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Great app but...
I enjoy the variety that tapas provides however the new update has caused me some frustration, I understand that they need to display their sponsored comics however it’s overly difficult to find comic that you can read if you are unable to read the featured ones. Even then it takes even longer to find comics you already haven’t seen. While at first this didn’t bother me so much I’ve become increasingly frustrated because, while not always, sometimes when I leave a comic I was quickly looking at from the genre category in the community comics, I go all the way back to the sponsored ones. I also have issue with the discover tab, while I really like the idea in theory the first thing you see when you open it is a featured comic suggested not at all based on your tastes. Even when you scroll down to the community comics, you only see comics recently updated. Rather than this I would display comics with a good amount of hearts(?) for the amount of subscribers(?) that doesn’t already have a huge fan base. Preferably these comics would also be updates rather recently as well. However this is most likely hard to implement so if now this then simply display comics that the user has not read in the genres the user prefers to avoid someone who doesn’t enjoy romance comics getting suggested “chief seduction officer”. Even easier just turn it into the community comics/novels tab
This app is a great way to support artists at a relatively affordable price which I’m grateful for (other apps like LezhinComics charge $30 for just one series). I wish there were more ways to get coins other than watching ads and referring friends. I know some other apps have more intricate ad rewards (like if you download x app and reach a certain level you get, say, 800 coins to buy comics with etc) and I’m hoping one day they might do that for us one day :) The comics I’ve read are high quality and they have a wide variety to choose from, and actually there’s a LOT of free ones, or ones that have the first few episodes for free so you can decide whether you want to jump into purchasing it or not. Anyways, the app works great functionally BUT I had one huge problem... The app keeps crashing :( Sometimes I’ll have the app opened for five minutes or less and it will crash, sometimes it won’t crash for 30 minutes straight but inevitably every time I have used the app it has crashed ;_; if not for that I would’ve given more stars but unfortunately it’s really damaging my enjoyment of the app because of its frequency....Hopefully this is something that can be fixed so I can change my review sooner rather than later and more people can properly enjoy everything tapas has to offer!!
The app keeps shutting down
(I actually mentioned this issue on you’re guys Instagram and it said to contact you guys so I hope this is good enough i do not know if I have to email you guys but if it doesn’t fix I will try to do that) I love this app I’ve used it for many years (I think since I 10 or so I’m 15 now) and never had a problem as I use it on my iPhone but recently since a few months ago I can’t remember exactly when it started (sorry for that) the app has started shutting its self down countless times upon me using it for ex I was reading SE;ki and I could maybe get trough two more newly updated comics before in the middle of me reading it would just down and from that moment it will happen 2-3 more times out of no where until I just give up and stop using it for some time and when I choose to use it again it just shuts down again at first I thought it was just my phone but than I gotta new one and it is still happening I’m guessing this is just on mobile device because I use it on my laptop though it’s slow as heck so I don’t prefer it but on that it does not shut down only on my iPhone so please fix this I love this app so very much and I don’t want to have to go back to reading webtoon T~T it isn’t as good!
Great app, but there’s a problem...
I’m enjoying this app. With all the different types of comics available to read, it’s has something for everyone. So I say to keep ‘me coming. HOWEVER, the app tends to bring up a blank page, then shuts off after 30 seconds. Let me explain: Whenever I’m done reading a comic for the night, I’ll shut off the app. The next day, when I open the app and go back to the comic I was reading, it brings up a blank page, then freezes up. I can’t go back or do anything with the app. About 30 seconds later, the app will shut down and I’ll have to reopen the app. But again, it’ll do the same thing and I can’t read the comics. The only way to “fix” the problem is to erase the app from my phone and upload it again. That way I can sign in and go back to the comics I was enjoying. BUT I’ve had to do this three times already. It’s not the end of the world, but it can be annoying. So the app needs to be fixed. Hopefully sooner rather then later.
Absolutely love the app, but there’s a glitch
It’s a great app and I love the comics on it.....but there’s a pretty annoying problem that I keep coming across. When I want to reread a comic it can freeze, like I’ll get to page 10 and it will show a grey screen and it will freeze, and I have to close the app and open it again. I have to do that quite a couple of times if I want to get through the rest of the comic which is really bothersome. Sometimes it doesn’t even happen when I’m rereading a comic it happens when I click on story/comic that updated and it won’t show the page it just shows a grey screen, then I have to exit and reopen the app. Other than that I love everything else about the app the comics are great and the creators are amazing, I’m a little irritated with the way the ink works where you basically have to buy the ink (which is pretty expensive) if you want to read a certain comic and yeah there’s ones with timers but when the comic gets to a certain point you have to start paying for it....and a lot of comics you have to pay for or use ink. I just wish this glitch or whatever it is can be fixed and that ink is easier to get.
unadvertised micro transactions (expensive)
you’ll begin reading a webcomic you think is free, but there are no ads on the app, so you wonder if it’s all patron based. then you get a couple chapters in, you’re still not sure if you love it, not much of the plot has happened yet, just character intros and suddenly it wants you to pay to read the rest of the series. it says you can watch ads to get free coins but the ads are all 30seconds long and you only get 10 coins from it while most chapters are worth over 300 coins and whole series are over 20,000. you could just buy coins but THEY ARE EXPENSIVE! $20 for a webcomic I’m only mildly interested in? no thank you. I’ll spend my money on things I know i like. But now i’m afraid to use the app because, I don’t know if every webcomic I read and begin to like will eventually charge me and force me to commit or quit. I understand the need to pay the artists, I support my favorite creators on patreon when I can and I don’t use ad blocker. But I felt tricked, like it wasn’t advertised as being pay to read and now I’ve deleted the whole app because I’m too poor to support all of its artists on a whim. If you can afford to buy things just to see if you like it or not, please enjoy this app.
Don’t get me wrong, I think the Tapas app runs really well, especially on my kind of old phone. It’s very easy for me to find and read all the comics in my library and there are a lot of great comics to enjoy. All the comics I have in my library are spectacular. Honestly I don’t really feel as if Tapas is the place for books as it’s been a comic site for so long but you do you. The main issue is that it seems to be getting harder to get to the regular creator-made comics rather than the “Tapas Exclusive” pay-to-read ones. You were really doing well with the new tab you had that featured comics and then you’ve replaced that with another page for your pay to read comics and books. I love your app and the comics on it, but please try to stay true to your original base and focus at least a little more on your everyday creators rather than your sponsored ones. Besides this, your app runs really well. I rarely have issues with it and everything works smoothly. I can appreciate the work all the developers have put into it and the coin system works well. Nice job.
Pretty Decent Comic Platform
Some premium comics are worth it. I do wish updates were more consistent (I have a few particular premium comics in mind), or at least the author could upload some message to explain why they can’t update and maybe some time estimate for when they will be back... Some little things in the app are inconsistent, like the “top comments” repeat in the next episode. Also not sure if ratings are just a thing on the Google Play Store app and not on the Apple version... but it’s a shame I don’t see them on the Apple app because they can be helpful. I like the new scrolling and arrows functions to go to the next episode, but i wish the app kept the swiping motion when you’re at the very top or at the bottom of the comic. It’s easier for when I’m just trying to rapidly unlock the episodes. However, I’ll admit it was very annoying when I would scroll down the episode while reading and accidentally swipe a little too much to the side and it would go to the next episode, so I’m thankful for the new features.
love the app but...
I really love the app and how it’s been able to show me creators and their comics from all over the world but the app keeps crashing. I don’t know if this is just me but if I use the app for too long (around 20 minutes) it crashes. It also crashes whenever I want to rotate my phone to read the comic horizontally, and recently it’s also started to freeze my phone and crash whenever I use the app for a long time (about an hour). I’ve stopped using the app as much because it’s just gotten annoying at this point. That’s not the only thing either, more than once the app has logged me out of my account for no reason. I’ve had to log in multiple times and even then the app would sometimes say that my account doesn’t exist. I love what tapas does for readers and creators but I can’t read anything when the app is being so annoying. Please fix this soon.
Only One Problem to Fix
The UI is intuitive and visually comprehensive, and the comics I read are absolutely fantastic. However, I have one complaint: it’s really unfriendly to users who don’t make in-app purchases. Some comics are free all the way through, some you have to wait for episodes if you don’t want to pay, and then there are plain old paid comics. There is no indicator on a comic that determines whether or not it is paid (there is a symbol for “wait to read” but no others). For someone like me who can’t afford it, i hate getting 10 episodes in just to learn i’ll never be able to read the rest. I have absolutely nothing against paying for comics (artists need money too) but I do have something against an app that doesn’t allow you to search by free comics, or even see if a comic is free at all without reading it. I understand it’s to encourage users to spend money but that doesn’t mean it’s not a shortsighted design choice. If this were fixed, Tapas would deserve a five-star review without a doubt.
Where are my comics
Okay so first off, after one update i cant find all of my comics on the app, only the most recently updated ones and the ones i read last, which are the recently updated ones. I can’t find the actual list of ALL of my comics on the phone app. I can on the website but not on the phone app. Secondly, i HATE the monthly pop ups. This isnt a terrible thing but there is a pop up usually about the newest comic or an app to gain ink (as of writing this review it was the switch from Coins to Ink) and you have three options: Read, Not now, or Never show this again. I hit “Never Show this again” after reading it because i dont need to see it every time I open the page only to find that the pop up keeps appearing but that option is gone now. Now every time I open the app i have to see “Coins are now Ink! Find out why.” And i HAVE to close it... Please fix All comics so i can re-read old comics not just the recently updated ones Please fix the pop ups.
Favortie app!!! But...
I love everything about this app. If I were to relate this to anything else, it would probably be like Wattpad but with comics. There are so many great comics and stories you’ll be bound to find something you enjoy. Everything is so addictive including purchasing comics or stories with coins. I’ll admit it’s so worth it when you have enough coins to purchase an episode but it takes too much farming. The ads are only worth 10 coins and yeah you can buy coins with money of course but it’s so expensive if you do it often. I just wish watching ads gives more coins. Also a big big problem I’m having is crashing! With the new update I’ve crashed once every 2-3 minutes. I really hope this gets fixed soon because I don’t think I can continue going back on the app over and over again.
Yes, there’s some new mechanics that the new update had brought to us, like the library. I don’t dislike the new way you find comics, but I also don’t entirely love it either. You can find your comics more easily, they’re put into different area base on what you, the read, has marked them under. For example, an episode you liked would just go into to liked category, the ones with just updates will go to their special category, and so on and so on. I enjoy that because you can, once again, find thinks you most wish to pick. The only thing I dislike like is how thy changed the comic listing. When I opened up the comic tab to view all of the comics I’ve saved, I was expecting the comics to be in a 3 comic row (I’m on a phone). But once I had opened it up the comics were in ones straight line, and for people like me that have saved many comics, it’s just hard looking for the one you want to read. Personally I don’t need why that update was required other than fixing some minor bugs
Good but marred by stupid UI mistakes
The good: - It displays comics well - You can pinch to zoom (really important feature for some comics) - It’s light on data transfer for mobile use - You can pre-download comics if you’re going to be on a plane or something - Coin buying and use for non-free comics is very smooth - Ads are unobtrusive The bad/annoying - They recently rather randomly changed it so that comics always show the first rather than most recent episode at the top AND there is no way to change the default, so if it’s a comic you read regularly you have to tap the re-sort button EVERY TIME - The notifications system doesn’t like it when you change your iOS notification settings from the default. I for example disable audible alerts but use banners and lock screen alerts, but the settings keeps complaining that I have notifications disabled (this is an improvement; for s while it wouldn’t even let you enable notifications if you had something custom) - They have a tendency to break stuff for no reason; both of the above worked fine in earlier versions and were arbitrarily broken in minor updates - I have had the app repeatably hard freeze and crash on animated panels in some comics, to the point I could not read that comic in the app - it keeps bugging me with popovers about paid comics and promos I have no interest in, and this cannot be disabled If it weren’t for the arbitrary bad changes and bugs it would be a great app.
Too many ads for so little
Since I don’t really like to spend any money on apps, I usually watch ads to get free coins. But the thing is I feel like you barely earn anything by watching them on this app. You can watch up to 4 ads for just one click to watch the ad. But, the most you can make by watching ads is 17 coins (if you watch 4 in one click) but sometimes it’s just 10 coins. It takes 250 coins to read only one episode. Which means you have to watch about 20ish ads just to read one episode. Also, the episodes tend to be really short but I feel like the artist can’t really help it. The comics are very good and interesting but I feel like people like me (who can’t spend money on apps) have a less of a better time on the app. Some episodes are free but not all of them. It took me 2 days to read one episode because sometimes the app doesn’t even let you watch any plus I get really bored of it so I stop. So in my opinion I like Webtoon more since it’s free and, like Tapas, the comics are amazing. But Tapas is still a good app.
Yes. Tapas – Comics and Novels is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 24,400 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.6/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Tapas – Comics and Novels Is 21.0/100.
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