MB Tarot Software attempts to provide a customizable tarot reading program for users, but falls just short. While the program's reading was fine, its added features only created confusion.
The program's interface does a nice job of walking users through the tarot reading process, thanks to its onscreen directions and simple design. Problems arise when users attempt to customize their deck or their spread, since the directions are not as clear. The program's online Help file does provide a little clarity, but not enough to make these options feel intuitive. Setting up the tarot cards for a reading was pleasantly simple, even if users are unfamiliar with tarot terminology. A helpful screen walked us through selecting a deck and choosing a spread. The reading screen was equally helpful, showing the cards in bold colors and running down what each means. We did not have as much luck with the special feature to create our own deck and spread. While organized in the same manner as the rest of the program, we found it nearly impossible to move forward without prior knowledge of organizing tarot decks and would not recommend this option for newcomers.
While the program is uneven, it does perform the task of providing tarot readings. If users can walk a steady line of avoiding the special feature pitfalls, this freeware program can be a useful tool.