Polite Mangadex Downloader


Using Perfect Blue theme

Small side project to manage reading your manga on Mangadex, a resource for scanslation groups. The UI is ugly, but functional (like this site), and it doesn't burden Mangadex. Bug reports to sizer99 at gmail.

This POLITELY downloads your new manga chapters from Mangadex. It's less of a burden on the server than if you were reading it on the site. It only looks at your follows pages to find new chapters, so even if you have 800 follows it only has to look at one or two pages. Cheap! It's got a queue, but only fetches one page at a time, and it waits a few seconds between pages. It takes a while to download. That's okay, just fire it up and read it all later that night.

It's for people who like reading manga offline fullscreen on our tablets with a full-featured reader like Perfect Reader or Manga Storm.


Mar 20 2019

DDoS has calmed down a bit, though CloudFlare is still pretty hairtrigger on the retry at certain times of day.

I won't be adding many new features for a while, just bugfixes for now (or responses to DDoSes), which should make it more stable, fewer updates

Version 3.6.7 - Mar 23 2:40 PM PST
  • Fix: Site layout changed slightly for series pages, so 'Add series from URL' was getting a blank title. Tried changing to something more robust for future site changes.
  • Version 3.6.6 - Mar 21 3:14 PM PST
  • Fix: stray reference to 'language' could cause a problem on find new with new databases.
  • Improve: Just look at the last part of the cover name to see if we need new cover (saves some unnecessary downloading)
  • Version 3.6.3 - Mar 20 8:23 PM PST
  • New: PMDL now fetches the translated language info for each chapter, and makes it available as an Options -> Save -> File Name entry. Use {%L} for full name ('French') and {%l} for 2-letter abv ('fr').

    For example if you had: '{%s}\{v%02v }{c%03c }{%t }{ - %03p}' saved chapters look like 'Aria\Aria v02 c07 Utopia.zip'

    Using {[%l] } (notice the space): '{%s}\{[%l] }{v%02v }{c%03c }{%t }{ - %03p}' -> 'Aria\[fr] Aria v02 c07 Utopie.zip'

    You can put the {[%l] } anywhere you want between the other {}

  • Version 3.6.0 - Mar 14 11:12 PM PST
  • New: Add 'Colors' tab - yes, we now have themes! Try *Perfect Blue. Mostly because I wanted a Dark theme, but also because I've never tried color theming an app. These are saved in your database. If you make a good theme, Export it and email me, I'll add it with credit if I like it. There are a few things that aren't themed, like MessageBoxes, but all the main tabs are.
  • Version 3.5.2 - Mar 11 3:21 PM
  • New: Ugh, now they're doing CAPTCHA. This is the worst. Well, okay, if you need to solve a CAPTCHA, I now pop up an extra browser window for you to do the stupid 'pick the boxes with the bikes' or whatever they want, then I take the auth tokens when that's done. It's too annoying to be done automatically, which is the entire point.

  • Requirements: Getting Started: Normal Use: FAQ: (probably) Thanks to: