DroidFish Chess APK

Version 1.82 - org.petero.droidfish
Last updated: 2020-05-21

The Stockfish chess engine combined with a feature-rich graphical user interface

DroidFish Chess apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.82 (92)
Apk Size6.46 MB
App DeveloperPeter Österlund
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packageorg.petero.droidfish.apk
Website http://hem.bredband.net/petero2b/droidfish/index.html

Download DroidFish Chess 1.82 APK

App Description

DroidFish Chess is petero,droidfish,board, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.2 by 5 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Peter Österlund website who developed it. org.petero.droidfish.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.82 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 6871+ times on store. You can also download org.petero.droidfish APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

DroidFish is an Android port of the very strong Stockfish chess engine, combined with a feature-rich graphical user interface.

- Opening books: Internal, polyglot, CTG, ABK
- Clocks
- Analyze mode
- Two player mode
- Edit board
- PGN import/export/edit
- FEN/EPD import
- Adjustable playing strength
- One Touch Moves
- Blindfold mode
- Color themes
- Animated moves
- Scid DB support using "Scid on the go"
- Highly configurable
- Third party UCI engines
- Configurable UCI engine options
- Support for "open exchange" engine apps, such as texel and komodo 8.
- Gaviota endgame tablebases
- Syzygy endgame tablebases
- Free, GPLv3

Source code is available from my web page.

The following permissions are used:

Modify/delete SD card contents
To save games to SD card

Full internet access
To optionally communicate with network chess engines

Control vibrator
To optionally vibrate after computer makes a move

App ChangeLog

  • Version 1.82
  • - Set engine strength in terms of Elo. Available in left drawer menu for supported engines.
  • - Support for ABK (Arena) opening books.
  • Version 1.81
  • - Fix layout problems in color picker for some screen sizes.
  • - New configurable button action: Load game from PGN file.

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. guest-avatar

    This app is supreme in chess as built with Stockfish chess engine. But there is a problem that while checking the game the auto forward button do not work and it does not automatically forward moves, please fix this issue otherwise this is the best app in chess I ever came across. Edit: Oh I didn't noticed that, now it is working. Thanks for your help

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    Hi, very good chess app, thank you very much, your work is great, difficult to find a bug in this app, i liked it, i wish if you could add an evaluation bar of engine,(which shows which side is better) and seperate button for autofarward in next release...will be appreciatted. Thanks in advance..

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    Perhaps the best app of its kind. However, on my tablet the board is a bit smaller than the screen. I would like the board automatically to be from the winner's perspective. Not possible the editting of the Annotator tag, and it is absent from the headings. And for moves I would prefer tapping on the board instead of the buttons.

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    The best of all the chess app flooding on the play store... So DAMN Powerful💪!!!. I tried all my possibilities to beat but it's Unbeatable _I tried it against Magus Carlsen chess app still it's unbeaten.. I just want to ask the developer is there any GUI version of WINDOWS of this app so please tell me (even if it's paid I will pay for it)????

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    Ashikur Rahman Foysal


    I can't play this game. When i run it in my phone, its stoped automatically. What its solution? No other apps in my phone stopped automatically rather than this one. Plz give me a solution. Thanks.

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    Garylee Talivakaola


    I've tried that and still the same result. When I press file then load position from file, this display shows "an error occurrence. No access".

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    The only thing so far missing from this near-perfect chess app was drag-n-drop piece movement. After the last update, this App has become in my opinion the best offline Android chess app ever.

  8. guest-avatar

    Life saving app. Clean easy to use efficient. Have analysed hundreds of games with it.

  9. guest-avatar

    Just started using this app and am very satisfied with how customizable it is. Very enjoyable to play chess on

  10. guest-avatar

    Solomon Curameng


    Great Application. Helps my chess a lot! Plus infinite analysis! Light but powerful chess for serious players from club to GM level!

  11. guest-avatar

    The best 👍. Been my number 1 chess companion for years and still undisputed.

  12. guest-avatar

    I hate it when it says too many white or black peices.I don't understand why they did that.Other than that it's a fun,good app to make puzzles.

  13. guest-avatar

    Excellent! After the latest update droidfish has become the best chess app!

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    bal gopal mishra


    The best application for chess game.. But one question plz.. Which engine strongest in it ????

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    Rajarshi Chaudhuri


    This one is the best chess engine for Android.

  16. guest-avatar

    Powerful and well designed. No ads. Thanks!

  17. guest-avatar

    Please add Engines Tournament mode to play games between two engines.

  18. guest-avatar

    Mindblowing app. Now with drag and multi variation. I love it

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    Joseph Silbiger


    I really enjoy it. I wish the interface was more user-friendly

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    Sidec Maruhombsar


    Please add move time and in computer vs. Computer Example:computer 1. Stockfish Computer 2.Komodo. please aprove this

  21. guest-avatar

    App is great, just don't know if there is a way to access the lower stockfish levels eg stockfish 10, stockfish 9 etc. Can someone help me? And if this isn't a feature yet, do you plan on adding it? Then it's an easy 5 stars

  22. guest-avatar

    Can you add time to control or move time and thank you for update you'll continue for update this is so exciting.

  23. guest-avatar

    Best app for analyzing chess positions.

  24. guest-avatar

    Very good app, loads of features

  25. guest-avatar

    Evrything you need to open ..edit.. analyze ..and save your games in one simple program

  26. guest-avatar

    Very nice app early updated stockfish 11 thanks a lot.please update it stockfish development builds also.

  27. guest-avatar

    Please Add a Feature of Of Showing threat pieces..

  28. guest-avatar

    Abhishek Mangaraj


    Interface could be lot better

  29. guest-avatar

    online works home delivery


    u need to add more options of tablebases. u need to add engine tournament plzzz update it

  30. guest-avatar

    The Best! Until I can get AlphaZero for Android

  31. guest-avatar

    Hint stop after 5 move don't understand what to do next

  32. guest-avatar

    Juvenal Redivius


    The Best Android chess engine I've ever seen. Tons of features, opening books, import pgns, multiple engines like Texel (seperate download), cuckoo chess and stockfish, board editor that lets you play 10 knights vs 9 queens, dozens of options on 3 different menus, plus super strong computer opponent and analysis. All for free without a single ad in sight. This guy is just a chess fan who made a great engine. I'll never use anything else.

  33. guest-avatar

    Lots of options but its not clear what they do or what level computer is playing after manipulating them. Arrows are complicated and it doesn't help much to understand ideas behind the moves. Great pgn options. Eco info is helpful but could show more like clicking to see main line to refresh memory or forcing an opening. Thinking display is busy and unclear also.

  34. guest-avatar

    Incredible app. However, I have problems running syzygy 6-men. I dumped all the rtbw and rtbz files in rtb folder according to the manual, but in analysis mode for 6-pices the expected outcome seems to be incorrect (I tested same positions with online 6-men). As an experiment I let SF play itself in a KNN vs KP ending, and SF can't mate in time, and apparently doesn't know how to make progress. Also maybe it is possible to disable 50-moves rule for syzygy tables? Thanks for your work!

  35. guest-avatar

    This is really cool its sometime make me angry this game is very well develope from algorithms and files its like your playing with Magnus or Kasparov so recommend this game to become a better chess player continue doing this game better Developer-Anthony

  36. guest-avatar

    Kourosh Mokhtari


    Almost perfect, if only buttons were larger and there was a clearance (a small distance or gap) between the buttons and the movement list. Had couple of occasions when fast forwarding or rewinding the game using the arrow buttons, accidentally touched movement list as it is very close to the buttons, and the game jumps to the touched step! Had to manually get the game back to the step I had been watching! It is annoying and distractig. Really need some space around the (bigger) buttons. Thanks b

  37. guest-avatar

    Ncheche Michael Monageng


    I am no longer using pdf files with my chess board too much, i just load PGN. The other thing is you can edit board and it analysis using stoclfish 10 chess engine. I love this app :)

  38. guest-avatar

    the application is just awesome, it has everything I'm looking for and guess what, it free and no ads, u guys are awesome, keep up the good work update: still the best app up there no doubt with that, but i really wish if u guys are able to include a feature to show Attacked pieces that would be great indeed

  39. guest-avatar

    The best of the best chess engine for Android. It's not always following the main line which often lead to positional & calm play. In an unclear position I believe even super GM could not fight this powerful engine. Thousands of Thanks for this amazing app. Love__love and love it!!

  40. guest-avatar

    I have around 20 chess apps filling up my phone and I like them all. Each has its own style and "personality" . That said this one is my favorite. It is, against me, the strongest and most humanlike and has the nicest features. Also no ads.

  41. guest-avatar

    Can you please provide a way to copy analysis information to clipboard and further copy it to any apps like Google docs or any word processing apps, because I want to write books on chess. If you could add a tutoring mode to let draw multiple arrows and select multiple squares to make training videos with any screen capture apps, then it will be wonderful app. One more suggestion, can you make droidfish play different analysis on different windows(multiple tabs)?.

  42. guest-avatar

    Perfect chess engine. The King of all android chess engine. Only allien of other galaxy could defeat this. I have a super genious privat chess trainer. No problem if I should pay in a high price for this useful mobile engine.. Thank's a lot to developer. I really love it!!!

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    Uvuvwevwevwe Onyentenyevwe Ugwemubwem Ossas


    Its a really great chess engine. It helps me analyze moves and improve a lot. Hopefully we get a feature of setting how good the AI (Stockfish) is because some moves makes no sense and too hard for me to even analyze it.

  44. guest-avatar

    If there is an option to play with my friends online, looks happy. I love this app. Is there any idea to introduce online play?

  45. guest-avatar

    very good tool, well organised options. analyse variations do not have move numbers inserted, it is difficult to follow, missing STOP ENGINE option to pause analyse and continue later on. missing more options regarding the time for players.

  46. guest-avatar

    Alexander Carrascal


    This engine is great! I've learned professional moves, thus gives me good game. But this app cost too much to my CPU and my cellphone is lagging and hanging. I wish this would be less cost to CPU. Thanks

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    Venkatesh Thirumalaisamy


    It was the bestest chess app in this, world because this app only explain the mistake when you movie any piece and this app only really good understanding the moving piece , analysis the problems and to solve

  48. guest-avatar

    Extraordinarily powerful. Played white and black against my favourite 'Chess' set at level 12 pro. Demolished it in both games with only ca 2 seconds per move as opposed to chess' 30 seconds. Learning about 'quiet/waiting' positional moves, the hall mark of Stockfish, where the opponent is slowly entangled. Only comment is to clarify move made on board. Would also be nice to set up positions. Also would be good to describe the selected playing strength. No way could I beat it at top level.

  49. guest-avatar

    Very good, overall. But...It seems I have lost the ability to delete pgn files though, which is very annoying. The option seems to have just disappeared. After digging around in the phone settings (Galaxy S8), I was able to delete all the files this app had stored. Quite a work around, but it worked for deleting the pgn files. Go to: Settings, Device Care, Storage, in upper right corner drop menu select Storage Settings, go to Files, scroll to Droidfish.

  50. guest-avatar

    shane fitzgerald-gale


    The only reason I don't give 5 stars is because it pauses for minutes on end even on the easiest levels which leads me to think it must be pretending to be thinking rather than actually being stumped by my genius. It also doesn't have an unlimited time control and even though you can still play the game to completion by letting the time go into minus figures and simply playing on it just bugs me seeing the clock at -3:15. Anyway, it's a great app. You should download it!

  51. guest-avatar

    Benjamin Seibert


    Very good chess engine. Way better than those other free chess games in store (but most of us already know). Nice adjustable settings. Doesn't want any unnecessary permissions like Contacts or Profile to spy on you like most free apps. Keep on the good work.

  52. guest-avatar

    Pls add style modes options like kasporov Fisher alekhine Murphy like human emotional moves it could be useful for chess players around the world so they can understand their depth very quickly application is absolutely awesome but do this for emotional intelligence and psychology mastery of chess. Give you ,☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ if u do this.

  53. guest-avatar

    It is very nice and very great chess engine it has really so many features for customizing the chess board and chess pieces and it beat so many chess apps available now onwards

  54. guest-avatar

    Md. Tawhidul Islam


    One of the best apps in the store. Simple, feature-rich and free. Absolutely amazing.

  55. guest-avatar

    How do I turn off move hints?????? I don't like arrows in my board at all. EDIT: Now I figured that out, it's easy to get ride of it. I was playing on a tablet and some menus aren't that intuitive to me, I'm personally not used to swipe interfaces from the edge of the screen. Jag antar att du är svensk, så tackar, bra jobbat kompis 👍

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    Mohamed Abdifatah


    It's a useful application for the student's It teaches you the tactics you need to master your skills of the chess

  57. guest-avatar

    Excellent chess program, brilliant engine. No advertising. Big thank you to creator.

  58. guest-avatar

    there is literally no way of knowing you need to swipe from the right side of the screen to start a new game. g holding the m button brings a menu from the left side so that immediately stops the user from thinking swiping an edge would bring anything up. for such a crucial main menu it is absolutely absurd that swiping from the right is the ONLY WAY TO BRING it up. absolutely absurdly stupid ui design. skip this. i will make a better one.

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    Vishal kumar Singh


    An only app that suits best on my desire . I love it so much and thank you for making this great app the engine is very powerful and analysing tools are awesome. without ads it provides so many features like setting position blah blah blah...... also supports third party chess engine.

  60. guest-avatar

    Have been using this app for over a year. Never failed to help me analyze perfect gameplay and with ease. I really love how consistently this app develops as soon as a new version of stockfish comes out, also there's a ton of adjustable preferences which I love. Thanks for developing this app :)

  61. guest-avatar

    One time i had win against droidfish and hundred of time i had made draw with droidfish...any one can say it's rating.... excellent app...is it engine used in it is stockfish 10

  62. guest-avatar

    Excellent analysis tool. Would like for the option to choose folder for saving/loading PNG files though.

  63. guest-avatar

    The best app to practice Chess at all level. It's much better than any other app on Android, and it's totally free without any ads. It manages pgn files like computer softwares and... so many other useful features. Perfect. I'm amazed.

  64. guest-avatar

    Can you please provide a way to select and copy analised variatations from analysis/pgn window and annotations from game windows into clipboard. Can you make a way to save games into custom directories. Please provide a toutoring mode with many different square highlight simultaneously, which may help to make chess videos. Anil

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    Completely free and very useful. I'd love it if you add the choice to set infinite time controls and show the pawn difference without the lines. also kinda looks like it was made to run on Ms-DOS.

  66. guest-avatar

    It's a damn challenging chess engine.... And I love it!!

  67. guest-avatar

    Not able to load PGN. Saves PGN to location that doesn't exist.

  68. guest-avatar

    I cannot Understand what happens. Anytime I download and Redownload the chess peices are showing in Letters and not how they are supposed to be. I see rows of M, P, and soo much more Black Letters Overlapping white ones. Edit: It Works!!! Thank you soo much

  69. guest-avatar

    Eugene Livensky


    Amazing chess app. Been using it since 2013 or so. Every time I get a new phone DroidFish is one of the first apps I install. Must have for semi-serious chess players.

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    Fabulous app , thanks creator for such a great app. I wish it had a button to hide the command list too. Hope for ut in next version thnks again

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    Vinit Mukund Ajgaonkar


    Thanks for a great ad free app. I can play and improve at the same time by turning on Analysis mode, enabling arrows (4), and increasing the number of variations shown to 4.

  72. guest-avatar

    DroidfiSh Simple best ever chess game on Android for all levels players ,really you can find everything thing here even the name of Opening when you start your first moves this feature it is really awesome .. Thanks

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    Harold Fernandes


    Droidfish is an amazing, free, chess app for chess lovers. While there is no 3D, the power and configurability is simply outstanding. Needs a good user manual, though

  74. guest-avatar

    How do I castle.. When I try to do so, it says 'Invalid Move' and even the Computer doesn't castle and instead moves just the King to one position, mostly isolating the Rook. Using Stockfish engine.

  75. guest-avatar

    This app does all the work I need. From creating a perfect gameplay to loading all game by png files, it also provides stiff competition. I never won/draw(yes, even making draw is impossible (for me)) a match till now

  76. guest-avatar

    an excellent chess app using the strongest available engine. I have hundreds of pgn files from various books I have studied and I like reviewing on the go. highly recommend.

  77. guest-avatar

    Now This is a world best and No.1 chess apps ...for playing...analyse...because it have stockfish10...chess engine with 3500+.....elo....and variety of chess pieces...now we..love..this unique free and best chess apps...for Android.. iPhone...and engine also use on pc.. forever...go for it......Thank you.. developer...great work..

  78. guest-avatar

    Great chess app

  79. guest-avatar

    Great portable chess board for 2 players! Also, a fun way to explore the history of chess as the analysis includes various opening moves.

  80. guest-avatar

    It is nearly impossible to be defeated. There are many chess engines for Android but this one is the best! What a 5.5 MB game can play a 55 year old man cannot! It defeated my maths sir who is 66 years old

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    If I stick with this, and don't get demoralized by losing every time, I expect my chess game to improve.

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    Great it was free of charge yet that was more useful than to other apps

  83. guest-avatar

    Excellent chess app. Good for learning with the analysis mode. Toggle to normal to make the computer do its move.

  84. guest-avatar

    Its great, but can anyone please help me, I can't castle in the DroidFish App? It says invalid move, when its possible even? I have Version 1.72 of the App which is stockfish 9

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    Coffee D. Crumble


    This app is the best of the best! A must have for every Chess Players

  86. guest-avatar

    while playing just keep in mind , that each pawn takes two steps initially,,, this law should not be underrated,,,

  87. guest-avatar

    The previous and next move buttons should be on a more comfortable place and a little big to evaluate games easily.

  88. guest-avatar

    great app, lots of options, but ZERO instructions. like what do the different colors of arrows indicate? when has it completed thinking? and the list goes on

  89. guest-avatar

    Great app but some menus and options are so confusing, counter-intuitive and hard to navigate.

  90. guest-avatar

    Simply a work of love! Many thanks! It has a lot of features and options and highly configurable. Excellent.

  91. guest-avatar

    Good, but need a maximum thinking time limit. Everytime i play, I have to constantly force move cause it took way to long thinking

  92. guest-avatar

    All round Chess options. Been Chess League Champion 6 times.

  93. guest-avatar

    GAMING Trends101


    GREAT APP BY PETER! No politics No Issue No bugs! Just a Great App...

  94. guest-avatar

    This app is good for android but It will be best when this will be available for PC Windows 10.😉👍👍👍👍👍💻🖥

  95. guest-avatar

    This may use stockfish.But honestly speaking, I have used it against 1800-1900 level players.Few of them have managed to draw and even defeat it.I don't know how.May be defeating engine is not impossible.

  96. guest-avatar

    It is a very great tool for helping just improve at chess in many different ways!

  97. guest-avatar

    Alex Ayzenshteyn


    Makes some really bad obvious moves. Not sure if it's a glitch in software or it what. Checked settings and it should be playing at 100% but it's not good.

  98. guest-avatar

    The best free chess app I know. Monstrous elo, board editors, analysis mode, etc. all for little memory.

  99. guest-avatar

    I gotta tell bro trying saving a pgn and then trying to have the same game you saved recalled is absolutely absurd. And the the save features come on, ridiculous.

  100. guest-avatar

    A perfect mobile app for professional chess player... but difficult to under the user interface... if you under it will be very likeable...