The app works pretty simply; on Selection Sunday of the current year, the teams in the tournament are updated and you can begin setting your bracket. Selecting “My Brackets” from the main screen takes you to a second screen where you can create and name multiple brackets.
Selecting teams is easy- all you have to do is tap the team you think will advance in a given round and the app will move them to the next round. When the bracket updates, your correct picks will be in green, and your incorrect picks will appear in red.
March Brackets also keeps an updated version of the tournament standings on the main screen, so you can see what the current bracket looks like quite quickly.
The app allows you to set your own scoring standards, so you can award yourself whatever points you want for each round. They do provide a default setting, with more points obviously being granted for the later rounds. The number of points you have scored will be reflected at the top of your bracket.
All in all, this app is nothing fancy, but it does what it aims to do. For basketball fanatics who need a quick reference to see how their bracket is looking, this is an inexpensive and convenient way to do it. My one small gripe? Though I know most people don’t follow it as closely, the app might be improved by having a women’s bracket as well.
March Brackets is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch and requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.