ChessPad Alternatives

    ChessPad is described as '• Create and manage chess databases With search function and multi-game tools • Create richly annotated games and diagrams and print them, or use them in WordPad, Word, or HTML-pages • Use chess engines (Winboard/UCI) for playing and analysis • A full game WYSIWYG notation'. There are more than 10 games similar to ChessPad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Scid vs. PC, which is both free and Open Source. Other ChessPad like games are ChessX (Free, Open Source), Chess Assistant (Paid), eboard (Free, Open Source) and ChessDB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 12, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      Shane's Chess Information Database is a powerful Chess Toolkit, with which one can create huge chess databases, run engine analysis, or play casual games against the computer or online with the Free Internet Chess Server.
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      Open source chess database.
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    1. Chess Assistant 13 Houdini 3 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess online, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      eboard is a chess interface for Unix-like systems (GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, etc.) based on the GTK+ GUI toolkit. It provides a chess board interface to ICS (Internet Chess Servers) like FICS and to chess engines like GNU Chess, Sjeng and Crafty.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      ChessDB - a free Chess database for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and UNIX - like ChessBase , but better.
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    2. Modern chess database for macOS.
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    3. MasterChess 8000 is a DVD with millions of recent master games and a high speed search function. It also adds PGN files. MasterChess plays chess with super strong chess engines (any UCI engine can be used) and includes Fischer clock and handicapping settings.
      • Windows
      With ChessBase chess becomes even more fascinating and all the more exciting. In the new ChessBase program the Microsoft Office based interface ensures the key information quickly appears on screen.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
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      • Android
      With Scid on the go you can browse and search chess databases created with the free chess database application Scid (http://scid.sourceforge.net/).
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Easily explore, analyse and practice chess openings. Start off by making a move on the exploration board, or press escape to search through openings by name. This application connects an openings database to the lichess api, created with react, redux, express and sequelize.
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