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Comic Sticks

Ryan Koesters

Read xkcd: a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language

Comic Sticks brings xkcd comics to your desktop with quick comic searching, offline browsing, and intuitive keyboard shortcuts.


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Get Comic Sticks and more on elementary AppCenter, the open, pay-what-you-want app store for indie developers. Every app is open source and has been reviewed and curated by elementary to ensure a native, privacy-respecting, and secure experience.

Note: This app is only available for elementary OS 5.1 Hera. If you’re on elementary OS 6 Odin, it will not appear in AppCenter. You can reach out to the developer and ask that they update it for OS 6.

What's New:

1.3.2 – Feb 8, 2020
  • Add Italian translations (Thanks to albanobattistella)
  • Minor performance improvement to bookmarks menu
  • Fix a bug (race condition)
1.3.1 – Nov 8, 2019
  • Add loading icon while fetching comic
  • Add Dutch translations (Thanks to Vistaus)
1.3.0 – May 11, 2019
  • Add bookmarks for keeping track of comics
  • Update search menu to not waste space
1.2.0 – May 3, 2019
  • Add support for translations (user interface only, comics will remain in their original language)
  • Add French translations (Thanks to NathanBnm)
1.1.3 – Jan 14, 2019

Fix for changes to xkcd API encoding.

1.1.2 – Nov 16, 2018
  • Fix restoring of window state when maximized
1.1.1 – Nov 4, 2018
  • Add keyboard shortcut for dark mode
  • Fix saving of properties window state
1.1.0 – Oct 30, 2018

The dark mode update!

  • Add dark mode that inverts the comic image to improve readability in the dark
  • Add buttons to titlebar for jumping to the first comic and the newest comic
  • Fix issue with encoding of comic metadata (fixes display of special characters and emojis)
  • Fix memory leak when closing additional comic windows
1.0.4 – Oct 22, 2018

Update app metadata to pass appstream-util validate-relax

1.0.3 – Oct 21, 2018

Revert fuzzy searching due to regressions

1.0.2 – Oct 21, 2018

Minor fixes

  • Use fuzzy searching
  • Only show alt text when hovering directly over the comic image
1.0.1 – Oct 19, 2018

Update OARS metadata.

1.0.0 – Oct 18, 2018

First stable release

  • Improve startup time
  • Add keyboard shortcuts for faster navigation