HM1 will not support from May 2014
Haven't you heard yet? An old and good friend of all players, Holdem Manager 1 is no longer supported since May 1, 2014. The developers announced this on their blog. Holdem Manager was originally released in 2006 and has been updated thousands of times since then. It is known that over 100 updates have been provided for HM1 since the release of HM2 about 2.5 years ago. Since it has been a long time since the release of HM2, the HM team decided to invest all their resources in promoting their new products instead of using resources to support old software.
If you are using Holdem Manager 1, this change means that you will have to upgrade to Holdem Manager 2 or continue to use Holdem Manager 1 without technical support or updates.
However, the continued use of HM1 is not recommended as the sites are constantly changing their functions and adding new games, due to which the software will not be fully compatible with all the poker games you will want to play in the future. Although support will be discontinued, the HM1 FAQ page will continue to be available on the Holdem Manager website, allowing you to resolve issues that are not related to poker room changes.
If you decide to update your software before April 30th as an HM1 subscriber, you are eligible for a 40% discount. The discount will not be available after this date, so it is recommended to update today.
Be sure not to lose your HM1 hand history and statistics when you upgrade to a newer version of the software, as there is an import tool to transfer all your data. The automated tool imports hand histories, notes, player ratings, and other details to HM2, allowing you to use the new software without any loss.
If you're still unsure of whether or not to upgrade to a newer version of the software, think about the amazing advantages the new software has over the HM1. For example, importing a large volume of hands will now appear five times faster in your database.
Some of the brand new features include updates to the "street by street" HUD during play, hero comparison statistics showing how your opponents play against you, new HUD pop-up designs, and many pre-configured HUDs.
Also incredibly useful are NoteCaddy's automated notes, which provide you with information and insight into how your opponent is playing.
You can test HM2 for free for 30 days to see how much better it is than HM1. If you have already used a free trial, Holdem Manager kindly invites you to try the new software again before you decide to upgrade. Regardless of whether you choose to take advantage of this free trial, the 40% discount will end on April 30th. So hurry up and test Holdem Manager 2 today!