1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General Tapatalk?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Turbojoe, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Turbojoe

    Turbojoe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011

    Mar 27, 2011
    128
    11
    58
    Male
    Tech mech
    Mesa, Az
    OK. Between this forum of course and motorcycle/auto racing/radio control I frequent forums on a regular basis. I'm trying to understand what Tapatalk is all about. It appears at first glance to be nothing more than a glorified bookmarks app. I tried to watch the video on the app page but it appears to have been shot with a cell phone camera as you can't see anything on the device screen and the audio level is so blown out I can't understand what the guy is saying no matter how I adjust my volume. Enough of the app video critique. What are compelling reasons to use Tapatalk? Will it really make my forum surfing that much easier?

    Joe
     

    Advertisement

  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven OK Google
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #2
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    33,706
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010

    Jun 23, 2010
    33,706
    34,101
    4,238
    Male
    Douglas, MA
    In a word, yes.

    While browsing the forums on the N7 through Chrome is OK, it is very simple with tapatalk. You are a lot less likely to misclick something, you can get push notifications for thread updates and / or PMs. It also works very well on your phone for forum browsing as well. In fact, the forum app for Android Forums is in process of being updated to be based on Tapatalk.
     
  3. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    528
    Joined:
    May 16, 2010

    May 16, 2010
    528
    60
    78
    Male
    Developer
    Arizona
    at first i didn't want to use Tapatalk, and figured just using Chrome to visit the sites was good enough. but the interface just works well. especially for phones. some sites will not have a mobile friendly version of their forum, but Tapatalk handles all that for you.
     
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven OK Google
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #2
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    33,706
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010

    Jun 23, 2010
    33,706
    34,101
    4,238
    Male
    Douglas, MA
    Maybe some screenies will help.

    Thread list (this is all of my subscribed threads)
    [​IMG]

    Here is this thread.
    [​IMG]

    Hope that helps a little
     
    shelliewnj and breadnatty08 like this.
  5. PowerBomb

    PowerBomb Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    542
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010

    Jul 7, 2010
    542
    104
    93
    Chicago
    I think Tapatalk is more useful on phone-sized devices, although even on my Bionic I hardly used it. On the N7, it's perfectly easy to load up the full website and browse forums normally. There's enough screen room to see everything. On a smaller phone screen, tapatalk serves a purpose to simplify and organize. All day long I visit different forums from my tablet and have to cancel out the stupid Tapatalk box that pops up telling me to try it.
     
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven OK Google
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #2
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    33,706
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010

    Jun 23, 2010
    33,706
    34,101
    4,238
    Male
    Douglas, MA
    I still prefer TT on my N7 but I do agree the advantages are greater on my GNex. I just tap a post in TT, hit the mor button on the pop up bar and choose open in browser if there is something from the web version that I want to see. But I can definitely see your point about not needing it.

    The good thing is you only have to buy it once to use on both devices. I already had it on my phone, so when I got my N7 I just installed it there.
     
  7. Turbojoe

    Turbojoe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011

    Mar 27, 2011
    128
    11
    58
    Male
    Tech mech
    Mesa, Az
    Thanks guys. I went ahead and bought it. Hopefully will be a slow night at work and I can play with it a bit. I don't normally even bother trying to use the phone for reading anything like forums. Maybe I will now. I use another account for my phone though. Will I have to pay for the app again?

    Joe
     
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven OK Google
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #2
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    33,706
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010

    Jun 23, 2010
    33,706
    34,101
    4,238
    Male
    Douglas, MA
    In that case yes. Why do you use another account for the phone if you don't mind me asking?
     
  9. Turbojoe

    Turbojoe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011

    Mar 27, 2011
    128
    11
    58
    Male
    Tech mech
    Mesa, Az
    Because after I broke my first N7 I didn't want to give up my $25.00 Play Store credit when I bought the new one so I created a new account. Not a big deal but I spent over $550.00 in two weeks on N7's. That credit wasn't much but it helped ease the pain ever so slightly...:eek:

    Joe
     
  10. Wullie

    Wullie Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    34
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011

    Jul 9, 2011
    34
    3
    16
    I'm thinking of binning it on my phone. It has long and frequent wakelocks, uses lots of data and is more difficult to use on my main forum than the text WAP version.

    But I absolutely love it on my N7, works beautifully.
     
  11. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,313
    Posts:
    19,890
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009

    Nov 8, 2009
    19,890
    6,118
    1,313
    District of Columbia
    To just piggy back on Unforgiven's comments, yes!
    TT has made forum browsing a lot easier for me on both my N7 and Gnex. There are some limitations and bugs (mostly in regards to what Guides do), but I think it's a great app and one I definitely recommend.
    Also, thanks Pup, forgot there were other skins/themes you could apply. I'll give some a shot.
     
  12. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven OK Google
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #2
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    33,706
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010

    Jun 23, 2010
    33,706
    34,101
    4,238
    Male
    Douglas, MA
    Fair enough answer about the new id. Makes sense.
     
  13. stridermt2k

    stridermt2k Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    418
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012

    Jul 4, 2012
    418
    43
    63
    Male
    Quality Control Technician
    Southern NJ
    TT user and supporter here.

    It's great app!
     
  14. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    353
    Posts:
    8,109
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011

    Jan 28, 2011
    8,109
    4,938
    353
    Male
    Web Design and Hosting/PC Repair
    NW Georgia
    Tapatalk rules even on the N7. Thing with Tapatalk is the forums you use have to have the backend support installed, aka it dont work with every forum out there, but most, that give a rats behind about its users anyhow. ;)
     
  15. CrackBaby

    CrackBaby Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    338
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012

    Jun 29, 2012
    338
    25
    43
    Yup, TT is what I use most of the time on both phone and nexus 7. TT is the first app I ever bought. Totally worth it.

    What makes it most worth it is if you're a subscriber to more than one forum. Very easy to switch back and forth.

    The only thing I'd complain about personally is that I can't seem to search a specific category. Even though the option is supposedly there.
     
  16. Turbojoe

    Turbojoe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011

    Mar 27, 2011
    128
    11
    58
    Male
    Tech mech
    Mesa, Az
    Maybe I need to make some kind of settings change but I'm glad I don't have to rely on TT for timely updates. The last post here finally gave my N7 a notification 9 hours after it was posted. Same time lag with other sites as well. Not a big deal as in most cases I will have logged in and checked posts in that time frame anyway.

    Joe
     
  17. perfectstranger

    perfectstranger Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    102
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010

    Oct 5, 2010
    102
    13
    38
    North Coast of Ohio
    Tapatalk rocks. Use it on my mobile and the N7. The more forums you frequent, the more useful Tapatalk becomes.
     
  18. Eris1981

    Eris1981 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
     #689
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    267
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010

    Apr 23, 2010
    267
    17
    38
    This... I like the notifications when I use them, but switching between forums is why I use it. I have like 15 linked to the app.
     
  19. Turbojoe

    Turbojoe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011

    Mar 27, 2011
    128
    11
    58
    Male
    Tech mech
    Mesa, Az
    Still taking 8-10 hours to get notifications of forum posts. Is this normal?

    Joe
     

Share This Page

Loading...