What do I do with my old score sheets?

What do I do with my old score sheets?

version:

Enter the games on the computer and do something with them, like find other games with the same opening, or get a computer to suggest better moves.  In Windows XP, you can do all that for free using Fritz 5.32

List of free software for Windows: http://freechess.50webs.com/index.html
List of software for Macs: http://www.sigmachess.com/_macchesslinks/macchesslinks.html
List of free software for Android phones: https://market.android.com/search?q=chess&c=apps&price=1&so=1

Long version:

Saving games onto a computer file


WINDOWS    MAC    ANDROID
FREE j2chess, WinBoard, ChessDB 
ChessPad
COMMERCIAL ChessBase, Fritz, ChessAssistant


Health warning: I haven't got a Mac or an iPhone.

Play through saved games


WINDOWS    MAC    ANDROID
FREE j2chess, WinBoard, ChessDB, ChessBase Light, CA7 Light

COMMERCIAL Fritz, ChessBase, Chess Assistant



Find databases of old chess games


WINDOWS    MAC    ANDROID
FREE Pittsburg, TWIC


COMMERCIAL ChessBase, Chess Assistant


ChessDB will download files from TWIC for you, and most of them are in a single database at  http://www.top-5000.nl/dl.htm?file=dl/Million%20Base%201.74.rar

Find similar positions


WINDOWS    MAC    ANDROID
FREE ChessDB ChessBase Light CA7 Light

COMMERCIAL ChessBase, Chess Assistant



Have computer look over your shoulder while you go through a game


WINDOWS    MAC    ANDROID
FREE Fritz 5.32, Stockfish*/Crafty*+WinBoard  HIARCS*
Droidfish*
COMMERCIAL Fritz, ChessBase, Chess Assistant


* Chess-playing software comes in two parts, an 'engine' that does the thinking, and a 'front end' or GUI which allows you to see the moves on a board.  Sometimes you can get one GUI to work with several engines.  So, Stockfish is an engine, and Droidfish is a GUI that works with Stockfish, and you download the two together when you install it.

Have the computer analyze your game and make suggestions:


WINDOWS    MAC    ANDROID
FREE Fritz 5.32


COMMERCIAL Fritz9/10/11etc




P.S. I know about SCID and Rybka but there are some copyright and plagiarism issues with both programmes, as far as I understand it.

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