Shredder, the most successful chess program ever, is now also available for the iPhone. You can play against Shredder, analyze with him and solve chess puzzles. It offers the usual Shredder standard for your pocket.
In addition to the outstanding playing strength of the 12 times computer chess world champion, Shredder is also able to mimic the play of a human chess player with any playing strength. He even deliberately makes typical human mistakes in those levels.
Solve 1000 built in chess puzzles. Shredder keeps track of your performance and offers advice if needed.
You can adjust Shredder’s playing strength from beginner to master level. If you like, Shredder automatically adjusts his strength to yours. He even calculates an Elo rating for you. This is how the playing strength of chess players is typically measured.
During the game a coach is watching your moves and warns you if you are about to make a mistake.
See how you are getting better and better the more games you play and the more chess puzzles you solve.
* Adjustable playing strength
* Intuitive and very easy to operate
* 1000 built in chess puzzles
* See your rating in a diagram
* Outstanding playing strength on the iPhone
* Analyse your games with Shredder, find your mistakes and improve your play
* Coach shows your mistakes
* Different playing styles from passive to aggressive
* Great variety: opening book with more than one million moves
* Enter and analyze any position you like
* Load and save games (incl. names, date, etc.)
* Send games via email
* Different chess boards and pieces
* Support for VoiceOver / Accessibility
* Improve your play whenever and wherever you like
Save 10 USD/EUR when buying Shredder or Deep Shredder (Mac, Windows or Linux). You will find your coupon code in the program info section.
Also check out our highly refined version for iPad.
Ratings and Reviews
I absolutely LOVE this app!
Shredder is by FAR the best chess app I’ve ever used.
It’s breathtakingly FAST!
Using it in “aggressive mode” is how I like to use it, because it makes every game FUN!
Beyond the excitement of each game played that way, I find that taking additional time to study the record of each game solidifies my understanding of what the hell happened 🤔 🤣
A summary of all my experience doing battle with Shredder:
among all the best living players I’ve ever gone up against — even the most accommodating, patient, informative, and generous of opponents — none has taught me as much in such an amazingly short time as has Shredder.
In aggressive mode, even though I realize it’s thinking far, far ahead and referring to a huge database of games played by grand masters to prepare itself for each potential move (modifying both its strategy and its tactics along the way), it makes each move so ridiculously quickly that I just pretend I’m facing a truly awesome competitor who will still gladly teach me how to weigh the options in any given situation and to think ahead the way he does. It’s wonderful! ♥️
I’ve enthusiastically recommended Shredder to every chess lover I’ve ever known, and each of them has wound up doing exactly the same.
Pass it on!
Great, with one caveat
This is a fantastic chess app - probably the best on the App Store. The biggest problem: I'm just really disappointed that you can play only one game at a time. You should be able to play multiple games you can toggle back and forth between. Right now, it's only one game at a time... Which makes it very slow for playing different positions or openings simultaneously. So that makes it a bit annoying to use as a self-teaching app.
Was one of the best, but..No more!
Now Oct 16, 2016. Ver 1.7.1. This app is still very buggy. No cursor knowing placement of text input. Nothing really fixed.
Since iOS 8 came out I am having so many issues with this app!.. It works, but it has this instability sort of. When typing into the fields I cannot see where I am going to type next letter. No blinking of a cursor, nothing! There are other issues like getting hung for a second. It works as a Chess engine, but not as an iOS app. When it will be fixed I will then adjust my review accordingly. I am waiting already too long for an update!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.