I have seen chess apps that work as a chess clock. Are there chess apps that allow users to record moves and do not include a chess engine? The idea is to use the app during a chess tournament as a experiment. There are no economic prizes, so we consider the chance of cheating very small. Also, we are trying to educate people more than create world chess champions.

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    There no app that will record your moves for you. When you see that in a tournament, they are using a special chess board and pieces.
    – Tony Ennis
    May 13, 2023 at 21:52
  • @TonyEnnis Brian Towers posted an answer. The app exists! However, it seems that is available only for Android. The name of the app is Clono chess System.
    – Beginner
    May 13, 2023 at 21:57
  • @TonyEnnis I found one for iPhones! apps.apple.com/us/app/chess-score-pad/id518018730
    – Beginner
    May 13, 2023 at 22:02

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Yes, the Clono Chess System runs on a tablet and has been approved by FIDE as an electronic scoresheet that can also broadcast the moves in the way that we see on Chess24.


For Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chess.clock&hl=en_US&gl=US&pli=1

For Apple - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chess-clock-by-chess-com/id858039162

One from chess.com - https://www.chess.com/news/view/chess-clock-app-update

  • Thank you for your answer. I do not know if I explain myself properly. My question is about a an app to record the moves, not about a chess clock. Of course, if there is an app that can do both, would be awesome.
    – Beginner
    May 13, 2023 at 21:38

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