DroidFish Chess

DroidFish Chess

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

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.72
  • Updated: February 6, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.0 and up
  • Installs: 500,000 - 1,000,000



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


11,095 total
5 8,763 
4 1,350 
3 420 
2 189 
1 373 

  • DroidFish Chess
    Siddhartha Chaudhary Published date: February 6, 2018

    Texel Chess Engine is Missing its better to have both Stockfish and Texel chess engine Also chess tournament between 2 different engine hoping for this kind update. Full Review

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    atul gupta Published date: February 7, 2018

    Top chess app but needs improvement many openings and all subopenings are not played by droidfish it should play each and every opening and all subopenings Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    headfime Published date: March 6, 2018

    pretty amazing, works perfectly for analyzing games! Would be nice though to be able to import pgn-files from clipboard or via the android share-functionality. Full Review

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    Rahul Srivastav Published date: March 3, 2018

    Now, the time is for add a tournament option, with other engine. It will be great fun. Full Review

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    Faizun Nessa Published date: March 12, 2018

    Excellent But Takes Too Much Time For Computer To Think After About 10 Moves. Full Review

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    Ibradila Ibr Published date: February 10, 2018

    The most powerfull savage beast! Full Review

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    Eugene Medina Published date: March 8, 2018

    It is the strongest ever Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Mohammad-Reza Golshani Published date: March 15, 2018

    Please add "Flip Position" option in Edit Board section. Thanks. Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Published date: February 11, 2018

    Need details of each move explained. More in-depth, please. Full Review

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    donald boehm Published date: February 25, 2018

    what happen to analysis? Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Khouanchay Hongpathoum Published date: February 26, 2018

    Great game to play while alone. Full Review

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    Akhil sadanand Akhil Published date: March 13, 2018

    Great application..... Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Published date: March 12, 2018

    great app Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Johnathan Kraus Published date: March 1, 2018

    Good engine Full Review

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    Elmer Bondoc Published date: March 6, 2018

    Its wonderful Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    majid samimi Published date: March 9, 2018

    Good Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Published date: March 12, 2018

    Superb Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Gabe Ellis Published date: February 9, 2018

    I fell this app would be even better if you guys add a talk to speech mechanic for moves. Like let's say that I said "Pawn to E4" that the pain should move to from e2 - e4. I feel that this would be great for people so want to practice their blind fold chess, or even just get better at knowing the board. Overall it's lovely, thank you for making this app. Full Review

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    Harold H Published date: December 16, 2017

    This is a great app. One strong recommendation is to have a toggle button for turning the arrows all on and all off. This would be extremely helpful practicing openings on your own and toggling on the arrows for guidance when needed. Otherwise its really really distracting seeing arrows while trying it on your own. There is a way to disable the arrows in the settings, but its an a nuisance to go back and forth. Thank you. Full Review

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    piyush pushkar Published date: October 7, 2017

    Please provide plateform to make play two different engines against one another. Though it is Very powerful chess engine..... Totally immaculate in calculations.... Beats many a powerful engines within 35 moves. But graphics and control could be made more user-friendly. Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Brian Wong Published date: September 30, 2017

    This turns your phone into a full-fledged chess computer. It's incredibly feature-rich. You can open and save PGN files, edit the chessboard to create custom positions, analyze any position, and even use endgame tablebases. My only complaint is the complexity of the UI, but you'll get used to it. Full Review

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    Al Wojs Published date: December 29, 2017

    Best engine, confusing UI, and one thing I found missing lately, if you play 2 human players, it would be nice to have flipped pieces, so you can play like at the table.. Anyways great app and I know it's not important feature. Keep up the great work Full Review

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    Shekhar Thorat Published date: January 17, 2018

    Add 'next best' 'show threat' options. Default vs external engine match.. Add 'theme play' option to play every time same opening. Our suggestions and feedbacks you always take so lightly why don't u make improvements in this program. Remember, only people's suggestions can help you to make your app more and more fine Full Review

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    Gareth M Published date: October 16, 2017

    Great app but when I try saving a game it asks me to locate a pgn file to save to. Why can't the app create its own? As a result I can't save any of my games, which is annoying Full Review

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    Viet Anh Vo Published date: November 30, 2017

    Always the latest Stockfish version, tons of configuration options, analysis mode, visual arrows, import/export of PGN ...and free! The only thing I'm missing is the ability to analyze a whole game to detect blunders, errors and to annotate games. Full Review

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    CrookedNose2131 Published date: December 19, 2017

    Good app, however the interface is far too cluttered and the controls annoyingly complicated. Please simplify your interface! Full Review

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    Ali Shojakhani Published date: September 30, 2017

    Thanks for new update. In the future updates i expect new features such as engines match that could select two different engine in computer vs computer mode.and could modify each engine parameters. Full Review

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    1 sultan Published date: January 15, 2018

    Dear sir I have Huawei mate 10 lite And I love droidfish This great app But I have some problem. when I install this app pice aren't showing I don't know why In the box showing IS W. L. P. V. Please help me Full Review

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    Kevin Hernandez Published date: December 16, 2017

    I love your app Peter, but what could be better is 2 things only: changing chess pieces and tournament mode for playing against engines. Do this and you will have a 10/5 rating for this app. Great job. I give it a 5/5. Add those 2 or even 1 of them, and itd be 6+/5! :D Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Published date: January 7, 2018

    Stunningly good app. Yes, the UI could be a little better, but the whole functionality and experience is VERY GOOD (I have never used caps in a review before 😀). I use Droidfish primarily for inputting competitive games I've played (sub-120 ECF county player) to PGN format, then seeing where stockfish thinks I should be doing better, i.e. by suggesting better moves. Full Review

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    Javed Iqbal Published date: November 3, 2017

    My favourite but one thing must be added as in chessify app, the scan option from board or pictures is not included. We hope soon this option will be added. Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: September 30, 2017

    It beats me left and right. This engine will make you quit chess. It would destroy your ego. Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Victor Diaz Jr Published date: December 22, 2017

    Awesome, this is a great chess engine. can you please turn the game clock into a sudden death Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Boyuan Tai Published date: December 4, 2017

    Beats every chess player/computer I've played against so far Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Max Emilianu Published date: February 1, 2018

    Can't recommend this highly enough. The best chess app I have seen for years. Full Review

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    New Accountz Published date: December 18, 2017

    Very nice app with good functionalities but I am confused with the clock.By default,it is 2 minutes but when the the is over it becomes negative where it should be declared as "forfeit on time". Full Review

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    GluonQuarks Atomic Published date: December 23, 2017

    hi great apps overall, will you add a phyton based engine support into this app in the future or at least planning to do so? thanks Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Published date: November 14, 2017

    By far, the strongest chess player for Android-- great features, don't leave home without it! Full Review

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    Milan Kotevski Published date: December 7, 2017

    It is not possible to end the game and start a new one. EDIT: thanks for the clarification. The app is great. Full Review

  • DroidFish Chess
    Published date: February 7, 2018

    Not a good graphic. Many suggestion move should be required Full Review