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TALLIER [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (68%)

18 May

Tallier is a score keeping application and is released by EWAC Software.

“Don’t keep score for games with a physical pencil and paper. Do it virtually! * Keep score for any points-based game, such as Dominoes, Uno, Rummy, etc. * Even use it to keep track of virtual winnings for games like Poker and Blackjack.”

This application is a simple way to keep a running total of many games you can play round by round.

When the application opens you are asked to enter the game you wish to create. Giving the game a name, Round limit, Goal and then additions to method of scoring, like bonuses and negative numbers.

When you start the game, you can add the number of players. Depending on the length of the players name you can fit between 8 to 10 players clearly on the screen.

You start the new round and add in the total score for the round. You can edit the scores at any time, so you could keep a running total as the scores build up.

At the end of the game, the game with show the position of each person and the best score etc. You then have the option to play again, you are able to change the names of the players if they change, but you are not able to add or remove people without resetting the game.

Unfortunately, if you close the application the game will need to be set up again, it would have been nice to save a template of a game once created, but it does not take long to set up the game details again.

There are no preferences for changing the look of the application, so if you are not a fan of the default font you cannot change it.

The user interface is well designed and easy to navigate.

On the upside:

  • Good user interface.
  • Easy to use and set up.

On the downside:

  • You can track games like darts by entering the total in round 1 and then putting in minus numbers, but if the application could do this easier it would be great.
  • The font is OK, but the number six is not clear, but there is no other number it can be.

Overall, this is a good application and for what it is designed to do, it works well. If you need something like this it is well worth the download. You can get round counting down totals, but it is not the best solution. With a few tweaks and options this could be a must have application, but at the moment has its limits.

Rating: 68%

Size: 3.0 MB

Price (at time of review): £.080 ($1.00)

Link: Tallier – EWAC software

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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in App - Life Style, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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