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Taptu

by Taptu
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.5.1
  • - improved UI
  • - bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004XWEDKE
  • Release Date: April 25, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,486 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Login to Taptu using, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Google and sync all the streams and stories that you read on multiple devices and taptu.com on your desktop.
  • Import your RSS feeds from Google Reader and transform them into gorgeous visual streams.
  • Discover thousands of streams on your favorite topics from a wide variety of web sites, blogs, newspapers and magazines in the StreamStore or search for RSS Feeds using Bing
  • DJ Your News: Mix, merge, divide up, re-name and color code streams, add or remove sources from topics and customize font or image size.
  • Add as many Facebook or Twitter accounts as you want, add your LinkedIn account as well and see what your friends post or share in full article view.
  • Post status updates, comment, quote, like or re-tweet within your social network streams and share stories or streams you read on Taptu with your friends.
  • Create SearchStreams from keywords: Enter a search term, for example "Lady Gaga" in our StreamStore and create a stream dedicated to "Lady Gaga" from Music, News, Gossip or Fashion streams or a combination of all of them.
  • Create SearchStreams within streams: Search for keywords in any stream, e.g. "CoD" in Game Reviews and save your search as a new SearchStream.
  • Discover stories and topics related to the article you are reading.
  • No time to read an article now? Bookmark it and read it later on the same or a different device or save it to Instapaper and Pocket.

Product Description

Taptu - instant access to all your interests in one beautiful little app. Add your favorite web sites, blogs and social networks and see Taptu transform them into gorgeous visual article streams.

Browse Taptu's custom streams on a huge variety of localized topics from News, Sports, Tech & Gadgets to Wellness, Recipes or Entertainment.

Mix & merge topical and your own streams in the StreamStudio or pep them up with more content using Taptu Magic.

Sync your streams, bookmarks and other data between mobile devices and tablets with our user accounts. Simply log in to Taptu with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google.

Share news or streams you like with friends via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, email.

Save articles to view them later using Instapaper, Pocket or Taptu’s bookmarks.


Press Reviews:

VentureBeat: “…A deeper news reading experience than most competitors, in particular because I was able to easily combine news sources…the app also does a great job of recommending stories.”

Brothersoft: “Again, Taptu has taken advantage of the fact that it is a veteran in the field of mobile search. It is in the search aspects that it is able to dominate rival Flipboard”

Technical Details

  • Size: 2.2MB
  • Version: 2.5.1
  • Developed By: Taptu
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Directly communicate over NFC
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why is this not as popular as Pulse? December 6, 2012
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This is a great app. It's basically an RSS reader, but you can combine feeds, for example I have 9gag, collegehumor, and icanhazcheeseburger in 1 feed called Humor. You can color code the feeds, and I haven't seen a limit to the number total. I prefer it to Pulse, which I also like. The only drawback, and I think Pulse doesn't have this because it's limited to curated feeds, is if the RSS feed is one that gives you the first part of the post and you have to click through to get the entire post, you have to click through Taptu too. I have been using the web interface and it's not the same. The swiping and flicking of Taptu on a touchscreen is really the best.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than pulse on Kindle Fire November 20, 2011
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Taptu is better than Pulse on the Kindle Fire. Integrates with Google Reader and provides better visuals of blogs that aren't picture oriented. Only complaint so far is that hyperlinks on blog posts aren't active unless you click through to the web version of the page.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best News App Ever! Review From A Dedicated User August 2, 2012
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Maybe it is just me, but Pulse is lacking on the Kindle Fire. This app more than makes me happy, bringing all my favorite news to my fingertips.

Taptu has changed my reason for using my Kindle Fire. After first use, I became addicted to this news app. Adding streams of gadgets, technology news, and slickdeals along with Amazon daily deals and Newegg deals, I became aware of all things Gadget and their prices.

Being able to arrange, combine and all-out personalize my streams of news has all but streamlined my news gathering experience. If you are searching for an eternal bond with an app from the Amazon market, one that will embed itself into your soul and forever alter your perception of reality, then you will not be disappointed with Taptu.

On another note, I adore this app, and sharing news is so simple in combination with pocket (formerly known as Read-it-later). If I am browsing my news streams on my Kindle and don't have time to finish an article, I just save it to my Pocket and open it later on my Desktop at home. Sharing it with friends is even simpler with a Twitter account or simply sharing the link to your Facebook Wall.

Lastly, I cannot live without Taptu. Seriously, honestly, truthfully the best news app available.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I use this app way too much. January 26, 2012
By Kazmos
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After going back and forth with Pulse and Taptu. I stuck with Taptu. I like the option to customize each category. Plus, the ability to resize each panel is a plus for my blind eyes. The only thing that bothers me is their logo. That's the only thing that Pulse has on Taptu.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh January 21, 2013
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Yes, this app is better than Pulse, but, for my purposes, it's not nearly as good as gReader. For instance, if you choose to hide "read" articles, you cannot choose to mark individual articles as "unread" if you want to come back to them later (and you don't use Instapaper). Still, sorting feeds into categories appeals to me, so maybe I'll keep it for awhile and see if I warm up to it. Who knows?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best. Period February 1, 2012
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Its flawless, customizable and visually appealingly. Endless news sources, you can email them, bookmarks them and they are all available off line so your train ride is that much shorter and smarter.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well October 3, 2011
All your news in 1 location. I use it every single day it's a great app. Now I can't wait for the Kindle fire.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best aggregate news app! September 23, 2013
I've tried a few of the news aggregate apps, such as Currents, Pulse and Taptu. The top winner, in my humble opinion, is Taptu. Pulse became too bloated and difficult to use, find news, entertainment, used up too much resources on my computer. Currents is a good app, that has many magazines to choose from but has a tricky user interface, clicking and sliding back and forth giving you ample opportunity to mis-click or mis-touch the magazine. It's widget forces you to choose one magazine to have on the widget then opens the entire app, when sometimes you just want the highlights of the news.

Taptu, on the other hand, has a great widget that shows all the highlights of the news, not just one channel, more like a newspaper than magazine app or widget. The app itself shows all the top news stories under each topic, such as world news, home, entertainment and so on.

I would give Taptu 5 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars new kindle
I found it here first. Great app-lets you stream many source at one time and your able to customize it for your own personal use. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Scott Herlihy
5.0 out of 5 stars All the news that fits
This app allows me to have about a dozen or more news and humor sites all on one screen. It is easy to create and later modify your selections. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul A. Swanson
2.0 out of 5 stars I give up
When it worked it was quite nice. It has been failing to update recently and for a news junkie this is a deal breaker. Read more
Published 3 months ago by D. Dressler
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best
Best, most streamlined and polished news app and I've tried them all. Syncing across devices is a killer feature and bookmarking is great to read articles later.
Published 4 months ago by Michael Gavitt
1.0 out of 5 stars ugh
Jammed my kindle within minutes took all weekend for kindle to get up and running again I deleted app. Sorry.
Published 5 months ago by only me
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite app
I love this app! Lots of news quickly at your fingertips. I use this both on my phone and here on the kindle. Mostly on my phone and both are syncronized. Great app!
Published 6 months ago by roadapathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This program is the easiest to use and it brings you exactly what you want to know and in a very timely manner. I have not used an RSS feed before. Read more
Published 8 months ago by D. Hutchinson
4.0 out of 5 stars it does save battery compared to other clients
I like it because you get to check your social media along with your feeds, however, you won't be able to see animated guys and videos. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Fierce_Brake
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
I'm not into RSS feeds. I just want my news customized by topic and be able to choose my sources. So far this is a nice app but... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Tom V Worcester MA
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Great!
Does exactly what it says. Being able to merge streams makes it so easy to keep up with multiple websites of the same theme. Love it.
Published 10 months ago by Christoph
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