Stockfish is a powerful chess analysis app. Play two-player games on the beautiful chess board, or get instant accurate analysis of any game. Stockfish will tell you who's winning and calculate the best move.
INTERACTIVE, IMMERSIVE BOARD
Stockfish has a gorgeous board that looks fantastic on Retina Displays. It's full of nice touches: when you click or drag a piece, its destination squares are highlighted in yellow, and the best move is shown with a red arrow. Plus, you can go full screen for the most immersive chess experience.
TOP-NOTCH CHESS ANALYSIS
Analysis is powered by the Stockfish chess engine, the strongest free chess engine in the world. You're getting top-notch analysis that surpasses the strongest human chess grandmasters.
Stockfish has many enhancements for advanced users. You can browse through multi-game PGN files, copy and paste FEN strings, utilize Syzygy endgame tablebases, and use MultiPV.
FREE AND OPEN SOURCE
Stockfish is completely free, and the source code is available on our website (stockfishchess.org) under the GPLv3 license.
- Fixes a crash that occurs on the iMac Pro
Ratings and Reviews
This is a great app with a powerful chess engine.
Two things I'd like to see is the ability to setup custom positions, which is available on the iOS versions fo this app. And when viewing PGN's with vairations, it would be nice to have a UI to choose which variation is next. Currently you have to select the variation in the PGN text field.
This app is missing two crucial features. First, there should be a “setup position” option in case you want to analyze a game but dont have the FEN or PGN readily available. Second and more important, there should be an option to stop the analysis after a fixed time - the fact that I have to press go and stop after each move (to avoid arbitrarily long and unnecessary analysis, draining battery and CPU power) is very annoying. It seems logical and simple to have an option where the analysis stops after 10 seconds (or any given time) each move. This app would easily be five stars with those additions.
It's good for what you pay for it
Given that this is a free app, it is probably just a pet project on the part of the developer, so you can't really complain about it. There are definitely a lot of missing features (deleting moves and variations without opening textedit, creating arbitrary positions without a preexisting pgn file), plenty of quality of life improvements that could be introduced (theming the toolbar buttons to match dark system appearance, time-limited engine analysis), and some missing visual customization options and ui niceness, but you can't really fault the dev that much, since it is free.
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- Daylen Yang
- 17.7 MB
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Daylen Yang
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