Manga App Comparisons

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  Bulu Manga Manga Galaxy    Manga Rock Manga Watcher X Manga Zone MangaDLR MangaDLRhttp://www.mobi24.net/manga.htmlhttp://cylonu87.weebly.com/mangadlr.html
Mangania
TachiyomiTTachiyomiT Manga Master Zingbox
App/APK source
Version used
vhttp:// bulumanga.com/app/app_introduce.html 
V1.1.156
https://www.amazon.com/Manga-Galaxy-Reader-FREE/dp/B00HF94H1W?tag=shinobu0b-20 http://www.mangarockapp.com/
DEFINITIVE-2.0.4 (42) 
http://manga-watcher.com/http://mangawatcherx.com/http://mwrepo.tk/index_en.html
v3.0.4.1
http://mangazoneapp.com/ https://cylonu87.wordpress.com/manga/mangadlr/
V3.5.5 
http://www.mobi24.net/manga.html https://github.com/inorichi/tachiyomi
 V0.2.1
http://www.zingbox.me/
V6.0.6.6
Format / Main Features
  • Feature
  • Rank
  • Category
  • Updates
  • Hot Manga
  • Faceboo
  • k Group
  • Latest Manga
  • Manga of <season> Anime
  • Recommended
  • Shounen, Shoujo, BL, Yuri lists
  • Favorite
  • Download
  • More (settings)
UNDER OBSERVA
TIONl
  • Catalog
  • All manga (ranking)
  • Latest Updates
  • Featured 
  • For You
  • Popular
  • Rigthe ht Now
  • My Manga
  • Favorites
  • All (by source)
  • New Updates
  • Recent
  • This Device
  • O ther Device
  • My Downloads
  • Downloaded
  • Downloading Queue
UNDER OBSERVATION
(read info on new site. It’s a main features)
UNDER orw
Online ageOBSERVATION
*Toggle between Download / Read mode

  • Source
  • Series (alphabetical)
  • Latest 
  • Popular
  • New
  • Online Search
  • Bookmarks
  • Download queue
  • Downloaded
  • Global search
  • Recently read
  • Sign In (MangaFox, Batoto, KissManga)
UNDER OBSERVATION
  • My library
  • Recent updates
  • Catalogues (bMy library
  • y source)
  • Download queue
  • Settings
  • Backup
  • Home
  • Updates
  • Popular
  • Genres
  • Original (user submitted)
  • Hot Manga
  • Latest Updates
  • Original Comics
  • Manga
  • Updates
  • Featured manga / Special List 
  • Popular
  • Genres
  • Original
  • Community
  • All
  • Hot
  • Group
  • Favorites
  • Downloaded
  • Recents
  • Settings
  • Download Queue
Languages Available (for sources)
  • English
  • Indonesian
  • English
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • English
  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Indonesian
  • Vietnamese
  • Polish
Compatible English Aggregate Sources 
    • MangaReader
  • MangaTown
  • Batoto
  • KissManga
  • Manga Park
  • MangaEden
  • MangaFox
  • MangaHere
  • MangaReader
  • AnimeA
  • Batoto
  • EatManga
  • GoodManga
  • KissManga
  • MangaChrome
  • MangaDoom
  • MangaEden
  • MangaFox
  • MangaHere
  • MangaPanda
  • MangaReader
  • ReadManga Today
  • (Also includes many smaller scans sources)
  • Batoto
  • Kissmanga
  • MangaFox
  • MangaHere
  • ReadManga Today
  • Batoto
  • KissManga
  • MangaFox
  • MangaHere
  • MangaPanda
  • MangaPark
  • MangaReader
  • Zzingbox.meZzingbox
  • Mangatown
  • Batoto
  • KissManga
  • MangaFox
  • MangaHere
  • MangaPanda
  • MangaPark
  • MangaReader
  • Zzingbox.me

Mangatown

Viewer

  • Simple (continuous) or by page
  • Portrait and Landscape
  • Left to Right, Right to Left, Vertical
  • Consistent zoom level
  • Seamless chapter transitions
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Simple (continuous) or by page
  • Navigate using volume buttons
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Left to Right, Right to Left
  • Portrait and Landscape
  • Simple (continuous) or by page
  • Portrait and Landscape
  • Left to Right, Right to Left, Vertical
  • Consistent zoom level
  • Navigate using volume buttons
  • Simple (continuous) or by page
  • Portrait and Landscape
  • Left to Right, Right to Left, Vertical
  • Navigate using volume buttons
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Simple (continuous) or by page
  • Portrait and Landscape
  • Left to Right, Right to Left, Vertical
  • Consistent zoom level
  • Navigate using volume buttons
  • Seamless chapter transitions
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Simple (continuous) or by page*
  • Left to Right, Vertical
  • Adjustable brightnessZingbox
  • Simple (continuous) or by page*
  • Left to Right, Vertical

Adjustable brightness

Ads
  • NO ADS!
  • Non-obtrusive ads when reading while connected (none when not connected to Internet)
  • Bottom banner throughout manga viewer
  • Page ads within manga viewer
  • Large ads within manga lists (after every 9-21 entries)
  • Ads within chapters lists
  • Bottom banner in manga library
  • Page ads within manga viewer
  • Random pop-up ads on manga lists
  • Bottom banner on manga lists
  • Random pop-up ads at start of manga viewer
  • NO ADS!
  • mOpen source
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  • Page ad at end of chapter in manga viewer
  • Occasional banner ad among featured / special lists
  • Small ads within manga lists (after every 20)
Downloads
  • Unlimited
  • Still downloads when app is minimized
  • Downloads pause when app is closed, to be continued when app is opened again
  • Option for Wi-Fi only

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  • Download files are not sorted; All manga chapters downloaded are in one folder
  • Chapter folders are just numbers, not the actual chapter name
  • Unknown file type, unviewable via image viewing programs* (If you have info on this, please leave a comment:INFO:it is also image file, only the file name seems like md5 for the image url)
  • Unlimited
  • Still downloads when app is minimized
  • Downloads pause when app is closed, to be continued when app is opened again
  • Option for Wi-Fi only
  • Limited
  • 3 slots (unlockable by upgrading or completing offers)
  • Option to automatically remove/delete when finished reading
  • Still downloads when app is minimized
  • Still downloads when app is closed
  • Option for Wi-Fi only

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  • Download files are not sorted; All manga chapters downloaded are in one folder
  • Chapter folders are just numbers, not the actual chapter name 
  • Unknown file type, but still viewable via image viewing programs* (If you have info on this, please leave a comment)
  • Unlimited
  • Sometimes chapters are not in correct order (some titles only)
  • Ask to remove/delete when marked as read
  • Up to 5 simultaneous downloads

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  • Download files are not sorted; All manga chapters downloaded are in one folder
  • Chapter folders are properly named
  • .zip files per chapter containing image files (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc.)
  • Unlimited
  • Option to automatically remove/delete when marked as read / finished reading
  • Still downloads when app is minimized
  • Downloads stop when app is closed, must manually restart 
  • Option for Wi-Fi only
  • Up to 3 simultaneous downloads

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  • Download files are sorted by source > title > chapters
  • Chapter folders are properly named
  • Image files  (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc.
  • )
  • Unlimited
  • Still downloads when app is minimized
  • Downloads pause when app is closed, to be continued when app is opened again
  • Up to 3 simultaneous downloads

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  • Download files are sorted by source > title > chapters
  • Chapter folders are just numbers, not the actual chapter name (but they are in order)
  • Image files  (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc.)
Bookmarks / Favorites
  • Sorted by last added, not by title or latest update
  • Sorted by title
  • Categorized into All or New Updates
  • Sorted by title, last read, or author name
  • Can be grouped by sources
  • Can be imported from Batoto, KissManga, MangaFox, MangaWatcher
  • Can be sorted into categories
  • Filtered by downloaded and/or unread
  • Sorted by title, added, or update
Manga Updates / Notifications
  • Shows all updated manga for all sources
  • Shows all updated manga for selected sources
  • Notifications for favorited manga
  • Shows all updated manga per source
  • Notifications for favorited manga
  • Manually checks all bookmarked titles for new releases
  • Notifications for favorited manga
  • UNDER OBSERVATION
  • Shows all updated manga per source
  • Notifications for favorited manga
Upgrade Advantages
  • N/A
  • 5.99 USD
  • Unlimited Downloads
  • Remove ads from manga viewer
  • Automatic download of favorited manga
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
Filter by

  • Status (only completed) 
  • Genres
  • Genres
  • Source
  • Status
  • Genres
  • Source
  • Language
  • Type
  • Status
  • Genres
  • Source
  • Source
  • Status (only completed)
  • Genres
  • Source
  • Status (only completed)

Genres

Sort by
  • Rank
  • Latest Update
  • Title
  • Rank
  • Latest Update
  • Title
  • Author
  • Artist
  • Rating
  • Popularity
  • Latest Update
  • Title (must search “ “ to sort by alphabetical order)
  • Popularity
  • Popularity
  • Latest Update
Search Function
  • Simultaneously search all sources
  • By title only
  • Simultaneously search all sources
  • By title and author
  • By genre (include and exclude multiple genres)*

*apply filter before searching

  • Simultaneously search all sources
  • By title and author
  • By type (manga, manhwa, manhua, etc.)
  • By genre (include and exclude multiple genres)
  • By rating
  • By status
  • Individually search each source
  • By title only
  • Individually search each source
  • By title and author
Community
  • Facebook group
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Sync with MAL account
  • Many user posts / recommendations
  • Groups for Discussions
  • Comments on manga titles
  • Optional danmu (flying comments while reading)
  • Share manga images on Facebook / Twitter
Additional comments (may be biased as these are opinions)
  • Clean and user-friendly interface similar to Zingbox, but without the ads
  • Only default is that as you look for manga, some are unavailable and
  • Bugs during download and chapter numbers are wrong sometimes (might be source issue) -> noticed it happens a lot when downloading chapters with numbers such as 101.5 (related to how they’re named in folders)
  • Free version has a lot of ads
  • One of the cleanest apps
  • Similar manga recommendations when you read the latest chapter of a title is a nice feature.
  • Long loading times
  • Good search function
  • You have to know what you want to read, unless you’re only looking into the popular titles
  • The MAL sync is helpful and is unique to this app so far
  • Open source and active developer
  • Flying comments seem annoying at first, but it’s nice to see other people’s reactions to what you’re reading; these can be disabled
  • Community centered
TL;DR
Personal Verdict (may be biased as these are opinions)
  • Clean and smooth with a nice UI, but loses out to other apps that provide more, such as a better search function, or more sources.provide more, such as a better search function, or more sources.
  • Since december 2016 not access to mangatown and no updates from the dev
  • Unlimited downloads, good navigation, can keep reading from where you left off, really fast for going thru pages, and volume control
  • Probably best choice if you’re willing to pay for the upgrade
  • If you want a free app, it would be best to choose something else due to the download 
  • Great search function for when you know what genre/s you’re interested in, but you’re not sure what titles are popular.
  • Not a big fan of the reader though, as it takes too long to load compared to other apps.
  • Best paired with an external reader
  • cap and excessive amount of ads
  • Great search function for when you know what genre/s you’re interested in, but you’re not sure what titles are popular.
  • Not a big fan of the reader though, as it takes too long to load compared to other apps.
  • Best paired with an external reader
  • Best if you know what you want to read already, or if you only read a few different manga
  • MAL sync is a great addition
  • My favorite app for discovering new manga to read, due to the comments other users leave for the titles / user posts and recommendation lists
  • Ads are not intrusive and easily ignored
Screenshots
8 https://www.facebook.com/MangoApp/posts/10153491190433174

Special Notes:

  • Popularity is based off of number of views from most sources. Rank is often used by apps as interchangeable with popular/hot manga. 


Update Notes:

Version 1.2

  • Added Bulu Manga, Manga Galaxy, Manga Watcher, Manga Zone, Mangania to list
  • Observed Bulu Manga
  • Removed Mango
  • Changed UI to Format / Main Features
  • I PUT THAT BITCH ON A STETCHER
  • Updated Format / Main Featured
  • Added Languages Available (for sources) portion
  • Added volume button navigation and adjustable brightness to Viewer
  • Added Wi-Fi only options and simultaneous downloads to Downloads
  • Added download file properties to Downloads
  • Added TL;DR / Personal Verdict portion


AVersion 1.1

  • Added zoom fix on Viewer
  • Updated Manga Rock viewer options
  • Added background download capabilities to Downloads

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Version 1.0

  • Compared Manga Rock, MangaDLR, Tachiyomi, ZingBox apps
  • Mango is under observation
  • Included app websites and/or download sources
  • Reviewed apps based on:
  • UI
  • English Aggregate Site Sources Compatibility
  • Ads
  • Download
  • Bookmarks / Favorites
  • Manga Updates / Notifications
  • Upgrade Advantages
  • Filter by
  • Sort by
  • Search Function
  • Community
  • Additional comments
  • Added 4 screenshots for each app

 

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