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Unintuitive scoreboard

Don't waste your time trying to figure out this frustrating scoreboard.

Tennis Scoreboard is a basic program that allows users to display and update an electronic scoreboard for tennis. Unfortunately, the program's unintuitive operation makes it somewhat difficult to use.

The scoreboard itself is nice, with easy-to-read text and customizable colors. The players' names can be added to the scoreboard as well. If it were easy to operate we'd have no complaints, but unfortunately, that's where Tennis Scoreboard falls apart. The program has a small welcome screen, which most users will likely click through without paying much attention. Users should pay attention to it, though, because this is the only place in the program that gives any indication as to how the program operates. On this welcome screen there are buttons for Help and Options, and also a message telling users to press H for Help. Once a user is past this screen, however, there are no menus, buttons, or other hints as to how the program works. There's not even a way to access the Help file, aside from pressing H; if you weren't paying attention during the welcome screen, you'll have no idea what to do. Even once the Help file is accessed, it doesn't seem that the program actually works as it's supposed to; the Help file, for example, says to press the + key to increase a player's score, but this doesn't seem to work. Overall, we found Tennis Scoreboard disappointing and frustrating.

Tennis Scoreboard is free to try but has a nag screen. It comes as a ZIP file but installs and uninstalls without issues. We do not recommend this program.

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