Baduk Cap lets you capture positions on your wooden Go board and transfer them easily to the SGF file format with its built-in image recognition.
Determine the winner and exact score of your game with the scoring function (this feature is an in-app purchase).
As Baduk Cap supports corners of arbitrary size and recognizes them automatically, you can capture problems from books and export them to apps like EasyGo, that offer the spaced repetition system as a study tool.
Live capture of your game, while it is being played, is also possible with automatic move recognition and automatic photos (this feature is an in-app purchase). Focus fully on the game, instead of spending time and concentration with recording it manually.
Include game information like player names, ranks, captured stones, … and copy the SGF file to the clipboard, send it as an email, save it to Dropbox or export it to apps like EasyGo or SmartGo Kifu.
Baduk Cap supports board sizes 9 x 9, 13 x 13, 19 x 19 and is optimized for iPhone and iPad.

The following one-year subscriptions are available (Baduk Cap Pro):
- Scoring: Determine the winner and exact result of the game (tap the result for an explanation of how it was calculated)
- Game recording: Live capture your game with automatic move recognition and automatic photos (includes all features of the Scoring subscription)

Each of the Baduk Cap Pro subscriptions also unlocks these features:
- Siri shortcuts: Take a picture of your Go board with a voice command of your choice
- Dark mode

The subscriptions do not renew automatically. After one year, if you want to continue using the unlocked features, you need to manually resubscribe.

What’s New

Version 5.7.4

Settings have been enhanced with a coffee jar for donations

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Jeff K 83 ,

Top Notch

This app is excellent and fun to use! The software finds the edges of the board pretty well, but just in case that fails it allows you to calibrate the corners and get it accurate. Multiple scoring methods are included too.

The live recording is nice too, and I can’t wait to try that feature with my club games. The game can be exported via e-mail to open in other apps such as PandaNet.

Things to keep in mind: scoring is an extra $1 and live play recording an extra $5. $10 total was ok for me as it performs the tasks as advertised.

trgo999 ,

Essential companion to EasyGo

This app is like magic for anyone faced with capturing go problems as SGF files. A quick snapshot of a printed go problem is accurately interpreted, even in poor light, and can then be imported directly into EasyGo, where you simply enter the correct move(s) and make it part of your mobile go problem collection.

Marc Rebillet ,

This app is fantastic!

Using this for the Go games I play against my friends, especially as a beginner, has been invaluable in determining who's ahead and how to properly score the game. Anyone who ever wants any clarification on their games needs this app - it's powerful, accurate, and works beautifully.


Thomas Breitling
41.5 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Scoring (1 year) $0.99
  2. Game recording (1 year) $2.99
  3. Small tip $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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