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Tapas – Comics, Novels, and Stories

Tapas – Comics, Novels, and Stories

Tapas Media, Inc.

Enjoy comics and novels in bite-sized episodes.

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Negative Reviews in Most Helpful

19.2% Negative Reviews

Out of 120 most helpful reviews

  • by Gabriel Conde

    The app keeps not letting me open the comics themselves. That app will open and load, but I cannot tap "into" anything. It's been a while since the last update, when I started having this issue, yet it hasn't been fixed. Galaxy S9+ STILL HAS THIS ISSUE

  • by Zyon Joseph

    Its has good stories but the fact that you have to pay to read them or wait 6 days is ridiculous to me. Im the type of person that loves to binge read these in one sitting. Waiting 6 days isnt for me.

  • unadvertised micro transactions (expensive)

    by Raediation

    you’ll begin reading a webcomic you think is free, but there are no ads on the app, so you wonder if it’s all patron based. then you get a couple chapters in, you’re still not sure if you love it, not much of the plot has happened yet, just character intros and suddenly it wants you to pay to read the rest of the series. it says you can watch ads to get free coins but the ads are all 30seconds long and you only get 10 coins from it while most chapters are worth over 300 coins and whole series are over 20,000. you could just buy coins but THEY ARE EXPENSIVE! $20 for a webcomic I’m only mildly interested in? no thank you. I’ll spend my money on things I know i like. But now i’m afraid to use the app because, I don’t know if every webcomic I read and begin to like will eventually charge me and force me to commit or quit. I understand the need to pay the artists, I support my favorite creators on patreon when I can and I don’t use ad blocker. But I felt tricked, like it wasn’t advertised as being pay to read and now I’ve deleted the whole app because I’m too poor to support all of its artists on a whim. If you can afford to buy things just to see if you like it or not, please enjoy this app.

  • by Kyle Huynh

    App seems to have broken in a recent update. it launches fine, but tapping on any of the buttons or comics does not seem to work. can't load any of the comics

  • Too many ads for so little

    by Chebeans

    Since I don’t really like to spend any money on apps, I usually watch ads to get free coins. But the thing is I feel like you barely earn anything by watching them on this app. You can watch up to 4 ads for just one click to watch the ad. But, the most you can make by watching ads is 17 coins (if you watch 4 in one click) but sometimes it’s just 10 coins. It takes 250 coins to read only one episode. Which means you have to watch about 20ish ads just to read one episode. Also, the episodes tend to be really short but I feel like the artist can’t really help it. The comics are very good and interesting but I feel like people like me (who can’t spend money on apps) have a less of a better time on the app. Some episodes are free but not all of them. It took me 2 days to read one episode because sometimes the app doesn’t even let you watch any plus I get really bored of it so I stop. So in my opinion I like Webtoon more since it’s free and, like Tapas, the comics are amazing. But Tapas is still a good app.

  • by Christina Lopez

    "Unfortunately, Tapas has stopped." This always appears when i tried to read the next episode of a comics. This happened after the update. Please fix. Thanks. *Edit: i actually can't read any episode from that comics, even if i start from episode 1.

  • by Janessa Martin

    interesting, but it says I can only read something every 7 days? i just wanna read, not mess with waiting or buying or anything.. so far, WebToons is the way to go, and i can't find anything similar

  • by Queen Asr

    Never got to read it because they kept on buffering my internet isn't the best but it doesn't do that for an hour.

  • Something that really rubs me the wrong way

    by Super Doggie101

    I have been using this app for a couple years now, seeing its transition from Tapastic to Tapas. And as much as i enjoy reading everyone’s comics, i feel like individual creators who make comics, are slowly being more and more taken away from the spotlight. When opening the app, the only comics you see are exclusives, comics that associated with the Tapas company itself. Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with these artists and creators that have exclusive comics, if i find a good one i truly try to support them, but there’s a lack of any individual creator to get their chance in popularity. Checking a couple days ago, i had to dig deep to find comics created by individuals, going into layers of categories. it’s getting to the point where if you want to get any sort of attention, tapas isn’t the right place to upload a comic. I just wish these creators got the chance to show their comics and creations more.

  • Good app but...

    by Chaos Breezie

    It's a good app I really like it fine it has comics you can read for free but some for them you have to by chapter to chapter and the coin system they use needs work it's just to high all the chapters are like 300 to 200 coins so by the time you buy some coins to read any comic or book you can only read 2 or 3 chapter before you have to buy more you can watch ads for free coins but you only get maybe 12 coins each and it's the for every ad why is it the same amount for a 10 second ad and a 1 minute one and after you reach maybe 100 or less coins the ads stop for the day so you end up spending 3 day to read one chapter Yeah some times they give you free coins but you have to use them be for a they expire or it's by by coins you want to save them to bad so sad then they'll give you free keys to unlock chapters for free but it's pretty much for the same five books every time it's like a 1 out of 90 the you'll get one to any of the ones you read Fankly they need to lower the chapter price down and maybe do a season pass to unlock the whole book because It gets irritating that I need to pay 60 bucks to read a few chapters when I can go buy a whole book for 10

  • Login Issues

    by KaydenLynxisStarfall

    I went to creat an account, misspelt my email, and I tried to go back to fix it. I logged out of the account because it said that my email was already in use after the second time I fixed it. I tried to enter in the password to the correct email, but it didn’t register. I went to reset my password, but I didn’t get a single password reset in my mail. The app broke multiple times when I tried to leave the profile edit page. Also the added fact that instead of making all of the comics free, you make people pay for currency or watch videos, instead of putting in advertisements in the comics. I hate websites that do that with the apps but not with the website itself.

  • New updates

    by nothing else appeals

    I love tapas, I use it all the time. It has great quality and I love just messing around on it. The only reason I down my ratings(and so dramatically) is because of the recent update with the ordering of the bookmarked comics. I always update a little late, but after the update I just flipped. The Novels/comics used to be in little squares with a dark background, now they are bright and one by one order. I know it just kinda freakin out over nothing, but I would just like the option to order the comics like they did before. Sorry for the rant, and for not having a good reason for the one star, but I guess I’ll get over it soon and come back. I just liked how it was before, it was a lot easier.

  • The ads are not worth it

    by Et40589

    I like the comics and I understand I can’t expect things to be free in life. Comics are hard to make but watching ads to get free coins will get you nowhere unless you have a lot of patience. I don’t know if this happens to others but sometimes when I watch the ads the app crashes after and it’s really annoying. Of course your can buy coins but it’s really not worth it when I could always look elsewhere for my comics(where it’s free). It’s a good app but for people that don’t plan to spend money on apps, it’s a waste of time. They are other alternatives. I suggest going on Webtoon, mangabird(for manga), WebComics, or simply go online. They are lots of websites that have free comics/manga.

  • love the app but...

    by 9284828

    I really love the app and how it’s been able to show me creators and their comics from all over the world but The app keeps crashing. I don’t know if this is just me but if I use the app for too long (around 20 minutes) it crashes, I’ve stopped using the app as much because it’s just gotten annoying at this point. That’s not the only thing either, more than once the app has logged me out of my account for no reason. I hope you guys can find a way to fix these issues so I can enjoy reading the comics again because a while ago these kinds of issues never happened.

  • What happened

    by 21Muse

    I’m so frustrated by the new update, the navigation of this app is so hard now! I can’t explore the community tab at all because there’s no place to chose a genre, there’s only “trending now” and “new episodes” sections. The explore tab has the genres but the featured comics are mixed in. I don’t mind paying for episodes or watching ads for “ink” now but I kinda want to search the “free” part of tapas without having the paid stuff right in my face 😂😂 the update just seems counterproductive. I’m stuck waiting for things in my library to update rather than seeing if anyone has posted anything new

  • Just be Honest

    by Webcomic_Addict

    I've given this apps transition a year-long chance and I'm over it. The app is free, but the webcomics the app advertises heaviest are becoming increasingly more costly, and more difficult for the impoverished to access with time. Be honest, you guys want everyone to make money off of this including yourselves so just STOP spamming poor comic enthusiasts with your "deals" when you've completely stopped giving free coin boosts. Just charge for the apps usage already. In the mean time, the rest of us will be over on Line Webtoons app enjoying their lack of spam and their surplus of webcomic artists who set up their own patreons and their own advertising.

  • Nice idea

    by StarsAndSticks

    So, as I have seen others say, I thought this was going to be like Wattpad but with comics. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I was enjoying reading comics until the time I wanted to upload my own comic. I was continuously told to ‘confirm’ my account. At first I thought it was no big deal. After numerous tries the resend button simply made my device crash. The one time it actually was ‘successful’, I received no email. The synopsis, it’s ok for people hoping to just read comics but not for those wanting to put themselves out there.

  • Getting on my Nerves

    by Stellar_Cow

    It’s getting a bit ridiculous. I can’t afford to pay for coins to read comics. So I watch the ads for free coins. I used to be able to get 20 coins per ad, but now it’s 13. Do you have any idea how many ads I have to watch just to read one episode? A LOT! One episode usually costs 225 coins a piece!!! It’s liking being constantly bankrupt! I get that the authors need to get payed for their work, but there’s gotta be another way to do so. Cause at this rate you’re gonna tick off a lot a broke people real soon.

  • Inconvenience for coins. You have to watch too many ads

    by Kaylabm21

    Watching all these ads just to unlock one chapter is really annoying and inconvenient. We should get daily coins-at least to help us out a little bit. This earning system has no give. Please add some improvements to the coin earning system. And once in a while I’ll get a grey screen after an ad, then I have to exit out of the app and open it again. Then I lose those coins. Please fix this bug soon.

  • Not worth the time, don’t download this!

    by HPrere

    I like the idea of watching ads in order to support the company and its creators. I personally love supporting my creators and the stories here are great. However, the amount of ads that one has to watch in order to read one short comic is RIDICULOUS!!! Watching an ad will only give you a few coins and an episode is 300 coins??? Tapas needs to rethink their business strategies because they are losing customers. I’m definitely out. Webtoons is far superior!

  • Needs Work

    by toetapper52

    Would be nice if there was a recommended section that's based on what other people have in their library like what any other web store does. Instead they push their paid content way too hard. The novels are just an afterthought to the comics. The search functionality is lacking. It basically just looks at titles and tags. No search based on relevance or new works (fresh is just an update to a work) or completed works.

  • I don’t like the new update

    by Isabel Kira

    I really don’t like the new update. It makes it very difficult to find comics by genre because only a few comics show up and they are all ones you have to pay for. It also seems to have completely disregarded all free to read comics and it is incredible difficult to find new ones to read outside of the ones in my library. If I can find the comics I like to read on a different platform I’ll delete the app.

  • I like this app, it’s not the reason I am giving it one star

    by 💅😄😍🐹🐩🐅✏️

    I do like this app and I just got it two days ago, my problem is I am not getting notifications to notify me about when the comics I subscribed to are updating, also before you ask, I do have notifications on as Tapas notifies me when a free comic is available, but doesn’t tell me when comics I subscribed to (as stated above) have been updated, I have to physically go into the app. Is anyone else having this problem?

Negative Reviews in Most Recent

  • by Queen Asr

    Never got to read it because they kept on buffering my internet isn't the best but it doesn't do that for an hour.

  • by Christina Lopez

    "Unfortunately, Tapas has stopped." This always appears when i tried to read the next episode of a comics. This happened after the update. Please fix. Thanks. *Edit: i actually can't read any episode from that comics, even if i start from episode 1.

  • by Zyon Joseph

    Its has good stories but the fact that you have to pay to read them or wait 6 days is ridiculous to me. Im the type of person that loves to binge read these in one sitting. Waiting 6 days isnt for me.

  • A love hate

    by Batman14anna

    I dislike how you can read the first few pages and then bom! You have pay for it and I don't have time to waste to watch videos just to get ink just so I can read one page down just do it all over again but the 100% storys are good and I love hove there more than wed toons and I currently use both apps

  • Stop giving me chapter repeats

    by MacDazzleHD

    I have read the same chapter three times when I finally get to read a new one after a week. This is ridiculous. It has happened with three comics and is really annoying and kind of a rip off of the free usage.

  • I was sad to see lesbian bias

    by CrimsonJayde

    I was interested in this app until I noticed one thing there is a BL section but no GL section as well if people are going to support lgbtqia comics then I say there should be all kinds not just BL ones

  • Ink

    by mames from nick

    Ink isn’t given when I watch videos

  • Expensive plus the charge you TAX!!!!!

    by samantha mitchem

    Not only is the ink for the artist to unlock the stories expensive but they charge you $0.14 in tax!!!! It’s honestly ridiculous! Only reason why I gave it two stars instead of one is because some stories are decent.

  • Ink.

    by valpal 🤠

    So, this app is alright. I’m ok with some of the comics and such but I can’t STAND when they ask for ink. Some chapters require this stupid crap called “ink” and you need it in order to proceed the chapter. It cost money. They’ll let you read it for free but it literally has a timer and I have to wait 6 days to read it. You know how fast I’ll loose interest? I wish this app could by like WEBTOON where they get paid by the company. :/ So honestly this app isn’t really worth it. Once they get rid of the ink thing it’ll be so much better.

  • Rape comic on homepage

    by ayylimao

    There's a Tapas-sponsored comic called Master's Secret Baby showing up first thing on the homepage right now. The very first episode has the main character be raped, and it's not even actually treated as a bad thing. The rapist? He's the future main love interest, because it's a romance comic. No, it's not tagged as drama, it's a romance. If Tapas wants to sponsor and advertise a comic sexualizing rape as one of their best... Then, as a long time Tapas user, I'm really sorry about having to migrate to Webtoon, but this is NOT the kind of service I want to support.

  • Too expensive

    by aienmajo

    Meh. Too expensive, this webtoon app is only for the rich.

  • New update screwed the app

    by Lyriumaddictionanon

    This used to be my favorite comic app, and now I'm struggling to find new content that I can actually afford. Ink is expensive, the wait for free timers are long, and if you're broke as heck trying to read comics on a budget this is not for you. The explore section will only give you featured (expensive) comics and everything not already featured is buried so far in that I'd be surprised if they gained any new readers. I understand the importance of paying authors and is gladly pay for something that I love, but I want to branch out to see more. What about new authors trying to gain traction? I miss old Tapas...

  • Don’t download this garbage

    by Lotus Kai

    Nothing is working and they’ve made it so user unfriendly it’s not worth the crashing and freezing to deal with.

  • Top comments bottom apps out.

    by ~Yukihime~

    I love the comics on this app. I really used to love the comments part of the app, because unlike other platforms there were no people vying for top comment, only people who wanted to discuss the story. Now there is not even an option to view comments chronologically, but in order of most to fewest likes.

  • A major bug

    by neo-shadow

    The app right now can be very hard to use. Because of how chrome change certain http renderings many times interactive ad will hang for 15 secs or crash the app. :/

  • Used to be great

    by Finetailedfox

    I used to love tapas and would log in everyday. They have premium comics that I enjoy paying for. That’s no problem. The problem is that tapas has been promoting comics that are extremely rapey. And use that as a romantic base for the comic. I beg tapas to stop featuring comics that are about the main character falling in love with the person who raped her. It’s been too common lately. I miss the good content.

  • Inconvenience for coins. You have to watch too many ads

    by Kaylabm21

    Watching all these ads just to unlock one chapter is really annoying and inconvenient. We should get daily coins-at least to help us out a little bit. This earning system has no give. Please add some improvements to the coin earning system. And once in a while I’ll get a grey screen after an ad, then I have to exit out of the app and open it again. Then I lose those coins. Please fix this bug soon.

  • What happened

    by 21Muse

    I’m so frustrated by the new update, the navigation of this app is so hard now! I can’t explore the community tab at all because there’s no place to chose a genre, there’s only “trending now” and “new episodes” sections. The explore tab has the genres but the featured comics are mixed in. I don’t mind paying for episodes or watching ads for “ink” now but I kinda want to search the “free” part of tapas without having the paid stuff right in my face 😂😂 the update just seems counterproductive. I’m stuck waiting for things in my library to update rather than seeing if anyone has posted anything new

  • Pay per view

    by Ren Rei

    Too many pay stories. Better off buying hard copies to support the author than pay per view.

  • I like this app, it’s not the reason I am giving it one star

    by 💅😄😍🐹🐩🐅✏️

    I do like this app and I just got it two days ago, my problem is I am not getting notifications to notify me about when the comics I subscribed to are updating, also before you ask, I do have notifications on as Tapas notifies me when a free comic is available, but doesn’t tell me when comics I subscribed to (as stated above) have been updated, I have to physically go into the app. Is anyone else having this problem?

  • used to be great.

    by micah sch

    i love tapas. really. i’ve been using the app for almost four years, and it’s never failed to disappoint. formatting, flow, software- the app runs smoothly and the interface is always beautiful. however, this recent update has me extremely disappointed. tapas has made it incredibly difficult to find comics that aren’t ‘tapas originals’ aka they cost money. all of the home page is taken up by these pay-to-read books and comics, and their search algorithm also seems to favor them. it’s unfair to free creators, people who may not be able to spend $$ on comics, and just disappointing as a whole.

  • Update: lost comics

    by Exuuberant

    So, I love tapas. I loved reading all these great comics and I accumulated a lot. But then I updated it and I LOST THEM ALL. Years of collecting comics gone to waste. I’m so infuriated and frustrated. I can’t remember every comic I ever saved so I’ll never get those back.

  • COINS

    by papirring

    I starting to really hate this app.why you must ask? This reason is because as soon as the comic gets good you need to pay coins for an episode. Some people can’t pay for these. Webtoon doesn’t do that and I love that. All of my friends agree wit me.Thanks for getting my hopes up on all of these comics

  • Community

    by esteraguiar

    This new update doesn’t allow you to search all community comics and novels? When you go to community tab you can only see the new episodes, the trending ones and “what we’re reading”. Before you could search on community every genres and now I can’t find it? Please allow us to search community comics and novels per genres again

  • It’s gone down hill...

    by spaaaceboi

    Tapas used to be my favorite comic app, but with the recent updates, it’s gone downhill. the library has become far too complicated and the daily snack is hard to find. the whole app has become muddied and user unfriendly. i sincerely hope they go back to how it used to be.

  • Non premium story’s not loading ?

    by KillerRred

    I pay for the premium stories and when I do they load just fine but any of the free stories I read none of them will load when I select the next page and then the app crashes !!!! :( I really like this app and will change my review once this problem is solved but if I can’t read the free to read comics without the app crashing it will remain a 1 Star

  • BOOO!👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

    by gamergirlXOXO92

    I read something and when I get close to episode 9 or 8 that it says I have to pay with coins?!?! You just want money so like why should I waste my hard worked money on this stupid stuff while I can go read for free at line WEBTOON or webcomics. So let me just say this this is the worst comic app I’ve ever downloaded I love the comics but not when you have to PAY WITH MONEY I would give it a zero star rating if I could.

  • Good comics bad function

    by Ms Shawn Phx

    The app doesn’t let you search by genre or tags. The feedback feature doesn’t actually let you send them a message.

  • Hate the new update

    by Belieber1234567890

    Hate the new update I want the grid format back in the library, where I could see all the comics, and they are not separated into sections. Really stupid and bad design and annoying. Not convenient whatsoever. Books and comics are separated in sections, and sometimes I can't even find some of them.

  • unadvertised micro transactions (expensive)

    by Raediation

    you’ll begin reading a webcomic you think is free, but there are no ads on the app, so you wonder if it’s all patron based. then you get a couple chapters in, you’re still not sure if you love it, not much of the plot has happened yet, just character intros and suddenly it wants you to pay to read the rest of the series. it says you can watch ads to get free coins but the ads are all 30seconds long and you only get 10 coins from it while most chapters are worth over 300 coins and whole series are over 20,000. you could just buy coins but THEY ARE EXPENSIVE! $20 for a webcomic I’m only mildly interested in? no thank you. I’ll spend my money on things I know i like. But now i’m afraid to use the app because, I don’t know if every webcomic I read and begin to like will eventually charge me and force me to commit or quit. I understand the need to pay the artists, I support my favorite creators on patreon when I can and I don’t use ad blocker. But I felt tricked, like it wasn’t advertised as being pay to read and now I’ve deleted the whole app because I’m too poor to support all of its artists on a whim. If you can afford to buy things just to see if you like it or not, please enjoy this app.

  • New updates

    by nothing else appeals

    I love tapas, I use it all the time. It has great quality and I love just messing around on it. The only reason I down my ratings(and so dramatically) is because of the recent update with the ordering of the bookmarked comics. I always update a little late, but after the update I just flipped. The Novels/comics used to be in little squares with a dark background, now they are bright and one by one order. I know it just kinda freakin out over nothing, but I would just like the option to order the comics like they did before. Sorry for the rant, and for not having a good reason for the one star, but I guess I’ll get over it soon and come back. I just liked how it was before, it was a lot easier.

  • Why are we forced to pay?

    by classydragongig

    Not all episodes are free and don’t people support them if they want to(I mean like when you are reading something and you see this annoying YOU NEED COINS! Sign ,shouldn’t people support them if they want?)

  • Problem Viewing Comics

    by Lady_Layla

    I can’t view certain comics, I don’t know why. It stays on a white blank page indefinitely. I was hoping an update would eventually fix it but nothing is happening.

  • Use to be good

    by ravehetz

    I loved using this app and WEBTOONS but now all the WEBTOON or comics you need to pay to read and it’s not enjoyable anymore I won’t be going back to this app....

  • 🔥💩

    by Add DoctorWho back plzzzzz

    so i get that tapas needs to make money and they can’t necessarily be “entirely free” but the coin/unlock system is a flaming pile of bs. they could’ve done what webtoon (a truly free and much better comic app) did and have ads on the end of comics or had little ads on the side and bottom of the page. there are so many better ways to make money than making users buy/play crappy games to unlock episodes. the only reason i’m still using this app is because of the stories, but it’s better just not to get it. you’re not missing out on much, go get line webtoon which is a much better and much freer app.

  • Used to love this app until...

    by CJanelle

    This recent update (or maybe it happened a little while ago, I’m not sure, I haven’t trolled for new comics in a while) when all comics seem to have moved to a “free for a few episodes, and then 200-300 coins for the rest of them” model. Where have all the truly free to read comics gone? There’s no indication on ANY of the comics that show they are partly pay-to-read. You don’t find out until you’re 7, 8, 9, even 10+ episodes in and hit a pay wall. I know there are plenty out there like myself who can’t afford to buy coins or spend hours watching lengthy ads for a measly 10 coins, and it takes much too long to save up that pittance to unlock even a single episode of a single comic. I understand that creators should be paid. And I agree with this. But I feel like Tapas has moved from tipping to forcing people to pay for the comics they want to read, and they’re going to lose a huge part of their reader base to Webtoon since it’s free. It just makes me sad that I can no longer browse on here and find tons of great free comics to read.

  • Terrible

    by mnbvcxzqawsedrftgyhujikolp

    Beyond annoying and crashes all the time

  • Nice idea

    by StarsAndSticks

    So, as I have seen others say, I thought this was going to be like Wattpad but with comics. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I was enjoying reading comics until the time I wanted to upload my own comic. I was continuously told to ‘confirm’ my account. At first I thought it was no big deal. After numerous tries the resend button simply made my device crash. The one time it actually was ‘successful’, I received no email. The synopsis, it’s ok for people hoping to just read comics but not for those wanting to put themselves out there.

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