Files for Mac

Hey Champions! 
Help, please :) 

One of my students uses Mac. 
On which software can he open the PGN file them I send him? 

I try lichess, but there is some bug, very often when I try to upload the files it says error bla, bla, bla...
What other software do you use for Mac? 

Thanks in advance! 

An Illusion

An Illusion 1 week ago


Chess Openings Professional has a "lite" version for the Mac.  This would accomplish that easily.  I think the cost is $67.  www.bookup.com    

That question was asked on www.chess.com and the best reply was 

if I understand you correctly & you are having trouble just opening your .pgn files, then I may have the solution:  If you are using a text editor such as Notepad (but any text editor will do) then open your .pgn file by browsing to the folder where it's stored but remember to select the 'All Files' option in file-types, otherwise, it won't display files other than .txt files!

Then you should be able to see the file you want & you can open it in the text editor. Next, copy the entire PGN data to the clipboard (Ctrl+A to select all & Ctrl+C to copy). 
Finally, open the Game Editor on this site & paste the PGN text into it. You should then be able to see your game, step through the moves & see any annotation in any language.

For example, I constructed the following diagram/game using PGN data that I compiled with notes I translated using Google Translate (unlike you, I can't read Russian):-  https://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-analysis/opening-pgn-on-mac

and perhaps the simple solution is https://apps.apple.com/us/app/chess-pgn-viewer/id1251365291?mt=12

GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 week ago

Thanks a lot!!! 
An Illusion

An Illusion 1 week ago

I just came across this as well.  Again, it is not free but if I had only access to a MAC, this is where I would probably go for chess. 


There is also Stockfish for the MAC.  I would think that you could read a .pgn file here also.  It is free.


GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 6 days ago

Thanks a lot!