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Friday, 14 September 2012

MyPad+ - App Review

 

MyPad+ gives you a different way of viewing Facebook (for one thing without the dreaded timeline), and keeps you up to date with your friends, sort of (more about this anon).

 

MyPad+ allows you to post to Facebook and/or Twitter simultaneously which is a definite plus. There are innumerable (OK, 6 at the last count) versions of the App, which can be a little confusing. There are also the dreaded 'in App purchases' to allow you to have different skins.

 

There is an irritating listing of 'trending Apps' which tends to consist mainly of games; not my cup of tea at all.

 

If you're into Instagram (yet another way to share photos), the direct posting may well also interest you.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
Individual postings are expanded in a window to the right of the main screen, and are easily collapsed. This is preferable to the Facebook interface (IMHO). It really is the joint availability of Facebook and Twitter which makes the App worthwhile.

Cost
The App is normally low cost but, at the moment is completely free! Although I'm not a fan of changing prices, if you get the App now, you cannot complain about the price; an excellent time to experiment.

Indispensability
You could use Facebook and Twitter instead, or another solution.

Dependability
This really is the biggest bugbear with this App. It does not display all posts. If you log in to your Facebook account directly, you could well see posts that do not appear within MyPad+. I have attempted to find some common denominator but, so far, have not managed to 'predict' which posts will be hidden. This means that although all your posts are made, some postings from your friends could well elude you.


Security
In order to have access to Facebook and/or Twitter, you need to let MyPad+ have access to your account(s). Although I am sure that the developers have their controls in place, you need to be aware that your user name and password will be available to another entity.


ACIDS Test Rating:

 Worth trying



To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

 

You can the iPad App here.

4 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.6.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Fixed freezing, added many speed improvements
    - Fixed Push & many bugs/crashes, thanks for your patience!
    NEW FEATURES:
    - Post to Instagram (edit & new effects!)
    - Twitter Lists
    - Autocomplete @username when tweeting
    - Birthday notifications
    - FB & Twitter notifications in 1 place!
    - Send message from profile (tap FB button at top)
    - Track clicks on your posts (via Notifications)
    - Theme subscription (get all themes for 1 low price)
    - Added Twitter $cashtags (try $FB or $GRPN)

    We just hit an incredible milestone - 5 million of you now use MyPad every month! There is nothing more important to the @MyPadApp team than providing the best social apps on the iPad & iPhone, and we have been working with Apple to release our update as soon as possible - thanks for your patience & sharing MyPad with your friends!

    We have many more new features coming very soon, thanks for using MyPad! Have suggestions - please email help@loytr.com

    NEED HELP?
    Please delete then reinstall MyPad - This has been confirmed to fix many issues after a new update. If that does not fix your issue, please visit us :-) http://facebook.com/GetMyPad

    Added in Previous Versions:
    - Added Twitter in-line Instagram/yfrog photos
    - Upload many photos at once
    - Re-share photos, status updates & links
    - Added Twitter DM, Search, Trends, convos & more!
    - Check-Ins
    - Themes to customize your experience :)
    - Pages support & Post-As-Admin (via + button)
    - New photo filters & editing tools
    - View friends' tagged photos
    - Block apps in your News Feed (no more annoying games updates!)
    - Free Music (listen in MyPad!)
    - Many, many Bug & Stability fixes, thanks for your patience :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.6.2 of the App. (although it appears that the version number has not been changed)

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Fixed freezing, added many speed improvements
    - Fixed Push & many bugs/crashes, thanks for your patience!
    NEW FEATURES:
    - Post to Instagram (edit & new effects!)
    - Twitter Lists
    - Autocomplete @username when tweeting
    - Birthday notifications
    - FB & Twitter notifications in 1 place!
    - Send message from profile (tap FB button at top)
    - Track clicks on your posts (via Notifications)
    - Theme subscription (get all themes for 1 low price)
    - Added Twitter $cashtags (try $FB or $GRPN)

    We just hit an incredible milestone - 5 million of you now use MyPad every month! There is nothing more important to the @MyPadApp team than providing the best social apps on the iPad & iPhone, and we have been working with Apple to release our update as soon as possible - thanks for your patience & sharing MyPad with your friends!

    We have many more new features coming very soon, thanks for using MyPad! Have suggestions - please email help@loytr.com

    NEED HELP?
    Please delete then reinstall MyPad - This has been confirmed to fix many issues after a new update. If that does not fix your issue, please visit us :-) http://facebook.com/GetMyPad

    ReplyDelete
  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.0.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Improved design w/full photos + swipe ANY post!
    - Add Pinterest, Reddit, YouTube & more to Dashboard (tap your name in left Nav)
    - Twitter is fixed (timeline, login, search, etc)
    - Swipe top of ANY post to view related photos & more!
    - Track Pageviews (in Notifications)
    - Swipe posts in Popular Instagram to view previous pics!
    - Many bug fixes & speed improvements!
    - See Apps from friends!
    - Fixed post to Groups, friends' walls
    - Favorite Profiles, Apps & Websites (tap + to bookmark in your new Dashboard)
    - Post to FB, Twitter & Inst in 1 tap (+filters!)
    - Added sound effects

    NEED HELP?
    Please delete then reinstall MyPad - This has been confirmed to fix many issues after a new update. If that does not fix your issue, please visit us on Twitter @MyPadApp or:
    http://facebook.com/GETMYPAD

    ReplyDelete
  4. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.1.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Problems? Delete & reinstall MyPad to fix!
    - Fixed freezing, crashes & blank newsfeed
    - iOS7 optimized & speed improvements
    - Improved design w/full photos + swipe ANY post!
    - Add Pinterest, Reddit, YouTube & more via Dashboard (tap your name in left Nav)
    - Twitter fixed + Instagram videos!
    - Track Pageviews (in Notifications)
    - Swipe top of ANY post to view related pics & more!
    - Swipe posts in Popular Instagram to view previous pics!
    - Many bug fixes & speed improvements!
    - See Apps from friends!
    - Fixed post to Groups, friends' walls
    - Favorite Profiles, Apps & Websites (tap + to bookmark in your new Dashboard)
    - Post to FB, Twitter & Inst in 1 tap (+filters!)
    - Added sound effects

    ReplyDelete

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