Think about this situation – you are cruising through Twitter or Google+ and see a link to a story that you want to instantly share with a friend via Pushbullet. How would you go about doing that? Normally, it would require you to tap that link, wait as it opens in a browser, and then find the share button, before choosing Pushbullet as the app to share through. TapPath is an app that wants to reduce all of these steps.
Created by Chris Lacy, the developer behind Linkbubble and Tweet Lanes, TapPath allows you to tell links to open in specific apps or bring up a share menu depending on how many times you tap them. For example, you could have a single tap on a link bring up Google Chrome, since that could be what you typically call for when tapping on a link. But then let’s say you happen upon a time where you want to share something quickly, as I mentioned above. You could then tell a double-tap to bring up Pushbullet and a triple-tap to bring up the standard Android share menu.
Starting to get the idea?
Once installed, you need to open up TapPath and tell it what to do with single, double, and triple taps. My setup, for the moment, is single-tap for Chrome Beta, double-tap for Trello, and triple-tap for the share menu. After setting those up, you will want to get into the app’s settings to establish a tap delay. This is the delay that the app recognizes as it tries to decide how many times you have tapped on a link and which action it should complete.
In my short time with the app, I have to admit that me and TapPath are not getting along. Correct reaction to my taps (even after tweaking the tap delay from each end of its spectrum) have been pretty hit or miss. It could be that I just need to get used to the app, though.
If you want to give it a shot, the app runs $0.99.
Play Link ($0.99)