You are a card magician who dedicates time and ideas to new material, alternate takes, script lines and trick maneuvers in general? Are you, too, ready for a new way to talk card magic? Welcome to the card table's future.

Consider a trick as a sequence of position checks and actions. Repeat: position checks and actions. And use the Symbolic Method app to pin those down in a most concise and systematic manner. Compile your own set of notes, study tricks analytically, organize your card magic cosmos. In digital format.

This app is inspired by Juan Tamariz' 'método simbólico', developed in 1978, his visions on a notation system for card tricks, introduced in his trilogy ‘El Método Simbólico’ I and II, and the ‘New mini simbolico’. Only few took notice, but even the dusted oldschool magic circles can’t deny: almost 40 years later, time is right to use notation. Just as they do in music, in ballet, in math, in engineering, in aviation, in football. Streamline your approach!

Work with living documents that can be edited, fine-tuned, modified, modularized, filtered, exported to PDF, to email, to dropbox. Designed to be used whenever ideas and solutions occur to you, this app will become your all-time distillate of secrets and card trick solutions -- a modern asset for the fast card aficionado, who is not afraid of pioneering new horizons.

If in doubt, visit, where you will find whitepaper, introductions and tutorial movies, test the free 'Symbolic S-Up' sister app, or simply drop me a line.

- Note: this is the one-and-only program of this kind, a new experience they haven't taught you at school. It will require your dedication and attention before it returns its benefit. It is challenging. The help text, though comprehensive, is spartanic without formatting. It has the minimum design required to achieve its purpose. 'Symbolic Method' was created with passion and driven by commitment but if this is not what you expected, and considering the solid price, please do not hesitate to make use of Appstore's return option or contact me directly.

What’s New

Version 3.10

1. The documents list can now be filtered for occurences of just any text within script documents across the entire repository. For example, to filter for occurences of 'ABC' in just any document enter '!!ABC'; to filter for occurences of 'ABC' in documents that contain 'abc' in the filename enter 'abc!!ABC'.
2. A new View type named 'URL' is supported. By clicking the bottom right label of URL Views the corresponding site will be opened by the Safari browser.
3. A new option to report statistics is available under Actions, Effects, Critical moments etc. are reported. The idea is to provide document's meta data.
More information is provide in the app's help section.


Ralph Cos
5.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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