What's your favorite ipad app for studing chess?

  • #1

    Which ones and why?

    There is :

    Chess.com (tactics)

    Tactics Trainer

    Chess Camp

    e+plus chess

    Smart Chess

    Chessimo

    BC Take

    Problems

    Just to name a few. Has any of them helped you improve? Am I missing any?

    Thanks for any insight!

  • #2
    Smart chess It is great to use on a move by move book. Stwils.
  • #3
    Yes, smart chess is nice. I downloaded the first chapter of Laskers Manual of chess to check out the interactive book. Very nice. I also downloaded Chessimo and it comes with alot of free tactics puzzles. You can pay for more in the app. It seems interesting because it has a "deadline" for finishing all the tactics , openings, and endgame stuff, still just figuring it out
  • #4
    Shredder Hd is good especially it's graf feature and auto elo adjustment. T chess pro ,....not bad. I dont like the GUI of this app and the way pieces move. Simple chess is one of best for online playing. Hiarcs ( especially new vertion) is excellent. Stockfish has a strong engine ,works with dual core. Opening lite is a desent app for learning openings. Every man's e- reader and Chessbase's two apps are great.Chess-wise also is a so so.
  • #5
    Chessimo for the iPad does not compare to the one I have on my pc. Where is the music?
  • #6
    @stwils. Besides no music on Chessimo app ;). What do you think of it? Is it similar to the pc version? Did the pc version give you any improvement or chessboard vision?
  • #7
    The pc version was FUN! I have forgotten the cost-- more than the iPad version I 'm sure.
  • #8

    Can any of the apps in the OP's be accessed on a blackberry (my phone)

  • #9
    chessmaster102 wrote: Can any of the apps in the OP's be accessed on a blackberry (my phone). Sorry but I'm not sure. Probably have to google them and check the developers web sites.
  • #10
    I just finished book #1 in Chess Camp app. It's basic moves, attacks, and captures. 624 problems in it. Not too difficult( a little easy) but fun. I liked a small section on pawn structure though( makes you realize those little guys can have job to do).
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  • #13
    FYI the app called smartchess will be a free download on January 16th according to their website
  • #14
    BUMP
  • #15

    Unfortunately, SmartChess! reader renders the board incorrectly on the iPad 3. Hope they fix that soon!

  • #16
    fburton wrote:

    Unfortunately, SmartChess! reader renders the board incorrectly on the iPad 3. Hope they fix that soon!

    Their home page on the website says that they are working on it

  • #17

    Still waiting...

  • #18

    Yeah I know. Have you checked out e+chess (epluschess)? They just released two more books.

  • #19

    Thanks for the heads up, Bronco70.

  • #20

    Mine is selling the iPAD for something less annoyingly proprietary.

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