Chessify: Scan & Analyze chess

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4.0
6.22K reviews
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About this game

Improve your playing level and skills with our magic chess tools: real chessboard, book, & diagram scanner, unique video finder, & Superfast cloud engine. Analyze puzzles & games with Stockfish 14 & Lc0. Play chess with friends online or challenge the computer for an offline game.

Features you’ll find ONLY on Chessify:

- The Perfect Chessboard Scanner
Take a photo of a real chessboard to get its digitized version on your phone or scan chess puzzles from printed or digital sources with 99% accuracy.

- Chess PDF Reader & Scanner
Upload a book to keep track of your reading as well as scan and analyze its puzzles.

- Maia Engine as a Computer Opponent
Play with the new HUMAN-LIKE neural network engine, which was trained on millions of human games. Maia has a more human-like style than other engines like Stockfish or Lc0 and is likely to match the moves made by chess players in online games over 50% of the time.

- Superfast Cloud Chess Engine
Analyze with Stockfish 14 on Chessify's up to 100,000 kN/s CLOUD server, which is typically 20X faster than a local chess engine.

- Video Finder
Play some opening moves and use the search button to find related videos on YouTube. By clicking on a video, you will get to watch it from the second when the searched position first appears in it.

- High-Quality VIDEO
Share chess games as video on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media or messaging apps.

- Watch Chess LIVE with Strong Cloud Analysis by Lc0 & Stockfish
Follow the games of the strongest grandmasters LIVE with simultaneous cloud analysis by Stockfish 14 and LCZero. Get notified about the top events (like the World Chess Championship or FIDE Candidates) before their start.

We also provide many basic features to help you learn chess easier:

- ANALYZE with STOCKFISH
Enjoy free chess engine analysis by Stockfish 14 when you need to find the right moves and tactics in puzzles or the mistakes you made in your recent game.

- Play Chess OFFLINE against STOCKFISH, LEELA CESS ZERO, or MAIA
Choose a difficulty level and play a free offline game against the world’s best chess engines from a starting position or the current analysis board.

- Learn chess theory with the Opening Explorer
Find the most popular moves in the given opening using the LiChess DATABASE of 2 million OTB games of 2200+ FIDE rated players.

- Import & export FEN/PGN
Export the PGN files of your games or copy the FENs of puzzles to share them with other chess apps if needed. Use the ‘paste PGN/FEN’ option to import a game into Chessify.

- Edit board
- SAVE games and positions directly on the app

- SHARE games
Share chess puzzles as IMAGE and games as PGN on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media or messaging apps.

- Play realtime Blitz ONLINE
Choose a standard time control or create your own one and send the invitation link to your friend challenging them for a chess game. Play online with other users who search for the same time control.

- CHESS CLOCK
Choose a time control (Fischer, Bronstein, Delay, etc), set the time, and play chess with friends on a real chessboard.

- Chess for Kids
Apply parental control to disable chess engine analysis for kids.

- Available in 9 LANGUAGES
English, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Norwegian, Armenian, Italian, & Portuguese.

Available memberships in the app:

Bronze $0.99/month ($9.99/year)
Scans: 1000
SuperFast engine: 1,000 seconds

Silver $2.99/month ($29.99/year)
Scans: unlimited
SuperFast engine: 5,000 seconds
PRO video views: 25

Gold $9.99/month ($99.99/year)
Scans: unlimited
SuperFast engine: 40,000 seconds
PRO video views: 100
PDF scans: 10

Prices may vary based on your location.

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Updated on
Jul 6, 2022

Data safety

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Data can’t be deleted
4.0
6.22K reviews
A Google user
February 5, 2019
I just installed this app and I thought it was very handy for analyzing chess diagrams as well as playing a game with the computer. You can either start the game from the very beginning or start at the middle of a game, eg, to analyze a classic opening. I have two suggestions for improvement: 1) Provide a variety of display styles for the chessmen symbols. 2) As I understand it, this app is designed to scan diagrams rather than photographs. Is it possible to scan a photograph of an _actual_ chessboard, looking straight down at it? I do realize that this may be difficult.
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A Google user
December 15, 2018
Have been looking for a reliable chess scanner that could handle both books and, especially, screen shots for online sources. Works great, with only an occasional (very infrequent) scanning error that is easily corrected in the program itself. Being able to export to my preferred chess program is also exceptionally easy. Just what I've been looking for.
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Chessify
February 20, 2019
Dear John, thank you so much for your feedback. You can report bad recognition using the top right button in Edit mode. This will help us to improve scanning feature.
A Google user
May 20, 2019
This app is an excellent idea with sketchy execution. Scans are iffy at best, even directly from the camera roll, always missing or misplacing anywhere from 1 to 4 pieces on the board. My Battery history shows that the app made up 48% of my battery consumption after only 1 minute of direct usage, even with background restrictions on. (This may be atypical, but such a power drain should be noted.) The inclusion of Stockfish is appreciated, but the app has too many problems that ruin it for me.
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Chessify
June 6, 2019
Hi Jack, thanks for the review. Please be aware that the scanner works more effectively for gallery pics than for directly taken photos. Please also report bad recognition (top right button in edit mode) when scanning inaccuracies occur to help us solve the problems faster. As to your battery consumption, how many threads do you use for analysis?

What's new

Hey, chess lovers! We have great news for Stockfish fans. The latest STOCKFISH 15 is now available on Chessify! We hope you enjoy your chess analysis with the new version of Stockfish.

Other improvements include:
- Several bugs fixes
- Better online game - find opponents faster
- Ability to change and delete your profile picture

We look forward to your reviews !!!