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Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 2nd, 2013, 6:50 pm

Finally, the Forum is now fully operational for your smartphones and tablets.

You have a choice of two ways to access it.

The first way is free: just go to http://www.forums.geniimagazine.com via the browser on your smartphone or tablet. If it looks like a mess, scroll down until you find the line:
"Switch to Mobile Style." Click on that and you're good to go.

The second way, which offers a more robust experience, is to pay $2.99 or $3.99 for a tapatalk app. Go to the app store and search for tapatalk. You have a choice of tapatalk and tapatalk 2. I paid the extra buck for tapatalk 2. I really like it!

For your iPad, there is a $4.99 version called HD tapatalk.

So, you have two choices for your smartphone, iPad, or Android tablet.
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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby John LeBlanc » April 2nd, 2013, 6:54 pm

Thanks. I use Tapatalk on my own forums and forums I spend (an inordinate) time with. Much appreciated!

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Chris Aguilar » April 2nd, 2013, 7:31 pm

Thanks for listening to my suggestions on this Richard. I think it'll go over very well.

The "HD Tapatalk" is what I use on my android device (Nexus 7 Tablet) and I find it works very well.

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Angelo Carbone » April 3rd, 2013, 11:00 am

Works great. Thank you!
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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby mrgoat » April 3rd, 2013, 11:45 am

woop woop!

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bob Gerdes » April 3rd, 2013, 2:43 pm

Thanks for adding tapatalk!

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bill McFadden » April 3rd, 2013, 6:49 pm

Richard, thank you and Brad for setting it up. For those of us too cheap to buy taptalk, is there a way to extract an icon for android desk top? My browser is Firefox. Regardless, both versions look good on my phone.

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bill McFadden » April 3rd, 2013, 6:52 pm

Richard, thank you and Brad for setting it up. For those of us too cheap to buy taptalk, is there a way to extract an icon for android desktop? My browser is Firefox. Regardless, both versions look good on my phone.

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 3rd, 2013, 7:13 pm

Bill, just to show you what a dummy I am, I have absolutely no idea what that means. :mrgreen:
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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Joe Naud » April 3rd, 2013, 11:41 pm

Thanks Richard and Brad, works like a charm on my iPhone 4.
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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Chris Aguilar » April 4th, 2013, 10:34 am

@Bill McFadden


To extract the icon in Firefox, go to your tab for bookmarks and hold down on the bookmark you want until a window pops up and then select "add to desktop".

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bill McFadden » April 4th, 2013, 12:21 pm

Thanks, Chris. Appreciate the guidance. Is Conjure Nation still accepting subscribers?

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Chris Aguilar » April 4th, 2013, 5:28 pm

Bill McFadden wrote:Thanks, Chris. Appreciate the guidance. Is Conjure Nation still accepting subscribers?

Yes, and if it's a person that I know is a good, thoughtful poster on a forum like this one, I tend to approve those subscriptions with great alacrity. :)

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bill Mullins » April 4th, 2013, 6:06 pm

It took me two and a half years to get approved. . . .

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Chris Aguilar » April 4th, 2013, 6:12 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:It took me two and a half years to get approved. . . .

Sorry about that. Admittedly I've been a bit more distracted than usual the last two years and that caused a bit of a freeze on allowing new registrations. However, I've recently started allowing new memberships again.

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Evan Shuster » April 4th, 2013, 9:37 pm

Works GREAT on my Kindle HD. Well done!!

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bill McFadden » April 4th, 2013, 11:06 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:It took me two and a half years to get approved. . . .

Thought I had a shot until I read that . . . oh well, dauntless I apply nevertheless.

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bill Mullins » April 5th, 2013, 11:16 am

Guys, I was joking (trying to imply that I wasn't a "good, thoughtful" poster). Chris got me signed up right away.

If you have to explain it, it probably wasn't funny to start with . . .

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bill McFadden » April 5th, 2013, 4:05 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:Guys, I was joking (trying to imply that I wasn't a "good, thoughtful" poster). Chris got me signed up right away.

If you have to explain it, it probably wasn't funny to start with . . .


It was as a measure of respect, Mr. M., that I took you seriously. Now it's funny, as I dig where you were coming from, you self-effacing wit, you.

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby mrgoat » April 7th, 2013, 6:20 am

Gotta say, I tried it on my iPhone last night. Blimey. Best mobile formatted forum I've seen. Just lovely. Top marks.

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Postby F.Amílcar » April 7th, 2013, 9:31 am

Dear friend Richard,

Thank you very much for your information about tablets app.

I use basic version, but when I have an iPad maybe I will use "Tapatalk".

Thanks again for everything and our best wishes from Barcelona-Spain.


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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby NYCJoePItt » April 7th, 2013, 1:09 pm

I use the Atomic Web Browser on my IPad and the forums look great.

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bill McFadden » April 8th, 2013, 8:27 pm

FWIW, Tapatalk is well worth the measly three bucks. The Forum now looks and works beautifully on Android browser (free), or through Tapatalk.

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby GA Eric » April 10th, 2013, 8:22 am

Thanks Richard. Just installed Tapatalk onto the iPad. Works and looks great. Appreciate the easier mobile access to the forums. :D

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Bill Mullins » June 14th, 2013, 12:27 pm

The first way is free: just go to http://www.forums.geniimagazine.com via the browser on your smartphone or tablet. If it looks like a mess, scroll down until you find the line:"Switch to Mobile Style." Click on that and you're good to go.


When I go to this URL on my phone (a Motorola XT875, running Android, not jailbroken or anything), everything looks okay, but some of the buttons at the top (the row that includes "Today's Active Topics") don't do anything if you touch them. Others do -- if touch the "Switch to Mobile Style" button, it does. But the "Mobile Style" doesn't navigate as well -- there's no way to get a list of recent posts or recently active topics.

Also, while I'm nitpicking, I loaded the Genii app for back issues. The most recent issue displayed is the April one. How do I get it to update with the more recent issues?

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby erdnasephile » June 23rd, 2013, 4:17 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:
The first way is free: just go to http://www.forums.geniimagazine.com via the browser on your smartphone or tablet. If it looks like a mess, scroll down until you find the line:"Switch to Mobile Style." Click on that and you're good to go.


When I go to this URL on my phone (a Motorola XT875, running Android, not jailbroken or anything), everything looks okay, but some of the buttons at the top (the row that includes "Today's Active Topics") don't do anything if you touch them. Others do -- if touch the "Switch to Mobile Style" button, it does. But the "Mobile Style" doesn't navigate as well -- there's no way to get a list of recent posts or recently active topics.


Yes, I noticed that top. There is a Nav drop down on the upper left in the mobile button. It sure would be nice if a "Today's Active Topics" choice would be in there please. :)

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 23rd, 2013, 4:24 pm

Bill, all recent issues including the July issue should be on the Android app. Have you tried refreshing it?

While we do have a free mobile app for the Forum, I would suggest parting with the few dollars for Tapatalk. That is how I view the Forum on my iPhone 4S and it works great. Active Topics NO problem.
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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby rrhill » July 12th, 2016, 10:34 pm

As far as I can tell, you can download Tapatalk for iOS for free. That will work pretty well with no need to pay a thing.

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Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 13th, 2016, 11:20 am

I haven't looked at it for several years, but Tapatalk used to cost $2 or so. Glad to hear that it's free now! It works really well, too.
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