iPlayBook Football Free 5.019 Review

Create, revise, and optimize your playbook on an iPad with this powerful app.

Football is arguably the most complex sport on the planet. It's often more like a 60-minute chess match than an active sport, with each coach trying to outmaneuver and outsmart their opponent. iPlaybook Football is designed to take the age-old art of playbooks and defensive/offensive play design and bring it into the 21st century with a dynamic, digital app.

The interface is on the cluttered side, largely due to the number of features and options, but that's also what makes it such a powerful tool for coaches. Although the app is fairly easy to use, you should expect to spend some time just getting familiar with all that it has to offer and how to use it most effectively. Still, it does replace reams of paper outlining plays, so instead of drowning in papers, iPlaybook Football makes it possible for a coach to do it all in a single app. You can save your plays, edit them on the fly, and share them with other iPlaybook users or as movies. The biggest negative is the size of the ad space. While we understand the need to support free apps with advertising, iPlaybook Football falters a bit in integrating ads with the app.

With so many functions and so many features, combined with an ad space that is much too large for the interface, the app can be frustrating. Still, the trade-off is a comprehensive app that can replace a lot of the work that might have been done manually. If you are looking for a solid iPad-based football playbook app, iPlaybook Football is one of the best we've seen and a powerful tool for coaches at any level.

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