The OpenLifter project was started in November 2018 by the OpenPowerlifting team in order to advance the state of the art in competition software.
OpenLifter is designed to...
We have extensive experience helping run powerlifting meets, from spotting and loading to judging to running score tables. We put our feature wish-list into OpenLifter.
There are of course other programs commonly used to run powerlifting meets.
Here's an easy way to see how OpenLifter stacks up.
We developed the following comparison chart in consultation with the author of LiftingCast and believe that it is accurate.
|Cost||Free||Free (Premium $0.75/Lifter)||Excel License ($70/year)||Free|
|Runs On||Any Browser||Chrome Only||Microsoft Excel||Windows and macOS|
|Screens Needed||1 per Platform||2+ per Platform||1 per Platform||1 per Platform|
|Federations||All Feds||All Feds||All Feds||USPA Only|
|Online Scoreboard||No||Yes (with Premium)||No||No|
|Multi-Platform||Yes (USB stick)||Yes (with Premium)||No||Yes (USB stick)|
|Training Needed||Minimal||Moderate||Moderate (Issues)||Significant|
|Registration||Automatic (CSV)||Automatic (with Premium)||Manual||Automatic (CSV)|