MoreDisgusted's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 4/3/18 5:37 PM
Update: there’s a couple of recurring bugs that have crept into this code. One loses the icons across the top, making it impossible to make the game board go away. The second, more annoying one is it occasionally scrolls back up to the top of the chapter you’re reading without warning. Haven’t tracked that down to a cause, but if it’s something I’m doing all I can say is that’s a poorly placed and very finicky UI widget. —— It's more notable for what's missing than what's present. Has a book-like interface, but the pages don't turn, they scroll, and it doesn't remember where you were (and worse, has no readily discernible way for you to set a reminder of where). Adjusting the font size *also* adjusts the line spacing, resulting in lots of blank lines at large font sizes. It also has a game board, but the commentary from the book doesn't make it there, forcing you to look in one place for the position, and another for the text. It's inferior either as a book reader or a game replay board, but its redeeming feature is that it is both at once. I wavered back and forth on two or three stars, settled on three because it seems less buggy and crash-prone than some. But even so, the only reason to own this is to read the books it sells in-app. So look over that list, and if there's none you want, give this a pass. You'll find plenty of apps that are either better book readers or better chess game display engines.
Millsinator's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 4/11/18 1:45 AM
I’ve used this this for a week now and the ability to follow variations while reading is excellent. However the app doesn’t open to my last read page or give me a bookmark so I can get back to where I was. So I’ll have to try and find where I was every time I get back in and that’s frustrating.
DrHotBunz's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 11/23/18 12:31 PM
The best book reader out there period. The ability to run on an engine and play through what ever variation you want separates this reader from everything else. Awesome.
About last Knight's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 11/23/18 12:31 PM
Excellent for studying opening theory and outstanding customer support!
Erick Zet's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 11/23/18 12:31 PM
Doesnt work in Iphone ios 7
TheYoloGuy2846's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 11/23/18 12:31 PM
Best e-chess reader yet!
TheiPhoneG33k's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 11/23/18 12:31 PM
I love this app. I have purchased 3 books using this app so far and everything is great. I had a couple of questions about their app and they responded very quickly and quite friendly. Pros: good selection of top chess books with the ability to see the positions mentioned, makes following along much easier. All in all I highly recommend this app. UPDATE: I am now a developer on this app and love it even more.
Dr Brandt's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 11/23/18 12:31 PM
I don't know why. I purchased a book but the book failed to work. Wasted $20.
Neiio's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 11/23/18 12:31 PM
I can't see any books in the store/catalog because it's blank and then it crashes. Fix this issue immediately because these kind of bugs are absurd and shouldn't have allowed this app to have been published in the first place.
Earinfection's Review of ForwardchessReviewed on 11/23/18 12:31 PM
This is a great chess book reader. The only thing that makes me a bit cautious about buying a large number of books is wondering how I will access them in the event of this company going out of business. It would also be nice if there was cross platform syncing of my library.