This is a discussion on Do you use any poker software? within the online poker forums, in the Poker Software & Tools section; Do you use such programs as poker tracker or holdem manager. Does it make your result better or not?
I am using Pokertracker 4. When playing a lot of tables it help you to see immediately who is the fish on the table. You can easily put your opponents on a much wider range if the stats say so or you can differ fishes from calling stations to the on who are playing agressive preflop and than just continue with made hands
there are lot more stats which helps but i guess these are the easiest information to use
If you have not tried a HUD I highly recommend downloading and trying a trial version and I bet you never play without one again. Poker Tracker 4, Holdem Manager, and Drive HUD all have 30 day free trials. You need a lot of hands on other players to make the stats useful so make sure you import all your past hand histories that you have.
I've been using a HUD for a few months. It's a plus in that you can get an immediate read on everyone at the table but it also makes you a bit lazy. You MUST take notes. Biggest plus, it opened my eyes to stats which alone will not improve your game but it made me more aware of what to be looking for in opponents. I also have Flopzilla which is good for hand reviews, not during play.
I have tried Poker Copilot, but also like using a notebook. I play on several online sites, and some of them don't allow HUD, and others don't identify the playernames, so even if a HUD could be used, it would be for only that game, not the whole history.
I don't use them nor have I tried them. I suppose they might work, but I don't like any more learning curves in my poker play. It's also kinda like making online players bots as you can't use them live. Don't like them, don't use them. I do need all the help I can get but I don't like anything you can't use live.