Scid on the go

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About this game

* Browse Scid (Shane's Chess Information Database) files, optimized for databases with millions of games
* Header search using player names, sites, events, dates, results, ECO, ELO ratings,…
* Search games by material and position
* Favorites
* Copy/paste games and positions to/from clipboard
* Edit board
* Support for variations
* Replay the game with a configurable delay between moves (autoplay)
* PGN import (also includes import from Internet)
* Analysis with included chess engine: Stockfish 10; you can add additional UCI engines for analysis
* Study mode
* Experimental write support and marking of games for deletion (needs Scid for PC to compact database after marking games for deletion)
* Retrieve positions from external programs, such as (ChessOcr, non-free)

* GNU GPL v2
* Source:

* Most of the GUI code was taken from Peter Österlunds DroidFish and re-released under GPL v2 by the authors permission.
* Scid integration by Gerhard Kalab.
* Various enhancements by Alexander Klimov.
* Manage UCI engines by Larry Isaacs.

* Storage for accessing databases stored on the SD card
* Internet access for downloading PGN files from The Week in Chess (
Updated on
Mar 14, 2020

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Ratings and reviews

964 reviews
karim ullah
July 12, 2020
Perfect ever app and a pgn tool for android platform, i recommend it to all chess lovers. If three more options are added, it will be a brilliant app ever, (example) 1. A Seperate autoplay button. 2. An engine evaluiton bar. 3. an arrow during analyzing best move. Thanks and best regards
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A Google user
March 29, 2020
I used it on several devices and it is very good application. However, on my HTC Desire 816g, the import does not work for both pgn (it says couldn't open log file) and twic which can't be downloaded.Yes it is true it can only read from the main acid directory on phone storage. Please resolve this bug. But I can't download from twice as well.
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Gerhard Kalab
March 29, 2020
Please clear the app data and retry. There's a bug in that the app can only read from the scid directory on main memory.
Mises EnForce
March 17, 2021
An almost perfect app. The only missing thing is the position search not available in the search header + not being able to add more lines in engine analysis output. I know some chess pros on android that use this app, it tells everything. Not a single flaw/slowdown with the whole Mega Database 2021 used in a scid si4 format, search is quicker than in ChessBase. It is really sad that this app is apparently not supported anymore ... (Chess PGN Master is not at all at the same level ...)
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What's new

* Updated internal engine to Stockfish 11
* Fixed sharing games