Monday Review: Taptu


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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.

My Take:

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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