Recently my partner has grown very fond of Anime/Manga of all sorts. She has several applications on her iPhone allowing her to view manga. I would like to know what you all believe the best method is, to perform:
- Buy Manga sets in an electronic form, such as Naruto Season 1;
- Have an application (iPhone and Windows preferably) to allow us to categorise the manga; e.g. By Rating, Type, Language etc. ;
- Allow transfer of library between platforms so that we can read on Windows and iPhone
Here is an example:
I buy Naruto, Season 1 in electronic format and download it to PC as *.mobi, *.pdf I then edit fields such as category, author, rating, etc. I then sync with my iPhone using App_X
Now I understand that there are plenty of online sites where you can read Manga, but I want to be able to own the manga titles and be able to access them offline, on the road etc.
I had a look for Book Crawler for iOS which seems like a wonderful application for book management in the sense of "what have I read and what did I rate:, but not for what I need.
Viz seems like my best option to own the Manga. I am not entirely sure if there are any cheaper alternatives on the market. If I buy via their application then it appears that I am locked onto an iPhone to read the manga. Fair enough, she never uses a computer however I'd like to be able to edit it.
I've used applications like Calibre to edit and tag my books before on Android..so I was hoping for some integration with iPhone to PC.