Chess Scanner 4+

Scan & analyze chess diagrams

Pawel Kacprzak

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 205 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Scan chess positions from prints and 2d digital sources. Watch videos matching scanned positions.

Scan and analyze chess positions from prints and 2d sources on your smartphone or tablet.

Like to watch chess videos from your favorite players or streamers? Now you can analyze what they do and why - live on the video! Stop wondering "is f6 good in this position or not?" - just take a picture of a video and analyze the position with the engine!

Need a tip while solving chess puzzles or analyzing a diagram from a chess book? Want to find a video with the scanned position? - is here for you.


- the app opens the Lichess analysis board with all its functionality
- save scanned positions to the Diagram Library so you can easily open them later
- the app automatically searches for videos matching scanned chess positions and plays them from the time when the position appears
- Video Board Explorer lets you play moves and explore videos matching positions on the board. Load PGN of your games and use the videos to improve
- the app automatically finds games matching the scanned position

Read the Terms of Use here:

Membership available in the app:

$5.99/month ($45.99/year)
- Unlimited Scans
- Unlimited Video Search
- Unlimited Video Board Explorer

Prices may vary based on your location.

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

- Added Membership screen
- Merged About and Help screens together
- Quality of Life updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

Dortchski ,

My buddy used this to cheat against me

I knew about the Reddit bot for a long time, but I didn’t know they had an app released for over 4 years now. And I discovered this when my buddy used it to more or less prank me. I figured he would have used chess helper instead, but this is a bigger win overall. It’s been a great tool to discover lines not otherwise written in puzzle books. Don’t cheat kids. Or you could end up pulling a Hans Niemann, getting your entire OTB tournament history scoured for evidence of cheating, and throwing your career down the tubes. Not that anyone here is likely to be a chess prodigy 😂

Lucidchess ,

Simply Incredible

I’m currently going through “the encyclopedia of chess combinations” book which is a book with a few thousand puzzles. The puzzles are great, but the answers don’t give every single line (which is understandable)
This app completely resolved this problem. If I can’t figure out why my variation didn’t work, I take a picture and get the answer within seconds.

I don’t write many reviews, but this one absolutely needs one.

Jim L. @ Vandy ,

The one chess app I need on iOS

This app has everything I’d put in a chess app. Screenshot to PGN, directly analyze in the app, choice between on-device or in-cloud analysis, and easy export to other apps (Chess com or Lichess). Only thing I’d add is ability to play the analyzed position against an AI with artificial “ELO” ratings, with the ability to manually override a computer move. Although this is a novel capability not offered elsewhere yet!

App Privacy

The developer, Pawel Kacprzak, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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