Mac equivalent of Tapatalk?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 3bs, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Is there anything similar to Tapatalk for Macs? I'm on 10.7.3. I don't mind paying for it if it works well and has no ads (I hate ads). Preferably something that integrates with Growl or has it's own notification system for private messages and subscribed threads.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Surely you're aware that you can get notifications for subscribed threads and private messages directly from the forum, without the need for 3rd party apps, right?
    Also, you can avoid ads by contributing to the forum:
    From: Forum FAQ
     
  3. 3bs thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yes I am aware of that but I would like a 3rd party program for Macs so I can use for multiple forums.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That makes sense. You may want to voice your support in the existing thread in the Tapatalk forum:

    Tapatalk Would Be Great Desktop Software
     
  5. 3bs thread starter macrumors 603

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    I will. Thank you for the link. So you're not aware of any other currently available alternatives?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    None that I'm aware of.
     
  7. Marbles1 macrumors member

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    Siilihai is the closest I've found http://redd.it/x2ilr

    except it's open source and so the interface is not cocoa slick.
     
  8. w00master macrumors 65816

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    I've tried using Siilihai, and imho it's truly awful and unusuable for folks who frequent many forums through Tapatalk.

    Still looking for a desktop version. I'd even be fine with chrome/safari extension!
     
  9. Marbles1 macrumors member

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    What is miss is usenet newsreaders. Before usenet become a repository for porn/pirate software, it was the main place for discussion forums. You could pick your client, subscribe to various forums, and applications would support multi-threading etc. Great times and incredibly fast.

    Now everything is web-based. Seems like a step backwards. Forums need a free/open source means of accessing their data via a client.
     

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