Frequently Asked Questions
We try to answer common questions with our FAQs, so please take a moment to browse these helpful articles. If none of this applies to your case, reach out with this Contact form
Can I use the app as an analysis board while traveling?

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.

Can I play chess with the app?

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.

Can I use the app to play a two-person game?
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!
Can I use Forward Chess to open my favorite PDF or PGN files?

No, it is currently not possible to import files into Forward Chess application.

If I close a book, will Forward Chess remember where I left off?
Yes! When you open the book again, Forward Chess will automatically jump to where you left off.
Can I bookmark a particular spot?

Sure!

- Android app: tap "three vertical dots" button in the top right-hand corner and choose "Bookmark" (created bookmarks will also appear there - just tap any you want to go to)

- iOS app: tap "settings" button in the top right-hand corner, choose "My Bookmarks" and tap "+" in the top right-hand corner of the list (created bookmarks will appear in this list - just tap any you want to go to)

- Desktop (Windows/MacOS) app: click "bookmark" button on the top bar (click "Bookmarks" tab on the left to see the list of created bookmarks - double-click any you want to go to)

- Web app: click "bookmark" button on the top bar (to see the list of created bookmarks, click "Bookmarks" in the top right-hand corner of "My Books" - and click book's icon or "book" button of any you want to go to)

Can I take notes?

Yes, of course!

- Android app: tap "three vertical dots" button in the top right-hand corner and choose "Add Note" (created note will "stick" to the place where it has been created as "note" icon, appearing on the right - and be editable after tapping it)

- iOS app: tap "settings" button in the top right-hand corner, choose "Add Notes" (created note will "stick" to the place where it has been created as "note" icon, appearing on the right - and be editable after tapping it)

- Web app: right-click in book's text area and choose "Add/Edit Note" from the context menu (created note will "stick" to the place where it has been created as "note" icon, appearing on the right - and be editable after tapping it). To see the list of created notes, click "Notes" in the top right-hand corner of "My Books" - and click book's icon or "book" button of any you want to go to)

- (COMING SOON) Desktop (Windows/MacOS) app: right-click in book's text area and choose "Add/Edit Note" from the context menu (created note will "stick" to the place where it has been created as "note" icon, appearing on the right - and be editable after tapping it). To see the list of created notes, click "Notes" tab on the left - and double-click any you want to go to)

Can I upload my ChessBase database to Forward Chess?
Currently, it is not possible to import chess databases (PGN, CBH, etc) or other ebooks (PDF, EPUB, etc) inside the app.
Can I sync my purchased books between iOS and Android devices?

Yes. Purchases made after registering Forward Chess account can be synced between different platforms/devices (but you need to be logged into the Forward Chess account on them). Previous in-app purchases can also be synced.

How can I use Forward Chess on my computer?

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

Web app is an alternative for those, who does not want to install any software or/and for Linux users.

How can I suggest a feature to add?
Please share your thoughts with us. We value user feedback highly and are constantly striving to improve Forward Chess. Our email is info@forwardchess.com
Can I sample a book before buying it? Are samples free to download?

Yes! It is very easy to instantly view samples in our webstore: just click "View Sample" button next to the book's title in the list of the books, search results or from specific product page:

In mobile apps, samples can be downloaded from "Store" tab using "Sample" button.