By WitechnoME

  • App Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2013-02-19
  • Current Version: 1.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 35.09 MB
  • Developer: WitechnoME
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.3
App Ratings: 4
Based on 89 Reviews

ForwardChess App Description

Forward Chess is an Interactive reader of chess books. Play through the lines in the book, or try your own, it's like having a chess board and a chess book in the palm of your hand. Forward Chess includes the ability to purchase over 100 chess eBooks through our In-App Store. Check it out. Our collection is growing weekly! Forward Chess also contains the following subscription options - ChessPublishing's monthly periodical for the latest in opening theory - We offer a choice of 4 different auto-renewing subscriptions - 1 Section for 1 Year @ $19.99 USD - 3 Sections for 1 Year @ $39.99 USD - 6 Sections for 1 Year @ $69.99 USD - 12 Sections for 1 Year @ $99.99 USD - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period - Links to Your Privacy Policy and Terms of Use - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. Forward Chess takes your privacy seriously See our privacy policy here: and term of use here:


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App Reviews

  • A start, but needs work

    By MoreDisgusted
    Update: there’s a couple of recurring bugs that have crept into this code. One loses the icons across the top, making it impossible to make the game board go away. The second, more annoying one is it occasionally scrolls back up to the top of the chapter you’re reading without warning. Haven’t tracked that down to a cause, but if it’s something I’m doing all I can say is that’s a poorly placed and very finicky UI widget. —— It's more notable for what's missing than what's present. Has a book-like interface, but the pages don't turn, they scroll, and it doesn't remember where you were (and worse, has no readily discernible way for you to set a reminder of where). Adjusting the font size *also* adjusts the line spacing, resulting in lots of blank lines at large font sizes. It also has a game board, but the commentary from the book doesn't make it there, forcing you to look in one place for the position, and another for the text. It's inferior either as a book reader or a game replay board, but its redeeming feature is that it is both at once. I wavered back and forth on two or three stars, settled on three because it seems less buggy and crash-prone than some. But even so, the only reason to own this is to read the books it sells in-app. So look over that list, and if there's none you want, give this a pass. You'll find plenty of apps that are either better book readers or better chess game display engines.
  • Has potential, needs more work

    By 710 Skyline
    Apps like this have the potential to make reading a chess book way more convenient, because you can always see the current position. This is a good start but it’s just a beginning, it needs more work. As far as bugs are concerned, it does not remember correctly the location on the page when restarting the app. On a chapter with ~ 10 games, it’s not easy to find the place to continue. Also, it loses the current position when double-tapping to go full screen (or return from full screen). In terms of features, the main thing I miss is some kind of visual indication that there’s text to read after the current move. Imagine I watch the board and then tap the Next button to advance through the game. Unless I check the notation after every move (very distracting) I would miss the move comment. True, there’s a dialog for variations, but that’s not the same thing. Some commented moves don’t have variation. A change in color, some dot lighting up somewhere would mean a lot in terms of convenience.
  • Great way to read a chess book!

    By Dr_JCB
    Update... latest version of the app is getting buggy. When you’re scrolling down the chapter it suddenly pops to the top and you lose your place. Please fix to get back to 5 stars! Very easy to navigate and play through the game quickly. I hope they will make more books for this app soon! Excellent! (Works well so far in ios7 but not verified in ios8 yet)
  • Great

    By Leo801801
  • Best Chess Book Reading App

    By JamesCoons
    This is a very nice app. Thanks for adding support for external keyboards.
  • Awesome!

    By TheYoloGuy2846
    Best e-chess reader yet!
  • The Best of the Chess Book Readers

    By Earinfection
    This is a great chess book reader. The only thing that makes me a bit cautious about buying a large number of books is wondering how I will access them in the event of this company going out of business. It would also be nice if there was cross platform syncing of my library.
  • The best chess book study app

    By R Beale
    Forward Chess has a nice, size adjustable board that follows the book moves, a built in Che's game to help analyze any position in the book, ability to flip board. It is the best of all chess book apps I have used - and I have many.
  • Future of chess publishing

    By Full step
    Free ap. Large selection of materials at reasonable prices. Includes Informants, lots of New In Chess titles, and more. Easy display of moves. Easy to use built-in engine. I use on iPad.
  • Excellent chess app

    By About last Knight
    Excellent for studying opening theory and outstanding customer support!