Original Tapatalk for iOS goes free, upgrades all users to the newer interface

Original Tapatalk for iOS goes free, upgrades all users to the newer interface

The original version of Tapatalk for both iPhone and iPad is now free for all users and brings with it the completely redesigned interface that users of Tapatalk 2 already enjoy.

For existing users of the original version Taptalk that have in-app purchases and additional content, hold off if you'd like to keep it as they'll have an update to address it shortly.

When Tapatalk 2 was released a while back, the differentiating factor was the completely redesigned interface and some additional features such as themes and other abilities. This update brings Tapatalk 2 and the original version pretty close in functionality which makes us wonder if they're planning anything to really differentiate the two.

If you've updated, let us know what you think!

Allyson Kazmucha

Help and how to editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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VThokie78 says:

So far there really isn't anything different. I'm upset that I shelled out the money previously for Tapatalk 2.

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Allyson Kazmucha says:

Yeah I was quite confused by that too. What's the point of Tapatalk 2 then? Unless we are both missing something.

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Cameron Brinkman says:

The premium version has unlimited photo upload and themes that 1 doesn't have for free.

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linsiris says:

There are some differences besides the one someone already mentioned. You can't multi quote either among others.

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emjayess says:

Yet another update review that provides no clue to the uninitiated just what heck the app does. Not earth shattering, but pretty annoying.

Allyson Kazmucha says:

This is not a review. It's a news post. Constructive criticism is welcome, being a dick is not. We can't possibly reiterate and re-review an app each and every time they're updated. A two second google search and this was the first thing that popped up:

http://m.imore.com/best-forum-app-iphone-and-ipad

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emjayess says:

Whoa! "being a dick"?! Really?!

"This update brings Tapatalk 2 and the original version pretty close in functionality which makes us wonder if they're planning anything to really differentiate the two.

If you've updated, let us know what you think!"

Sounds like an opinion (read: quick review) in addition to news.

"A two second google search..." Duh, that's not the point. I'll tell you what would take 2 seconds: "[this app], which [does this], has been updated...."

Give me a break...being a bitch isn't welcome, either.

pinpoint007 says:

Don't worry about it man, I've noticed that some of the writers on iMore are a bit more defensive than other sites. I for one agree with you. I have no idea what tapatalk does.

robertpetry says:

Then maybe you should check out a review or their website and quit complaining that you didn't get a review in a quick news piece about an upgrade?

Http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Taptalk+2

pinpoint007 says:

chill bro. the author of this article started the name calling. I'm just supporting @emjayess. It just takes one sentence to explain the thing.
>"[this app], which [does this], has been updated...."

Also,
>I have no idea what tapatalk does.
I should add: and I don't care.

I just want to stick up for @emjayess since I think he has a good point.

robertpetry says:

Dude, I'm a lot more chill than you folks. Agreed Ally should not have started calling someone names - even if it was a fairly accurate description. It's not professional and unbecoming this site.

But back to you. As I said, complaining that a news brief isn't a review is pretty silly. Especially when you say you don't care what the product is. Why bother reading then?

pinpoint007 says:

Sorry, maybe you are chill, I don't know, but I'l give you the benefit of the doubt :)
Agreed that Ally should not call names so easily.

About me, I thought just a one sentence blurb would be enough to inform us (without resorting to googling or clicking tags as another guy mentioned). I don't expect a long review, but literally just a sentence for a (relatively?) obscure app. I was interested when I clicked the link, but the news story was not enticing enough to me to make me research it further.

robertpetry says:

I'll buy that. A simple sentence seems reasonable and a wise addition.

BTW to other readers - I believe emjayass has edited his second post at least. It originally did not have that tone or explanation of the simple app description he is looking for.

Chris Kerrigan says:

See those tags underneath a story? Yeah, use them. Clicking on "Tapatalk" will bring you to everything posted on iMore related to the app. Or, again, a simple Google search. Do you really expect them to explain what an app does EVERY SINGLE NEWS STORY? Grow up.

pinpoint007 says:

Love the hostility among iMore readers. thanks man!

kch50428 says:

Sorry you find truth to be hostile... smh. Chris is correct.

pinpoint007 says:

> Clicking on "Tapatalk" will bring you to everything posted on iMore related to the app.
Ok, truth.

>Do you really expect them to explain what an app does EVERY SINGLE NEWS STORY? Grow up.
Question, and command.

haha, yea, its not the truth I find hostile.

Thanks for your input anyway!

ernbrdn says:

The hostility is to be expected. Anyone who has read this site from the beginning probably has heart palpitations now with the way things are going. The constant barrage of the same "buzz words" driving home every single post with the same frigging verbiage. It's almost like the editors and writers have lost site of what this blog used to be and have moved forward with advancing their own personal agenda. I wish there was a mute button on some of the writers on this blog, it's a shame that by the time you find a good article your blood pressure is already risen to the point where you're cussing everyone and everything.

CORYK333 says:

Time of the month OR just a bitch?? I've been blasted by some of the writers on this site for A LOT less than outright calling a commenter "a dick".....doesn't help that in NO WAY was the OP "a dick" with that comment. You're a blog writer, & not a very good one at that.....so please don't think you're more important or in some sort of power position bc it's quite pathetic. That's it for me on here I guess.......

west3man says:

I don't know of there's history here or not but based on the reader's comment, the "dick" insult wasn't called-for.

It's a fair point that it would be a good idea to say what the app does.

My barely-informed guess? Ally overreacted due tithe sheer volume of dickishness the writers (and sometimes readers) have had to put up with over the years.

JustMe'D says:

When you click on the "Free Download" option at the end of the article, you will be taken to the App Store online and see the following description of the Tapatalk app:

[Discover great internet communities or stay connected with your favourites community on-the-go with this award-winning mobile app. Tapatalk is the only mobile app combing over 50,000 internet communities with a streamlined mobile experience, allowing you to share and follow thoughts, photos, opinions to all your communities within a single mobile app.

Tapatalk aggregates content from network of communities of common interests, from automotive to parenting, from gardening to horse-riding - You will meet passionate people who share the same interest and participate in great discussions on topic only you and the like-minded members truly appreciated.]

In layman's terms, it's an app that many people use to interact in forums like the iMore Forum.

JustMe'D says:

There is no multi-quote function with the redesigned Tapatalk app like there is with the Tapatalk 2 app.

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sherlock says:

I updated then promptly restored the old version.

zuntax says:

-1

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