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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.

4.5
60K+ Reviews 1M+
  • Editor's Choice
  • Free
  • Feature Rich
  • In App Purchases

Negative Reviews in Most Helpful

20% Negative Reviews

Out of 120 most helpful reviews

  • by maithy

    There's a problem with the timer on the "wait for free" comics. I would leave the app alone for a while until i knew i would get the free episode. Then I open the app, but a few of the comics I've subscribed to wouldn't show up in the "wait for free" tab. After manually searching for one of the comics, I found that the timer hasn't even started until I reopened the last episode I've unlocked. I hope this is fixed soon because it's a shame that everything else works almost perfectly.

  • 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 kay kay

    I decided to download the app so I could read a manga that I wanted to purhace for a long time now. When I finally got to do exactly that, the puchace when through, but all the pages are BLANK!!! I decided to try to download the chapter that I paid for and it's still blank, all I am seeing is background. I am very dissatisfied. I would love for this matter to be fixed so I can give it a better rating.

  • by Karishma Khoja

    You guys make ink collecting impossible, especially since chapters cost 300+ ink each. WebComics is very helpful and easy to use, unlike Tapas. It takes forever to watch one ad on Tapas. On WebComics, the ads are 15-30 seconds long. Also, the surveys are IMPOSSIBLE. Every survey I take, I keep getting rejected. What status must I be to qualify?!

  • 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 Andrea Baker

    ok so. i like this app a lot actually. but heres the thing. i turned off all of my nitication from the app, because i don't need them. before then i got the notifcations that i had turned on maybe once a week? that was fine. what is NOT fine is that now that i have everything off a new notifcation for my comics feed pops up on my phone every 15 minutes this is really annoying and i really wish it wasn't happening.

  • 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.

  • Almost not worth it

    by Aixa Z.

    I've used Tapas for a while now, and there are a few community comics I love. However, I've been getting more and more frustrated with the shift toward paid comics and away from free to read community comics. Even the wait for free comics need ink to unlock the last 20 episodes. I do think ink is a great way to support artists, but it's too difficult to earn enough free ink to unlock episodes, and there are other platforms like Patreon and Ko-fi for supporting artists. I've also noticed a large portion of popular paid comics advertised on the Tapas home page are pretty questionable BL comics, often with predatory themes. As a member of the LGBT community, it makes me incredibly uncomfortable to see that harmful stereotypes are being promoted over actual representation. To be honest, I'd probably delete the app if it weren't for a couple community comics that haven't made the switch to Webtoon yet.

  • 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

  • The website is better

    by Helo227

    I love Tapas, but their app is difficult to use and tries to push you to spend money. I only read the free comics because I can’t afford the price per page for many of the comics I’m interested in. The app makes it almost impossible to find free content unless it’s something already in your library. They don’t provide a way to search for free comics only, like they do on their website. In the app there is no indication a comic is premium until you’ve hit the end of the first few pages which are free, which lured you into starting a comic hoping you’ll feel compelled to pay to finish it. On the website premium comics are clearly marked! Overall a poor experience when compared to their site.

  • I don’t why this this keeps happening..

    by Yeetusidk

    So I’ve used Tapas a couple times before for some comics that were either removed from Webtoons or migrated. It was really good and I liked using Tapas. So recently I decided to make it my main comic reader thingy and downloaded it. When I started the app the regular screen came on, but then it sent me back to my homepage for no reason. I tried multiple times to use the app but it keeps doing the same thing. Then I tried uninstalling it and re downloading it but it is still the same. I don’t know what I did wrong, my WiFi connection is excellent and I have enough storage for many apps. Also my device that I used to download Tapas is an iPad Air 2. I would really like to know why I have this problem and it seems that I may be the only one with it.

  • Bah-da-da-da-da! Not lovin’ it.

    by iyalazaro

    The art in all the stories are great, but the stories are all pretty lame, predictable, and sometimes just stupid. When you download the app, you get the impression that all stories are free, but nope. You have to use some form of coins, ink, to unlock stories and read further, and in order to get ink for free, you have to watch a ton of ads and do crappy surveys which take forever. There are also special offers you can get by downloading certain apps and completing a task, but from my experience, they never gave me the reward. Sometimes, when you do use your ink to unlock stories, which are about 300 ink, the authors make the chapter very short, crappy, and not worth what you pay for. Some stories are great, but the ink just turns you off.

  • 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.

  • It’s...ok i suppose

    by Mel S. Garcia

    What’s frustrating is that the stories that look the most interesting are the ones you have to pay for and they are not cheap. Even if you manage to get a decent amount of ink, you go through it pretty fast… also I’ve noticed that I can no longer view the stories I bookmarked/subscribed to. The icon is lighter than the other and it says “User Input”. Upon clicking it, it says the page is not found. Is this a bug? It randomly appeared and now I cannot reread certain stories because I can’t remember the title and I clearly cannot check my subscribed ones because it’s gone.

  • 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

  • it’s not really worth it

    by Et40589

    I understand that they want to make money but I don’t think lots of people are gonna wanna pay for comics. It’s also not fair to others that can’t spend money. I’m not gonna spend 50 or 20 dollars on a comic that I might be interested in. This app is good if ur willing to spend money but I recommend the countless other apps where you can read comics for free. Like WEBTOON or WebComic. People are welcomed to use the app but prepared to be disappointed when only the first few chapters are free while the rest cost money. In the app you can earn “ink” to unlock chapters but it is really not worth compared to other apps that provide free comic books.

  • Used to be better

    by TheHogue

    Ever since they introduced the premium comics they have been pushing them harder and harder. To the point where it is getting hard to find any new or interesting regular comics. I understand the need to monetize their products so that the artists have a source of income but it is getting out of hand. Also in the most recent update they altered how chapters were organized under the tab, and while it would be great if I ever found a new comic to read, it makes finding the updates on comics I have been following for a bit harder to find.

  • 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.

  • Too many ads

    by Laura7777777

    I understand the whole paying the creators thing but considering it takes almost 30 ads (which are all 30-40 seconds) to read one chapter. It seems a bit excessive. In addition there is no other way to get coins without buying it other than ads (well referring friends but I’m assuming it’s like all the other apps that the referred account needs to purchase something). The chapters cost too much and the ads give way to little. Another issue I’ve been having while watching ads is sometimes the ad would finish, I would close it thinking I would get the ink and the app just crashes. Also with demos/interactive ads, I’ve completed the demo just waiting for the x to appear and it never does. I have to close the app entirely and reopen it. Again, no ink. I would write something about the quality of stories but unfortunately I haven’t the time to keep watching ads to read any other stories.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

Negative Reviews in Most Recent

  • Love the app but

    by Mr.Chaps

    It would be cool if you could get inks as a daily reward to unlock chapters like WebComics

  • Notifications are really bad

    by KarbonKevin

    New episode notification are either incredibly late or never arrive while there is absolutely no way to completely disable the Explore notifications.

  • Website??

    by akelly5682

    This app is fine but it’s really annoying to have to be redirected to the website. Especially since I can’t do anything without getting a pop up and having my entire google app redirect to something that I can’t click out of. If you’re gonna force us to use a different viewing system at least make it so we can see more than 3 seconds of the comic at a time

  • You guys too?!

    by Dino🐢turtle

    Let me be honest, the only reason I got tapas was because of the 18+ thing Webtoons did, and now your doing it too?! Literally half your comics have some sort of mature content in it and your keeping viewers and MONEY from those comic creators! Instead lf making creators and actually mature people suffer find a way to keep the ones who shouldnt be reading it away! Your app is LITERALLY listed at 17+ in the app store, keep it that way!

  • Used to love it

    by hirselover

    I used to love it, being able to read all these wonderful stories but now you guys are deleting them off the app and making them web browser only? What the point of that? Is it to make room for your premium comics that make you money? If so, that low of you guys. 😡

  • It’s...ok i suppose

    by Mel S. Garcia

    What’s frustrating is that the stories that look the most interesting are the ones you have to pay for and they are not cheap. Even if you manage to get a decent amount of ink, you go through it pretty fast… also I’ve noticed that I can no longer view the stories I bookmarked/subscribed to. The icon is lighter than the other and it says “User Input”. Upon clicking it, it says the page is not found. Is this a bug? It randomly appeared and now I cannot reread certain stories because I can’t remember the title and I clearly cannot check my subscribed ones because it’s gone.

  • Some comics

    by Kero♥️

    Some comics are not able to read now, I don’t know why but before I used to read it and now when I want to read it, and now it tells me to enter a link to read it and I don’t like it

  • Issues

    by ~<HappyTrails>~

    With this new update, have we lost the ability to buy episodes in bulk for a discount??!!? Please bring this back!! App crashes sometimes, other times it kick you out of whatever your reading (but not completely out of the app).

  • Broken app

    by kajzebold

    Whatever update you guys just made broke the entire app. I can’t view a lot of my purchased chapters, and some comics I can’t view all together. It’s broken the “wait for free” timers that I had going. Fix the app or stop trying to fix what isn’t broken- there was nothing wrong with the policies up until this last update, but now the entire app has been bricked.

  • Force closes

    by Twisted Tsunami

    App keeps force closing. Very irritating, pls fix it

  • Coins

    by Blocked for no reason

    In order to get free coins you have to watch adds. They used to be 30 seconds long for only 10 points and now they are becoming anywhere for 45 seconds to a minute. When each episode is over 200 points this is becoming a waste of time. The comics are great just don’t have the time to read them because i have to watch adds all day to read 5 little strips. Not worth it.

  • Great web comics! But....

    by SunFireStar

    The web comics on here are great! The art and plot is amazing! But they basically require that you spend money in order to continue to read them after the first few chapters, and not just a few hours, a whole week, or they straight up require you spend “ink” (the form of money in the game) to keep reading.

  • Will not open

    by amelia56353

    Everytime I try to open the app, it won’t work. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app, I looked online, nothing helps. It happened suddenly one day and hasn’t stopped. I can’t really like the app if I can’t use it. I hope I can use it again

  • i enjoy the app but...

    by sigh sksksksksks

    so there's this problem, whenever I go in the app, it would bring me back to my home page and not let me enter it. i can't even read the comics that my friends recommend me anymore.

  • It crashes on the loading screen. Anyone know what to do?

    by Microkats

    Tried restarting iPad and reinstalling, no good.

  • Good content, lousy app

    by Ubergeek72

    App crashes when rotated. Fail. Also, it seems to prioritize content I didn't ask for over content I subscribed to, if my subscriptions haven't updated lately. I like to re-read. It should always open to subscriptions first.

  • Too many ads

    by Laura7777777

    I understand the whole paying the creators thing but considering it takes almost 30 ads (which are all 30-40 seconds) to read one chapter. It seems a bit excessive. In addition there is no other way to get coins without buying it other than ads (well referring friends but I’m assuming it’s like all the other apps that the referred account needs to purchase something). The chapters cost too much and the ads give way to little. Another issue I’ve been having while watching ads is sometimes the ad would finish, I would close it thinking I would get the ink and the app just crashes. Also with demos/interactive ads, I’ve completed the demo just waiting for the x to appear and it never does. I have to close the app entirely and reopen it. Again, no ink. I would write something about the quality of stories but unfortunately I haven’t the time to keep watching ads to read any other stories.

  • STOP SENDING ME NOTIFICATIONS

    by OswinTheHuman

    I only want notifications for the feeds I’m subscribed to. I don’t want notifications for “check out your comics feed” or “try this new comic”, I literally only want to read like ten comics and I don’t care to surf the rest of them. The explore section keeps sending me notifications, and I’ve toggled it off a dozen times- but as soon as I navigate away or close the app, it toggles back on. Stop it! Stop being the most annoying app on my phone!! Fix your stuff!!!!

  • I need help

    by Asian1234mm

    I have tried to get into the app but it doesn’t work. Ive tried reseting the IPad too but it still doesn’t work. I also tried to redownload it but it didn’t work.. I don’t know if anyone else is struggling with the app like I am but it is not working. P.S I also tried finding answers on the App Q&A

  • Pretty good BUT

    by Kskdjdjkekwkend123

    Okay so I got this app, and I found some really good webtoons. I found one I really liked and decided to buy ink because it had a sale going on and if I bought Ink I’d have enough for it. HOWEVER, when I went to buy it, it said I didn’t have enough funds which is strange. I’ve tried reloading the app and refreshing it several times but still I “don’t have enough ink.” Please get this fixed I just want to read this story. :(

  • I love the webcomics however

    by Raven_Knight

    They make you pay for “ink” so you can actually read them. So it’s very difficult to get into comics when you have to wait 6 days to be able to read them for free!

  • app not opening

    by cruzy_ig

    so when I try to open the app it just won’t let me.

  • Love the stories. App needs work.

    by Dr.G.Lovin

    I’m enjoy reading on iPad but the app does not like the landscape orientation (which is what I keep my iPad in all the time) and will not open and just crash. So I take off orientation lock and rotate the iPad and open the app to start reading. But if the iPad rotates at all the app will crash.

  • All my stuff got deleted

    by Firegamming22

    So I found this out on the night of this post. I opened up the app to reread some of the stuff I purchased and, suprise, all my data got deleted. All my purchases and spare ink, leading up to over 15000 was gone. I don’t know what happened, but I am very mad and I am not willing to spend $20 to get it all back.

  • Can’t open; crashes instead

    by thisnicknameistakensdfsdfsdf

    Title says it all: the app just crashes whenever I try to open it. Yes, it’s the latest version. Yes, my iOS is the latest version. Yes, I tried force-closing it first. Yes, I uninstalled and reinstalled it.

  • WASTE OF TIME

    by ralysia_1

    I was just doing a survey, it took about 10 minutes of me time. I just finished and then I clicked proceed then suddenly it just kicked me out saying sorry we screened you out or something along those lines. I couldn’t even receive my ink. I also did a offer to receive ink I downloaded a game, I didn’t receive the ink, but it said sometimes it takes a day for them to give us the ink. IT TOOK ALMOST 2 WEEKS. I’m happy they even game me the ink but after 2 weeks. Wow thanks for wasting my time Tapas 👍🏻

  • App is not opening

    by Miner8012

    Just shows logo then dies

  • I don’t why this this keeps happening..

    by Yeetusidk

    So I’ve used Tapas a couple times before for some comics that were either removed from Webtoons or migrated. It was really good and I liked using Tapas. So recently I decided to make it my main comic reader thingy and downloaded it. When I started the app the regular screen came on, but then it sent me back to my homepage for no reason. I tried multiple times to use the app but it keeps doing the same thing. Then I tried uninstalling it and re downloading it but it is still the same. I don’t know what I did wrong, my WiFi connection is excellent and I have enough storage for many apps. Also my device that I used to download Tapas is an iPad Air 2. I would really like to know why I have this problem and it seems that I may be the only one with it.

  • Annoyed

    by LocalGayBoy

    The app is crashing every 5 minutes due to this new update then I have to dig through chapters to find the one I was on cause it doesn’t save my place.

  • Not opening

    by SLLMHHSSAAJIH

    The app wont open no matter how many times I’ve tried and delete and download it again

  • The app keeps on crashing

    by ogo_123

    It will be good for a while then the app will shut down

  • New version doesn’t work

    by kuro2019

    I lowered my rating because the app stopped working after an upgrade 7 days ago. Except for a brief message across my IPad, there has been no status or ETA. There is no way for me to find out what is going on. Loved the app because I could find my place in the comics I read easily. I’m lost using Tapas online without the app. I’m missing my comics! The least they could do is acknowledge me with an update!

  • New Update

    by HappyGoLuckyCat

    Crashes upon opening app.

  • Last update

    by Shadowkage88

    The last update seems to have broken the app, as I now can’t even open the app.

  • App is not opening

    by jinxadora

    Why is the app not opening?

  • I thoroughly enjoy how it crashes on startup on ipad.

    by MikaAugus

    Redownloaded it multiple times. Getting really tired of this. I have the latest iOS too.

  • I hate you

    by A Disappointed Wattpadian

    y’all made me sign out, I can’t remember my password, I typed in my email to have it reset, and now it put me in a completely different account that I don’t remember ever making

  • Bug report

    by Eniola Bamgboye

    I’m trying to open the app, but every time I try, it sends me right back to the home screen, besides that it’s a good app.

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