With both poker and technology continually evolving, poker software offerings are also continually changing. Ten years ago, there were few software options for the serious poker player. Today,  poker software packages do everything from helping with hand selection and analysis, to training with sophisticated bot simulations, to watching pros play their game. Below we share the best poker software out there today.

PokerTracker 4 

Most online poker pros have PokerTracker 4, and, if you play online, you should too. PokerTracker 4 is a top software tool that tracks hands of online poker platforms and lets you look at your win rates with various hands. With the the “Heads Up Display” (HUD) plug-in you can get information on your opponents while you play against them. PokerTracker also offers a full set of reports, graphs, charts, and filters.

Advanced Poker Training

We would be remiss if we didn’t include AdvancedPokerTraining itself in this list of best poker software. APT is completely different from other poker training sites. It provides an online poker training software program that enables users to play up to 500 hands an hour against intelligent computerized opponents.  It features in-depth training reports and weekly poker training plans that show you exactly where you should be targeting your efforts. “Beat the Pro” challenges set you up against poker pros such as Jonathan Little, Scott Clements, Ed Miller, and many more. The Combat Trainer offers in-depth training on particular trouble spots, allowing you to attack leaks repeatedly until you have mastered them. APT also has a rapidly expanding suite of educational tools and resources. Another huge advantage of Advanced Poker Training is that no download is required and it works on all platforms including Macs and iPads.

Flopzilla

Flopzilla is a popular poker calculator that helps you determine how a particular hand range hits a given board. You enter a given pre-flop range and a board and Flopzilla will tell you how often the range hits given hands (top pair, flush draw, etc.). This program is highly valued by players at all levels, and will help you internalize the math behind hand decisions better than almost any other tool out there.

RangeVisor

RangeVisor is similar to Flopzilla as it offers the ability to see how a hand range hits a given board and identifies hands you should continue with given certain assumptions. RangeVisor will walk you step-by-step through your decision-making from the flop, to the turn, and finally the river. While RangeVisor is a bit less intuitive to use than Flopzilla, it has the distinct advantage of being free.

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Poker Income – Bankroll Tracker

Poker Income is the highest-rated poker tracking app of all-time. While it has a very simple interface and is easy to use, Poker Income offers all of the stats and graphs you need to keep track of where your poker dollars are being spent. You can also apply filters to analyze your poker outcomes across a wide variety of variables. Anyone seriously interested in tracking their poker bankroll would do well to download this software and use it consistently.

SnapShove

SnapShove is basically an automated shove fold chart. The program helps you determine shoving and calling ranges. You can set the number of blinds remaining in your stack, your position, the number of players at the table, and the size of antes. SnapShove’s calculations are based on GTO, and the software is available both online and as an iPhone/Android app.

Poker Timer

Poker Timer by Birdsoft is a simple piece of software with a very basic function. This app allows you to set up the blind levels and alarms for your own poker home game. The interface is simple and intuitive, and the app is free. We use this app for our own kitchen table games and can vouch for both its simplicity and functionality.

Twitch

Twitch was originally designed for video gamers. Today, the streaming video site is rapidly emerging as a place to watch your favorite players share their poker experiences. Players such as Jason Somerville and Jamie Staples share their experiences playing online poker and live games. Players on Twitch also offer poker tutorials and training videos.

 

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