The Comixology app was already the industry leader in terms of organizing and reading digital comics. But company CEO and co-founder David Steinberger knew it could be even better.
“When I ask comiXology fans what features they want, better ways to manage their books is at the top of the list,” Steinberger said in a press release. “Our customers buy tons of books and have trouble keeping track of what they have and haven’t read, or even what they just purchased, particularly across devices. Smart Lists bring the most relevant books front and center. I’m betting this becomes the home page for most of our customers.”
Update 3.7, which is now live for the iOS, Android and Kindle Fire versions of the Comixology app, addresses some of those concerns. The big new addition is Smart Lists, which gives users a quicker and easier way to remember what they’ve been reading thanks to separate In Progress and Unread lists. There’s also a self-explanatory Recently Purchased list to flag new additions.
Other new features in the update include:
- New Recommended for You list gives you personalized recommendations based on books you’ve purchased in the past.
- Long press on any title in the Recommended for You section to Add to Wish List. Android app users can also long press to Add to Cart.
- Use the new All/On Device filter to toggle between seeing all books you own and just the books you’ve downloaded to your device.
- Long press on any of your books in Smart Lists and My Books grid view to mark as read, unread, archive or remove from device.
- New robust sorting options and filters in My Books allow you to view your library sorted by Series, Purchase Date, and Title.
- Toggle between three views in My Books: grid view, list view and the all-new cover view which lets you browse your library one full-screen cover at a time.
- Cover view lets you see your entire collection cover by cover when browsing your library
- Enlarged covers allow you to enjoy the artwork even more.
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