YACReader is an app for reading comics in your Android devices. Version 1.0 has been conceived as a remote browser and reader for YACReaderLibrary, but future updates will add local library capabilities.
The recomended formats for comics are cbz/zip and cbr/rar, YACReader also supports comics in PDF format, but only comics, books are not really supported. The android app will be able to open any file format supported by YACReaderLibrary.
The first thing you need to do is to pair your app with a YACReaderLibrary server by tapping the + button.
YACReaderLibrary has a server included which provides access to your collections. Get YACReader for desktops here, it is free.
There is a headless version of YACReaderLibrary (a version with no graphic user interface) that can be used in embedded devices to have a 24/7 comics server, you can install it in devices such a Raspberry Pi or NAS with support for installing apps. You can find more info a tutorials in the users' forum
Open YACReaderLibrary then locate the server settings icon in the top tool bar (see the screenshot above), there you will be able to see the connection data you need to use to connect the app to the server.
Enter the IP and port from the the server config dialog manually or just scan them through the QR code.
NOTE: make sure that your firewall allows YACReaderLibrary connections.
Once connected, YACReader will show you a list of libraries to choose from (you will only have one problably), tap one of them to start browsing your library.
A remote library view will show a list of the comics being read (it scrolls horizontally), so you can access them quickly, and a list of types of containers. To start browsing pick a container.
While browsing you will see a list of folders and comics, you can access an index using the top right corner button a-z, the index allows quick navigation in large folders.
The browser can be customized using the menu in the top right corner. You can pick from 4 different modes: table mode and grid mode with 3 size levels.
While browsing through YACReaderLibrary you'll see the covers of the comics, their state (read, reading or unread) and also a header showing the next comic to read/import in a folder.
This section covers how to read comics and customize the reading experience.
Page turning is based in gestures, you can use swipe gestures to go the next/previous page, but the recomended way is to use taps in the hot areas of the screen. The hot areas can be configured in the settings, for more informacion read the Settings subsection.
When the page is zoomed in, or if the page is not fully visible due to the fit settings used, YACReader will scroll automtaically after every tap.
To access the options and features available while reading do a long tap on the screen.
Using the Settings (dots icon), you can configure a hot area in the center of the screen to use a single tap to open the overlay.
YACReader uses fast tap detection in the borders of the screen to make page turns as reponsible as possible. In these reduced area double tapping for zooming is not enabled.
The top section contains information about the comics and a button for exiting the reading view. You can close the options by tapping in any aread outside the overlay.
The bottom section has a slider to quickly jump to any page in the comic, the current page indicator (in the top section) will change as you change the slider. From left to right this section has: buttons for going to the previous/next comic, a button for configuring the manga mode reading, a button for choosing the page fit/fill mode, a button for picking the page mode (single, double or auto) and a button for opening the settings.
Zooming is available through pinch gestures. You can also use automatic zooming with a double tap. If you want to reset the zoom level, use a double tap again.
Double tap> for zooming adds a delay to the single tap gesture. However, YACReader adds an special hot area around the screen, in this hot area, single taps always have priority and they run instantly.
This button icon represents the reading direction, switch it to enable the mange mode. This mode is stored per comic and carried along the next comics you open in this mode.
Enable the continuous vertical scroll mode to read web comics style content.
You can choose how pages are displayed on screen, from top to bottom you have: auto mode, YACReader will choose the fitting page mode for you; full fit, pages are always fully displayed on screen; fit to width, fit to height, fill screen, continuous vertical mode (this one is specially suited for web comics) and continuous horizontal mode.
YACReader supports double page mode, you can choose between single page mode, double page mode, or auto, when auto is selected, double page mode is enabled when the device is in landscape orientation.
Do a swipe up gesture to show this view, you can scroll through the whole comic content. Tap on any page to go to that page. Do a swipe down or tap the screen to dismiss this view.
This is the view that controls all the settings that affect the reading experience, all of them are pretty self explanatory, so go ahead and try some of them.
If you read mainly manga, you can enable manga mode as the defaut mode for all the files, so you don't need to switch it on every time you start a new series.
YACReader offers some options to customize its behviour and how it looks. This is the view you can use to controll the settings that affect the app globally.
There are no experience features at the moment.