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!
|Ancient Game of GO||$2.99||link||website||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||N||N||N||N||N||?||?||?|
|Ancient Go?||$0.99||link||website||N||Y||Y||Y||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||?||?||?||Unclear if this is still supported|
|BoardBox™||$3.99||link||website||N||N||Y||?||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||?||?||N||Basic table. No rule enforcement.|
|Brugo Joseki||$5.99||link||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||link||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.|
|EasyGo||$11.99||link||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||link||website||N||N||N||Y||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||?||?||N||Basic table. No rule enforcement.|
|Go Eye||$12.99||link||website||Y||Y||Y||Y||N||Y||N||N||N||N||N||Y||Y||N||Full-fledged SGF editor; Web integration; PDF book view; Image recognizion.|
|iBlackWhite||$2.99||link||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||*||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||link||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||link||website||N||Y||Y||Y||Y||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||?||In Japanese only|
|Panda-Tetsuki||free||link||website||Y||Y||Y||Y||N||Y||N||N||Y||N||N||Y||Y||N||The official IGS client for iPad|
|SmartGo Books||free||link||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 Player||$2.99||link||website||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y||N||N||N||N||Y||N||N||N||iPad version released Aug. 14, 2012|
|Touch Boards for iPad||$0.99||link||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||link||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
- 9: Can play a 9x9 board
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. 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: 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