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  1. doad13

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    ok i know there are threads throughout the forum on this but i was wondering if anyone here uses it on there desire and if so what its like speed wise, ease of use etc.

    Its only
     

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    I use it and its $2.99 which equates to about
     
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    Just got this app, and a few questions.

    How can you tell which threads you've subscribed to?
    How can you jump straight to unread posts in a thread?
    How can you access your subscribed thread page?

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
     
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    I tried it for Xda, prefer the browser myself.
     
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    I don't use it as I think why pay for something you can do for free pretty painlessly. I really dislike the annoying message it sends at the end of each post though...'sent from my HTC......'

    There's an option to remove it I think.
     
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    App paid for pretty pleased with it so far and you can disable the tapatalk signature which is good.

    Once you have logged onto a forum that is saved to you favourites you can then access the favourites tab in that forum to show your topics with the unread ones highlighted. Hope that helps :)
     
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    Sig turned off.

    Have noticed better battery than using the browser.

    BUT I'm missing the functionality the browser gives like goto first unread, identify subscribed/posted in threads.

    Am still in period for refund, and very torn whether to keep or get a refund.
     
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    No notifications from the app itself on new posts as this is not a function of the board. Notifications come out via email. However you pick up email is how you'd be informed. The email would contain a link which would be opened in a browser. I'd have to say that this is not a fault of the app, as it's how the board software does the notifications.

    When I bring up a form the default few is Latest posts. There is a button to change this to Unread. Backing up, there is also a tab to just display the forms on the board.

    I like the layout that the app gives when reading the boards. It's _much_ easier to navigate the form with the app then a browser.

    It's also nice for those ad intensive boards... as you don't have to load them with this app.

    The developer appears to be updating the app quite often.

    I think it's worth the $3 or so that it costs.
     
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    You misunderstand what I mean.

    In a browser I can see visually what I posted in when looking at the thread list. I can't in the app.

    I can then go to the first NEW post since last looking at that thread. The app doesn't.

    I also subscribe, but no email notification, on threads I'm following. I can't get to this in the app.

    Yes it's only
     
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    Used it once, much preferred the browser. Seemed a bit pointless to me.

    If you do start using it, please make a point of switching off that bloody 'powered by tapatalk' sig. It drives me nuts! And I doubt I'm the only one!
     
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    I have the free client installed, but it couldn't open the Desire forum here...

    I run three vBulletin forums (on some photography websites I run) and will be looking to make them Tapatalk compatible.

    Ian
     
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    Well I got a refund.

    The lack of a way to tell threads I've posted in when viewing the main desire forum is a big issue for me. I'd have expected say Orange for following/posted in and another colour for everything else.

    Also having to pick out the first new post I havent read in a thread window is a right PITA. I'd have stuck with it if it'd have jumped to the post like the browser version does.

    The promise is good, but lacking in so many ways.
     
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    Yeah my thoughts exactly. I usually use the mobile skin for this forum. Maybe we're missing something or I don't understand a function that it provides. I see the "written on my tapatalk pro" all over the board and I don't get it. Anyone users want to answer?
     
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    I use this in a few forums. I find that it is easier to switch between forums/ subscribed topics on multiple forums than using the web browser.

    I find that if i am at my desk I will use the pc and web browser but if am on the train on traveling than tapatalk seems faster.

    I would also say that it wont use as much of my internet as the web browser but dont really pay much attention to this. I have never used the mobile skin so maybe that is also an option.

    and yes as you can see below I have the tapatalk sig turned off :)
     
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