Comparison: Poker Copilot vs Poker Tracker 4 vs Holdem Manager 2
Poker Copilot is a poker HUD and tracker software. It is an interesting alternative to the dominant Poker Tracker 4 and Hold’em Manager 2. Originally developed only for Mac, Poker Copilot is naturally less known than the popular PC-centric PT4 and HM2. Today all 3 programs support both platforms, but the “quick and light” approach typical for Apple’s products is still recognizable in Poker Copilot.
In terms of features, Poker Copilot is quite versatile and can give the other two giants a run for their money. It has all the core features of a modern poker tracker – from the rich statistics and data visualization, to the customization options for the HUD.
The main feature of Poker Copilot is Simplicity
Poker Copilot is smaller, faster and doesn’t require installing third party assets like the PostgreSQL database in order to function. It just works straight out of the box. This makes it a very good option if you play both on Windows and Mac devices – the transition of hand histories is much easier than in PT4 and HM2.
On the flip side, Poker Copilot is lean and doesn’t offer additional tools like table selection (there’s no Table Ninja 2 for Poker Copilot). If you don’t use such tools, then this is not un issue, but otherwise you would be better sticking to the old ways of PT4 and HM2.
Poker Copilot is overall a better deal
With regard to price, Poker Copilot is € 79 for Holdem & Omaha. While the small stakes versions of Poker Tracker 4 and Holdem Manager 2 are cheaper at $59.99, their full versions for Holdem cost $99.99 and $159.99 if Omaha is included. In short, if you plan on a long career in online poker, Poker Copilot is the better deal. On the other hand, if you just want to test the waters of online poker (beware the sharks 😉 ), the starting sets of Poker Tracker 4 and Holdem Manager 2 would make more sense.
In any case, all 3 poker tracking programs offer a free 30-day trial versions for download, so you can just install them and see which one you like best. The difference in pricing is small, so your top consideration should be which one fits you best personally.
Good luck at the tables!