Yes! You can manually enter moves in the game positions inside the book or use the in-built stockfish engine. However, it is not possible to set up a position from scratch on the chess board.
This feature is not directly possible, nor is Forward Chess designed for the purpose of playing a game. However, the workaround to achieve this is to open a board inside the app, switch ON the stockfish engine (Engine toggle icon to the upper right-hand side of the interface) and play your moves against the engine recommended lines.
FC is not primarily designed for this purpose, but a workaround is to create a new board inside the app, then make a move by tapping the board and ask your friend to play for the other side. Now, enjoy the game!
It is currently not possible to import files into Forward Chess application. You can use the search box inside the store to locate your favorite book, purchase it and continue your study.
Yes! When you open the book again, Forward Chess will automatically jump to where you left off.
This feature is currently possible on Android and iOS only. While reading a chapter, just tap the options icon. (In Android, the options icon depicts three vertically stacked dots. In iOS, the options icon shows three stacked horizontal lines, each with a small circle superimposed over it.) In both versions, the icon is located in the upper right-hand corner on the far right. Once you have tapped the options icon, tap “Bookmark.” Then create a name for your bookmark and save it. To jump to one of your saved spots, tap the options icon, select “Bookmark,” and then tap the name of the bookmark to which you want to jump.
Yes, of course! While viewing a chapter, tap the options icon (the three vertical dots on the far right) and tap “Add Note.” This feature is not possible on the desktop version so far.
Currently, it is not possible to import chess databases (PGN, CBH, etc) or other ebooks (PDF, EPUB, etc) inside the app.
Yes. Purchases made after registering with Forward Cloud can be synced between platforms, but you need to be logged into the Forward Cloud.

Forward Chess is also available for Windows and Mac desktop/laptop computers. You can download the latest version here: Windows, Mac

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Yes! You can download the free sample of any book on the Forward Chess store. In the "Store" tab, locate your favorite book using the search box. Click/tap the "Sample" icon and the download will begin shortly. The Sample will appear in your books section.