iPad

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There are already several Go apps available for the iPad in the Apple App Store. Also make sure to look at the iPhone page because iPhone apps can be installed and played on the iPad.

Have you tested any of them? Please share your experience!

Name Price iTunes Website    U 9 13 19   AI 2PL 2PR 2PE IGS KGS   Tut Exp Imp Jos Notes
Ancient Game of GO $2.99 [ext] link [ext] website Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N ? ? ?
Ancient Go? $0.99 [ext] link [ext] website N Y Y Y N N N N N N N ? ? ? Unclear if this is still supported
Baduk Cap $1.99 [ext] link Y N N Y N N N N N N N Y N N Transfer photo of board position into SGF
BoardBox™ $3.99 [ext] link [ext] website N N Y ? N N N N N N N ? ? N Basic table. No rule enforcement.
Boardz $1.99 [ext] link [ext] website N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N ? ? ?
Brugo Joseki $5.99 [ext] link [ext] website N N N N N N N N N N N N N Y A Joseki dictionary, (27 May 2011)
Champion Go HD $7.99 [ext] link [ext] website N Y Y Y N N N N N N N Y N N Uses the CrazyStone engine, two additional, stronger CPU levels compared to the iPhone version, estimated to be ~1-2kyu (KGS) on an iPad 2.
CleverGo Pro $1.99 [ext] link [ext] website Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N ? ? ?
DigiHug Stones $0.99 [ext] link [ext] website N N N Y N Y N N N N N ? ? ?
EasyGo $11.99 [ext] link [ext] website Y Y Y Y N Y N N N N N Y Y N 2368 problems, SGF editor with tree view and easy import/export
Game Table $0.99 [ext] link [ext] website N N N Y N N N N N N N ? ? N Basic table. No rule enforcement.
Go Eye $13.99 [ext] link [ext] website Y Y Y Y N Y N N N N N Y Y N SGF/UGF viewer/editor; Web integration; with go4go.net's pro db; PDF book view; Image recognition.
iBlackWhite $2.99 [ext] link [ext] website Y ? ? Y N N N N N N N ? ? ? This app is for replaying famous games rather than playing. Mostly in Chinese.
Igowalker free * [ext] website Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N Browser-based app providing interactive commentary
Igowin HD $9.99 [ext] link [ext] website N Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y N ? Auto or manual adjusting AI for 18k, 15k, 12k, 9k, 6k, 3k. Uses The Many Faces of Go AI.
IT囲碁HD $2.99 [ext] link [ext] website N Y Y Y Y ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? In Japanese only
Little Go free [ext] link [ext] website Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y N Open Source. Uses the Fuego engine. Can also play 7x7, 11x11 and 15x15 boards. Supports only .sgf files that contain valid games, variations are ignored.
Panda-Tetsuki free [ext] link [ext] website Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y N N Y Y N The official IGS client for iPad
SmartGo Books free [ext] link [ext] website Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N Go bookstore & reader for iOS (iPod, iPad, iTouch) with interactive diagrams. The app and a sample chapter of each book are free.
SmartGo Kifu $19.99 [ext] link [ext] website Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y Y
SmartGo Player $2.99 [ext] link [ext] website Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N Y N N N iPad version released Aug. 14, 2012
Tengen Go $3.99 [ext] link [ext] website N Y N Y N Y N ? Y N N ? ? N
Touch Boards for iPad $0.99 [ext] link [ext] website N N N Y N Y N N N N N ? ? N The app is free, but the go module is 99¢
weiGo for iPad $0.99 [ext] link [ext] website N N N Y Y Y N N N N N ? ? ?
U: A "Universal Binary" that can be run on the iPad and iPhone
9: Can play a 9x9 board
13: Can play a 13x13 board
19: Can play a 19x19 board
AI: Has an Artificial Intelligence, computer player
2PL: Can play 2 player locally
2PR: Can play 2 player remotely
2PE: Can Play 2 player via email
IGS: Can play via the IGS server
KGS: Can play via the KGS server
Tut: Includes a tutorial
Exp: Can export SGF
Imp: Can import SGF
Jos: Includes a joseki dictionary

ViktorSovietov?: SmartGo Kifu is my favourite on iPad. But for this price it would be great to have joseki tutor and IGS client included, I really miss these features. I also have bought TengenGo, but even free Tetsuki (such a pity that Tetsuki has no support of iPad) looks better. My first impression was that developers didn't know how to manage with the advantages of iPad's large screen.

ViktorSovietov?: English TYGEM BADUK client has been recently released for iPad (for free). Not perferct, but useful to play games as guest. [ext] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tygem-baduk/id416039506?mt=8

BramGo: it is, but I cannot login on it. I think it's no longer working.

The beta for the next Tetsuki (renamed Panda-Tetsuki) is a universal app and is gorgeous in my opinion. You can sign up for beta testing here: [ext] http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112432508806756 - erima

BramGo: beta testing is over, there's an official release for iPad now.

Pimenta: I believe Smart Go Kifu is indeed the Smart Go Pro version for iPad, although this is not entirely clear at the developer's website. It adds ability to replay games in a better way than on the iPhone, given the extra screen real estate. I second the motion to having it play on IGS (would love KGS, but unfortunately that's a lost cause...)


See also Go material for the iPad 2


iPad last edited by herzbube on August 19, 2014 - 21:47
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