Saturday, October 18, 2008

Comics galore!

Comix If you like comics, you'll love this little software with the catchy name -- Comix. At 97KB, it's a minuscule download, but it serves over 60 comics right to your computer!

It is outrageously simple to use: select your comic from the drop-down menu and it pulls it down from the Web. Hit the 'Next' or 'Back' button to navigate the comic strip. You can even select a particular date the comic was originally published on the Web.

Download the application here, unzip it to a folder on your hard disk, and directly run the program file. All the relevant files are stored in the same folder, including the actual image files of comics strips you have viewed (so you could even load and use the program on a thumb drive, for example). The application offers virtually no configuration options, except for setting the slide show timer. But if you're so inclined, you can edit the INI file in the installation directory and tweak a few things like proxy details (if you're using one to access the Internet), or show/hide some of the features.

This application gives you unfettered, convenient access to such classics as Garfield, Heathcliff, Doonesbury, Andy Capp, and Animal Crackers, and several others that I've never heard of. The only downside is that some of my favorite comic strips are missing: Calvin and Hobbes, and Dilbert specifically. But the developers say they keep adding new strips, so things could change. Also, the application occasionally tends to act like it's frozen while accessing the Web. But these are minor, forgivable annoyances. After all--hundreds of comic strips. Free. Let's not complain.


Aristarkhos said...

I used ComicRack. Some nice features. Good if you have a library of comics stashed on your PC.

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