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Topic: Stacked Deck
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Nov 10, 2009 02:12AM)
One magic-related App I've found very handy is [url=http://appshopper.com/utilities/stacked-deck]Stacked Deck[/url] ([url=http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stacked-deck/id321808520?mt=8]iTunes Link[/url]).

It's not a trick in and of itself. Rather, it trains you in learning a memorized deck - to the levels [url=http://www.loomismagic.com/memdeck14.php]Dennis Loomis describes in his memorized deck mastery article[/url].

I think this is an area that needs to be discussed in the App section more - not so much iPhone Apps that do tricks themselves, but also ones that help in preparation!
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Nov 10, 2009 08:55AM)
In the world of apps, that is expensive.
Message: Posted by: Kentrell (Nov 11, 2009 01:27AM)
I was hoping that someone would do this. You type in which stack you want and it automatically creates the deck for you (it at least knows Aronson and Tamariz, I didn't try others). You can then do practice drills for number to card, card to number, next card in sequential order, and others.

Simple, but exactly what I expected.

More expensive than many apps, but you have to admit that there is a very limited audience for this.

K
Message: Posted by: Kentrell (Nov 12, 2009 08:46PM)
I'm enjoying the ability to practice the stack whenever I have down time. It would be great if one could record sound for each card for use in the play forward mode. Then you could also use part of the Tamariz method for learning the stack.

K
Message: Posted by: The Great Smartini (Nov 14, 2009 07:54PM)
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On 2009-11-10 03:12, Scott Cram wrote:
One magic-related App I've found very handy is [url=http://appshopper.com/utilities/stacked-deck]Stacked Deck[/url] ([url=http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stacked-deck/id321808520?mt=8]iTunes Link[/url]).

It's not a trick in and of itself. Rather, it trains you in learning a memorized deck - to the levels [url=http://www.loomismagic.com/memdeck14.php]Dennis Loomis describes in his memorized deck mastery article[/url].

I think this is an area that needs to be discussed in the App section more - not so much iPhone Apps that do tricks themselves, but also ones that help in preparation!
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That's a pretty magic specific app...interesting.

jeff
Message: Posted by: nlokers (Aug 9, 2010 11:02PM)
I've been using this for about a month now and have found it very useful. I average about 3 seconds a card in the card->number and the number->card modes, and I can do sequential forward and backward in about 1:20. I know it is expensive for an app, but it has been more than worth it for me.
Message: Posted by: jekyllandhyde (Aug 10, 2010 04:45PM)
Does it have Martin Joyal’s Six-Hour Memorized Deck? Can you add your own stack?
Message: Posted by: ftlum (Aug 15, 2010 09:59PM)
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On 2009-11-10 09:55, Tom Cutts wrote:
In the world of apps, that is expensive.
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Agreed. I might bite if it added a faro feature where you can see what happens to your stack following x amount of faros, but $0.99 - 1.99 is a better price point for something like this.
Message: Posted by: nlokers (Aug 22, 2010 09:23PM)
I think that the price is reasonable given that the developer isn't going to get a ton of downloads just due to the super small percentage of iPhone users who want to memorize a deck. I bought it (actually it is the only iPhone app I have ever paid for) and use it daily, probably one of my best bang for the buck purchases ever.
Message: Posted by: Er1tro (Jun 8, 2012 07:45PM)
I've this app and I've found it useful in situation where you just 5 or 10 min and surrounded by people, like at the bus stop. it could be embarrassing in some situations taking out an entire deck, maybe with some colorful numbers painted on the cards.. ;)
Message: Posted by: cpatchett (Jun 22, 2012 12:44PM)
Are you guys seriously grumbling about the $5 price for this? It's targeted for magicians, so $5 is cheap. (How much money do you have invested in your unused effects drawer?!)