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The Tortoise Forum App is going to be disabled on Oct 1, 2019

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  1. Blackdog1714

    Blackdog1714 Well-Known Member

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    MY TFO is littered with Tennis Warehouse
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    Bummer, I almost exclusively use the app. I'll be sad to see it go.
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    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    TFO is a website forum which you access through a browser.

    Apps are created to make things easier for users of small screens and should optimise the loading of data so it is faster and cleaner and not struggling due to whatever signal strength you have.

    Personally, on my small phone screen I find the app less cluttered with ads, better laid out and a larger clearer font.

    My eyesight combined with my phone screen don’t cope well with the website version of this site which is why I am hoping that getting to it via the Tapatalk app will still work and allow me to carry on as now.
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    Just go to a website then go to settings on your browser and choose DESKTOP SITE. You wont ask that question again. It likes trying to pick up spaghetti noodles with a spoon alone. it can be done but makes a mess
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    I have just joined Tapatalk and I’m posting this message from it!!! It’s not as good as the App but it’s functional. I hope it stays on Tapatalk.
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    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Does anyone access TFO through the paid version of Tapatalk? Is it worth paying for?
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    I do. I paid for 2 reasons. First, I get no ads at all. Not one.

    Second, if I like an app and use it a lot, I like to support the developer.

    It only costs $5.00 per year...I think it's definitely worth it.
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    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    It’s £9.99 on the UK app store; double the price That may well be due to the value of the pound crashing though :( Glad to know it’s worth it. Fingers crossed that TFO carries on working through it now.
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    TortoiseCalledZeus New Member

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    That's a shame I've only just started using it and think it's brilliant.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I am soooooooooooo behind the times when it comes to tech...

    I can't download any of the cool new apps to my cell phone because I refuse to do their stupid updates that mess everything up. Usually by the time I need a new phone, they tell me I'm 18 updates behind. Gone are the days when you buy a new thing, like it as is, and want it to just continue working as it did when you bought it. Their "improvements" usually aren't.
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    It's true that updates to the operating system (Iphone or Android) will make big changes to your phone.

    But most updates, at least on Android, are individual app updates that improve the functionality of the apps you already have.

    Most of the "system" updates I get are to protect against new viruses, hackers' tricks, and to improve safety while on web sites.

    In the long run, you are better off updating as suggested.
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    Another good thing about Tapatalk is if you subscribe to other forums, they are all right there together. I get notifications from TFO and Fishlore; I tap on a notification and it takes me to the associated forum.

    All in a clean, unjumbled, easy to read interface.
    @Tom
    Your tarantula, lizard, and falconry forums are probably all on Tapatalk. No more putting in web addresses or opening individual apps.
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    Lol it was easier to scroll through on the app and just silently read everything. Being on the website shows how inactive I am compared to everyone! Maybe I will participate more now.....
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    I found the app more convenient, but I completely support the reasoning behind discontinuing it. It's scary to think of how much data the app would have access to, and if Tapatalk is misusing that.

    The content on TFO is what makes this place so valuable. I'll be here however I have to get here :D
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    The forum is a total mess in my phone browser, ads and logo, menu and text kinda merges together to an unreadable jumble, so i do prefer to use the app. Im barely on my pc these days :)
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    Can you give us some pointers on how to do this??
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    Should have read everything g before asking! Sorry
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