BW-Go Free

BW-Go Free


BW-Go (Black & White Go) is a flexible, easy-to-use SGF editor to record, analyze, study and replay Go / Igo / Weiqi / Baduk games. A Gnu Go computer player is available as a separate download to play against Android.
This free version is fully functional, except for the color styling of the screens.

If you encounter any problems, please mail me. Any feedback is welcome, including suggestions for later versions!

Features:
- All tools in one screen, including comments

- Unique 'tether' stone and markup placement: play a stone and move your finger away to check and correct the position.
Fast for tablets, accurate enough for a 25x25 game on a 320x480 screen!

- Correction for involuntary movements while lifting your finger

- Use the BW-DGS plugin (separate download) to make your moves on the turn-based Dragon Go Server! Check it out on the Play Store for details.

- Use a bot player (separate download) as an opponent or analysis helper. The bot is activated as just another tool, to be used in any SGF!
Check out BW-Gnu Go on the Play Store for details.

- Study joseki while analysing your games using embedded Kogo's Joseki Dictionary, version March 6, 2013.
KJD included by courtesy of Alexander Dinerchtein, curator, and Gary Odom, originator. http://waterfire.us/joseki.htm

- Landscape support on both phones and tablets

- Record your own games

- Game review/study: replay a game on the board while the app only accepts the game moves. Ask for hint: show 5x5 square containing next move (size adjustable in settings)

- Score/score estimate (manual marking of dead stones)

- Easy creation and browsing of variations without unnecessary pop-ups

- Mark moku with letters, digits and shapes

- Game editing: add and remove stones, correct earlier moves (checks if this results in impossible moves later)

- Supports game collections in single SGF, like the ones at http://webdocs.cs.ualberta.ca/~mmueller/go/games.html

- Also supports old SGF formats (pre-FF[4]). Please report any incompatible SGF's!

Recent changes:
=== 4.8.1 ===
+ Markup and Score/setup tools directly available in bot games

=== 4.8.0 ===
+ Joseki transposition and black/white exchange
+ By popular demand: Goban sounds [setting]
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About BW-Go Free
BW-Go (Black & White Go) is a flexible, easy-to-use SGF editor to record, analyze, study and replay Go / Igo / Weiqi / Baduk games. A Gnu Go computer player is available as a separate download to play against Android.
This free version is fully functional, except for the color styling of the screens.

If you encounter any problems, please mail me. Any feedback is welcome, including suggestions for later versions!

Features:
- All tools in one screen, including comments

- Unique 'tether' stone and markup placement: play a stone and move your finger away to check and correct the position.
Fast for tablets, accurate enough for a 25x25 game on a 320x480 screen!

- Correction for involuntary movements while lifting your finger

- Use the BW-DGS plugin (separate download) to make your moves on the turn-based Dragon Go Server! Check it out on the Play Store for details.

- Use a bot player (separate download) as an opponent or analysis helper. The bot is activated as just another tool, to be used in any SGF!
Check out BW-Gnu Go on the Play Store for details.

- Study joseki while analysing your games using embedded Kogo's Joseki Dictionary, version March 6, 2013.
KJD included by courtesy of Alexander Dinerchtein, curator, and Gary Odom, originator. http://waterfire.us/joseki.htm

- Landscape support on both phones and tablets

- Record your own games

- Game review/study: replay a game on the board while the app only accepts the game moves. Ask for hint: show 5x5 square containing next move (size adjustable in settings)

- Score/score estimate (manual marking of dead stones)

- Easy creation and browsing of variations without unnecessary pop-ups

- Mark moku with letters, digits and shapes

- Game editing: add and remove stones, correct earlier moves (checks if this results in impossible moves later)

- Supports game collections in single SGF, like the ones at http://webdocs.cs.ualberta.ca/~mmueller/go/games.html

- Also supports old SGF formats (pre-FF[4]). Please report any incompatible SGF's!

Recent changes:
=== 4.8.1 ===
+ Markup and Score/setup tools directly available in bot games

=== 4.8.0 ===
+ Joseki transposition and black/white exchange
+ By popular demand: Goban sounds [setting]
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 30, 2015
It changed my life.
A Google User
Jul 28, 2015
Excellent and intuitive Can't get much better than this. Excellent app.
A Google User
Jul 25, 2015
Update to android 5 seems to have broken it. I really like this app and was going to buy the paid version as it is great with the dgs plugin but since updating my phone to android 5.0.1 it crashes nearly every time I try to open it. It's a shame as it really was a great app.
A Google User
Jul 4, 2015
Awesome free app Included dictionary is a great reference
A Google User
Jun 30, 2015
I use it every day It's my go-to app for playing on Dragon. I will buy the paid version, because I think the dev deserves the support. I sent him a mail, telling that he should monetize the free version better. No reply. It would be nice to hear your ideas, Mark.