Some time ago I had the opportunity to give away a free copy of Dicebook, a PDF reader and dice rolling app for the Apple iPad. But since I haven’t had an iPad myself at that time, I couldn’t give it a try myself. But that changed last week, when I finally got my new toy. 🙂
Dicebook by David Dunham is definitely one of the better PDF readers on the App Store. It doesn’t have the number of features like for example Goodreader has, but it’s a solid and fast PDF viewing application. Dicebook allows the user to set bookmarks and jump directly to pages, but there’s no search function. I hope David can add this feature in a future update.
But what makes this app special is the integrated dice rolling featuru. Now you don’t have to bring your dice or close your PDF reader every time you want to use your dice roller! The dice roller is customizable, so you can add new die and roll types. I was delighted to see that Fudge dice are included. If you are an avid D&D player you can easily set up a new rule that allows you to roll up your attributes (roll 4d6 drop lowest) for example.
Overall Dicebook is worth its low price of just $1.99. If you use your iPad at the gaming table, you definitely should check this app out, you won’t be disappointed. You can download Dicebook on the App Store (Just click the link to the right).
Man, just one more reason to get myself an iPad!
Just like to mention that dice pools (success counting) is in the next update, which is currently waiting for Apple approval.