How to access and use the TabTimes web app for tablets on your device

February 29, 2012

The TabTimes web app for tablets is optimized for the iPad and for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

If you own one of these tablets and you visit, you should be automatically redirected to the web app. If you prefer the desktop version of TabTimes, you will have the option of returning to our regular site, if you choose. If you have one of the tablets on our "grey list", which is described below, you may enter through

Please note that if you visit a story based on a link from our newsletter, another site or another app, you will not be redirected to the web app. However, you will see a banner at the top of the story page prompting you to go to our web app. This will take you to the app's home page (displayed above).

If I don't have an iPad or Galaxy Tab, can I still see the TabTimes web app?
You can try the web app on your tablet by visiting While we have verified compatibility with some specific devices, we weren't able to test it with all tablets.

As a general rule, Android devices with the fastest processors, Honeycomb and up OS, and screen resolutions closest to the iPad will provide the best experience. To date, we have verified tolerable levels of compatibility with these tablets:

  • Motorola Xyboard
  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • BlackBerry PlayBook

Over time, our goal is to make the TabTimes web app accessible to a greater number of devices. We'll update this list as we spend more time with more tablets.

In the meantime, we welcome your comments regarding compability; feel free to leave a comment below regarding your experience on your tablet. 

As you begin experiencing TabTimes in magazine form, we have a few tips and suggestions to help you optimize your experience. 

Read in linear fashion

Like a magazine, TabTimes starts with News. Our Feature well comes after News, and our Opinions section and an aggregation of our Twitter feed comes at the end. Swipe right to left to move through TabTimes stories. To select a story, simply press on it. To move through the pages of our app more quickly, press the "Sections" button in the top right-hand corner of the app. 

Install TabTimes on your iPad home screen

If you have an iPad, you can install our web app on your home screen. To do this, go to in your Safari browser. Tap the "Send" button to the left of the URL window. Press "Add to Home Screen" to place an icon for the full-screen version of the TabTimes web app on your iPad's home screen. 

Share TabTimes articles with coworkers and friends

To share an article via email, Facebook or Twitter, click the "Share" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the app's interface. From here, simply select the the platform you'd like to share to. 

To shrink or enlarge font sizes for easier reading, simply tap the font button, which is located next to the "Share" button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. 

To report problems, please use the "FEEDBACK" button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. For general comments, thoughts, and suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment on our web site.


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