Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Tumblr is a place to discover and post about stuff you love, and join communities of people who love that same stuff. It’s pretty neat.
Q: What can I post on Tumblr?
A: Photos, videos, live videos, songs, text—pretty much anything.
Q: Can I make gifs?
A: Yes, you CAN make gifs! You can make them out of videos, bursts, live photos, or just shoot them on the spot.
Q: What’s the deal with “reblogging”?
A: It’s a way to take the stuff you find on Tumblr and make it your own. You can repost other people’s posts to your own blog. You can add commentary if you like. Other people can do the same with your posts. That’s how ideas spread on Tumblr, and it’s how communities form around them.
Q: Who’s on Tumblr?
A: People who are posting and reblogging about interesting stuff that you’re interested in. Politics. Movies. Memes and such. If you’ve ever seen anything interesting on the internet, chances are it came from Tumblr.
Q: How do I talk to people on Tumblr?
A: A few different ways. You can comment on a post, or you can reblog a post to your own Tumblr and add commentary, or you can send a private message. Whatever suits the occasion.
Q: How do I find stuff to follow?
A: Search for whatever you’re interested in. We’ll show you great posts about that stuff, and get you following the people who make those posts. Oh, you can also follow a search itself, and we’ll put sift the best material from that search right into your dashboard.
Q: What kind of stuff are people talking about on Tumblr *right now*?
A: Whatever’s happening in the world. The real world, the world of fiction, the world of pop culture, the world of academics, the world of safety and justice, the world of sports. Whatever world you live in, you’ll find it among all the trending topics in the search tab.
Q: Do all Tumblrs look the same?
A: No! You can totally customize your Tumblr’s appearance, right down to the colors and fonts you use.
Q: How will people find my Tumblr?
A: Tag your posts. Tumblr is full of passionate communities of people who are constantly searching through tags for new posts about stuff they love. Your stuff could be that stuff.
Q: Am I ready to download Tumblr, deepen my perspective, and forever change the way I think?
What's New in Version 7.6
Happy new year, Tumblr.
Frustrating and Glitchy
Though the app has certainly improved over the years, there are still things that make using it an often maddening experience. For one, why does the app completely refresh when I navigate away from it for more than 10 seconds? I have background refresh turned off on my phone - why does this still happen? There have been times I've been in the middle of typing a post, put my phone down for less than a minute to tend to something else, and when I open it back up, my entire post has vanished because the app refreshed. Another thing that is endlessly infuriating is that little "follow" button next to the usernames that people you follow reblog from. Why is that there???? I cannot tell you how many times I've accidentally and unwittingly clicked this, because when you're scrolling on mobile, it's an easy mistake to make. I've ended up following people I do not want to follow, only noticing my error days or sometimes weeks later.
The dashboard itself is often glitchy. Posts appear blank and never load. Random photos will periodically display as only pixellated, super low quality images and never fully load unless you quit and restart the app. Sometimes, all the icons of people I follow will be inexplicably switched around or replaced with random photos that have appeared on my dash.
And for the love of god, can someone PLEASE do something about all the p*rn bots?????? There are children who use this website.
ok but needs some fixes
love the site and usually the app, however there have been some problems with it for the last good bit of updates. i have a new iphone that's fully updated. the app is sluggish and has many bugs compared to other competing apps (twitter, insta, etc etc) a lot of times when i open tumblr it will not refresh (not a service/internet problem) and i have to go to another app like twitter and refresh that feed then go reopen tumblr and try again. also oftentimes if i'm scrolling on my dash or in a tag for awhile it will crash, making me have to restart from the top. i cannot seem to edit my blog's url anymore from the app which is a bit annoying. on a positive note i do think the manage accounts is a nice addition. having to sign in through yahoo seems roundabout and kind if pointless, since most already have an email if they're going to be signing up/logging in. overall it's okay, it needs fixing especially for the crashes considering you can only look at a few posts on the chrome/safari version before it tells you to install the app (which then crashes when you use it or refuses to refresh). i know there are good developers working for tumblr so i'm sure it will be fixed with time.
Almost Worse than Desktop Ver.
The app isn't much better than the desktop ver. of tumblr. In fact, I almost think that it's worse. Its overly-sensitive features make it a bother to use at times, following blogs I have no desire to keep up with at a simple tap of their url, there's no way to block explicit, nsfw blogs without actually going onto the blog itself, which is incredibly uncomfortable to deal with, and the audio and image quality is often terrible. Consistently, audio files will not work and images wont load (yet all the video advertisements that bombard my dashboard play with little issue, hmm.... )
However, it's convenient if you need to access your blog to make a quick post on the go, so there is /one/ good feature. Just don't expect too much from it otherwise.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jan 09, 2017
- Version: 7.6
- Size: 152 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Yahoo! Inc.
- © 2016 Tumblr, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.