By Austen Green
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CBase Chess is a free PGN database viewer. Cbase Chess supports PGN standards whichs makes bringing your databases from your chess software at home to your iPhone or iPod touch easy!
*Games with variations! Supports RAV (Recursive Annotation Variations) for as many variations as your game holds.
*Games with commentary annotations.
*Opens PGN files from the web! Registers as a PGN reader so you can open your files from a website, or from apps which support document forwarding like Dropbox!
*iTunes document support. Add new databases via iTunes.
What's New in Version 2.0
Now a universal app! CBase Chess has been rewritten from the ground up. CBase now offers:
Ability to turn off variations
PGN export to other chess apps that can handle PGNs.
Less obtrusive variation selection
In addition, many of the bugs associated with the old CBase have been addressed. Thanks to all the users who sent in databases that didn't work in the past!
To the guy who couldn't load games, i just emailed my pin file to myself on gmail, then i opened the mail in ios mail. Then double tapped the attachment, it was a blank white page, 'loading' but noticed i could tap something at top and when I did i had open in 3 programs one of which was cbase, and then i had all my recent games to view. It is a nice app.
Needs to highlight moves in pgn text as they are played
Overall this seems like a useful app; it reads pgn files that some other similar apps have had problems with. However, when viewing pgn chess books that have commentary along with moves, it would be nice if the move being played was high liters in the pgn text on the side, and if the pgn text scrolled vertically as necessary as moves were being played.
A much needed way to review games with annotations
A much needed way to review games with annotations! I have many chess apps but this allows me to review PGN files with annotations! None of my other chess app allow the clear review of written annotation alongside the game itself. Look forward to seeing how this app evolves.