Canasta Score Card 4+

Terry Hoffman

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 12 Ratings
    • $1.99

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This Canasta score card is based on the popular Hand and Foot score card. The score card can keep score for up to eight players and allows for partners with 2, 3, or 4 players per team.

The score card will automatically determine minimum melds after each hand for each player.

A wild card canasta entry option can be enabled on the settings tab for those who play with rules allowing wild card canastas.

For those who do not want to subtract the points left in the hand, a hand points entry can be enabled on the settings tab. The entry will always be negative.

The values for each of the scores can be set for multiple versions of the game on the settings tab.

Variations of Canasta rules are presented on the Rules tab. Internet access is required for accessing the rules web page.

It is possible to print the scores directly to an Airprint supported printer on the History tab. The scores can still be saved to the Notes app using the Copy All button in the History tab window. Open the Notes app and select paste.

The score card allows data and settings files to be saved to a computer. The data file contains the history of the all the games which can be copied from the data file to a text file. CAUTION: DO NOT MODIFY EITHER THE SETTINGS OR DATA PLIST FILES MANUALLY. THE APPLICATION CAN CRASH IF THE FILES ARE MODIFIED.

If you have further options requests, recommendations, or you have found a bug, please feel free to send me an email. Thank you and enjoy the app.

What’s New

Version 2.3

The Canasta Score Card app has been updated to the latest iOS SDK using layout constraints. Note that localization is no longer enabled for languages other than English. Unfortunately, I keep this app in the store as a hobby and it is just not worth the effort to keep multiple languages. So, I decided to remove the French localization.

For this release, the following bugs were fixed:
- Fixed history display on startup
- Fixed incorrectly displayed points subtotals
- Fixed minimum meld values when partners are enabled

Also for this release, the following features have been added:
- Hand meld entries are enabled for all players including when partners are enabled
- Popup windows now have larger font sizes which is the same as the scores totals font size
- Open hands, i.e., nobody goes out, are now enabled by selecting the next hand without selecting Went Out
- URL editing in the Rules tab is no longer enabled to help keep the scope on the Canasta rules

I want to thank Bruce C. for his enhancement ideas and guidance. Everyone is welcome to send me ideas and feedback through emails for any enhancements or bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

MimiC35 ,


Love the score card although I don't like how you can't see the score totals as you play the game so you're guessing who's ahead.

Developer Response ,

The app was updated in January of last year to fix the window scroll issue. I hope you continue to use the app and if you have any further feedback, please feel free to contact me directly.

73(3jxuckf ,

No Landscape Mode

Pretty disappointed as I purchased this app for my iPad but there is no landscape mode option for the iPad, I hope it is fixed soon as I will not use it until it is.

DukeMPH2 ,

Not useful, not adaptive

This app is a waste of money. The instruction on how to use it are difficult to follow. It is not easy to adapt to different scoring variations. It was a waste of my money. I wish it had a trial period.

Developer Response ,

If you are having problems configuring the app to support your version of the game, please send me an email and let me know what is lacking so I can update the app. It should be configurable according to most of the rules of Canasta. I will also be happy to help you configure the settings to suit how you play the game. If something is missing, I will look into how it can be fixed.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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