I just learned a little something about rolling the dice. Yeah, there’s that part about being a wife and mother. And there are three children, too, so I know about household gambling habits.
I mean rolling the dice as in games of chance. Guess what? All die, dice, are not created equal, and they’re not all cubes. In fact, there are dozens of types of die, or dice, and now they’ve come to your Mac.
Rolling The Digital Dice
We have a couple of game drawers in the family room. Card games. Board games. And a bunch of mismatched die (dice, if you’re more comfortable with the plural). Over the holiday weekend we were playing a board game with mismatched dice.
My Mac to the rescue. A quick search found Dicy for Mac.
Click. Roll. Done. Digital dice. Guess what? There’s more to dice than those little black and white cubed dice you see at the crap tables in Las Vegas.
Dice come in many shapes and sizes. There’s right-handed and left-handed dice (really). Those little indentations are called pips (as in Gladys Knight and the…). And, some dice have more than six sides.
That’s Dicy. It’s free. It’s easy to use. It’s colorful. And it can replace those 99-cent dice you get at Walmart with nothing more than the price of a Mac.
Dicy is easy to use but comes with umpteen gazillion presets and options. For the quick roll of the dice, simply select a particular die and click. It rolls.
Not bad, for free, huh? You can even use Dicy from the Dock. Right click, select Roll, and go.
Dicy floats on top of your Mac’s screen. The quick and easy way to use Dicy is to click on any one of the die in the Quick Roll window.
Preferences are nominal.
There’s an option to Enable Animations, Keep on Top, and change the Sound from one to four die. You can also add, modify, and delete Dicy’s presets.
Oh, and there’s a Donate button in Preferences. Dicy is free. As in beer.
What’s cool is that you can roll Dicy from Dicy’s floating window or from the Dock. The number generated by the roll appears in the Dicy Dock icon.
It’s not likely that your Mac already has any dice, so Dicy can be a nice addition; an app that does more than expected, but is always there to help you with really tough decisions.