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Avoid the new Tapatalk
« on: December 30, 2014, 01:36:12 PM »
New version of Tapatalk is garbage. Posts now take up twice as much space and navigation is confusing. Read the App Store reviews. 1 star with ~150 reviews so far.

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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 01:41:33 PM »
Yeah and it wants to show you 'trending' posts instead of just all new posts. The full list of unread posts is several clicks down a dark path.

I also don't like that the post displays with forum folder prominently at the top and the actual post subject is less prominent.

Make that 151 reviews.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2014, 01:54:26 PM by Jimmy K »
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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 02:10:31 PM »
I quit using Tapatalk about the time they made the last big upgrade. Every time they mess with it the ruin it more. Which sucks because it used to be a useful tool for navigating forums on your phone or iPod.

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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 02:46:41 PM »
Unfortunately, I got a new phone so I'm stuck with the new tapatalk.

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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 02:51:42 PM »
Wow. Tapatalk blows now.

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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 03:42:11 PM »
Forgot to turn off auto update. Now I've got it too. I can't figure how to navigate to the forums list.

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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 09:03:29 PM »
It seems for the last couple years that any update I've allowed on a PC, device, software, whatever, including my ipad, have been: update= less good
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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 01:50:06 PM »
Forgot to turn off auto update. Now I've got it too. I can't figure how to navigate to the forums list.
At least on my phone, there is an icon at the bottom that looks like the outline of a person. Tap that and you'll get a list of subscribed forums. Tap a forum and you can browse the forum like before the update. Not a straightforward path.
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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2014, 02:09:33 PM »
Then tap the clock on the upper left hand side for timeline view.

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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2014, 02:56:26 PM »
After playing with it, it's really the same, just a new layout.
Icons across the top are you trending, recent, unread, participated. Then you can tap the title at the very top to bring up the different sections. Basically new eye candy for the same ole sh!t.

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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2014, 03:12:26 PM »
I figured out the navigation. I simply do not like the large header on each post and the lost ability to mark items read from the timeline screen. Before I could see half dozen posts at a time, now I get three or less depending on if there are photos in the post.


Edit - new version now 1 star with 370 reviews on the App Store. I am talking about the iOS version, is the Android version the same?
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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 03:42:49 PM »
Is it just me, or is there a hard limit on how many posts the timeline view displays? I don't see where to tell it to load more posts.
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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2014, 04:13:41 PM »
Is it just me, or is there a hard limit on how many posts the timeline view displays? I don't see where to tell it to load more posts.


The old version was limited to 100 I believe. I don't know about the new version.

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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2014, 04:17:48 PM »
I figured out the navigation. I simply do not like the large header on each post and the lost ability to mark items read from the timeline screen. Before I could see half dozen posts at a time, now I get three or less depending on if there are photos in the post.


Edit - new version now 1 star with 370 reviews on the App Store. I am talking about the iOS version, is the Android version the same?
I am using the android version and there are also plenty of 1-star reviews on the Google Play store.
 
What mbalbritton described actually sounds like that last version I had. Though I'd agree they're not really removing anything, but it's reorganized and that means some people won't know where to look.
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Re: Avoid the new Tapatalk
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2015, 12:31:54 AM »
I do not like it but I can not go back.
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