybe they'll bring it back or that era is just over but don't waste your time getting this app
Only a viewer-Again 1/5
This update is such a huge step backwards for digital comics. No more easy binging because in app purchases were removed when Amazon bought what was a wonderful little company.
Don't like it 2/5
Wish I could go back to the old version
Ignoring the "You can't buy comics anymore!" feature... 5/5
By -Some person
...this app is the only real place to read comics on iOS, and is the best by default. However, I would recommend buying the other Comixology compatible apps (such as DC, Marvel, Image) to get the full potential on your system.
Exactly what my library needed 5/5
This update makes managing my comic library so much easier!
I get not wanting to pay apple, but removing all browsing abilities as well as purchasing? I imagine the majority of your users purchase via the apps not the web. This seems very poorly thought out, or just a big middle finger to Apple; either way you alienated your entire user base in one move. Can't imagine this will last as a viable option for the service. Also, no background downloads? I really have to leave the app open to download my books?? Little work goes a long way...
Comixology used to be the best catalog and reader in one for tablets. Removing the former practically downgraded the app into a reader, nothing more. From great and convenient..to simply disappointing.
Think before you get this app it isn't worth it. 1/5
What ever the lame excuse is for not having an inapp purchase is what makes this app worthless.
Terrific iPad reader, very weak on iPhones 3/5
Excellent reader on iPad mini; dreadful on iPhone 6+. Unnecessarily forces guided view without ability to disable on iPhone 6+ and full pages are not displayed correctly. This really should have been addressed by now.
Pretty good 4/5
I am relatively new to comics, so it is a great app to have.
Absolutely stupid 1/5
Fire that person whose idea it was to remove in app purchasing. Now having the app is next to pointless. Do yourself a favor and get a different comic app.
Great App despite restraints 5/5
This is a fantastic CBR. One stop reading for most publishers. I've never had a problem going to the web site and buying something and having it downloaded to the app immediately. I understand they have to work within Apple guidelines, so I don't mind the extra steps.
Just a reader and I mean "just" 1/5
With every new release of the app they keep taking away more and more functions. It is dwindled down to just a reader for comics you have to buy and manage elsewhere. You can't even find new books you might be interested in.
Technologically backwards? 1/5
How is getting out of guided view not an option?
No other app ... 1/5
Has crashed my iPad as often as this piece of crap. Love e Comixology service, hate their awful app.
Crap App-Apple didn't make them remove store 1/5
By LT Spenny
Saw someone's comment regarding apple making this developer remove the store. That's just not true. There are other comic book apps on here with integrated stores I.e DCComics. This app used to be great. A central source for all your comics. It's gone to **** don't download not worth the space.
Error if you try to get username/pw 1/5
By Big Zee Portland
Tried to get old username/password emailed to me. All I get when putting in my email address is an error.
Great app 5/5
I know the business model is different. But once you have your account set up. It's awesome. Save the url to your desktop and buy from there. Love this app.
Download to review... 1/5
...and now deleted! Just so you know Amazon, a highly impulsive buyer, quite careless with his money, just walked out of your store flipping you the bird....
STOP! just download the publishers' apps! 1/5
redownloaded so I could have access to reading comics across different publishers with ease...but there's no in-app purchases lol what is the point of this app if I need to access the site to make purchases?
By Khaled Rawashdeh
No features comics and no in app purchases? At least tell me how can I get comics? Or you don't want to sell comics no more?? No sense
Apple made them remove the store 5/5
I see tons of reviews here trashing this app because the store is no longer integrated. It's not their fault! Apple made them remove the store because the iTunes Store sells comics and Apple didn't want the competition (same is true for the Kindle app). The reader is still the same great reader is has always been just with the minor inconvenience of having to use the website to buys the comics.
No in app purchases? 1/5
No thanks, I'm out.
0 Books 1/5
Used to love this app, didn't even mind that I had to go all the way to their website to purchase comics. But in recent uses of this app, it is totally bugged. I've purchased many comics, if I try to read them the app flat out says I have no books and suggests I search for some to buy. They're not even giving me a chance to re-download what I've purchased. It was annoying when they took out purchases from the app. This is beyond frustrating, I'm hoping for an effective update. However with Amazon slapped onto the screen; I'm not holding my breath.
The loss of in-app purchases negates most of the usefulness of the app.
By Victor Garay
Pretty simple to use after you get use to it
Was the best thing now horrible 1/5
Taking away the in-app purchases makes it more inconvenient because you have to go with the website and use a different form of payment instead of the convenient iTunes.
Awesome support! 5/5
Emailed the company to ask if previous purchases from DC and Marvel's individual apps could be synced to this one so I could have them all in one place. I received a response in less than 30 minutes that answered all questions and solved my problem. Even though the app seems like it needs some things tweaked compared to Marvel and DC's apps, the support was awesome and definitely worth keeping.
So so so sad 1/5
By Sante Gerard
This app used to be amazing but now it's a shell of the shell it used to be... 😔