For chess players who want the ease and accuracy of an electronic scoresheet at an affordable price, now there is Chess Score Pad. Chess Score Pad is designed to be easy to use because we know that you need to concentrate on your game.

You record your moves, email the PGN file to your desktop computer and import the PGN file into your chess database (ChessBase, HIARCS Chess Explorer, ...) for analysis.

* Designed and written by a chess player who has played in more than 200 USCF rated tournaments.
* Games can be emailed as a PGN (Portable Game Notation) file attachment that can be loaded into your chess database. The email body (text or HTML) includes the game notation to review or print.
* Game PGN can be copied and pasted into applications that accept clipboard PGN (Hiarcs Chess,...).
* Universal App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad for one low price.
* Quick and easy setup:
- You can start entering moves without entering any information about the game.
- The "Next Game of Event" action copies the event name and increments the round number.
- You only need to enter your opponents name and your name is automatically entered.
- You can select frequent opponents from your contacts or type in their name.
- Your pieces are automatically placed at the bottom of the screen.
* All moves are automatically saved. There is no chance of losing the moves you entered because you did not tap a save button.
* Move entry by dragging OR tapping the piece. Both options are always available.
* Straightforward move correction.
* Review moves with single move buttons or the live position slider to quickly find critical positions for review after the game. You can also use a swipe gesture to review moves.
* iPad users can display the notation while entering moves.
* Options to check for legal moves and positions.
* Adjust your screen brightness from the board view with swipe gestures.
* Print a scoresheet with a position diagram to an AirPrint printer.
* Option to include the time spent on each move in the scoresheet notation.
* Option for long (Ng1-e2) or short (Nge2) notation.
* Option for Figurine algebraic notation or Standard algebraic notation (Nf3) .

Chess Score Pad is an electronic scoresheet to record your moves during a chess game. It does not provide analysis. It is not certified so check with your tournament director before using it in a tournament.

More screenshots and documentation of all of the features can be found at

What's New

Version 1.5

Chess Score Pad has been rebuilt to the current iOS standards.
Chess Score Pad supports Dynamic Type that will adjust to your preferred size set in Display & Brightness, Text Size.
Supports Auto Layout to take advantage of the different device sizes as well as iPad Slide Over and Split View.
A new "Copy PGN" command has been added to copy the game Portable Game Notation to paste in a chess engine application.
iPad users can display the game notation during the game.
Games can be quickly deleted from the games list.

Customer Reviews

Email works &

Lil El Niño

Problems fixed and now log log log

Developer Response

The email works. Please follow the contact link on to get help. I can help you find the issue you are having.

Excellent App!


It's about time someone made a functional chess score pad. There are a few others in the App Store, but they are of a very crude design and functionality. This App however is Excellent! The developer did a wonderful job. The App has even allowed me to enter in old games and put the date in even as far back as 1992. The other Apps would not allow a back date to be put in. Keep up the good work! I'm sure there maybe future updates to this App, but right now, I can't even think if any suggestions for future additions. The App is just fine the way it is.

Does what it says very well


It's the only program that does this function well.
Ways to improve (and make it a no-brainer buy-it-now app for the $7.00 (or more!))
1. I love the simple way you can record moves! Any way to keep this, but also have a "review" or "journal" mode where you can input variations and annotations? You could even ease navigation through the variation tree by integrating more of those awesome finger gestures you have already used. This mode would be incredibly helpful, especially with access to the talk-to-text feature to comment. Have the comment show prominently in a separate frame next to each position? I would gladly pay $25 for that capability.
2. Looking forward to standard algebraic notation!
3. Add more tags to your app store search. I couldn't find this app without really digging. Pgn should be a tag, for instance.

Overall, great app. If you make even a different program to do these things, I will buy that too.


Roger Carey
2.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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