Play chess everywhere! An ocean of possibility.
If you’re looking for something more visual and just point and click, try this.
Aimed at experienced power users, this is an old favorite of many.
A balanced interface ideal for all types of users.
A 3rd party interface for Windows and Mac.
Lantern Chess is a downloadable Java interface for Mac, Windows and Linux. Lantern has an event list, seek graph and tabbed consoles plus personal tell support that make chatting easy. Also a friends/notify and top games to watch windows. Lantern supports engine analysis though a load engine feature. The link to download Stockfish is on the Lantern web site. Many pieces and boards to choose from, circle and arrow support and saves the user's games to a PGN file on the user's computer as well as can open PGN files. The board includes player's country flags and is customizable. The toolbar in Lantern has both customizable user buttons and buttons to play auto pairing pool games like 5-minute. All wild variants are supported as well including crazyhouse, atomic, and bughouse. There are also versions of Lantern for Android and iOS
In addition to Java Lantern computer, there are also mobile versions of Lantern for iOS App Store, Android Play Store, and Amazon App Store. The mobile clients are their own Apps and not identical to the Java App but seek to provide an immersive ICC experience.
Jin by Alexander Maryanovsky is a full-featured Java application interface for ICC.
Note: In order to run Jin you need a Java Runtime Environment. If you do not already have it installed, you may obtain it from one of the following sources:
- For Windows you will not usually have to install anything in addition to Jin. To use it fully, however, install the latest Java Runtime Environment for Windows. You may also need to install that if Jin doesn't work, or doesn't work properly out of the box
- For Linux
- For FreeBSD
- All modern Macs have Java preinstalled.