Poker Office 5 Synopsis
Poker Office has evolved over the years from a product that lacked a few keys features into a very mature product that gives players exactly what they want. Poker Office 5 is sure to be a real contender in the poker tracking and analysis marketplace.
Poker Office 5 Full Review
Poker Office has always been techologically advanced. For a few years, it was much prettier, faster, and more powerful than its competition, but lacked a few important pieces. However, through the 5 new versions of Poker Office introduced over the last several years, Poker Office is now a very solid solution and embraced by thousands in the poker community. Historically Poker Office was priced higher than their competition, however the product is now very comparable to their competition. We are very impressed with the new look and functionality of the program and are excited to see new features introduced into the product in the future.
The list of available stats available in Poker Office 5 is now at least as large as Holdem Manager or PokerTracker 3 and, depending on your preference, may be the best of the three. Stats can be displayed in an excellent Heads-Up Display (HUD) that allows a traditional stat overlay as well as one of the most advanced icon systems we've seen. There are many choices of stats to display and the ability to import your own 16x16 icon, which makes this a great option for people who play on a large number of tables and don't have time to read stats as each table pops up. A brightly colored icon is faster to recognize and read. Here is a sneak peek at the Poker Office 5 HUD:
The graphics in Poker Office 5 are top-notch, with more functions and options within graphs than most of their competitors. Graphing tournament results by buy-in or cash game results by limit is something that makes Poker Office 5 very unique and that is just scratching the surface.
Most of the interface is very intuitive and, within an hour, it is possible to understand the program well enough to see how powerful it really is. The online manual is very complete and easy to use; someone put some serious time into writing it.
Picture every stat you can think of, customizable pop-ups, and infinite reporting possibilities for your own stats once the session is over. There are not only a large number of options for stats, but also a ton of ways to display them. The analysis section contains tools that will actually help you find leaks in your game and allows a infinite number of filters. It's almost like having too many channels and not knowing what to watch until you get used to having so many options. Here is a look at the Live Tracker statistics:
Poker Office offers some really nice graphs to track your progress:
Poker Office 5 auto-detects tables, imports hands perfectly, and uses very few computer resources while doing so. A pot odds display is included in the table overlay; clickable notes and known hands icons round it out. The program also has a very nice statistics filter that allows you to filter out various different game situation hands that will allow you to only review the hand that meet your criteris. For example, if you would like to see only hands where you had a flush draw, gut shot, and top two pair, you can. SImply select your criteria within the filters. Here is a look at the filters:
Overall, Poker Office 5 has done a great job with the product. There are a couple of areas that users have expressed some concern in terms of HUD customization and additional poker room support, but Poker Office 5 can certainly hold their own in the tracking and analysis market. You should definitely try the product for yourself to see just how nice Poker Office 5 really is.
The support answer most time in 48 hours, but this is the only problem . The software working very well and i never want miss it ! Also PO 5 is great !
Never worked and support would rarely or never respond. Its an annual subscription so no refund.
I just purchased outright from there website. Having some issues w/ set-upand support is either totally lame or non-exitantant? I cant even register on their forum. I've sent several emails over last couple weeks and have no reply.
Fantastic Software !!!
Older version give unexpected error, very bad support (meat all the requirements for a free license and after 48 hour still no reg. code)