Sunday is my day to step back into the last century. I read the Sunday newspaper. Features. Inserts. Coupons. Ads. News that’s a couple of days old. And comic strips.
Now there’s a way to bring comics to your Mac and try out the Mac App Store, too. Leave the 20th century and inky fingers. Go digital and get your comic strip fix online, on your Mac.
220 Daily Comics With A Click
Whether you love comic strip classics or the latest comics, 220 comics is what you find in Funny Pages, the Mac App Store app that costs less, does more, makes you laugh and feel smart at the same time.
Funny Pages is the Mac way to get daily and weekend comics.
First, click the Mac App Store app to bring the store to your Mac’s screen.
Do a search for Funny Pages. Spell it correctly because there’s no Funky Pages app. I found out the hard way. Amazing, search fields don’t have Spell Check.
Click to download Funny Pages (or, read the insightful reviews when someone gets around to write one). The app isn’t free but it’s as cheap as you can get on the Mac App Store without being free.
Once installed and ready to go on your Mac, Funny Pages gives you quick access to over 200 comic strips, including the all-important weekend strips.
Using Funny Pages is almost as easy as using the comic section of the newspaper.
Except that you won’t get ink on your fingers, and you can save your favorite funny strips in iPhoto or email them to friends and family.
Funny Pages has four basic sections. All 220 comics are listed in the upper left column. Click on a comic and it’s displayed in the larger right column.
The whole app is stretch scalable, too. Drag to make smaller strips larger and easier to view. Try that in the newspaper.
Favorite strips can be stored in the Favorites section for one-click access. Previous strips can be viewed using the calendar in the lower left corner. Buttons on the bottom Save the comic, send the comic to iPhoto, or make it a Favorite.
Funny Pages isn’t pretty but it works. I don’t know how the comic strip artists make any money with this business model, but it’s the 21st century and I’m not supposed to understand the intricacies of American economics, I’m supposed to trust elected officials and big business. How’s that working out so far?