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Author Topic: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?  (Read 2254 times)

Chrysalis

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tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« on: August 23, 2016, 01:19:10 PM »

I noticed tapatalk has started some kind of monetization strategy, I cannot pin the date when they did this but now the app force enables a feeds function, to turn it off one has to be a vip subscriber monthly, it also started push notifications (can turn off at least without vip) and every time make a post somewhere is asking me if I want to add the forum section to feeds, a bit crazy.  What I really dont like tho is that they added a feature they know be annoying, I know they know because they are offering the ability to turn it off as a vip feature.  Is a shame because before these changes tapatalk was quite a nice app.  Although what I may do is grab an old backup of it from titanium backup and then just not upgrade it again.
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 03:03:23 PM »

I'd be interested in this too. Even before the latest updates I found it too pushy generally. I just want a simple app which does what I want and no more.
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 03:10:15 PM »

I hate Tapatalk too, I paid for my version and then suddenly a year or two ads reappeared, GRRRRR , when you pay for the software and they still bombard you with apps.

I tried Forum Fiend for a while but I believe it cratered so I am back to using Tapatalk,  a lot of sites have decent mobile versions now but on balance I still think Tapatalk is better.

<watching this thread for recommendations>

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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 03:38:46 PM »

It's still possible to download a version of Forum Fiend at https://www.apk4fun.com/apk/32083/ but I don't know anything about the status of this download.
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 04:15:04 PM »

I hate Tapatalk too, I paid for my version and then suddenly a year or two ads reappeared, GRRRRR , when you pay for the software and they still bombard you with apps.

yep they downgraded you, seems they not satisfied with a one time purchase.

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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2016, 11:39:29 AM »

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I cannot pin the date when they did this but now the app force enables a feeds function,

Does that happen on this forum?   When I signed up to install tapatalk integration on my server I selected the option which least bugs the user and although you can do things like build up your own ads, I didnt bother and everything should be set to least intrusive to the EU.

However, I got an email about a couple of asking me to do a update, which I haven't yet done because it said something about advertising changes.
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2016, 12:02:17 PM »

yep, it does it when first posting to any section using tapatalk.

I am not 100% sure I remember right tho, so will test again later.
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 11:53:42 PM »

Hmmm.  Ok ty, so its nothing to do with the latest upgrade then :/
 
I'm in no rush to upgrade to the latest version as from what I can see theres no bug fixes, just something to do with Ads.   
Tapatalk is a PITA to update as it involves down-time... and rarely goes right first time.
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2016, 06:51:21 AM »

I had a quick look, your forum doesnt have chat available, whilst all the others do which is good.

I did not make a post tho as I had no post to make, but yeah it seems kitz forum is less pushy.
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2016, 07:17:06 AM »

kitz sadly can confirm am getting feed prompts and tapatalk ads here,  is shame what they done
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2016, 08:47:26 AM »

Hi

I use tapatalk and you can turn off feed prompts in settings - even for individual forums you have set

The ads, on mine are a single line, easy to distinguish and not intrusive

Also, I seem to remember a year or so ago, anyone with fully paid version, had to contact tapatalk to correct the ads appearing, but Ofcourse it may have changed now

I hope that helps

Many thanks

John
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2016, 08:52:17 AM »

Hi

Sorry, if it helps better, just been into settings, and you need to disable push notification on whichever forums you want them to stop

I hope I have understood your issue correctly, but apologise if I'm wrong sorry

Many thanks

John
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2016, 09:12:47 AM »

that is already done but it doesnt stop all the feed stuff.

the feed prompts toggle requires vip subscription.
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2016, 01:44:55 PM »

I dont think tapatalk is working atm.   Previous mails said the updates were voluntary, but I got a couple of emails this w/e to say that the version Im using has now expired and I must update.
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Re: tapatalk alternatives do they exist?
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2016, 01:55:37 PM »

They are devious arent they.
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