Are you struggling to find a chess app for iPhone and iPad that allows you to play a chess game and comment on your moves? Look no further, iAnnotate Chess can do the job!

In iAnnotate Chess, users can play out their game on the chess board, while the moves appear in a text editor. Once making their move, the user can type their comment in a comment box, and add it to their chess annotation file.

iAnnotate Chess incorporates a very useful tool: AutoSave. After each move and every change to the game text, iAnnotate Chess automatically saves the user's game. If the user was to accidentally quit iAnnotate Chess, their game and comments would still be there.

Also, iAnnotate Chess makes sure that each and every move is legal, and tells where checks and checkmates* are made. If the user happens to make a wrong move, they can always undo or redo their move.

One more very powerful feature included with iAnnotate Chess is AutoPlay. AutoPlay allows the user to see a brief replay of their game. This replay is short, lasting only a few minutes, but allows the user to get a glimpse of their game.

Once the user has finished their game, they can also save the moves and comments in a text file locally on their iPad or iPhone. They can share the text file through Mail, Messages, and AirDrop to their friends, coaches, and teachers. Users can also print their games.

I hope you enjoy iAnnotate Chess. Please give comments and suggestions, as this will make iAnnotate Chess a better tool for chess players all around the world.

*Please Note: The Check and Checkmate Features are currently under development, and they will be released in an update soon.

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Support for iOS 10
- You can now edit any move's comments at any time.
- The move and comments appear beautifully formatted in a scrollable view.
- You can choose to play or to not play the background music.
- You can view a tutorial video in the app if you need help, by going to Menu > About iAnnotate Chess > Watch a Tutorial.

Happy Annotating!

App Privacy

The developer, Portia Sharma, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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