The TallyPad 2.0 Update is Here: Lots of Great New Features.

TallyPad is a feature-rich fully-customizable tally counter for the iPad. Version 2.0, available for download today, brings a lot of great new features to the application.

Many people use TallyPad to keep score while playing board games, like Scrabble.  Because most board games have four players, version 2.0 now has a fourth counting area.  Also new in version 2.0, you can now assign a multiplier to each counting area. The multipliers are applied to each counting area independent of the values assigned to finger gestures. This is especially great for counting coins. For example, you can assign a value to each counting area (.01, .05, .10, and .25) representing pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.  You can then assign independent values to the tapping and swiping gestures. TallyPad counts all your change and gives you a grand total at the bottom.

TallyPad is great for just about any counting project:

  • Scorekeeping (especially board games like Scrabble)
  • Surveys
  • Tracking calories or diet points
  • Counting money and loose change
  • School projects
  • Household Projects
  • Voting and Informal elections

What makes TallyPad different from all other counting applications is that you can assign customizable values to four different finger gestures. For example, you can set TallyPad to add 1 to the tally count for a single finger tap, 2 for a two finger tap, 5 for a vertical swipe and 10 for a horizontal swipe. You get to choose the values. Also, you are not limited to whole numbers: Just switch TallyPad to decimal or money mode to add decimal values.

Because TallyPad saves all your custom-named tallies, you can keep track of a virtually unlimited number of tallies and come back to them later. You can also assign names to the three tally categories in each tally project. Also, the TallyPad user interface was designed to allow you to add tallies by tapping and swiping without having to look down at the iPad. This way you can keep your eyes on what you are counting--not on the iPad.

TallyPad is available from the AppStore for $0.99.

Reader Comments (2)

Excellent app! I'm using it for head counts in our church, as I'm an usher in the balcony: I set tallies for the main sections (Balcony Left, Balcony Right, Orchestra, etc) and use the Items for the breakdowns (section 1, front, back, etc).

Any possibility of an update or option so that when you hit the trashcan icon, it asks if you want to delete the tally? A few times I've accidentally brushed my hand hand near the trashcan icon and inadvertently erased the tally I was working on. Aside from that, I think it's a very useful app.

Looking forward to putting this app to use for other projects as well!


February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Good suggestion. I will put that in the next update.

February 5, 2011 | Registered CommenterDan Friedlander

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