A collaborative content creation app, Taposé was the subject of much buzz around its release last March. For one thing, Taposé is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign. Also, its main inspiration is the potential-filled but ill-fated Microsoft Courier, which would have been a dual-touchscreen tablet. Taposé itself holds a lot of potential, but in our review of the original version of the app, we declared that it wasn’t quite “ready for prime time.” Apparently, many users thought so, too, as they encountered a number of bugs and shortcomings in the app. Now, the developer of Taposé is hoping to appease those users with a recent update to the app.
As expected, the update is brimming with bug squashes. These include fixes to bugs related to image copying, text selection, map search, new journal creation, page swiping with two fingers, and getting lists to end.
A couple of UI tweaks are also brought by the update. The Slide Bar button has been changed from a circular depression to a supposedly more intuitive square button with rounded corners. And previously hidden under the page number indicator, the frequently used undo button has been moved to a more visible spot at the top toolbar. Other improvements have also been made to optimize memory for all iPad models. Specifically, the Slide Bar has been temporarily frozen on the first-generation iPad, which is likely to peeve users of the device.
While this update is sizable, it doesn’t seem enough to address some users’ problems with the app. In particular, it lacks Retina graphics. And based on the App Store reviews for the current version of the app, the update could have used some more consideration. Available in the App Store for $0.99, Taposé might just be an an app of all trades and master of none.