Tapatalk is an useful one to quickly catchup on updates and posts when we are away from laptop. I often use it. But I don't use it much for posting. I do that from laptop. I use tapatalk for other forums as well
Ads are built into the app. This is not from forum if I am right. This would appear in all the forums you use for tapatalk. I would know very little though! I run rooted Android device and have adblock app installed. It pretty much blocks ads all over the phone and all the apps
I myself make use of Tapatalk when accessing the forum on my mobile. I believe it makes things a bit easier regarding mobile formatting. My preferred choice is to take part via a PC/laptop since screen size is king.
Tapatalk is supported by many forums, so I suppose if you have joined many forums then it will have more positives, in terms of switching between various forums, updates, etc.
I did however find that Tapatalk keeps my phone a bit busy, so I make sure to log out of the forum when done and close the app also.
It is easy to reply, quote, etc. using the Tapatalk app, but took me a while to figure out where to start a new post thread.
I view this forum primarily from my iPhone; I can view it in all different styles because of my staff status (that's another story though).
This forum is mobile compatible so it should display correctly on a mobile device.
Tapatalk is very popular with forums, however, this can give the illusion that you are online when you aren't.