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Taptu

by Taptu

Price: Free Download
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Latest Updates

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

Product Details



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 )
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Access the vibration feature
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
  • Directly communicate over NFC
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

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By Michael Lombardi on 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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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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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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By Les on February 19, 2013
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Coming from someone thats used both Pulse and Taptu for a while, my final verdict is; I like them both! I use Taptu on my Kindle HD because i find the Pulse version on Kindle to be behind in updates. But Taptu to be very lovely on a bigger screen, with unlimited amounts of sources, and the ability to merge like groups (or in my case groups of less important news). Design wise, Pulse and Taptu are very much similar. You can customize Taptus color schemes per news source, but for Pulse you can change the reading view from White background for day reading, and black for night. I prefer Pulses simplicity in this matter, where the color scheme of the app itself is dark with blue, as Taptus is associated with black and hot pink...not my fave.

Overall they are both very good news source pullers and RSS feed apps. I suggest just trying both and see which you like. (Have not tried Evernote, so no comparisons for that).
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One of my top 3 favorite apps. Don't know why you don't hear more about this one because it's the most 'up to the minute' news app I've EVER seen with exactly the news you want from exactly the source you want it from.

Sounds crazy! If you want only fashion news, hunting news, breaking news (from one or 100 sources) it's up to you.

Change the order at a whim.
1. Fashion (sources 1-16)
2. Hunting (sources 1-8)
3. Breaking (sources 1-107)
4. Saving Money
5. Home tips.
Whatever YOU want to know from whatever source YOU want to hear it from.
NY Times or NY Post, Glamour, BHG, etc.

So many choices and personal options you can spend half a day deciding what to read. One touch deletes a choice our changes it's position in the reading order.

Read important snippets and decide if you want to go to the webpage. See which ones are read/unread at a glance. (Grayed out once read).

Excellent source for breaking news, interesting facts and entertaining articles.
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By James A. Benz on 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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Love the app, similar to Pulse. I cant give it 5 stars yet because it doesnt retrieve my twitter feeds, this is a bug they have to work on. And I would like to see support for tumblr as well. Other than that, very nice.
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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... So far all I see is feeds and I don't like it when I'm about to click on a story and the frickin' thing disappears because the feed refreshed.??? Any comments on how to not use the feeds would be appreciated. Or maybe you can get me to like them?

Oh, after I search for a new topic and source, I select my preferred source and then the app just sits there and I have to back up to get the keyboard again to do another search. Hmmm. Ahma no like that.
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