Mac equivalent of Tapatalk?

3bs

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May 20, 2011
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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.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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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.
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
 

3bs

macrumors 603
Original poster
May 20, 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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
Yes I am aware of that but I would like a 3rd party program for Macs so I can use for multiple forums.
 

w00master

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Jul 18, 2002
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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.
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!
 

Marbles1

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Nov 27, 2011
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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.