There’s a new manga reader out from Singapore based Kniveswood Studios. MangaBlade 1.1, a full-featured manga reader for The iPad. It has multitasking, and book marking. It looks very similar to an iBooks interface. It connects to iTunes where you can purchase and download from there.
You can also import your own collections as CBR, CBZ, RAR, and ZIP file formats. It will integrate with some online manga catalogs, and has an in-app web browser, to download manga from any website offering manga in supported formats. MangaBladeis being noted as a beautiful bookshelf interface, with Cover Flow to scan and find a page quickly, brightness control for reading in the dark. At $5.99 it’s a little pricey for a reader.
Version 1.1 is a major update with the following enhancements:
* iOS 4.2 multitasking support, allowing background downloads and imports
* Memory usage optimization preventing out-of-memory crashes.
* Bookmark support for in-app web browser.
* App launches much faster.
* Faster deletion of mangas.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 for iPad or later
* 9.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
MangaBlade 1.1 is $5.99 (USD)