Scid on the go

Scid on the go

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Scid on the go is a viewer for Scid chess database files.

* 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: Critter 1.2 (ARM) or Stockfish 2.1.1 (x86); 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 ( and
ChessOK (

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Recently changed in this version


* improved file selection dialog
* fix ELO difference search

Comments and ratings for Scid on the go
  • (72 stars)

    by David Williams on 31/03/2014

    I have a dozen chess APS and this is the best for game analysis and loading/editing PGN files. Definitely recommend.

  • (72 stars)

    by Benjamin Trent on 12/02/2014

    This is one of the best chess apps on Android. Really surprising how full featured it is given the constraints, and how fast. Thank you!

  • (72 stars)

    by Trpe Martinoski on 02/02/2014

    Thank you

  • (72 stars)

    by Kashyap Tiwari on 31/01/2014

    Nicechess database

  • (72 stars)

    by Michael Scarpa on 31/01/2014

    Use it almost daily and really enjoy it. I have one minor request: could we add the feature to use the volume keys as forward/backward buttons while reading a game? That would make reading with one hand while standing in public transport so much more com

  • (72 stars)

    by David Rittenhouse on 31/01/2014


  • (72 stars)

    by Sridhar Ramanujam on 30/01/2014

    Wish it would have better game list navigation. Haven't explored if there are options to restrict from the game list - couldn't find the control (rating or structure).