New in Chess Books

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3.0
89 reviews
5K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Read chess books by New in Chess on your Android device! Browser through the many books and replay the games in the interactive game viewer.
New In Chess is a prize-winning publisher of chess books. The book publishing program focuses on training manuals, opening theory, chess history and chess entertainment. Bestselling authors are Victor Bologan, Jan Timman, Viktor Moskalenko, Jesus de la Villa, Charles Hertan, Artur van de Oudeweetering, Joel Benjamin, Evgeny Sveshnikov and many others.
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Aug 5, 2021

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3.0
89 reviews
A Google user
April 5, 2020
Let me start by saying I love NIC magazine. I was a magazine subscriber (and will be again soon). So, it pains me to say that this app does not even come close to NIC's usual high standards. We're talking problems with the very basics, the minimum you'd expect when trying to read something. First, there is no place that lists your purchased books, so you have to manually find the book you want to read on the store. There's no search, either, so you have to scroll through all the books in the store until you find the book you've already bought. Then, it doesn't save where you last left off, so you also have to scroll through the book to find where you left it. This alone is really bad - the book I bought lays out each chapter in full in one continuous page you just scroll through - there are no page numbers, it's just 1 page per chapter, making finding where you left off a task in itself. This is NOT a reader-friendly app. The saving grace not to get only 1 star is the useful built-in game viewer, and the content itself isn't bad (although this is more a reflection of the authors themselves). I am relieved I bought a book on a sale, I'd have been very disappointed if I'd paid full price (and chess books are not cheap) due to the extremely poor user experience. I hope they improve the app over time, it could be great with a little love and attention, but as it stands today, I'll stick with the printed books.
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A Google user
April 16, 2020
The app works ok and does what it's supposed to do, however it needs improving. I have only purchased one book so far and I have to scroll through all the books available in order to find the one I bought every time I want to read it. It needs to either have purchased books placed at the top, or have a search bar to find and sort them. There are already search bars for other categories, like openings, middlegames etc.
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Morten Skarstad
May 5, 2020
This is an app that lets you buy and read ebooks from New in Chess. However, it seems the focus for the developer has been on the former rather than the latter: When opening the app you get a list of books to buy, no way to find which books you have already bought or how far you have come reading them. A lot of the time you can't even access your books, you are just given the option of buying them again! When it works the layout is nice, the game viewer works, and even integrates quite nicely with Analyze This, even though it only pushes single positions rather than the whole game. Too bad about all the bugs in this program, and support is sadly nonresponsive. If you can chose, you are probably better off buying NiC books on other platforms, such as Forward Chess, Chessable, Kindle or get a hard copy.
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