Dec 26th, 2012

Those of you who prefer to peruse the various forums of the internet — including — might want to download this great new app that just hit the Google Play Store. It’s Tapatalk HD, and while the smartphone version of Tapatalk has served tablet users quite decently there’s nothing like a version optimized for the big screen.

Currently in beta form, Tapatalk HD uses the great-looking Holo UI elements that were introduced with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It features a two-pane interface: the left will help you out with navigation, private messages and the like, while the right is where all your content will sit. It looks pretty awesome to be a beta and you’ll want to give it a go with your favorite Tapatalk-enabled forums right away.

It has us wondering why the developer’s smartphone app is taking so long to get up to speed. The app still works great, but it doesn’t look nearly as good as the tablet version. Its design was cooked up back when Android 2.3 Gingerbread was still the new kid on the block, and while things don’t look too bad we’d prefer it if its design evolved into something that came out of the year 2012.

That said, the beta is free for all to download and enjoy so if you aren’t happy with the browser-based experiences your favorite forums provide then don’t hesitate to give it a shot in the Google Play Store.