PGN Viewer is a lightweight chess utility built specifically for helping you open and check out the contents of PGN files, used for storing data related to chess games, namely the recorded moves of the players.
Since this is a portable program, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry. You can copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you to need to analyze PGN files on the breeze.
PGN Viewer sports a clean and straightforward layout that allows users to upload files into the working environment using the built-in browse function, so you cannot rely on the “drag and drop” support.
As soon as you add a file, the application automatically displays the games stored in the PGN item, lets you select the game, and provides game information, such as event, location, date, result, round, as well as white and black players’ names.
PGN Viewer lets you view the players’ moves on the chess board, and it also generates a list with all moves used by players during a game.
Other important options worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to view the first and last move, play or stop the current game, go to the next or previous move, as well as select the speed of players’ moves pretty easily, thanks to its built-in slider.
During our testing we have noticed that the tool provides very good image quality, and no errors showed up throughout the entire process. It leaves a minimal footprint on system resources, so the overall performance of the computer is not affected.
As a conclusion, PGN Viewer offers a simple and intuitive software solution for helping you view data stored within PGN files. The tool comes in handy for all chess enthusiasts who want to improve their skills by watching various games.