Windows 8.1 App Watch: Cover

The biggest benefit when you jump early into app development on a new platform is the ease at which you can secure the best names. This new comic app goes by the simple and elegant name of Cover.

And while there already are a few comic book reading applications on the Windows Store, this one is right up there with the best. It supports all the popular comic book formats like CBR, CBZ, CB7, PDF and even EPUB. Archives like RAR, ZIP and 7Z are also very adeptly handled.

Take a look at this official description:

“Managing your comic books on your Windows device is simpler than ever: Cover presents your library in a neat and beautiful interface. The app is mapped to the folders and files on your device or network; just specify the folder(s) containing your comic books, and enjoy your reading. Whenever a comic is added or removed, Cover is updated automatically.”

In addition to displaying comic books, this app can also display image folders on the screen, helpful if you want to view a bunch of scanned documents or photos.

The free app brings a number of navigation options — it is equally at ease with touch, mouse or keyboard. And it supports all processors that can run Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, including ARM.

Click here to check out Cover on the Windows Store.