Free Chess Clock
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If you play much chess you know just how much fun timed games of chess can be. Whether you are a casual player or a seasoned pro, having a chess clock at your disposal is a must. Free Chess Clock gives you the ability to have a chess clock with you at all times.
There are quite a few chess clocks available for the iPhone, so let me tell you why this one is better than the others:
1. This chess clock is beautifully designed.
Honestly, there isn't anything revolutionary about this timer -- it's just a fancy clock afterall. So if all chess timers pretty much do the same thing, what can set one apart from the rest? Well, this timer was created by a designer that has polished and refined it to a point that puts other clocks to shame. Why use an ugly clock when you can have one that can hold its own sitting next to your beautiful Staunton pieces?
2. It's free.
Again, this is just a clock. Save your money. You earned it. There are a bunch of chess clocks on iTunes anywhere from $0.99 to $10.00. If you can find something that these clocks do better than mine let me know. I will add the feature and release an update. I am not out to get rich, I just want to make a really great app that people will use.
3. No advertisements.
Most free apps are cluttered with ads or not-so-subtle attempts to convince you to buy something else. This one is ad-free. If you like this app enough to search out more of my chess apps, there is a tasteful little button on the home screen that you can browse at your leisure. No pressure. No ads. Ever.
4. Made with love.
I know it's a bit cheesy, but I really took care when I built this app. I love chess and I wanted to honor that passion with something really nice. Is that a reason to download this app? Probably not. But if you can relate to my love of the game I hope you appreciate my work.
Thanks for using Free Chess Timer. If you are gracious enough to look for a way to thank me, you can do me a favor. First of all, give my app a good rating on iTunes. Writing a positive review would be even better. Finally, check out my other chess apps when they become available. I have free demos of everything, so you never have to purchase anything until you are sure you want what you are paying for.
What's New in Version 1.2
- There is now a digital version of the clock in addition to the analog version.
- Sound: When the game is over a gong is heard. Also, there is a small click when the timer is tapped.
- Improved performance on older devices. (The digital clock is much more accurate than the analog version which may lag behind on older devices.)
Great app. Does what it says on the tin. Would it be possible to be able to have different timer settings on the clock for black and white? I'm teaching my kids how to play chess and lots of people have suggested playing timed games where the kids have more time. This means that I'm more likely to make mistakes due to pressure whereby they get more time to consider...
Hope that makes sense and thanks again
Simple enough app, easy to use, has quite a few options.
Would be nice if it could count moves, so it could support things like 30 moves an hour followed by 15 mins for the rest of the game.
Not so good for someone who uses a real one all the time
I use a real chess clock and this one doesn't given enough options, the time is too small and it's quite buggy. Good for friendly play when you just choose a time but if you want a specific time (25 mins etc) doesn't have the option
- Category: Games
- Updated: 05 June 2011
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 9.7 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Adrian Hanft
- © 2010 Adrian Hanft, III
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.