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    Question Tapatalk on iPhone for TRC - any good or a waste of time?

    Debating on whether to bother downloading Tapatalk as the functionality of TRC on my iPhone SE is a bit clunky. (Running iOS 11.3.1) Itís not unusable but itís pretty awkward when typing replies or creating threads. Just viewing is pretty much okay but when typing replies the scroll function sometimes wonít work which means I canít get the screen to display the relevant area of the text box Iím typing in. It will scroll a small distance whilst I have my finger on the screen like a click & drag, but as soon as I let go it jumps back to where it was. When it does this I end up having to zoom right out and consequently the text is fucking tiny! Also, adding any smiley is a PITA as it doesnít always show up in the text box.

    Will tapatalk cure these issues? Or is it not worth the hassle? Iíve never used it before so donít know how it differs from just using the regular forum based interface. I couldnít find any recent threads about how good, bad or indifferent people find tapatalk but I see the little signature at the end of some peopleís posts so I know itís being used on here. Just wondering what the TRC collective opinion is before I download it.

    NB - Iím not at home and nor do I have easy access to WiFi out here so just downloading it and trying it for myself isnít anything like straight forward as Iíd have to travel 5-10 mins to get to the nearest (sketchy) WiFi spot.

    Ta. 🙂

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    Default Re: Tapatalk on iPhone for TRC - any good or a waste of time?

    Marmitey iirc.
    I quite like it. This is on android, mind.

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    Default Re: Tapatalk on iPhone for TRC - any good or a waste of time?

    I fucking hate it tbh.

    The interface is pants, it takes ages to find the forum I want because it tries to throw every forum on the world at you every time, and the notifications are just irritating.

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    Default Re: Tapatalk on iPhone for TRC - any good or a waste of time?

    Its shit.

    Im baffled anyone would want to make a modern phone emulate a crappy old Nokia by hamstringing its interface with tap a talk.

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    Default Re: Tapatalk on iPhone for TRC - any good or a waste of time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monstyr View Post
    Its shit.

    Im baffled anyone would want to make a modern phone emulate a crappy old Nokia by hamstringing its interface with tap a talk.
    Exactly that, phone works fine with the forum without it. Also, Could never get 'My Forum' page to load with tapatalk (years back when I last used it

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    Default Re: Tapatalk on iPhone for TRC - any good or a waste of time?

    Tried it briefly with an iphone.

    It was slower than looking at the forum through chrome

    it sent crappy notifications

    Hence "briefly" !



    NB this was a few years ago and was with an iphone, maybe it's better now?

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    Default Re: Tapatalk on iPhone for TRC - any good or a waste of time?

    Well Tapatalk doesn't send me notifications, never has. Adjust settings? It sometimes asks me to upgrade like most freeby apps with a charge element.

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