By TJ Soft
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Decked Builder aims to be the perfect companion for your Magic the Gathering hobby, taking care of everything related to deck building.
Use it to find the right card for your deck, together with pricing information so you will never be on the bad end of a trade. Build your deck, analyze it, test it, and finally share it with your friends.
Based on the acclaimed Decked Builder for the iPhone, read what our users have to say:
"Love this app, has replaced all my custom spreadsheets.... Well worth the investment!"
- Jeff Warwick
"The addition of the collection is what truly makes this the best Magic The Gathering card tracking and deck building app out there."
- Matt Larsen
"I must say I very much like your application. It rekindles my MTG-interest. I'm currently more a collector than a player but mostly because I haven't played for a while and find it difficult to get a good overview of the game and deck constructing. Your app fits perfectly to get me back in the game."
- Maxim Fris
This full version of Decked Builder contains the entire Magic card database from Alpha onwards.
* The entire Magic card database, at your fingertips
- Instant search results with no Internet connection as the database is stored locally
- Search for cards by any combination of card expansion, rarity, color, type or cost
- Searches also allow full card text lookup. Find every Landfall card, Elf, Vampire or any other attribute that has ever been printed.
- Almost every card available on Gatherer, including online only Masters Edition cards.
* Construct and test your decks, right on your device
- Build deck listings and sideboards
- Easily test sample draws from the deck
- Full Apprentice .dec support
* Manage your collection
- Manage your collection of cards
- Designed for easy recording with built in keyboard support
- Find cards within your collection using the same powerful search engine used for deck building
- Easily check for missing cards from your collection that your deck needs
- Manage multiple collections for all your different needs, such as your for-sale collection or your MTG Online collection
* Integration with external data sources
- Purchaseable card prices are automatically available, courtesy of TCGplayer.com. Never make a bad trade ever again!
- Card art is automatically retrieved and cached locally
* Print your DCI deck sheet
- Easily print a deck registration sheet for any DCI tournament. No more hassle of filling up deck registration forms!
* Catch up on the latest news
- RSS feeds from specially selected deck building sites and blogs
- Clicking a highlighted card name would immediately pop up it's details in a window.
* Share with your friends
- Specially format and email the deck to your friends with Apprentice .dec file attachment.
- Import and export .dec files into other edition of Decked Builder (iPhone and iPad edition)
- Fully compatible with Dropbox, so you can easily synch all your decks among all your various devices.
- Import text file decks from MTGO
What's New in Version 3.5.1
- Fix for iCloud Drive on El Capitan
- Fix for App Transport Security on El Capitan
Updated - Works on El Capitan For Me
Updated: This app wasn’t working on El Capitan for me but after uninstalling the application and reinstalling it the app is functioning again. I updated the Database and it’s current through Commander 2015 (most recent as of this review) and hasn’t crashed for me. I did not lose any of my data (I store in the cloud).
This app is actually quite amazing. I’ve been using it for years, usually on the iPhone the most. The prices are easy to update, the pricing sources are vast and include MTGO prices, the card database is superb and the Collections are a major time saver when I’m looking to build a deck and want to know what I’m missing. The ability to test a deck, get statistics, print DCI lists, import .dec files (and other formats), and have multiple decks/collections open at once really set this app apart.
The ease of use and cross-platform use make this my go to app for almost everything. I use MTG Trades and MTG Guide for trades/sales/wish lists and rules details/Gatherer data respectively. I highly recommend this app.
A Little Misleading
I bought this application with the expectation that I could begin managing my extensive collection. When trying to determine how I could manage my special and promo cards, the FAQ states they don’t do this. Since the production description makes it sound like it is THE APP to manage you collection, I would have thought it would support this.
I also bought the CAM add-on and it just simply is not working for me at all. The camera comes up with a little rectangle in the middle, but it in no way recognized anything. It just sits there like a mirror.
People rave over this application, but I suggest you correct your information page and indicate it is NOT a collection manager.
Doesn’t work on El Capitan
Previously loved Decked Builder, but it doesn’t update its database. Just hangs and never downloads. I know the server is up, because I can download BFZ updates in the iOS version of the app. It’s disappointing, because the community has voiced a concern over this, but nobody has replied on the blog. Hopefully this gets resolved soon so I can remove this review and leave a positive one.
If you’re on Yosemite, don’t upgrade to El Capitan yet if you want to continue using Decked Builder. Hold off on your upgrade until a fix is released.