Hand Recording App

bigburge10bigburge10 Red Chipper Posts: 1,309 ✭✭✭✭
Wondering if anyone has a good suggestion for an app to use at the table to record hands. I've used a few (Poker Analytics, Postgame, etc), but they all fall short for me. Inputting information into these apps seems very cumbersome. Would like an app that offers easy input, ability to export the hand actions to text to input into a forum, and easy input. Did I say easy input?

Maybe @Doug Hull & @SplitSuit should get together and make one! I'd buy it.

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  • bigburge10bigburge10 Red Chipper Posts: 1,309 ✭✭✭✭
    I was playing around with Poker Analytics today, and I think this app has the best hand history feature that exists for iPhone. Easy entry, export, etc. The app isn't cheap, but it's probably worth it. It does allow you to enter 6 sessions of history. I simply record the data in access/excel, and delete the info from the app so that I can continue using it for free. Also, I don't believe there's a limit on hand history entries.
  • dnoyeBdnoyeB DetroitRed Chipper Posts: 284 ✭✭
    I'm looking for the same thing now. I guess people are using notepads?
  • foxxxerfoxxxer Red Chipper Posts: 101 ✭✭
    I’ve been using an app called Poker Memo which gets the job done but is nothing special.

    I have actually been working on an app of my own as a way to learn React and get one that’s tailored to my needs. What part of existing apps fall short from a usability perspective and what would you want to see in an ideal app?
  • dnoyeBdnoyeB DetroitRed Chipper Posts: 284 ✭✭
    I can't say about existing apps because they all seem to be bankroll / session tracking and not about logging hand histories.
  • EazzyEazzy Red Chipper Posts: 915 ✭✭✭✭
    I found 2 approaches worked for me. On was to use Fiinote its free on android. It allows you write large with you finger, or stylus, and then what you write becomes nice and small on the page in the spot you wanted it between the lines.. I was also able to use the paint part of it to design and save a simple form (template). It works pretty well, I have terrible hand writing but am able to write hands fast and read my notes since I can write them so big.

    The other approach which Ive been using lately is to use a file sharing program like OneNote. It means my notes/ and hand records on my phone also has them show up on my computer at home and my 7 inch android, which makes edditing them and cut/pasting them much easier.

    I use the google keyboard which allows me to put the number keyboard above the alphabet keys (a big time saver). In addition i programed in all 52 cards so if I type ks it gives me the suggestion of :Ks and a k gives me the suggestion of a check mark,

    I'm also able to use onenote to record notes on players, which I can group by race and age, to make finding them easier. As I'm really bad with names, I often sneak a picture, of the player into my notes, both helps me find them again and helps me remember the names so I can be polite. Of course my old white male group is getting kind of large.



    I did consider using my phone or getting a small spy camera as a chip protector to take pictures of the board. Probably going a little too far.
  • SicSemperSicSemper Red Chipper Posts: 101 ✭✭
    I use Poker Bankroll Tracker (I'm on android -- not sure if there's an iPhone version.) I find it pretty robust for session tracking. The hand notation was a bit cumbersome at first but once you get the hang, it's pretty easy.

    Spycam at the table, eh? Maybe I need to change up my poker attire.

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  • BoilerAceBoilerAce Red Chipper Posts: 388 ✭✭
    Has anyone found a good hand recording app to use on the iPhone iOS? I need something very quick to use at the table don't want to spend a lot of time recording. I haven't found anything so far...maybe there is something out there?
  • SmileybriSmileybri Red Chipper Posts: 2 ✭✭
    Eazzy wrote: »
    I use the google keyboard which allows me to put the number keyboard above the alphabet keys (a big time saver). In addition i programed in all 52 cards so if I type ks it gives me the suggestion of :Ks and a k gives me the suggestion of a check mark,

    I have been Google searching to learn how to do this on my Android but not finding any info. I know my phone has offered suggestions when I type pizza, for instance, but can you help a guy find a link to something that would get me started learning how to program the keyboard the way you did?
  • eugeniusjreugeniusjr Red Chipper Posts: 401 ✭✭✭
    I have one for Android in very early development stages.
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 1,268 -
    James wrote a great article on this: https://redchippoker.com/writing-and-saving-live-hand-histories/

    He also has an old-school solution to recording hands. Grab a pen:
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  • eugeniusjreugeniusjr Red Chipper Posts: 401 ✭✭✭
    I used a pen once, and was immediately called out at the table for it. Plus it's quite slow.
  • EazzyEazzy Red Chipper Posts: 915 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 6
    TheGameKat wrote: »
    James wrote a great article on this: https://redchippoker.com/writing-and-saving-live-hand-histories/

    He also has an old-school solution to recording hands. Grab a pen:

    I think you mean stylus pens don't work really well on Iphones..


    This pen idea reminds me of the old joke..

    How do you know the blondes been using the word processor?
    There is white out on the screen.

    all kidding aside, hard ware solution should probably be considered. At one point I did think of ponying up for Samsung that used a sensing stylus, so you can write on the screen just like a pen. Had good reviews but something like a $500 price tag as I remember.

    I also was considering buying the Lenova Yoga Book...because it has a pad that you can put paper on and write naturally and it appears on the screen. It was a 10 inch tablet, which I thought might be inconvenient at the table.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Yoga-Book-Processor-ZA0V0035US/dp/B01MQSLK2Z/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1538836798&sr=8-3&keywords=yoga+book+tablet
  • Greg_the_EngineerGreg_the_Engineer Red Chipper Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Also interested in this post, iphone user. Following...
  • MishkapyasetskiMishkapyasetski Red Chipper Posts: 1 ✭✭
    Following!

    Late to the party, whoops! There's this app called Poker Elephant that lets you save and share hands for free. It might spark some interest to some people on here. I've just started to use it and seems to work well for me!
  • eugeniusjreugeniusjr Red Chipper Posts: 401 ✭✭✭
    Misha, I just looked at it. Are you able to use it to *quickly* record a hand at the table?
  • kageykagey Red Chipper, KINGOFTAGS Posts: 2,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I tried Poker Pilot for a while - but found it too complicated to use. (works for iPhones)
    I prefer using Notes to record important information. The more you use record hands "long hand," the better you get at remembering things and understanding what's important.
  • U_TurnU_Turn Red Chipper Posts: 2 ✭✭
    I think this hand history keyboard in conjunction with the notes app will speed things up considerably. It’s listed as Poker HH keyboard in the app store and it’s free.
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  • Mike DMike D Red Chipper Posts: 18 ✭✭
    I have an app on my ipad and iphone called GoodNotes which I use to mark up documents I am reviewing. I have considered using this with a page out of Jame's Live Poker Player’s Journal which you can pick up from Amazon. This would allow you to use a pen on your phone rather than carrying the book to the casino. You may need Jame's permission to use this, as it is out of a book he published. Please let me know if you try this, I haven't had the chance yet.


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