There are plenty of poker software tools out on the market now and more of them are developed every month. Most of the poker tools out there could be classified under the term useless, but there are a few out there that are worth every penny. This guide will show you the most popular poker software tools on the market. I would check out each of the programs listed here so that you can determine which tool will work best for your needs. Some poker software is geared towards certain games only and therefore won’t be much help to some players that don’t play the given poker game.
* Holdem Manager is easily the most complete poker software tool on the market for Holdem poker players. The tool provides you with a ton of different stats that will help you make decisions on the fly while playing online poker. You can use the tool on most online poker websites and you can purchase the program for as little as $55. The software comes equipped with a hand re-player so that you can go through your sessions and watch them. There are also several add-ons that can be purchased with this software to make it even more powerful.
* Poker Tracker 3 is very similar to Holdem Manager which I have talked about above. The tool will track your play in various poker rooms, such as PokerStars and Full Tilt, so that you can find leaks in your game. You will also be able to use a heads-up display while playing so you can download your stats and your opponent’s stats. You can also import your own hand histories into the tool so that the tool can provide more stats. You can try this tool out for 60 days without any payment and I would definitely urge you to at least give it a shot.
* Poker Scout is a very unique tool and it’s completely free to use which is why I would like to mention it. This tool isn’t going to make you a better poker player by any means, but it’s got some cool features which I’m sure you’ll enjoy. You can find out the traffic at many different poker rooms so that you can find out where you’re best off playing. The coolest part about this tool is that you can track where celebrities and poker pros are playing so that you can play with them or watch.
* If you play sit and go tournaments then you’re going to need to use SharkScope. This website has a tool which tracks every single table tournament played in lots of poker rooms including Full Tilt Poker. When you search for a username on the SharkScope website it will bring up the players stats including there most recent form. The tool is very valuable for tournament players that want to gain an extra edge on the competition. You can use the tool free five times a day, but after that you need to pay a small subscription to use the data they have collected.