Simple, sexy, and streamlined This app does exactly what you'd expect it to do, and nothing more. No card management systems, no dice simulators, and no unnecessary bells and whistles. My absolute favorite part? There aren't any advertisements *or* in-app purchases! The interface is elegant and intuitive, and the background options are understated and attractive (unlike many of the gaudier apps out there). My one complaint is that this app doesn't yet support a four-player mode, but I'm sure that will be added with future updates. With this one addition, my four-star review would become a perfect score!
My counter of choice for Star Realms I don't play Magic anymore, but I am a big fan of the deck-building card game Star Realms (if you haven't tried it, you need to). I like this app because it doesn't force me to use Magic branding or a fantasy theme yet it's easy to read and still looks nice. You can change the default starting life (Star Realms starts at 50) so resetting the game is quick. It's also relatively easy on the battery life. For purely Magic players, there are more complete apps but I don't want those extra features. Now if only they'd add some sci-fi backgrounds.
Useful It's a very useful life counter. Can be uses for multiple different games. The only thing I think they should fix is to add the line under the 6 and the 9. So you can tell the difference between the two when the flip counter option is on.
Great and pretty Pros: Minimalist design (most others insist on having hideous graphics), supports poison counters, keeps screen awake, and most importantly doesn't require any permissions. Cons: Doesn't support more than 2 players.
Does everything and nothing more Great for MtG and other games. No ads either to get in the way of the beautifully simplistic UI. Things that would make it even better are a coin flip, and the possibility of setting custom backgrounds with our own images. Some games also use life points in the hundreds or thousands range like Force of Will, so having that option to add and subtract in those denominations would be also great.
Perfect It does what it needs to do...well! Could there be an option to have the numbers and backround slowly shift around to avoid burn in on LED devices... Probably not an issue but just in case :D
Fix some minor bugs