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  1. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    Point the way if something already exists ...

    Im thinking NewsRob, but for Forums!

    An app that you plug in a forum URL, it updates itself with the Topic, the contents, and the replies ... makes it easy to read and stores it all offline just like NewsRob. Attached images would be a bonus :)

    *fades away into dream phase ....*
    I open the app, im greeted with a list of topics i can scroll through.

    I select a topic and it shows the contents of the OP

    Below the OP, it shows the replies as well.

    Options at the very bottom might give me options to reply to topic, or remove from aggregation

    Im sure i can set something up with a reader, or have google reader auto-scrape the page or something. But a dedicated app specifically for forums would be pretty effing sweet lol
     

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  2. 02keilj

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    Did ou try searching the market? There are quite a few out there.
    Tapatalk is one i gave a test (the free version, which wont let you reply) and it wasnt too bad. Have to buy it to be able to reply, its only 3 bucks though
     
  3. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    I love you so much right now! rofl

    Does it support offline browsing/viewing?
     
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  6. Tapatalk is well worth the 3 dollar charge. Actually the best app for the money so far for me. It gets the most use with the various forums I'm a member of.

    Sent from my Nexus One using Tapatalk
     
  7. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!
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    does it load all posts for offline viewing?
     
  8. heffa

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    Only problem with Tapatalk is its limited forum list. Of the 5 regular forums I post on, only one is on Tapatalk :(
     
  9. F150FAN

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    That is the problem that I am facing. I would really like to find an app that incorporates all the forums that I am on as well. Any luck on finding one other than Tapatalk? By the way, Twister is an awesome movie. Nice quotes!
     
  10. heffa

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    Cheers :)

    No luck finding an alternative. Best thing I can think of is to contact forum admins that I post on and suggest Tapatalk access. One has already responded positively.
     
  11. kmax

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    Agree with heffa, just contact the forum admins. I admin a forum and until I got my Incredible last month and went looking for a better way to view it I didn't even know about tapatalk. It's amazing how easy they make it to enable your forum for use with tapatalk assuming the forum uses one of the boards they support.
     
  12. G.Armour

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    I have tapatalk and I love it.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  13. tcope

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    I use TapTalk and have set up two of my forms to allow it. It takes less then 5 minutes to set up. It take a little longer to fill out their inline form to submit your forum into their list. Nice thing is that the forum then supports TapTalk through Android, iPhone and Blackberry.

    No offline reading.
     
  14. nomarsgirl

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    I wish I could set it up for the forum I run. It's on Zetaboards and I have no idea how I would go about setting it up. I would even consider moving it, but that would definitely annoy the members (all 10 of 'em).
     
  15. SprintFun

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    I have an issue with tapatalk that not only do you have to pay for it, but then each time you post with it it adds an advertisement signature. I'm not down with paying for something that advertises itself automatically. Free version? Sure. Something I pay for? Doesn't sit good with me.
     
  16. kmax

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    Do you mean the "Sent from my device using Tapatalk" line?

    If so: Open Tapatalk->Menu-> Settings->Tapatalk Signature-> None

    Not sure what other advertisement signature you could mean so I am guessing this is it. Simple to turn off.
     
  17. Haywire

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    Tapatalk is the brilliant

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  18. get in touch with the admins of that forum. it is simple to add it and free for forum admins

    that sig you see can be removed if you want. its not forced
     
  19. SprintFun

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    Good to know that sig can be removed!
     
  20. lrbaerveldt

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    I have a question or two for you tapatalk users. I've been playing with the trial version, and while I mostly like it, there are a couple of annoyances.

    1. When looking at a forum in tapatalk, is there anyway to mark all unread posts as read?

    2. When I go to the a forums site, e.g. AndroidForums, in tapatalk, it starts at the 'Latest' tab, and I have to wait for it to finish loading the latest topics from all forums before I can go to my 'Favorites' tab. I only read about five forums regularly here, and would like to have tapatalk skip the loading of the latest posts from all forums, and just take me directly to my favorites. Does the paid version let you do that?

    Thanks.
     
  21. kmax

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    Unfortunately I think the answers are no and no. I agree, both would be welcome additions.
     
  22. lrbaerveldt

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    Shoot, I was afraid of that. Tapatalk devs, if you're listening, add those features and you'll have my $.

    Kmax, thanks for the answer.
     

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