Developer: Pocket Sized Giraffe
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 2.5.1
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

TumbleOn is the kind of attractive and easy to use app that means regular Tumblr users will be flocking to their iPad rather than their internet browser, for the simplicity of this app. It might lack the odd useful feature such as the ability to search tags and there’s no way of viewing anything other than images, such as text, html or video. For image viewing however, it’s unparalleled.

Right from the outset, the focus is clearly placed on looking at the imagery that Tumblr can provide. The app starts at the user’s dashboard, showing all the latest images from followed blogs. It’s a great snapshot of what’s going on at any one time and it’s likely that users will spend the bulk of their time just browsing through the dashboard.

Upon tapping on any photo, any accompanying text is displayed to the side along with options to like, reblog, save, email or view on the Tumblr website. It’s possible to set up slideshows of someone’s Tumblr, providing the user with the means to just sit back and relax as they watch the images change.

Everything about TumbleOn is keenly aimed at making the process of browsing immensely simple and intuitive. It made me more keen to use Tumblr on a regular basis, instantly making images look that bit more attractive than on my laptop screen. I can only imagine that this looks all the better with the new iPad retina display support.

Discovering new Tumblr blogs is a breeze to do, either via viewing the TumbleOn staff’s favorites or by using the analysis option to find similar likes.

TumbleOn isn’t quite a one stop shop for all things Tumblr due to the lack of options for adding entries of the user’s own. For browsing though, it’s pretty great and ticks all the boxes of everything that any user could want.

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