DroidFish Chess APK

Version 1.77 - org.petero.droidfish
Last updated: 2019-12-04 12:33:36

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

APP Information

Download Version 1.77 (87)
Updated2019-12-04 12:33:36
Apk Size6.12 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

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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 1.77 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 DroidFish Chess APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 6319+ 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
- 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 1.74
  • - Fix incorrect rendering of chess pieces.
  • - Support for alternate chess piece sets.
  • - New button action to toggle tablebase hints.
  • - Translation updates.
  • Version 1.73
  • - Update to Stockfish 10.
  • - Allow changing the user interface language.
  • - Simplified Chinese translation.
  • - Translation updates.

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

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.

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

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

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!!!

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!!

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)?.

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.

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

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

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

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

Good but there is no undo button and also external engine strength can not be adjusted like increase or decrease

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

Great Application. Helps my chess a lot!

Can you add a Voice over? like the AI saying the moves example "Pawn to e3"

This is the best UCI and engine I installed in my android phone as far as I know. Thanks to the developer.

Awesome and I want it become more powerful than Alphazero chess engine

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.

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

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 👍

Great way to play offline chess!!

Can't actually use it yet, it's stuck on a game that I never started and I can't figure out how to get rid of it or start a new game.

My device(galaxy note 9) gets heated up like crazy it used to be ok but may be after the update it messed up something

Fantastic gui for the engine. Very strong.

For Expert players only very hard levels for strong chess players only i would say one the hardest chess grand masters games I've come across so far Stockfish unbeatable.

Excellent app. User friendly. Easiest way to get stockfish 10 that I've found.

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

Update SF to the latest versions :(

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

Great, in two ways: Two Player mode, and playing the, strong Stockfish Computer.

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

one of d best chess app out there....but i hope it support 3d orientation of board... but so far this is one of the best.

Very strong engine.I do not think any human being can beat it,just unbeatable.very sharp and accurate calculation.in my point of view even magnus carlsen will be helpless against it.

great engine. connectovity to free internet chess club is desirable.

it is a powerfull app i love it and create more hard to computer. great app better then all chess app

From the last update I can't delete my old pgn files from my list & there is no specific time for thinking.

I learned a lot of opening from stockfish.The is the best app to improve a chess player

Lovely app, and better than other chess games

This app will help you to inprove your tactics in chess

Pretty useful to know how a computer thinks and best moves in a certain situation

please try to improve more and more. However it is not bad at all.

Awesome chess app. The best for analysis.

Best app for playing chess

Good for analysing grand Masters Game and also our games

My favorite on the go chess app!

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!

The best chess helper for android users.

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

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.

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.

Perfect chess game for proffessional players

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.

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.

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

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.

The best app of its kind for offline play of chess. Excellent. I find no faults in it, except that on my tablet the board is a bit smaller than the screen.

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

Supports remote engine that is run the engine from the desktop and use it in DroidFish. An example situation is to use Lc0 as an analysis engine. It can handle some pgn processing, such as delete, modify, and create. It is capable of writing not only the main line of the game but also the sub-variations useful for making opening repertoires. It can show visually what the engine is thinking even without looking at the engine analysis info.

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.

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

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.

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.

Best chess app for a real challenging game, this one needs a lot of thinking time.

Is the BEST CHESS GUI among other interface in android. Could you add something like Mistake/ Best move/ Blunder/ appear in notation while playing..Thanks for response.

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.

expert,and very powerful app

Best Android chess engine and pgn editor app. If only I could search for games in the pgn by position/ECO code, then it would be 5 stars

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.

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

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 :)

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.

nice app. but why the recent version has become slow? any tips to make the moves faster like before?

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

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

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

Nice analyzer of chess moves. This really helps me at my chess skills.

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

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.

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.

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..

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

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

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

strong, fast, tunable. some bugs from time to time

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

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

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

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

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

Just not resonding after a move

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.

this is best engine i love it but in online game some one defeated this engine why

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

I don't know if there is a bug in it or what but it gave a mate in 5 as the top line when I know there is another line with no mate in 5.

the analysis isn't showing anymore. when in analysis mode, it only says "analysing" but there's no analysis or computation at bottom

I like play chess. It's very fun. It's fun specially when your trying to find winning combos

This is THE BEST app for chess. you can never win but learn every time something new, good luck!

Incredibly strong chess app. Very customizable. Bonus: my phone can beat your phone. Or anything. Or anyone.

So good and easy, and show the name of the defenses and others

really lightning fast.. and also the best


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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