Opening links in alternate apps – an interesting Nexus advantage over iOS — 6 Comments

  1. I actually find that feature somewhat annoying. In particular, I have an app called Tapatalk that’s a client for online forum software. Every time I click on a link to a forum posting, if that forum supports Tapatalk I have to choose between the browser and using Tapatalk, and figure out if it’s a permanent choice or a one time deal. There’s apparently no way to say “never use Tapatalk unless I launch it” which is what I would like to do, it seems to be a separate decision for every forum on the Interwebs 🙁

  2. I think AndroidCentral, the forums I was linking to, uses Tapatalk.

    But why can’t you make a permanent choice?


  3. I believe I can make a permanent choice for a particular URL. But every time I try to access a new forum that supports Tapatalk, I have to go through the process all over again. It seems to me I should just be able to say always use Tapatalk for forums that support it.

  4. Well, that’s the irritating part – I only actually use one Tapatalk forum on a regular basis and even that one I don’t use every day. But if I do a Google search for some random topic – often programming related – and then click on a link that happens to be a forum post, I have to go through the whole Tapatalk/Chrome thing over again. It would appear that most programming related message boards support Tapatalk.

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