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New version: 9.8.0!!

May 16, 21

I am glad to announce a new release, check the new features:

  • Adds support for full manga mode, it means that controls get inverted to match the navigation.
  • Fix UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT shortcuts for moving a zoomed in page around.


  • New fuzzy search engine. Type to search into any field of the database, or target specific content. Check how it works below.
  • New `manga` field added to comics and folders to tag content as manga, any content added to a manga folder will become manga automatically.
  • Support for HTML in comic synopsis, this fixes the synopsis when it comes from Comic Vine with HTML tags.
  • Improve keyboard navigation in Comic Vine dialog. Enter will trigger next or search and Backspace will go back to the previous section.


  • New `manga` field is sent to YACReader for iOS, so comics tagged as manga will be recognized as such when reading remotely or importing comics. A new iOS build is needed though, it will be ready once 9.8.0 is released.


New search engine

The new search engine is much powerful than before. It can search into the following data base fields:

numbers -> "numpages", "number", "count", "arcnumber", "arccount"
text -> "title", "volume", "storyarc", "genere", "writer", "penciller", "inker", "colorist", "letterer", "coverartist", "publisher", "format", "agerating", "synopsis", "characters", "notes"
boolean (true/false) -> "isbis", "color", "read", "manga"
text -> "filename"

text -> "folder"
boolean -> "completed", "finished"

If you start typing, YACReaderLibrary will search all the fields for any match. If you want to specify some fields you can do it writing the field name followed by ":" and the value.

By default words separated by a space are joined by an "and", e.g. this that -> this and that.

Some examples:

blah -> any comic or folder with any field containing blah, even partially, will be shown.

read:true blah -> same as above but only for read comics.

read:true manga:true -> comics that are read and are manga.

not read:true -> same as read:false.

"blah blah" -> looks for the full string in any field.

writer:"john doe" or writer:"jane doe" -> all the comics write by john doe or jane doe.

(read:true manga:true) or (filename:cbz writer:"john doe") -> you can use more complex search expressions using () to group expressions.

I hope you enjoy the new update. Please, if you like YACReader consider to become a patron in Patreon or donate some money using Pay-Pal and help keeping the project alive. Remember that there is an iOS version available in the Apple App Store and it has been updated to support the new features coming from the server.

I want to thank all the contributions to the project, there has been some nice activity on Github and all the new stuff wouldn't be possible without the people that have decided to get involved in the project. THANKS!!

9.7.0 is out!

September 03, 20

New features are:

  • Image enlargement/stretching can now be disabled for fit to width and height
  • New option to show covers as single pages in double page mode (enabled by default)
  • fix object leaks in database code
  • add bidirectional sync support between the iOS app and the server (YACReader for iOS 3.10.0 or higher needed, it will be released next)
  • add support for port setting from the command line
  • other minor fixes and improved stability and performance.

Any feedback is always welcome.

If you enjoy using YACReader I want to ask you to consider becoming a patron and donate some money to keep the project alive, you can find the YACReader's Patreon page here:

Patreon page launched

August 28, 20

Hi all,

As you know YACReader, YACReaderLibrary and YACReaderLibraryServer are free and open source, so they don't generate any income at all. I keep the web site and users' forum free of any kind of ads. The project has been alive for more than 10 years, it has hundreds of thousands downloads and a huge amount of users all over the world.

If you enjoy using these apps I want to ask you to consider becoming a patron and donate some money to keep the project alive, you can find the YACReader's Patreon page here:


YACReader 9.6.0 is out!

September 27, 19

It was long overdue, but this new version is finally here. Check what's new:

  • RAR5 support.
  • Fix some issues in magnifying glass when used in hdpi screens.
  • New setting to close YACReaderLibrary to the system tray. Yay! This is specially relevant for those who use YACReaderLibrary for streaming comics to the iOS app.
  • Fastest and more reliable sync back from iOS.
  • Option to hide current/next comic banner in the grid view.
  • Fix saving progress when reading in double page mode.
  • Fixes in Comic Vine integration.
  • Other fixes and stability improvements.

I know it doesn't look like much, but a lot of work has been done to keep the project in good shape, it is not visible for the final user yet, but it will pay off in the long term.

I would like to thank you all for using YACReader, for becoming part of the community and for all your help testing pre-release, and providing feedback. Thanks to all the contributors making YACReader better and better, I can't thank you enough for all those PRs. Felix, thanks for helping with the forum and thank you for all that "non visible" work that keeps the project in good shape.

Mutiple selection in YACReader for iOS

September 06, 19

Multiple items selection has been a feature since the first version, do you know how to use it?, take a look at this video: