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Description

ChessNotePad is the best Chess recording and replay app ever!

Record games in PGN format as you and opponent play. Forget pen and pencil! Download or paste PGN games from the Internet and save them for later viewing.

Swipe the board left to right to see locators, right to left to disable.

RECORD

● The chess board adapts to your color.
● Two modes of play: Unguided and Guided.
● After one move optionally save and email games to you and your opponent.
● Once saved, the game can be replayed or the PGN text viewed.
● Select a piece, select a square, then tap "Accept" to move.
● Unlimited Undo!
● Game editor to bring "unguided" games into formal PGN compliance.
● Use ChessNotePad at tournaments or when playing with friends.

PGN

● Enter opponents in a Contacts subgroup you create, or from your Contacts.
● Text in new Contacts, or copy and paste from USCF or FIDE.
● Enter one time opponents in a text field—there is no need to save your opponents name.
● Create Locations, then select one for each game.
● Set NAG codes (!, ?, !!, ??, !?, ?!) on any move or later during review.
● Input and view all standard PGN tag fields.

IMPORT

● Download game files with ".pgn" suffixes (zipped .pgn files too).
● Supports cut and paste.
● Replay a game once saved.
● Database supports a large number of saved games.

REPLAY

● View the raw PGN, or replay the game using the board.
● Listed by White, Black, and Your Games.
● Study saved games—yours or downloaded games.
● See recorded NAG codes: !, ?, !!, ??, !?, ?! during replay.
● View embedded commentary ("{…}") and Recursive Annotated Variations (RAVs)
● Move forwards or backwards, view move number with Check indication.

RATINGS

● Enable Manual or Automatic Ratings mode.
● In Manual mode, you set ratings for yourself and opponents.
● In Automatic mode, you enter USCF and FIDE IDs, and the program updates the ratings on command.
● When either mode is enabled, the emailed PGN record includes a recomputed ratings value for both players.


HELP

● Extensive instructions available from opening view.
● Virtually all buttons and text entry fields have immediate help (tap "i").
● Full text descriptions on general play, guided and unguided modes, and replay.
● View online FAQ and other options when the network is available.
● Email tech support when you need help immediately.


OTHER

● Play (and record) games where you don't have room for a chess board like on airplanes and trains.
● Learning: provide to chess novices because ChessNotePad only allows legal moves.

What’s New

Version 2.2.6

Fixed privacy issue with contacts. This prevented users from emailing their games.

Ratings and Reviews

Bilbo4545 ,

Need help - cont.

I have found a temporary work around. I deleted the app and reinstalled it again. If I don't enter information in any of the fields, ie. player, locations, event, ratings I can store and review games by the default date. However playing lots of games makes it very cumbersome to go back and review games as it is very hard to remember dates and opening moves to try and find the game you want, and that is after just a couple of days. Can't imagine how hard it would be to find a game after a few weeks or months. Still really would like to find out what is wrong and whether it is something I have done or something that needs an update. Wish the developer would write back and let me know. Has anyone had any issues using this app to record chess games? And if so, how did you fix it?

Birdman5555555 ,

Abandonware?

Unusable on the current version of iOS. None of the name entry works at all, and it crashes consistently when you try to enter a game. I suspect that the publisher has abandoned this app, which is a shame because it looks like it might have been well put together. As it is now, I want a refund.

Tiredbeagle ,

Tournament player

This app is ok. Not much choice available for recording in pgn format.
Less mistakes than pencil and paper

Information

Seller
Princeton Satellite Systems
Size
6 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 Princeton Satellite Systems Inc.
Price
$4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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